Why Should I Get A Massage?
According to an AMTA consumer survey in 2018, 62% of adult Americans who had a massage between July 2017 and July 2018 received it for medical or health reasons such as pain management, injury rehabilitation, or overall wellness.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
“A randomized control trial showed that eight massage therapy sessions over 4 weeks resulted in statistically significant, positive changes in anxiety, depression, positive well-being, vitality, general health, and perceived stress…” (Sharpe, 2007)
“… massage as an integrative postoperative pain intervention reduced pain and stress and increased relaxation for primiparas women after unplanned cesarean births.” (Simonelli, 2018)
“… myofascial release increased ankle DF after a single treatment in participants with DF ROM deficits Increase Range of Motion.” (Stanek, 2018)
“… nightly short-time foot massage could be useful for sleep disorders and resolve some problems such as sleep difficulty and short nightly sleep duration” (Malekshahi, 2018)
Sharpe, P. A., Williams, H. G., Granner, M. L., & Hussey, J. R. (2007). A randomised study of the effects of massage therapy compared to guided relaxation on well-being and stress perception among older adults. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 15(3), 157–163. https://doi-org.mcneese.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2007.01.004
Simonelli, M. C., Doyle, L. T., Columbia, M., Wells, P. D., Benson, K. V., & Lee, C. S. (2018). Effects of Connective Tissue Massage on Pain in Primiparous Women After Cesarean Birth. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 47(5), 591–601. https://doi-org.mcneese.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2018.07.006
Stanek, J., Sullivan, T., & Davis, S. (2018). Comparison of Compressive Myofascial Release and the Graston Technique for Improving Ankle-Dorsiflexion Range of Motion. Journal of Athletic Training (Allen Press), 53(2), 160–167. https://doi-org.mcneese.idm.oclc.org/10.4085/1062-6050-386-16
Malekshahi, F., Aryamanesh, F., & Fallahi, S. (2018). The Effects of Massage Therapy on Sleep Quality of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease Undergoing Hemodialysis. Sleep & Hypnosis, 20(2), 91–95. https://doi-org.mcneese.idm.oclc.org/10.5350/Sleep.Hypn.2017.19.0138