Health Care Articles

Emerging evidence shows that massage therapy is effecitve in treating a number of conditions. The following articles offer more information on massage therapy treatment options.


Nothing to Sneeze at mtj®


A Sobering Experience mtj®

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Why Massage Works


Massage Therapy Helps Calm & Center Children on the Autism Spectrum mtj®


Youngest burn survivors help prove that massage heals mtj®


The Power of Touch for Those Suffering From Fibromyalgia mtj®
Easing the Constant Pain mtj®


Massage Therapy for HIV/AIDS Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies
Cancer vs. HIV/AIDS: A Comparative Overview mtj®

Massage for Seniors

Massage + Hospice - mtj®
A Touch of Compassion: Massage Therapy and Alzheimer's Disease mtj®
The Aging Body mtj®
Massage for Seniors: What the Research Says mtj®
Research Literacy - Massage at End of Life mtj®

Oncology Massage

Cancer and Massage Therapy: Essential Contraindications, Part 1 mtj®
Cancer and Massage Therapy: Contraindications & Cancer Treatment, Part 2 mtj®
Massage Clients With Cancer mtj®

Pain Management

Massage + Chronic Pain mtj®
Easing the Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee mtj®
A Comparison of Massage Therapy and Usual Medical Care for Chronic Low-Back Pain mtj®
Living Well: Helping Clients With Low Back Pain mtj®
Massage & Arthritis mtj®
Massage & Lupus mtj®
Methods for Correcting Upper Quarter Strain Patterns mtj®
Sitting, Standing and Bending Are All Causes of Back Pain mtj®
Massage Therapy Has a Role in Pain Management Practical Pain Management magazine 
Massage for Chronic Neck Pain National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)


Pregnancy Massage mtj®


Losing Sleep mtj®

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

Relieve TMJ Pain with Massage Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies
Jaws mtj®

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