Research: Massage Therapy for Chronic Neck Pain


Recent research explores the optimal frequency of massage for people with chronic neck pain. Neck pain is the eighth leading cause of disability in the United States and it accounts for more than 10 million ambulatory medical care visits per year.

Conclusion: multiple 60-minute massages per week are more effective than fewer or shorter sessions for individuals with chronic neck pain. Clinicians recommending massage should ensure that patients receive the most effective dosage. Read the full study

According to AMTA's Consumer Survey, 88 percent of consumers surveyed believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain.


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