Massage therapy can help a variety of health conditions, ranging from stress to fibromyalgia. Medical research reinforces how massage can help those who are dealing with burn scars.
Massage Therapy to Reduce Burn Scars
A study published in the journal Burns shows that:
- Participants who received massage showed a significant decrease in scar thickness, melanin, erythema, and TEWL.
- There was a significant intergroup difference in skin elasticity with the massage group showing substantial improvement.
- Researchers concluded that burn rehabilitation massage therapy is effective in improving pain, itching and scar characteristics in hypertrophic scars after a burn.
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