Massage therapy can help many health issues, including knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. See what some of the research says.
Research: Massage Therapy & Osteoarthritis
Research supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) shows that sixty minute sessions of Swedish massage once a week for those with osteoarthritis of the knee significantly reduced their pain.
Each massage therapy session followed a specific protocol, including the nature of massage strokes. The study involved a total group of 125 subjects, with 25 receiving the 60-minute massage over 8 weeks, while others received less massage or usual care without massage. Previous studies on massage for the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee showed similar results, but were on a more limited number of subjects. Access the study »
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