In the News: Massage Therapy for the Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee


AMTA's Research Roundup features research studies that indicate the strong benefits of massage therapy for several health issues, including pain of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Massage Therapy for the Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Research supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) showed 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. This is the latest published research study indicating the benefits of massage therapy for those with osteoarthritis of the knee.

  • 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.

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