AMTA's Research Roundups feature current studies on the health benefits of massage therapy. Check out our research compliations and share with your clients.
New Research: Value of Massage Therapy for Surgical Pain
Based on the evidence, massage therapy can be effective for reducing pain intensity/severity and anxiety in patients undergoing surgical procedures. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association. This review and analysis is published in the September issue of the journal Pain Medicine.
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