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08 Feb, 2017, 08:00 ET Massage Therapy Can Be Effective in Reducing Pain for Those with MS

Research on the benefits of massage therapy for various types of pain continues to grow. Results of a pilot study published in December showed...


14 Sep, 2016, 09:47 ET New Research Analysis Indicates 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...


17 Aug, 2016, 09:38 ET New Research Analysis Indicates Massage Therapy Shows Promise for Pain & Anxiety in Cancer Patients

 Based on the evidence, massage therapy shows promise for reducing pain intensity/severity, fatigue, and anxiety in cancer populations compared...


10 May, 2016, 09:16 ET New Research Analysis Indicates Massage Therapy Strongly Recommended for Pain Management

 Based on the evidence, massage therapy can provide significant improvement for pain, anxiety and health-related quality of life for those...


04 Nov, 2015, 09:17 ET Massage Therapy May Boost Immune System to Combat Cold, Flu

People looking to fend off cold and flu as the winter months arrive should speak to a massage therapist about prevention strategies. Regular...


29 Oct, 2015, 09:17 ET Seize the Daylight Savings Opportunity; Massage Therapy Can Help Reduce Winter Blues

People looking to fend off the winter blues may find relief by integrating massage therapy into their health maintenance routine. Shorter days and...


15 Sep, 2015, 09:04 ET Research Shows Massage Therapy Beneficial in Oncology Care

 Recent studies show massage therapy can reduce pain, stress, nausea, depression, distress, anxiety and fatigue, while improving health related...


05 Feb, 2015, 08:17 ET Massage Therapy Shown to Promote Health, Improve Quality of Life for Aging Adults

A growing population of aging adults receive massage therapy as part of their integrated care to temper aches and pains, tackle chronic pain and...


20 Oct, 2014, 09:13 ET Heart Health Benefits from Regular Visits to a Massage Therapist

 Many already view massage as an important approach to relieving muscle pain or as a means to relax. However, working with a qualified massage...


13 May, 2014, 08:37 ET New Research Supports Massage as Supplemental Treatment for Low-Back Pain and Burn Scars

 Two new independent clinical studies demonstrate that massage therapy eases pain and improves recovery time for people suffering from lower...


23 Oct, 2013, 12:50 ET New Research Supports The Mental Health Benefits Of Massage Therapy

To mark National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW), October 20-26, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has compiled research that...


22 Jan, 2013, 08:00 ET Research Suggests Massage Therapy Is Effective For Health Conditions In People Of All Ages

   People of all ages are beginning to understand the many benefits of massage therapy, including the role it can play in...


22 Oct, 2012, 13:22 ET New Survey Shows Consumers Seek Massage For Regular Health Maintenance

 Recent results from the 16th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) reveal...


21 May, 2012, 08:00 ET Growing Body Of Research Shows Massage Therapy Effective For Prevalent Health Conditions

A growing body of evidence shows massage therapy can be effective for a variety of prevalent health conditions, including the pain of...


01 Nov, 2011, 14:02 ET Americans Are Increasingly Turning to Massage for Health Needs

As the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) marks its 15th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week October 23 –...


20 Oct, 2011, 08:00 ET AMTA Annual Consumer Survey Results Reveal Health Benefits of Massage

Recent results from the 15th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) show consumers have a...


25 Oct, 2010, 08:00 ET Good Communication Improves Understanding Between Massage Therapists, Clients

According to a recent consumer survey by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®), massage therapy is on the rise as a method...


13 May, 2009, 15:26 ET AMTA Applauds Craigslist Decision, Calls for Protection of Massage Therapists

The American Massage Therapy Association(R) (AMTA(R)) views the decision by Craigslist to remove its 'erotic services' section as an opportunity to...


07 Jan, 2009, 14:52 ET Christopher Alvarado, LMT Elected to AMTA National Board of Directors

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA-IL) is proud to...


24 Sep, 2008, 01:00 ET Massage Therapy Use Holds Steady, Despite Lagging Economy

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As stress rates increase, more people are turning to massage therapy for relaxation, according to the...


17 Oct, 2007, 01:00 ET More Americans Turning to Massage for Pain Management

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- More people get massage therapy for medical purposes than for relaxation, according to a survey...


24 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET Why Massage Is In Americans' Futures

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one out of every 6 Americans gets a massage each year, that's 25 million more Americans than...


19 Oct, 2005, 01:00 ET Massage Therapy Grows In Popularity

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately forty-seven million adult Americans received a massage within the past year, according to...


15 Oct, 2003, 01:00 ET Massage Therapy Increasingly Sought For Pain Relief

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people already know that massage therapy helps relieve muscle soreness. But a new consumer survey...


22 Oct, 2001, 01:00 ET AMTA Survey Confirms: Massage Increasingly Sought for Health and Medical Reasons And Healthcare Providers Referring More Patients

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- People today look to massage therapy for more than pampering. A consumer survey released today by the...