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Sep 14, 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...


Aug 17, 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...


May 10, 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...


Nov 04, 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...


Oct 29, 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...


Sep 15, 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...


Feb 05, 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...


Oct 20, 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...


May 13, 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...


Oct 23, 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...


Jan 22, 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...


Oct 22, 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...


May 21, 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...


Nov 01, 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 –...


Oct 20, 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...


Oct 25, 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...


May 13, 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...


Jan 07, 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...


Sep 24, 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...


Oct 17, 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...


Oct 24, 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...


Oct 19, 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...


Oct 15, 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...


Oct 22, 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...


Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET National Association Welcomes Mississippi as Thirtieth State to Regulate Massage Therapy

EVANSTON, Ill., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Massage Therapy Association(R) (AMTA(R)) welcomes final approval on Friday, March 30, of...