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May 07, 2019, 07:00 ET Latest Science Indicates Massage Therapy Can Be Effective for Pain, Fatigue & Anxiety

Emerging research on massage therapy continues to expand knowledge of its benefits for a variety of health conditions, according to the American...


Feb 04, 2019, 07:00 ET Trust is High Priority for Massage Consumers, Prefer AMTA Members

A new study by Zogby Analytics, a firm that conducts independent, third-party research, reveals "the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)...


Oct 16, 2018, 08:00 ET Massage Therapy Can Reduce the Cost of the National Opioid Crisis

Use of massage therapy instead of opioid medication for conditions where massage is proven effective can reduce costs to the American economy by up...


Sep 18, 2018, 08:00 ET Research Indicates Efficacy of Massage Therapy for Variety of Health Issues

Years of research evidence support the efficacy of massage therapy for many important health treatments, especially for pain relief and pain...


May 15, 2018, 10:36 ET Massage Therapy for Pain - Mitigating the Overuse of Opioids

Research shows massage therapy is a realistic approach to many forms of pain that can either replace use of drugs, such as opioids, or work in...


Nov 30, 2017, 16:13 ET What Should You Expect of Your Massage & Massage Therapist?

Massage therapy has become an important element in health and wellbeing, with a large body of research indicating its value for a wide variety of...


Oct 04, 2017, 08:00 ET Research Shows Benefits of Massage Therapy for Self-Care

Stress, anxiety, and pain can dramatically restrict anyone's lifestyle and negatively affect their overall health. Take care of yourself. Research on ...


Feb 08, 2017, 07:00 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...


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 procedures....


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 to the ...


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 looking to...


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 massages ...


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...


May 20, 2015, 08:07 ET Integrating Massage Therapy into Patient Care Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Research conducted by John Dunham & Associates (JDA), a leader in the field of tax and regulatory economic impact studies, found that integrating...


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 aid...


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 back...


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 overall health and well-being. ...


Oct 22, 2012, 01:22 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 more consumers are...


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 osteoarthritis...


Nov 01, 2011, 02:02 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 – October 29, 2011,...


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 growing...


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 of improving...