The major take-home points regarding infant touch from this study are: 1. Touch can be beneficial toward lessening pain; and 2. The quality of touch matters.
Regarding overuse injuroies, the authors suggested that if manual therapy were administered early, before pathological changes occur…
These evidence-based studies explain the physiology and suggest that post-exercise massage reduces tissue damage and accelerates muscle recovery.
A daily five-minute massage with a face roller could result in up to a 25% increase in blood flow to the skin.
Post-exercise massage is commonly adminstered to reduce muscle stiffness. This study explores the effectiveness of post-exercise massage after running.
This study evaluated brain connectivity while clients were receiving static touch by a person who was performing mindful touch versus non-mindful touch.
Chronic pain is so much more than an occasional headache or sore muscle. It is the persistent presence of debilitating pain that can greatly affect our life.
Multiple 60-minute massages per week were more effective than fewer or shorter sessions for individuals with chronic neck pain.
Soft tissue manipulation produced immediate clinically meaningful improvements in lung function in patients with severe and very severe COPD.
Massage therapy, cryotherapy, and acupuncture are great non-addictive ways to approach pain therapy for patients with a cancer diagnosis.