Neuroscience

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Why Does Massage Therapy Work?

Five science backed ways massage makes you feel better In a contemporary approach massage therapists use a clinically-oriented multi-modal treatment (manual therapy, remedial exercise and patient education) based on the biopsychosocial model of health and disease. Massage has be used by most societies throughout history to treat people with illnesses and disabilities. It is widely accepted that massage is good for aches and pain, but it is only recently that scientists began asking, why is massage good for aches and […]

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A Contemporary Model of Massage Therapy

A Contemporary Model of Massage Therapy A Contemporary Model of Massage Therapy A wall painting found in the tomb of the highest official after the Pharaoh - Ankhmahor (dated back to 2330 B.C) Massage has be used by most societies throughout history to treat people with illnesses and disabilities. These cultures inherently believed that massage is beneficial, but it is only recently that scientists have began to ask, why is massage beneficial?Combing through the available evidence it is clear that […]

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Research Literacy For Massage Therapists

Research Literacy For Massage TherapistsA recent survey of Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario indicated that research awareness is one of the top priorities for the massage profession (Baskwill & Dore. 2016) Since the use of research evidence in clinical decision-making is a core skill for health care practice. It is important that students learn to think critically and evaluate research as part of their entry to practice program. However, there are a number of limitations to incorporating research into an […]

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