Massage & Bodywork

November/December 2012

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INSPIRATION & INSIGHT ABMP Assistant Editor | jed@abmp.com According to research, Massage... Lessens carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms Reduces Stress A. Moraska, "Physiological Adjustments to Stress Measures Following Massage Therapy," Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 7, no. 4 (2010): 409–18. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pmc/articles/PMC2892349. D. Cherkin et al., "A Comparison of the effects of 2 Types of Massage and Usual Care on Chronic low Back Pain," Annals of Internal Medicine 155, no. 1 (2011): 1–9. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/21727288. A. Moraska et al., "Comparison of a Targeted and General Massage Protocol on Strength, Function, and Symptoms Associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A randomized Pilot Study," Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 14, no. 3 (2008): 259–67. www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18370581. Strengthens the immune system Effectively treats low-back pain M. rapaport et al., "A Preliminary Study of the effects of a Single Session of Swedish Massage on Hypothalmic-Pituitary-Adrenal and immune Function in normal individuals," Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 16, no. 10 (2010): 1,079–88. www.ncbi.nlm/ nih.gov/pubmed/20809811. Improves function and reduces pain in adults with osteoarthritis of the knee A. Perlman et al., "Massage Therapy for osteoarthritis of the Knee," Archives of Internal Medicine 166, no. 22 (2006): 2,533–8. http:// archinte.jamanetwork.com/ article.aspx?articleid=769544. By Jed Heneberry Alleviates symptoms of depression w. Hou et al., "Treatment effects of Massage Therapy in Depressed People: A Meta- Analysis," Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 71 no. 7 (2010): 894–901. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pubmedhealth/PMH0029454. For the most up-to-date information on massage therapy research, visit www.massagetherapyfoundation.org. ▲

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