RESEARCH

Research in massage therapy has been ongoing for many years.  I have listed below a number of links to articles that report the benefits of massage.

This website has “conducted over 100 studies on the positive effects of massage therapy on many functions and medical conditions in many different age groups".  Adults, Adolescents, Children and Infants experienced changes in their:

•  Anxiety      Depression   •   Pain      Sleep   •   Immune System Function     Fine/Gross Motor Function

www6.miami.edu/touch-research/Research.html


This website discusses how “Massage Therapy has been shown to address serious health issues by relieving symptoms associated with a variety of conditions.”  Some of the conditions included are:

Back Pain

Carpal Tunnel

Migraines

Anxiety

Lower Blood Pressure

Alleviate Side Effects of Cancer

http://www.amtamassage.org/articles/2/PressRelease/detail/2183




This website discusses the effects of Preterm Infant Massage and Greater Weight Gain

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17888059



This website reports behavioural changes in Autistic children after Massage Therapy

http://www.springerlink.com/content/h572l7720g2jw476/ 




Karen Switzer, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
1315 Canford Crescent
Mississauga, Ontario
L5J 3M9

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