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Research has shown that massage therapy has various benefits on the body and mind. October 19-15, 2014 is National Massage Therapy Awareness Week. Take a look at some of the following to see what massage can do for you.
5 Ways Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Health: www.amtamassage.org/articles/1/News/detail/2885
Some Facts About Massage Therapy: AMTA Consumer Survey Fact Sheet 10-13
Massage Therapy for Inflammation After Exercise:
Research through the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario indicates that massage therapy reduces inflammation of skeletal muscle acutely damaged through exercise. The study provides evidence for the benefits of massage therapy for those with musculoskeletal injuries and potentially for those with inflammatory disease, according to the lead author of the research. The study found evidence at the cellular level that massage therapy may affect inflammation in a way similar to anti-inflammatory medications.
J. D. Crane, D. I. Ogborn, C. Cupido, S. Melov, A. Hubbard, J. M. Bourgeois, M. A. Tarnopolsky, Massage Therapy Attenuates Inflammatory Signaling After Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage. Sci. Transl. Med. 4, 119ra13 (2012).
Watch a Mayo Clinic Physician Discuss the Health Benefits of Massage:
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