Things to know

by testings
in blog
on 16 March 2015
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1. Evidence suggests that massage therapy may be useful for some pain conditions such as low-back pain and chronic neck pain.

    • 2. Research has suggested that at least for the short-term, massage therapy for cancer patients may reduce pain.
    • 3. A recent review of scientific literature concluded that massage therapy may help to reduce depression.

    • 4. A 2010 review concluded that massage therapy may help temporarily reduce pain, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, but the evidence is not definitive.

    • 5. Several studies on massage therapy in preterm infants have been conducted to determine if therapeutic massage provides any benefits.

    • 6. Massage therapy appears to have few risks when performed by a trained practitioner.