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Ancient foot massage technique may ease cancer symptoms

  Reflexology involves stimulating specific points on the feet to improve functioning in other parts of the body. (Medical Xpress)—A study led by a Michigan State University researcher offers the strongest evidence yet that reflexology – a type of specialized foot massage practiced since the age of pharaohs – can help cancer patients manage their […]

Massage enhances fat reduction with cryolipolysis

  Post-treatment manual massage improves the efficacy of cryolipolysis on fat reduction, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. (HealthDay)—Post-treatment manual massage improves the efficacy of cryolipolysis on fat reduction, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Gerald E. Boey, M.D., and Jennifer […]

Massage therapy improves circulation, eases muscle soreness

Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study, reported online in advance of print in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also showed that massageimproved vascular function in people who had not exercised, suggesting that massage has benefits for […]

Study underscores benefits of clinical massage therapy for chronic lower back pain

by Elizabeth Adams Clinical massage therapy has alleviated chronic lower back pain (CLBP) in patients who participated in a recent University of Kentucky study of complementary therapies. Researchers in the University of Kentucky Department of Family and Community Medicine recently completed a study pointing to real-world evidence that clinical massage therapy helps reduce symptoms in CLBPpatients. The […]

Hot job: Massage therapist

    by Jay Crandall PHOENIX — If you are looking to find and prosper on a job, it’s essential to provide a service people want. Massage therapy is a field many people thought had limited opportunities in a hotel or resort, but it turns out you can start your own business, travel the world, […]

8 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Massage

  In honor of Miami Spa Month, we’d like to share some tips as to just how to get the very most out of your massage. 1. Get Warm Get to the spa early and steam, sauna, hot tub and shower before your massage. Sweating will help you eliminate toxins and warmer muscles respond better and […]

Getting a Massage During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

by Jeanne Sager Back pain and pregnancy. They go together like oil and water, and yet anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of pregnant women will get a crick in the back while they’ve got a bun in the oven. So what’s a mama-to-be to do? Three words for you: get a massage. But here’s betting you’ve got three words […]