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Preterm infant massage elicits consistent increases in vagal activity and gastric motility that are associated with greater weight gain.

Abstract Aim: To determine whether preterm infant massage leads to consistent increases in vagal activity and gastric motility and whether these increases are associated with greater weight gain. Methods: EKG and EGG were recorded in 80 preterm infants randomly assigned to a moderate pressure massage therapy group or to a standard care control group to […]

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Massage therapy promotes health, improve quality of life for aging adults: study

A growing population of aging adults is getting massage therapy as part of their integrated care to temper aches and pains, tackle chronic pain and aid in long-term care. Studies continue to show that aging and elderly individuals benefit greatly from massage therapy, according to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Regularly receiving massage has […]

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Patients with chronic neck pain reported a significant improvement in their quality of life and a decrease in pain after 10 weeks of Registered Massage Therapy

Randomized trial of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain. Sherman KJ Cherkin DC Hawkes RJ Miglioretti DL Deyo RA Clin J Pain. 2009 Mar-Apr;25(3):233-8. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31818b7912. (Original) PMID: 19333174 Disciplines Rheumatology Relevance – 5/7 Newsworthiness – 5/7 General Internal Medicine-Primary Care(US) Relevance – 5/7 Newsworthiness – 4/7 General Practice(GP)/Family Practice(FP) Relevance – 5/7 Newsworthiness – […]

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What is an Osteopath treatment?

Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual […]

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What is Lymph Drainage?

Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a type of massage therapy that helps move and drain the excess lymph back to the heart. It involves a very light technique as the lymph system is right under the skin and is sensitive to deep pressure. LDT covers a wide range of treatable impairments and symptoms. You should […]

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Tennis Ball Massage

Tennis Ball Massage: 3 minute fix

Registered Massage Therapist Jennifer Chambers BPHE, RMT, recommends that one of the easiest ways to ease muscles is to spend a few minutes each day massaging the affected area with a tennis ball. “The goal of tennis ball massage is to achieve a mild stretch and reduce pain to areas we cannot reach,” she says. “A […]

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