Those looking for a convincing reason to schedule a massage therapy in Long Island for their sore muscles and creaky joints need not look very far. The American Massage Therapy Association has continued in support of this fast-rising alternative form of treatment by releasing their latest compilation of significant research studies on massage therapy.
Indeed, no longer is it just a form of luxurious treat to be indulged in every weekend by tired and weary folks, drained from the previous workweek’s load; it is now being aggressively promoted as a reliable solution for physical pains and maladies.
The compilation, released in celebration of the National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW) last October 2013, comprised the association’s Volume 4 of Research Roundup, and contained the latest findings on massage in its therapeutic form.
Included in the compilation are scientific findings on massage therapy and its effects on depression treatment among HIV patients, anxiety reduction in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, anxiety and depression reduction in military veterans, and reduction of work-related stress for nurses.
This latest volume comes in the heels of Volume 3, which highlighted massage therapy research in relation to metastatic cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and post-cardiac surgery pain. It was also in this previous iteration wherein it was revealed that more Americans “are incorporating massage therapy into their regular health and wellness regimen to assist with medical conditions,” as per AMTA’s 17th annual consumer survey, which was conducted in August 2013.
Findings of said survey also yielded that:
- • 88 percent of individuals view massage as being beneficial to overall health and wellness
- • 88 percent of individuals believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain
- • 75 percent of consumers surveyed claim that their primary reason for receiving a massage was medical (43 percent) or stress (32 percent) related
- • 53 percent of people say their doctor has recommended the get a massage
Considering how even the scientific community is banding together in support of massage therapy, there should be no more reason for folks not to set up a schedule with their massage therapist in Long Island. With the plethora of health benefits and advantages this so-called alternative treatment can bring, one can only expect to feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a session.
Just always make sure that you are getting your massage therapy session from a duly licensed practitioner for your own safety.