Massage Therapy and Chronic Low Back Pain

Researchers at Group Health Research Institute carried out a clinical trial into the effects of relaxation massage and structural massage on patients with non specific chronic low back pain (pain that persisted for more than 3 months). They found that both types of massage helped...

Massage and Osteoarthritis

A 16 week clinical study was carried out by researchers at Yale Prevention Research Centre and the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey to identify the potential benefits of Swedish massage on osteoarthritis patients experiencing limited range of motion, stiffness and...

Reflexology and Pain

A small study conducted by researchers at the University of Portsmouth has found that reflexology may be as effective as painkillers as a treatment for acute pain. The findings show that reflexology reduces pain sensitivity and also suggest that it could be helpful in treating...

Massage and Inflammation

A study has found that massage after strenuous exercise reduces inflammation. Lead author Mark Tarnopolsky MD, PhD suggests  that massage could be beneficial to a range of individuals such as those suffering from musculoskeletal injuries, chronic inflammatory disease and the...