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Facts You Must Know Before Choosing a Massage Therapy School

One of the most frequent comments massage therapists make about their occupation is, “I feel fortunate to have found work I love!” They feel this way because a career in massage therapy allows them to help people in a meaningful way with a high degree of personal contact. Massage therapy provides an opportunity to express very positive values about caring and well-being in their work in a way that is both personally and professionally rewarding!

Massage Therapy Growing as a Career Opportunity

As massage therapy has become increasingly important in the health and wellness professions, the number of massage therapists has risen dramatically. AMTA estimates that the number of massage therapists in the United States, including students, is between 300,000 and 340,000.

The […]

Does Massage Therapy Really Work?

This is an excerpt taken from a post written by Paul Ingraham of Vancouver BC. If you would like to read more from Paul visit:

The scientific case for massage therapy

Massage for low back pain is the most studied massage question, and the answer is fairly clear — it probably works at least a little. More below.

Unfortunately, most other evidence about massage benefits is indirect and/or weak. Some research helps us to understand why people like massage, or why it’s likely that there are numerous minor or general health benefits. But there are no smoking guns, no “proof” that it “works” — that is, we have no clinically significant therapeutic effectiveness for a good variety of health […]

3 Ways a Massage Can Help You Get Better Grades

A recent study, released last week, found that massage really does work to ease those sore muscles after a tough workout. Just 10 minutes can reduce inflammation, which can help your body recover.

But can a massage help a student? Read below to find out 3 reasons why you should book an appointment with an Registered Massage Therapist before exam time.

Manage Anxiety And Depression

For the same reasons that a massage is relaxing, it can also soothe anxiety and depression. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in lifted spirits and often lower blood pressure. It can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in depression.