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The Value and Efficacy of Massage Therapy in Integrated Health Care and Member Guide

The health care system in the U.S. is going through dynamic changes, and as a result, a variety of opportunities exist for massage therapists to get …

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Healing Benefits of Massage Therapy

According to Aetna, a health insurance provider, health care spending in the United States could reach $4.8 trillion by 2021. In order to improve …

Taking the mystery out of massage: column

The first appointment ever, for massage therapy, could be an uncomfortable (mentally) or a scary experience. Not being quite sure of what to expect …

Should You Drink Water After A Massage?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

It's True: Massages Really Are Good For You

Go ahead and book that massage -- a small new study shows that massage therapy isn't just a way to relax and indulge, but it also could help you after exercise.<p>The study, published in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, showed that massage therapy relieves muscle soreness …

Here's Why You Should Book Your Next Massage ASAP

There's no denying a massage is calming -- until you start feeling guilty for indulging in a little special treatment.<p>A small new study excuses us all from the guilt: Massage therapy isn't just a way to relax, it's also a way to alleviate muscle soreness after exercise and improve blood flow, …

Do Massages Help with Recovery?

<i>A:</i><p>If you're looking for an excuse to hit the massage table more frequently (or to justify the expense if you're already doing it), you're in luck. A recent study from the University of Illinois at Chicago backs up what we've long suspected: Massage therapy <i>appears</i> to eases muscle soreness after a …

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