Massage Therapy - What you Knead to Know
Many people associate massage with vacations or spas and consider them something of a luxury. But research is beginning to suggest this ancient form of hands-on healing may be more than an indulgence—may help improve your health.
This article was written by NIH News in Health and was originally published in the July 2012 HIH News in Health Newsletter The original article can be found here.
The field of sports massage therapy is a very popular specialization within our profession; however, massage therapists are often challenged when it comes to defining it. When a therapist advertises that she is a sports massage therapist, does she really understand what that means?
This article will cover some of the challenges and rewards of working as a sports massage therapist, and provide an overview of massage therapy applicable to sports massage therapy in the areas of event preparation, prevention and maintenance, injury treatment, and recovery.