Today, it is widely recognized that therapeutic massage
has something to offer just about everyone. From infants to the elderly,
from athletes maximizing their performance or nursing hurt muscles back to
health, to those in hospice care who benefit from pain relief and increased
range of movement that bodywork can bring. Children, pregnant women, manual
laborers, office workers -- indeed everyone regardless of age or physical
condition -- can benefit from massage.
reported in the AMTA publication, Massage & Medicine, current research
indicates that physicians are once again beginning to prescribe therapeutic massage for a
wide range of medical conditions, including: Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma and
Bronchitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Chronic and temporary pain, Circulatory
problems, Digestive disorders, including spastic colon and constipation,
Headache, Insomnia, Myofascial pain and Fibromyalgia, Range of motion,
Sinusitis, Stress, Sports injuries, including pulled or strained muscles and
ligaments, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) and Infant development.