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"Study shows frequent massage sessions boost biological benefits"
By Kathi Baker | Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 14, 2012
Massage is purported to have an array of benefits, including alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, back pain, asthma, fatigue, and even HIV. A new study shows there are sustained, cumulative beneficial effects of repeated massage therapy. The effects persist for several days to a week, and differ depending on the frequency of sessions. Results of the study were reported on line in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Study researchers, led by Mark Hyman Rapaport, examined the biological effects of repeated Swedish Massage Therapy and light touch intervention. In a prior study, the researchers found that healthy people who undergo a single session of Swedish Massage experience measureable changes in their body’s immune and endocrine response.
"We expanded the study to show the effects of repeated massage because we believed the frequency of massage, or the interval between massages, may have different biological and psychological effects than a single session," explains Rapaport, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.
The study was conducted over a five-week period of time, assessing neuroendocrine and immune parameters. Study volunteers were randomized into four intervention groups to receive a concurrent five weeks of Swedish Massage once a week or twice a week, or a light touch control once a week or twice a week.
"We believe that understanding of the mechanisms of action underlying the effects of massage and light touch in healthy individuals − including the effect of different frequency regimens on different biological systems − will help to guide the design of studies aimed at specific therapeutic effects for targeted populations." The study was conducted at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Additional studies are being conducted at Emory.
Swedish Most popular therapeutic massage comprised of light to moderate pressure, elongated strokes, kneading, cross fiber friction and tapotement. Promotes general well-being.
Deep Tissue Relieves knots and revitalizes muscles with slow, specific and pressure. Not to be confused with 'deep pressure.'
Myofascial Release Relaxes the interconnected fascia surrounding muscles with targeted stretches.
Trigger Point Therapy Alleviates painful knots by applying isolated pressure.
Sports Massage A more vigorous massage for pre/post work out or sports event. Prevents muscle injury and promotes muscle repair.
Pre-natal Tailored to the needs of mommies-to-be and their changing bodies. Eases muscle pain and sore spots while increasing circulation and improving mobility leaving you with an overall good feeling.
Infant Taught to parents and caregivers. Improves bonding and overall health.
Seated Chair Done over clothing in special ergonomic chair and focuses on tension areas of the upper body including neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. Call for rates.
On-Site/Mobile Available for in home, hospital and office visits, company health fairs, parties, promotions, bridal showers and special events. A portable table and chair are available for your convenience. A great way to say "Thank you" or add that magical touch to your event. Call for rates.