Interesting facts about massage.....

NICE recommends manual therapy, including massage, in its guidelines for the treatment of persistent, non-specific low back pain
Clinical Guidelines, CG88, May 2009

"Lower back pain is reduced and range of motion increased after massage therapy"
Hernandez-Reif, Field, Krasnegor & Theakston (2001). International Journal of Neuroscience, 106, 131-145

"Therapeutic massage of the neck and shoulders increases cervical range of motion in all directions"
Sefton, Yarar, Carpenter, Berry. Manual Therapy Oct 2011: 16(5), 487-494

"Massage eases symptoms of tension headaches"
Torro-Velasco, Arroyo-Morales, Fernandez-de-las-Penas, Cleland, Berrero-Hernandez. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, Sept 2009, 32(7):527-535

"High Blood Pressure and associated symptoms are reduced by massage therapy"
Hernandez-Reif, Field, Krasnegor, Hossain, Theakston & Burman (2000). Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 4, 31-38

"Massage Therapy increases cell repair and reduces inflammation after exercise-induced muscle damage"
Crane, Ogborn, Cupido, Melov, Hubbard, Bourgeios, Tarnopolsky, Science Translational Medicine 4, 119ra13 (2012)

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