Sally Allen

Remedial Massage & Bodywork

 

 

 

 

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]

"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]

"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]

"Hand arthritis pain is reduced and grip strength increased by massage therapy"

[Field, Diego, Hernandez-Reif, Shea. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (2007) 11, 21-24]

"Massage is the best post-exercise recovery technique to reduce muscle damage, soreness, fatigue and inflammation"

[Dupuy, Douzi, Theurot, Bosquet and Dugué. Frontiers in Physiology 2018.00403]