Massage Therapy News and Research

Massage Therapy Can Help Overcome Grief

Massage Magazine writes about the value of massage therapy in helping clients overcome grief.  The research reported in Science Daily finds that receiving massage therapy eight weeks after a loved one passes on helped those suffering the loss cope.

The research involved 18 people ages 34-78 who had lost a relative to cancer. Participants said that the massages provided consolation and helped them balance the need to grieve and the need to adapt to life after losing their relative.

Two massage therapists cited by Massage Magazine, Leslie Freeman and Annie Murphy, created bereavement therapy to help clients experiencing loss. To achieve this, Freeman told Massage Magazine that Bereavement Massage Therapy incorporates various modalities to address grief and is not to be confused with end-of-life massage therapy, which helps to ease the transition of the dying from one realm to another. Bereavement Massage Therapy focuses on reconnecting the grieving client to their body.

Bereavement Massage Therapy uses flat-hand vibration, gentle rocking, and comfort holds to loosen and calm disconnected areas. It also incorporates such techniques as reflexology, polarity, Swedish massage, and craniosacral techniques. Read more.


Global Spas and Beauty Salons Market to Reach $190.1 Billion by 2024

Zion Research reports that the spas and beauty salons market was valued at around $128.59 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach approximately $190.81 billion in 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Of slightly above 5.80% between 2018 and 2024.

The research firm reports that the rising demand for healthy and standard lifestyles is one of the leading factors fueling the market's growth.  Todays’ consumers search for places offering wellness solutions and services to relieve stress from the busy lifestyle. The various types of spas offered to consumers include medical spas, day spas, mineral spring’s spas, mud baths, and ayurvedic spas, among other types.  Read more.


Massage and Golf Make a Perfect Match

This past month, some participants at the John Deere Classic golf tournament expressed their enthusiasm for massage as part of their training. At the Massage Envy Performance Center, Staff members use a series of stretches called the Stretto Method to increase flexibility. 

Professional Golfer Patrick Rogers talked about the importance of fitness as part of his lifestyle and the importance of massage therapy as part of success. He said that it had given him an advantage physically on the golf course.  Read more.

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