This course approaches massage therapy research from a different perspective. Instead of demonstrating how to do research, we discuss the actual research that has been done in the field of massage therapy.
There are many case studies, complete with how the participants were chosen, the procedures performed, the data analysis and the results. The studies include a wide range of issues that massage was found to be effective for, from depression during pregnancy, developmental issues and behavioral concerns to improving pain and boosting the immune system.
There are several strategies and examples of massage techniques that were used in these studies, all illustrated for visual enhancement. Many of these strategies may be used on your current clients, or you may want to branch out and become a specialist in pre-mature babies or pain relief.
Therapists all know that massage is beneficial far beyond the obvious. It is nice to see the facts of research to support that knowledge!