Massage Research: Are We Asking The Right Questions?

A lot of research has been conducted on the effectiveness of massage but the results aren’t fabulous. Why is this? Myotherapist Jenny Richardson ponders whether we’ve been asking the right questions going into massage research studies as an introduction to her presentation at the AMT National Conference in October 2018.

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Trigger Points – Myofascial Pathology or a Fight Starter?

Start a discussion on trigger points and heated debate ensues. Ever the peacemaker, Aran Bright takes us through each side of the argument so that massage therapists can decide for themselves.

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The DIY of massage therapy research

When we think of health and medical research, we tend to conjure an image of a bloke in a white lab coat smearing bacteria onto a petri dish. But there’s loads of practical ways that massage therapists in all their glorious diversity and numbers can collect useful data in clinical practice which may help to nurture and grow our own practice-based research agenda … in fact, you’re probably already collecting useful data, without realising it might form the foundations of something bigger and more researchy.

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