Research Paper On Massage Therapy

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  • The ‘Philosophy’ of Massage Therapy

    In five pages this paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of massage therapy in terms of beliefs concerning health, illness, and the basis for massage therapy, with comparisons made between it and allopathic medicine. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Massage Therapy as Alternative Pain Management

    A 3 pages research paper on massage as a pain management strategy. Massage therapy is defined as "soft-tissue manipulation by trained therapists for therapeutic purposes" (Tan, et al, 2007, p. 195). Massage is offered in many styles and forms, such as "Swedish, reflexology, Shiatsu, Rolfing, and craniosacral" (Tan, et al, 2007, p. 195). Frequently, it is used as an adjunctive therapy that helps to prepared the patient for other interventions (Tan, et al, 2007). This discussion of massage therapy will examine its use as a strategy that can be used for pain management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Massage Therapy

    This 5 page paper discusses some aspects of massage therapy, including its history, and how traditional massages differ from those given in America. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Hypothetical Case Assessment on Massage Therapy

    In five pages this paper presents a hypothetical assessment of massage therapy as it can be used to treat a computer programmer and middle aged bowler in massage focuses and pain contributing muscle factors. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Massage Therapy

    In three pages this research paper examines massage therapy in terms of its stress and cancer benefits according to recent research. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

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