Spa Science: Much of the research in pain, movement, and clinical decisions for massage therapists come from physiotherapy, sport sciences, and related disciplines. Could massage therapists apply such research into a spa environment?
Absolutely! Since many clients get a massage at a spa for pain or stress relief, therapists can still benefit from good research applied to their work, even if it is just giving a “relaxation” massage to a healthy person. Plus
Many patients & client seek massage therapy for pain relief, yet our profession's understanding of pain and touch is lacking. That's why our stories focus on these topics, including exercise and communication, to help us explain & understand what we're doing & why we feel pain.
These are complex topics, and we're here to tackle it. Plus