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Massage eases low back pain in randomized controlled trial

  Annals of Internal Medicine trial compared massage types at Group Health SEATTLE—Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial that the Annals of Internal Medicine will publish in its July 5 issue. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, the trial found that both […]

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Myofascial release, a type of massage, improves range of motion to the same extent as static stretching

  Myofascial release, a type of massage, improves range of motion to the same extent as static stretching in the short term, a new study shows. And in a separate study, contract–relax stretching was shown to weaken muscles more than static stretching. The results from both studies were presented here at the American College of […]

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Antenatal Perineal Massage Decreases Risk of Perineal Trauma During Birth

  Marie Hastings-Tolsma Evid Based Nurs. 2014;17(3)  Commentary on: Beckmann MM, Stock OM. Antenatal perineal massage for reducing perineal trauma. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013;(4):CD005123 Implications for Practice and Research Pregnant women who have not yet experienced vaginal birth should be informed about the benefits of antenatal perineal massage. Conditions where antenatal perineal massage may benefit women who have […]

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What it’s like to practice massage therapy in California

Many students wonder if it’s worth it to pursue ACHT’s dual physical therapy aide/massage therapist program. “What’s it like to practice massage therapy in California?” they wonder. We’ve done the research for you. Here’s some basic information about being a massage therapist in California. Your role: Massage therapy in California is about healing. Unlike many […]

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Nov
08

FAQ: What is a Certified Medical Assistant? What about a Registered Medical Assistant?

Every now and again, we post the answer to a question our administrators and career counselors often see here on the blog, and one of the most popular ones is “What is a Certified Medical Assistant?” How is a CMA different from an RMA, and does a graduate need either one of these certifications to […]

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Jun
07

A Day in the Life of a Massage Therapist

We hope you’ve enjoyed our “a day in the life” blog post series. Last but not least, let’s talk about what it’s like to be a massage therapist. This might be the toughest blog to write, because massage therapists can have so many different work environments and lifestyles, but we’ll give it a shot. Did […]

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