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Category: Massage Therapy Outcomes

Types of Massage Therapy Outcomes

Clinical Outcomes:   A clinical outcome is a change in a patient’s signs and symptoms, mental state, or ability to cope. Clinical outcomes are changes in the effects of a disease, injury, or exercise on how a person functions. A clinical outcome tells us whether massage helps or “works. Clinical outcomes are often measured with client self-reports (“My pain is better”), questionnaires, or scales (“My pain is a 3 on a 0-10 scale”). Some are […]

Massage for arthritis

Definition: Chronic degeneration articular cartilage of synovial (movable) joints, primarily affecting weight bearing joints. (sometimes referred to as degenerative joint disease) Other types of arthritis: Rheumatoid, spondylosis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, infectious arthritis, kawasaki syndrome. Causes: improper posture that causes extra stress to joints, injuries resulting in toxic build up in joints,  leading to wearing away of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones.  Dehydration may be a factor, as […]