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International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29881478/the-characteristics-experiences-and-perceptions-of-registered-massage-therapists-in-new-zealand-results-from-a-national-survey-of-practitioners
#1
Phillip Cottingham, Jon Adams, Ram Vempati, Jill Dunn, David Sibbritt
Background: Massage therapy is widely recognized as offering many health benefits, with a growing number of studies finding it has value in stress management, pain reduction, and overcoming physical limitations. However, there are few studies of massage therapists practices and perceptions in New Zealand and internationally. This paper reports the findings from the first national survey examining the characteristics, perceptions, and experiences of New Zealand-based massage therapists on a range of aspects related to their role and practices...
June 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29881477/shiatsu-and-acupressure-two-different-and-distinct-techniques
#2
Fernando Cabo, Amanda Baskwill, Isaac Aguaristi, Slava Christophe-Tchakaloff, Jean-Philippe Guichard
Background: Although shiatsu has been taught in specialized schools in Japan since 1940, there is a limited amount of research for its practice. As a result, authors substitute shiatsu with acupressure to use available research on acupressure. It is the position of the authors that, while the two share common aspects, they are substantively different. This project was undertaken to describe technical differences and advocate for a clear distinction, especially in research studies and academic discussions...
June 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29881476/from-skeptic-to-vital-partner-in-massage-therapy-research-an-interview-with-mark-hyman-rapaport-md
#3
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD is a highly accomplished researcher, academician, and clinician. Dr. Rapaport has more than 180 publications, and his main research interests include biologic genesis of anxiety disorders, as well as immunity abnormalities and depression in mood disorders. His research investigating massage therapy has included study of inflammatory biomarkers, cancer related fatigue, and generalized anxiety disorder. He has created a successful partnership with the Atlanta School of Massage for the implementation of his research inquiry...
June 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593844/fertility-massage-an-unethical-practice
#4
Sarah Fogarty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593843/a-regional-analysis-of-u-s-insurance-reimbursement-guidelines-for-massage-therapy
#5
Robin S Miccio, Virginia S Cowen
Introduction: Massage techniques fall within the scope of many different health care providers. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and chiropractors receive insurance reimbursement for health care services, including massage. Although many patients pay out of pocket for massage services, it is unclear how the insurance company reimbursement policies factor provider qualifications into coverage. This project examined regional insurance reimbursement guidelines for massage therapy in relation to the role of the provider of massage services...
March 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593842/integration-of-massage-therapy-in-outpatient-cancer-care
#6
Virginia S Cowen, Barbara Tafuto
Background: Massage therapy can be helpful in alleviating cancer-related symptoms and cancer treatment-related symptoms. While surveys have noted that cancer patients seek out massage as a nonpharmacologic approach during cancer treatment, little is known about the integration of massage in outpatient cancer care. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which massage is being integrated into outpatient cancer care at NCI-designated Cancer Centers...
March 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593841/bolstering-the-three-pillars-of-the-essential-architecture-of-the-massage-therapy-profession-an-interview-with-glenn-m-hymel-edd-lmt
#7
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
As part of our interview editorial series, we bring forth a discussion with Dr. Glenn M. Hymel, the Founding Executive Editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork . Dr. Hymel embodies the qualities set forth for the American Massage Therapy Association Dianne Polseno Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received in 2017. He has provided leadership and shown outstanding professionalism, and is a dedicated volunteer and a fervent advocate for research and education in the massage therapy profession...
March 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209444/a-commentary-on-the-role-of-randomized-controlled-trials-in-massage-therapy
#8
Amanda Baskwill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209443/incentivizing-peer-review
#9
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
Since the 1700s, peer review has been a part of scientific publication. Quality peer reviews take extensive time and effort yet reviewers are not often compensated. This editorial announces the new offering of the National Certification Board for Thereputic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)-approved continuing education hours for our peer reviewers who complete timely reviews. Instructions to register as a peer reviewer and how to conduct a review are offered. Thank you to our 2016 and 2017 peer reviewers.
December 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209442/getting-to-phase-3-an-interview-with-virginia-s-cowen-phd-lmt
#10
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
I feel that it is important to know the stories behind those who are working hard in the field to bring forward massage therapy research. Interviews with massage therapy researchers will now occasionally be included in the Journal as a new editorial feature. The first interview is with Virginia S. Cowen, PhD, LMT a New York State-licensed and NCB board-certified massage therapist with a PhD from Arizona State. She first became interested in massage therapy research while in massage therapy school, and her most recent work is investigating the integration of massage therapy into medical settings...
December 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912905/a-case-for-mixed-methods-research-in-massage-therapy
#11
Amanda Baskwill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912904/fasciatherapy-and-reflexology-compared-to-hypnosis-and-music-therapy-in-daily-stress-management
#12
Bernard Payrau, Nadine Quere, Elisabeth Breton, Christine Payrau
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from stress symptoms due to every-day life who are looking for a non-pharmacological response to their relief expectation are many. Furthermore, early reckoning of the day-to-day stress which may lead to clinical diagnosis is the best way of preventing the stress-related diseases. Among the many alternative medicinal options, there is little evidence that fasciatherapy (Fs) and reflexology (Rf) are effective in this field. PURPOSE: assess incidence of fasciatherapy Danis Bois Method (DBM) and of reflexology on patients' stress level in everyday-life, and provide a more informed choice among the numerous mind and body techniques by comparing them with hypnosis (Hp) and music therapy (Mt)...
September 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912903/what-did-i-do-practitioner-awareness-of-ethical-issues-in-scientific-publishing
#13
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy, Albert Moraska, Grant Rich
Massage therapy practice as well as research in massage therapy is guided by ethical principles and boundaries of professional behavior. Scientific publishing is also guided by a set of ethical standards, about which all aspiring scientific authors should be aware. Honesty, integrity, and conflicts of interest are issues in science and these issues can also impact scientific publishing. Historical ethical issues and current events are discussed.
September 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690704/experienced-practitioners-beliefs-utilized-to-create-a-successful-massage-therapist-conceptual-model-a-qualitative-investigation
#14
Anne B Kennedy, Niki Munk
BACKGROUND: The massage therapy profession in the United States has grown exponentially, with 35% of the profession's practitioners in practice for three years or less. Investigating personal and social factors with regard to the massage therapy profession could help to identify constructs needed to be successful in the field. PURPOSE: This data-gathering exercise explores massage therapists' perceptions on what makes a successful massage therapist that will provide guidance for future research...
June 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690703/the-effectiveness-of-thai-massage-and-joint-mobilization
#15
Chantip Juntakarn, Thavat Prasartritha, Prapoj Petrakard
BACKGROUND: Non-specific low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem resulting from many risk factors and human behaviors. Some of these may interact synergistically and have been implicated in the cause of low back pain. Massage both traditional Thai massage and joint mobilization as a common practice has been shown to be effective for some subgroup of nonspecific LBP patients. PURPOSE AND SETTING: The trial compared the effectiveness between traditional Thai massage and joint mobilization for treating nonspecific LBP...
June 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690702/journal-aspirations-improving-scientific-writing-and-publication-through-a-writing-mentorship-program
#16
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
Looking to help novice scientific writers improve their skills and enhance the likelihood of scientific publication, the IJTMB launched a writing mentorship program. Research indicates that when novice writers have a mentor and work on writing as a team, the authors can gain self-efficacy, manuscripts are improved, thoughts and writing are clarified, and differing perspectives are added. This editorial identifies the process for being recommended to use a writing mentor, discusses recommendations in the forming of a mentor/mentee relationship, describes the qualities of good mentors and mentees, and offers suggestions for improving writing for scientific publication...
June 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293329/evaluation-of-a-gait-assessment-module-using-3d-motion-capture-technology
#17
Amanda J Baskwill, Patricia Belli, Leila Kelleher
BACKGROUND: Gait analysis is the study of human locomotion. In massage therapy, this observation is part of an assessment process that informs treatment planning. Massage therapy students must apply the theory of gait assessment to simulated patients. At Humber College, the gait assessment module traditionally consists of a textbook reading and a three-hour, in-class session in which students perform gait assessment on each other. In 2015, Humber College acquired a three-dimensional motion capture system...
March 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293328/launching-of-ijtmb-writing-mentorship-program
#18
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
Having a formalized mechanism for linking novice authors and experienced authors can assist budding writers. Scientific writing is a skill that many practitioners are not taught in school as this type of writing is not generally used in clinical practice. Many of the submissions to the Journal come from authors with a wealth of clinical experience but who lack scientific writing experience; moreover, while the information contained therein is interesting, the articles frequently require extensive re-writes/editing to attain a quality that is publishable...
March 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974948/utilizing-chair-massage-to-address-one-woman-s-health-in-rural-ghana-west-africa-a-case-report
#19
Cathy J Meryanos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is limited access to health care in rural Ghana and virtually no rehabilitative services available. This situation presents a unique opportunity to utilize chair massage in addressing women's health in rural Ghana, particularly when it comes to muscle pain and fatigue from heavy labor. The objective of this case report is to determine the results of chair massage as a strategy to reduce neck, shoulder, and back pain, while increasing range of motion. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 63-year-old Ghanaian female, who was struck by a public transport van while carrying a 30-50 pound load on her head, two years prior...
December 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974947/impact-of-massage-therapy-on-fatigue-pain-and-spasticity-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
#20
Deborah Backus, Christine Manella, Anneke Bender, Mark Sweatman
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease that leads to fatigue, pain, and spasticity, as well as other sensorimotor and cognitive changes. Often traditional medical approaches are ineffective in alleviating these disruptive symptoms. Although about one-third of surveyed individuals report they use massage therapy (MT) as an adjunct to medical treatment, there is little empirical evidence that MT is effective for symptom management in people with MS...
December 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
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