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International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30524635/commentary-on-operationalizing-partnership-between-a-traditional-research-institution-and-a-massage-school
#1
Erika Larson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30524634/improving-body-mechanics-using-experiential-learning-and-ergonomic-tools-in-massage-therapy-education
#2
Robin B Anderson
Introduction: Current industry data suggest that the rise in occupational injuries for massage therapists is contributing to a significant number leaving the profession after a few short years. While many massage therapists are taught methods for proper body mechanics and self-care within their career educational programs, there are few consistencies in the theoretical approaches to these concepts, even though it is a required component in massage therapy career training. Purpose: This study demonstrates a measurable and effective teaching method using a combination of experiential and transformative learning theory models and authentic ergonomics measurement tools to teach effective body mechanics in entry level career training that may be sustainable for new massage therapists entering the field...
December 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30524633/effects-of-massage-as-a-combination-therapy-with-lumbopelvic-stability-exercises-as-compared-to-standard-massage-therapy-in-low-back-pain-a-randomized-cross-over-study
#3
Leonard H Joseph, Benjamaporn Hancharoenkul, Patraporn Sitilertpisan, Ubon Pirunsan, Aatit Paungmali
Background: Little is known about the effects of providing massage as a combination therapy (CT) with lumbopelvic stability training (LPST) in management of chronic nonspecific low back pain (CLBP) among elite female weight lifters. It is unclear whether massage therapy (MT) together with LPST has any additional clinical benefits for individuals with CLBP. Purpose: The current study compares the therapeutic effects of CT against MT as a stand-alone intervention on pain intensity (PI), pain pressure threshold (PPT), tissue blood flow (TBF), and lumbopelvic stability (LPS) among elite weight lifters with CLBP...
December 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30524632/a-survey-of-licensed-massage-therapists-perceptions-of-skin-cancer-prevention-and-detection-activities
#4
Lois J Loescher, Amy L Howerter, Kelly M Heslin, Christina M Azzolina, Myra L Muramoto
Background: Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Training massage therapists (MTs) in skin cancer prevention and detection creates opportunity for reducing skin cancer burden. Little is known about MTs' perceptions of skin cancer prevention and detection, their discussions of these topics with clients, or their referral recommendations for suspicious skin lesions. Purpose: We surveyed MTs' perceptions of their role in engaging in conversations about skin cancer prevention, viewing the skin for suspicious lesions, and referring clients with such lesions to health care providers...
December 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30524631/striving-to-make-massage-therapy-accessible-to-older-adults-an-interview-with-niki-munk-phd-lmt
#5
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
First she became a licensed massage therapist in Kentucky. Then, in a quest to improve the care she provided to her elderly clinical population, Niki Munk continued her journey by furthering her education and receiving her doctorate in gerontology. Dr. Munk, a massage therapy researcher at Indiana University's IUPUI campus, shares in this interview her optimism on the future of the massage therapy profession and massage therapy research. Dr. Munk also provides insight into the way she makes decisions, and from whom she would like to receive advice...
December 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30108669/the-potential-utility-for-massage-therapy-during-pregnancy-to-decrease-stress-and-tobacco-use
#6
Cayla M O'Hair, Kathryn Armstrong, Helena J V Rutherford
Background: A significant number of women continue to smoke tobacco during pregnancy despite the increased risk of complications to fetal and infant development. Therefore, effective interventions are needed to assist pregnant women with the process of tobacco cessation. Traditional counseling programs have demonstrated some success; however, novel approaches that target stress as a mechanism in the maintenance of addiction would be valuable. Objective: To examine the role of stress in addiction and the utility of massage therapy to decrease stress during pregnancy...
August 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30108668/developing-capability-transforming-massage-therapy-education-through-inquiry-based-learning
#7
Amanda Baskwill
Massage therapy education programs are responsible for preparing graduates for complex professional environments, while also ensuring graduates can access the profession by passing the regulatory body's standardized certification or licensing examination. Massage therapists are regulated health care professionals in four Canadian provinces. They are autonomous practitioners and an integral part of the health care regime for patients with complicated health presentations. As such, they must think critically about patients' presentations and determine the most appropriate care...
August 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30108667/myofascial-massage-for-chronic-pain-and-decreased-upper-extremity-mobility-after-breast-cancer-surgery
#8
Jeanne Massingill, Cara Jorgensen, Jacqueline Dolata, Ashwini R Sehgal
Background: Chronic localized pain and decreased upper extremity mobility commonly occur following breast cancer surgery and may persist despite use of pain medication and physical therapy. Purpose: We sought to determine the value of myofascial massage to address these pain and mobility limitations. Setting: The study took place at a clinical massage spa in the U.S. Midwest. The research was overseen by MetroHealth Medical Center's Institutional Review Board and Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities research staff...
August 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30108666/celebrating-the-10th-anniversary-of-the-international-journal-of-therapeutic-massage-and-bodywork
#9
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
From an informal conversation to a peer reviewed, open-access, indexed journal, we are now celebrating the 10th anniversary of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education, and Practice . We celebrate the uniqueness of the Journal as the only fully open-access journal that addresses massage therapy and bodywork. Scholarly open-access journals have changed the face of scientific publishing in recent years: providing wider dissemination, allowing findings from taxpayer supported research to be available for free, and providing an avenue for researchers in the developing world to connect with researchers in developed countries...
August 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
Amanda Baskwill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
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