Does massage improve pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions?

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In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a review, which examined whether as a stand alone treatment massage therapy had a beneficial effect on pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions.

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Review suggests evidence on effectiveness of massage therapy to reduce challenging behaviours is limited

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Challenging behaviour in people with learning disabilities can be highly disruptive for the person and those who provide them with support. This review set out to evaluate the evidence base for massage therapy, used with people with challenging behaviours to induce relaxation. The review aimed to identify whether massage therapy was effective in reducing the [read the full story…]