Medical Massage

2019 Issue #2
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WHAT IS MEDICAL MASSAGE?

            We think that Medical Massage (MT) is the most mispresented topic in American Massage Therapy. To address these misunderstandings and confusions, The Science of Massage Institute has deci
2019 Issue #2
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PERSONAL OPINION: S-SPINE VS J-SPINE: IS THERE ANY MERIT IN THIS DISCUSSION? PART I

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov               To begin with, I would like to state the article you are about to read is the author’s personal opinion, which is based on clinical experience and detaile
2019 Issue #2
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ONCOLOGY MASSAGE REHABILITATION. PART II: TREATMENT STRATEGY

            We consider both parts of this article precious professional pieces. First of all, the article illustrates the author’s profound understanding of the science behind massage therapy, gre
2019 Issue #1
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ONCOLOGY MASSAGE REHABILITATION. PART I: NEWEST SCIENTIFIC DATA, COMMONLY USED CANCER TREATMENTS AND THEIR SIDE EFFECTS

            As our readers already know, JMS was pulled into a baseless discussion on the topic of the timing for Oncology Massage. Generally speaking, that discussion concerned the application of fu
2019 Issue #1
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CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF MASSAGE THERAPY: NEW SCIENTIFIC DATA

by Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD               Several years ago we published the first article in a series under the general name “How Massage Heals The Body.” In these articles we reviewed mode
2018 Issue #4
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FORMING A CONSENSUS ON MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS

By Mary Biancalana, MA, CMTPT, LMT               This article is an overview of the very interesting paper, “International Consensus on Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Considerations of Myofa
2018 Issue #4
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CHRONIC PAIN AND BRAIN SELF DEFENSE MECHANISMS: PART II

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov             With this article we finish the series of publications on the importance of central mechanisms in somatic rehabilitation we started in issue #1 #2018 (https://www.
2018 Issue #3
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A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT OVERUSING THE ELBOW AND FOREARM IN MASSAGE THERAPY

by Stephen Ryason, CMMP, LMT               The usage of forearm and elbow as tools during a massage session is a legitimate therapy option. The reasoning is very simple. If we can use forearm an
2018 Issue #3
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CHRONIC PAIN AND BRAIN SELF DEFENSE MECHANISMS: PART I

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov             This article is a follow up to the articles about Placebo Effect published in issues #1 (https://www.scienceofmassage.com/2018/05/the-placebo-effect-and-its-role-i
2018 Issue #2
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ENERGY WORK IN MASSAGE THERAPY: EXPLORING THE EASTERN PERSPECTIVE

            Until now JMS hasn’t addressed the Eastern views on healing and somatic rehabilitation. We were not arrogant, but we simply didn’t get submissions worth publishing and sharing with ou