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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, great clinical skills, whi
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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 full body massages for ca
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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 modern scientific sources on what
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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 Myofascial Trigger Points, a Delphi
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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.scienceofmassage.com/20
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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 and elbow during a session it ta
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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-in-massage-therapy-part-
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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 our readers. This article
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THE PLACEBO EFFECT AND ITS ROLE IN MASSAGE THERAPY. PART II

by Boris Prilutsky, LMT, MA, Ross Turchaninov, MD  In Part I of this article we briefly discussed what Placebo and Nocebo Effects are and the mechanisms of their activation. To read Part I please click here: 
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THE PLACEBO EFFECT AND ITS ROLE IN MASSAGE THERAPY. PART I

                                                     By Boris Prilutsky, LMT, MA  THE STORY OF MR. WRIGHT