Massage Therapy: Get Facts about Types and Benefits

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Massage therapy has a long history in cultures around the world. Today, people use many different types of massage therapy for a variety of health-related purposes. In the United States, massage therapy is often considered part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), although it does have some conventional uses.

This fact sheet provides a general overview of massage therapy and suggests sources for additional information.



Introduction to massage therapy

Scientific evidence on massage therapy is limited. Scientists are not yet certain what changes occur in the body during massage, whether they influence health, and, if so, how. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is sponsoring studies to answer these questions and identify the purposes for which massage may be most helpful.

Massage therapy appears to have few serious risks if it is used appropriately and provided by a trained massage professional.

Tell your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care. Read more: Massage Therapy: Get Facts about Types and Benefits


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