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Just a few examples of the cost-effective benefits of massage

1. Post-surgery – Published in the May/June 2007 edition of Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, a study of cardiac surgery patients found that massage therapy improved client’s mobility post-surgery by:

· decreasing pain
· reducing stress
· increasing overall sense of well-being

The authors concluded that massage therapy was cost-effective due to the consequences of increased mobility – namely by enhancing the patient’s motivation to get well, which sped up the patient’s safe dismissal from the hospital. Although the application of this study first appears narrow, it can open up many opportunities for promoting massage therapy’s cost-effectiveness by reducing reliance on expensive Western medical treatments or facilities.

2. Back pain – Published in the June 2003 edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers evaluated the effectiveness, safety and costs of the most popular complementary and alternative medical therapies used to treat back pain. Although categorized as just a preliminary conclusion, the investigating team found that massage therapy, but not acupuncture or spinal manipulation, was able to reduce the cost of care after only one therapeutic session. This information is extremely valuable to those suffering with back pain. Since one or several massages could help back pain just as much or more than a full, costly series of a different modality, consumers are likely to recognize massage therapy as the more affordable choice.

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