March 12, 2014 — Examining outcome data on fibromyalgia, researchers were able to fit fibromyalgia patients into one of four symptom domains, each distinguished by greater presence or severity of specific symptoms.
The U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has released a report outlining evidence of the benefits of massage therapy for health purposes. In a statement posted on its website, NCCAM director Dr. Josephine Briggs, a medical doctor, urged people to take a look at research evidence showing the health benefits of massage therapy.
Rob Leduc likes to take a hands-on approach in his work.
In regard to your article “Compression bandages effective for lymphedema treatment: McMaster study,” I would like to make a comment. Complex Decongestive Therapy, or CDT, is the established gold standard for the treatment of lymphedema worldwide. As a lymphedema therapist for 15 years I can tell you that I have seen many patients who were given a compression sleeve and glove which did nothing to arrest the development of their lymphedema. The treatment that these patients responded to was CDT, a regimen of regular Manual Lymph Drainage, compression bandaging, decongestive exercise, patient education and meticulous skin care.
Oct. 15, 2013 — A new research study involving Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University of Calgary is now examining whether light therapy will help people with chronic fatigue who have successfully completed their treatment for cancer. Cancer-related fatigue is reported to be one of the most prevalent and distressing symptoms experienced by cancer patients and can last for several months or even years in up to a third of survivors.
Sept. 9, 2013 – Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart has launched the company's Arthritis Screening program, an initiative that allows Canadians to work with a pharmacist to help detect and manage arthritis condition at an early stage. Shoppers Drug Mart announced the new program today with Health Minister Rona Ambrose.
PHILADELPHIA — Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping the keen sense of smell of man's four-legged best friends will lead them down the right path.
July 9, Fort Worth, TX — The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is organizing a one-day seminar to follow the American Massage Therapy Association's national convention this fall.
After 32 years in practice, working with chronic conditions, I didn’t think I would ever see a therapy so amazing.
May 21, Mississauga, Ont. - Join Metagenics in a free webinar given by Dr. Mark, Hyman, PhD on Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PST.  The webinar is entitled "Diabesity: A Functional Medicine Approach."
May 16, Evanston, Ill.  - Pain can negatively affect a person's quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent research compiled by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) suggests that massage can be a helpful pain management strategy for manually controlling symptoms in people suffering metastatic cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, among other illnesses, as well as post-cardiac surgery pain.
May 12, Red Dear, AB – It’s not too late to take advantage of the Eager Beaver registration rates for the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) Diamond Anniversary AGM and Conference event to be held November 1-5, 2013 in Kananaskis, AB. Eager Beaver rates apply until May 15!
Apr. 29, Mississauga, Ont. – Paul Lewis, RMT, spoke about massage therapy (MT) as a complimentary treatment managing discomfort and pain in joints, muscles hands and feet before during and after the rehabilitation process in patients with Guillan-Barre syndrome (GBS) at the GNS/CIPD Foundation Canadian National Conference, held at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel on April 26-28, 2013.
Apr. 11, Kamloops, BC – In January 2013 the Federation of Massage Therapy Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FOMTRAC), established a contract with a consultant to create a stakeholder-driven action plan for national accreditation.
Whether we are students learning in a classroom setting, or health-care practitioners building a patient base, we need clarity when initially assessing new patients.
Many are the challenges of a career in health care. Ethics – in particular, boundaries – is one area that is intangible yet cannot be ignored under any circumstances.
Is massage therapy a complementary and alternative (CAM) specialty?
Feb 13, Long Beach, CA – Human Touch, manufacturers of Perfect Chair Recliners, and other wellness solutions, is pleased to announce the return of their products to Canada through Better Distribution.
Jan. 15, Cambridge, Mass. – A 2012 report issued by Harvard Medical School endorses massage therapy for patients with low back pain (LBP).
The cancer patient has many time-sensitive decisions to make. This article’s objective is to enlighten RMTs, who may find themselves working with a patient facing cancer, about the patient’s experience before and while they seek massage therapy treatment.

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