Urban Oasis is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
For 18 years Urban Oasis has specialized in massage therapy, providing pain relief and relaxation to the City of Big, often Sore, Shoulders!
The mission of the American Massage Therapy Association is to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.
Massage Therapy Research
The therapeutic benefits of massage continue to be researched and studied. Recent research has shown the effectiveness of massage for the following conditions:
- Massage therapy for cancer-related fatigue.10
- Massage for chronic low back pain.11
- Massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee.11
- Massage after surgery to help with post-operative pain.11
- Boosting the body’s immune system functioning.12
- Decreasing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.13
- Reducing anxiety and lowering blood pressure in stroke patients.14
- Reducing headache frequency.15
- Easing alcohol withdrawal symptoms.16
10 The National Institutes of Health, Website: www.clinicaltrials.gov
11 Field, T., Hernandez-Reif, M., Ironson, G. Massage Therapy Effects on Breast Cancer. (unpublished); 1998.Ironson, G., Field, T., et.al. Massage Therapy is Associated with Enhancement of the Immune System’s Cytotoxic Capacity. Intern. J. Neuroscience. 84:205-217; 1996.Zeitlin, D., et.al. Immunological Effects of Massage Therapy During Academic Stress. Psychosomatic Medicine. 62:83-87; Jan/Feb 2000.
12 Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2004
13 Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery. 2004, Vol. 10, pp. 209-216.
14 American Journal of Public Health. October 2002.
15 The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. April 2005, Vol. 11, No. 2. pp.311-313.
16 Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2002, Vol. 34, No. 3.
Released on December 2007