An overall increase in public interest in non-surgical and drug-free treatment options makes Massage Therapy very popular today.
The most current research suggests that there is a direct link between our physical wellbeing and mental or emotional state, which can be positively affected by massage therapy. Research also supports the use of massage therapy as an effective approach in injury management and rehabilitation, as well as part of a preventive care program.
Standard educational requirements include comprehensive studies in health sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and neuro-anatomy.
Other studies include clinical sciences such as manual skills, orthopedic assessment, remedial exercise, hydrotherapy and patient education. The management of chronic diseases, injuries and the effects of long-term stress are also studied extensively.