A recent study has shown what Registered Massage Therapists have often thought was true: massage therapy is a cost-effective therapy that directly improves quality of life measures.
In the study, entitled Analysis of Provider Specialties in the Treatment of Patients with Clinically Diagnosed Back and Joint Problems, researchers looked at the cost effectiveness of improving patient outcomes in those with back and joint pain.
Researchers collected data from specific treatment providers: doctors (internal medicine, family/general, osteopathic medicine, orthopedics, rheumatology and neurology) or other providers (chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists).
“Cost-effectiveness analysis suggests that osteopathic, family/general, internal medicine doctors, chiropractors and massage therapists were more cost-effective than other specialties in improving physical function to back pain patients,” stated the findings of the study. It concluded that, “Only massage therapy was cost-effective among non-doctor providers in improving quality of life measures.”
As Registered Massage Therapists, we are trained to listen to our patients and to always act with their best interests at heart. We work with a variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, disability and rehabilitating injury.
Massage therapy can be used in all stages of injury, from acute to chronic. It’s also great as a preventative therapy and can help to improve your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Together, through the journey of massage, we can help increase your range of motion, immune system function, lymphatic system function, joint and tissue health.
To learn more about the cost-effective benefits of massage, please contact our Oakville clinic for more information. We also offer convenient online booking for Registered Massage Therapy and Naturopathic Medicine by clicking here.