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The effects of massage on the circulation in normal and paralyzed extremities

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Tags: massage, random, manual therapy, treatment

Three articles on PainSci cite Wakim 1949: (1) Does Massage Therapy Work?(2) The Pressure Question in Massage Therapy(3) Does Massage Increase Circulation?

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Note that this study compares a more vigorous sports massage style with more common Swedish petrissage techniques. Vigorous massage did indeed show significantly increased circulation! However, this technique is rarely used — the vast majority of Registered Massage Therapists in British Columbia rarely treat their clients with vigorous sports massage techniques, yet they still have a habit of claiming that massage increases circulation.

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