Paula has 20+ years of experience in giving therapeutic massage to people of all ages; from infants, to adolescents, to seniors. She combines her intuition with skilled touch to help you recover from trauma, injury, and illness – or simply to stay a step ahead of life’s challenges.
Massage therapy is becoming more accepted by western medicine as rigorous research is published. Check out some of these recent studies:
- Impact of massage therapy on pain (2016). Based on the evidence, this study concluded that massage therapy, compared to no treatment, should be strongly recommended as a pain management option
- Effectiveness of massage therapy on post-operative outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery (2015). This review found that in 6 out of the 7 studies, massage improved post-operative outcomes.
- Treatment effects of massage therapy in depressed people (2010). In this meta study, all trials showed positive effect of massage therapy for depression.
Massage can have significant benefit for muscle pain and other ills, studies find. This Washington Post article from 2012 cites research that shows massage really does help with back and knee pain. It also mentions over 100 other studies that describe massage benefits for depression and anxiety, sleep, stress hormones, immunity and pain relief.
Study shows frequent massage sessions boost biological benefits.
A preliminary study conducted at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 2012 suggests that weekly massages offer more sustained improvements in participants’ immune and endocrine systems than a single treatment.