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Therapeutic massage, relaxation massage, sports massage, and trigger-point therapy were the most common styles of massage therapy offered.
This study provides new information about the practice of massage therapy by trained massage therapists. It will help to inform the massage industry and other health care providers, potential funders, and policymakers about the provision of massage therapy in the NZ health care. In ancient times and throughout the world, massage was often considered to be a medicinal practice, and it has been practiced in many forms Free gay phone line in Australia4.
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Massage therapists with or without MT training also practice in New Zealand. Little is known about the practice or characteristics of massage therapists in New Zealand for example, styles of massage practiced, modes and settings of practice.
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Therapists who were not currently practicing or were not comfortable with written English were excluded. In addition, massage therapists trained in other health professions and providing massage as an Gladstone prostitutes to physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, or nursing, and those working in a massage parlor were excluded.
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A questionnaire 36 items, open and closed responses, 6 single-sided s was deed to collect information related to therapist characteristics; practice modes and settings; and MT techniques, assessment, and reassessment practices. A list of topic areas were initially compiled from the research objectives; the literature Osborn CE.
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Treatment Characteristics A wide range of massage styles were offered Table 3and therapists reported treating a wide spectrum of symptoms Table 4including musculoskeletal, neurological, and psychological.
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