Massage Therapists and After Care Treatment Plans
Posted on: July 7, 2017
Massage Therapy: A New Way to Heal
A psychologist or psychiatrist may also be interested in integrating massage therapists into medical treatment plans. There have been many studies that describe the many benefits of massage in patients with mental disorders or learning disabilities, such as autism. One such study demonstrated that children with autism that were treated with massage became more social, had less anxiety, and experienced an improvement in sensory impairment over time. Other studies on children and adults with ADHD showed that massage treatment reduced levels of hyperactivity and depression.
Massage affects both the body and the mind of the patient and has the potential to provide healing, both mentally and physically. Progressive doctors understand the holistic benefits of massage and are beginning to incorporate it into treatment along with traditional methods such as medication. They understand that a massage therapist can play a key role in a patient's healing process and guide them toward a successful recovery.