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August 27, 2019

Aerobic exercise programs may improve endurance, walking after stroke

Stroke survivors who completed group-based aerobic exercise programs similar in design and duration to cardiac rehabilitation programs significantly improved their aerobic endurance and walking ability.

Finding the right fit at work is critical to your health

The right job can do wonders for older people’s health and well-being, while staying in the wrong job can be bad for their health and push them into early retirement.

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) may reduce opioid cravings and chronic pain

Results from a new study suggests this integrative behavioural group therapy that involves training in mindfulness, reappraisal, and savoring skills—may be a useful nondrug complementary treatment for people with opioid use disorder and chronic pain in methadone maintenance therapy.
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PODCAST Episode 4: Insurers Signal Change in Massage Therapy Coverage

Many patients utilize workplace benefits to pay or partially pay for their massage therapy care. Insurers agree, there are benefits to receiving massage therapy, but are concerned benefits are short-term, lower cost alternatives for the same outcomes are available, and question the exploitive business practices of some practitioners. Insurers are signalling that change is coming, and stakeholders in the massage therapy profession should double-down on efforts to improve relations, ensure accountability and demonstrate efficacy. >> Listen now
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Painting a bigger biosociological picture of chronic pain

Unraveling the mechanisms of chronic pain remains a major scientific challenge. Psychological and personality factors, socioeconomic status, and brain properties all contribute to chronic pain but have mainly been studied independently. As a result, the relative influence of these factors on each other, as well as their independent contribution to the state of chronic pain, remain unknown. To address this gap in knowledge, researchers analyzed psychological factors, personality, and socioeconomic status, and carried out functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans, to begin to define a unified perspective of chronic pain. » Learn more
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A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Business

This text is a reader-friendly, yet comprehensive, guide to developing business skills for massage therapy students and practitioners, written by a longtime successful massage entrepreneur who is also the author of One Year to a Successful Massage Therapy Practice.

The book is written to be enjoyable and practical, with an encouraging, casual style. It includes checklists and forms that readers can use to build their own practices in a variety of settings, either as entrepreneurs or as employees. >> Order now

RMTA 2019 Conference and AGM

Date: September 13-19, 2019
Location: Edmonton
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Date: October 7, 2019
Location: Red Deer
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American Massage Therapy Association 2019 National Convention

Date: October 24, 2019
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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