Massage: It Feels Good, But Is It Good For You?

Therapeutic massage for arthritis patients is moving beyond the feels nice stage and closer to mainstream therapy.

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Theres one thing about which every arthritis patient who has had therapeutic massage-the manual manipulation of soft tissues-agrees. It feels good. Massage provides a nurturing touch that allows the arthritis patient to feel comforted. Its a therapy that reduces a persons level of stress, says Karen Fink, a massage therapist who serves as Massage Committee chairperson for The Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine. …
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