Leticia Allen, founder and president of Atlanta School of Massage shares her best advice about the role massage can play in integrative medicine.
What role does massage play in integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine focuses on the mind, body, spirit connection to encourage overall, sustainable wellness. Therapeutic massage stimulates healing through its direct, positive effect on immune functioning. It has a complementary impact when combined with other integrative practices.
I believe massage to be an essential component of any holistic program that fosters health and wellness. In fact, we’re currently working with Emory University to help proves these benefits through a series of clinical trials studying the biological effects of massage therapy in three specific areas: boosting immune systems, decreasing anxiety and reducing fatigue in breast cancer patients.