A research network that enlists massage therapists in its studies has just released results of a new study on medical conditions.

Massage Net surveyed massage therapists on medical conditions they encounter in their practices and their medical intake procedures.

Participants were asked about 26 different primary care conditions, including which ones were seen in practice and how often these conditions were inquired about during the therapist’s medical history intake. One-hundred and twenty-eight massage therapists completed the survey. Among the results:

• More than 90 percent of respondents had seen clients present with fibromyalgia

• Almost 90 percent of respondents had seen clients present with asthma

• About 80 percent of respondents had seen clients present with breast cancer or hypertension.

• Additional diseases and conditions noted by respondents includes diabetes, heart disease, lymphedema, Parkinson’s Disease and more.

Massage Net also released results on a questionnaire completed by Illinois massage therapists on client characteristics and satisfaction with massage.

To join Massage Net and participate in studies, visit www.massagenet.org.

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