Massage Therapy: Working with Military Veterans

Massage Therapy: Working with Military Veterans

Many military veterans face numerous health concerns when returning home from service including chronic pain as well as emotional and psychological issues. As a Massage Therapist, you are able to help veterans take control of their health and wellness. 

Research supports the benefits of massage therapy for military veterans for the following health concerns:

Chronic Pain
70% of the veteran population suffer from musculoskeletal pain.

Studies continue to reinforce the benefits massage therapy offers people dealing with chronic pain, including back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and osteoarthritis.

Anxiety
Many veterans suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) which is described as persistent and uncontrollable anxiety and worry.

A study of the effect of Swedish massage therapy on symptoms of GAD found a notable reduction in anxiety of participants’ at the start of week three.

Depression
A study found 40% of veterans most frequently suffered from depression.

A meta-analysis reviewing the effects of massage therapy for depression found a significant link between massage therapy and alleviated symptoms of depression.

Insomnia
Insomnia is a condition presenting a major problem to veterans.

Research supports massage therapy can improve sleep in those with lower back pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, pain, and other health conditions.

As a massage therapist, you are passionate about helping people by providing hands-on caregiving massage therapy that offers a balance between empathy, compassion, and professionalism.

Having comprehensive liability insurance for massage therapy also guarantees a level of confidence and is a best business practice. The American Massage Council (AMC) offers the most affordable and reliable professional liability insurance for massage therapy coverage and more.

Professional liability insurance for massage therapy with American Massage Council offers peace of mind that you will be protected in your day-to-day massage practice so you can do what you love, helping others.

At the American Massage Council, we believe the more we help you, the more you will help others.

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