Traditional Thai Massage Improves Bone Formation in Postmenopausal Women

A study performed at the Endocrine and Metabolism Unit of Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, and subsequently published in BMC: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2013), examined the effects of traditional Thai massage on bone formation in postmenopausal women. The researchers speculated that the pressure exerted by the massage therapist on the patient may, induce strain in the skeleton and affect bone, similar to other means of applying mechanical load.

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