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The 2010 winner of the MTF Practitioner Case Report Competition is...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Vlad Dec 19, 2010.

Acupuncture in NYTimes
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lauren Dec 14, 2010.

 

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
Apr 29
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
Apr 27
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"The pain neuromatrix chart, in the attachment, fits into this discussion. As massage therapists we can influence our clients sensory-discriminative input through or hands on bodywork, such as eliminating trigger points( one part ), and through our…"
Apr 24
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"Mental depression is a terrible thing.  I believe that state of mind...the not caring if you live or die, or wanting to be ill to gain sympathy (the Munchhausen Effect) can indeed make you ill, can in a few months encourage the growth of…"
Apr 23
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"all true, brother Gordon.  Strong belief in energy work can certainly temporarily lessen or even eliminate pain.  But unless the Reiki or whatever accidentally shreds existing trigger points, the pain will return soon after leaving the…"
Apr 23
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"Belief does influence the body. No doubt on that at all. I utilize that with every person I work on. But there are two parts to healing. Belief/placebo effect is one part, and often times that one part can make the difference in healing someone. But…"
Apr 23
Cindy engel replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"Placebo real. Energywork not? Interesting. How do you think 'belief' influences the body? If you can answer that you can heal the world as you will have explained how consciousness and matter interact. Placebo is not a sign of weakness in…"
Apr 23
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"sure.  I too am skeptical about the benefits of energy work, especially of reflexology, which imo is based on nonsense."
Apr 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"This is a very old thread. I don't even see any of the participants of this thread in here anymore? Anyway. This is my opinion on the subject. I know that at a quantum level, everything is engergy and connected. It's scientific fact. But…"
Apr 22
Cindy engel replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"Hi, it very much depends on what you are skeptical about. There are plenty of flaky therapists out there who call their work energy work when they don't actually have a  working conceptual model of what they are doing but, to be honest,…"
Apr 22
Christopher A. Moyer replied to Boris Prilutsky's discussion Body Cells Carry Emotional Memory
"Noel, I want to thank you.  For the last couple days I've been considering dropping off this site for good, as it's felt like a total waste of my time.  But something was holding me back.  I held out some hope that there…"
May 5, 2011
Christopher A. Moyer replied to Boris Prilutsky's discussion Body Cells Carry Emotional Memory
"Note that "dude" can have many shades of meaning, too:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyMSSe7cOvA "
May 5, 2011
Christopher A. Moyer replied to Boris Prilutsky's discussion Body Cells Carry Emotional Memory
"Hi Noel.   Christopher: It appears to me that you feel free to judge others by standards that you fail to meet yourself. 1. Amused by your evasive comment, "scare quotes".   It was not evasive.  Scare quotes are an…"
May 5, 2011
Christopher A. Moyer replied to Boris Prilutsky's discussion Body Cells Carry Emotional Memory
"I don't really know what exactly"Dude" means but guessing that this is nice compliment.   More or less.  It's definitely not bad!  It's just a very casual way to refer to a guy.   Understood about the…"
May 5, 2011
Christopher A. Moyer replied to Boris Prilutsky's discussion Body Cells Carry Emotional Memory
"Now, either go away or continue to try to convince countless authors, educators and therapists in the fields of both psychology and bodywork that you know more about everything than they do.  As for me, my midterms are approaching and I need to…"
May 5, 2011
Christopher A. Moyer replied to Boris Prilutsky's discussion Body Cells Carry Emotional Memory
"I understand all too well exactly where you're coming from.  Trained in a field best known for an odd fellow named Sigmund,   That's impressive, Gary.  You know the name of a single figure from the history of clinical…"
May 4, 2011

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Does massage therapy reduce cortisol?

Back in May 2010, one of the presentations I gave at the Highlighting Massage Therapy in Complementary and Integrative Medicine Conference in Seattle gave an overview of my research group's work to definitively measure the effect of massage therapy on cortisol (the stress hormone produced by the cortex of the adrenal glands).  There were a couple of persons at the conference who wished to attend a simultaneous session and who asked if I could later make my slides available to them, so I…

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Posted on February 18, 2011 at 7:21pm

Affective Massage Therapy

A little while ago I wrote an editorial in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in which I coined the term "Affective Massage Therapy." The editorial, as well as all IJTMB content, is freely available online; see either:



http://www.ijtmb.org/index.php/ijtmb/article/view/30/31



or



http://www.ijtmb.org/index.php/ijtmb/article/view/30/39



to read the editorial on Affective Massage Therapy.



I'm curious to know -… Continue

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

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At 6:49am on April 14, 2011, Stephen Jeffrey said…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13068924

 

Hi Chris, v interesting following on from posting on neurosceince group:)  

At 11:58am on February 21, 2011, Matthew D. Stewart said…

Hi Christopher,

Nice to meet you too.  I used your meta-analysis of massage therapy paper in a research methodology paper that I used to teach in New Zealand.

I was at the Massage in CIM conference last year and saw you there but didn't get a chance to introduce myself. I did met Ravensara and Bodhi at that event which was nice, and I'm working with Bodhi on the scientific committee for the 3rd Fascia Research Congress next year. 

So, will you take up that invitation to visit the World Massage Festival? ;-)

Mike Hinkle never did answer Susan Chapelle's question of whether there was going to be a ferris wheel at the festival!

At 10:28am on February 20, 2011, Tanya Shyes said…

Good morning Chris, thanks for the welcome and I am looking forward to connecting with you in the future.

At 10:38am on December 18, 2010, Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB said…

Thanks so much for your note, Christopher. I'm glad to make your acquaintance too.

At 9:21am on September 29, 2010, Stephen Jeffrey said…
Hi Chris, although on occasion we have not seen eye to eye, I just wanted to let you know that overall, researching the research has become a regular feature on my "to do" list.
Here in the UK research relating to massage is not highlighted enough so have begun threads that are getting good veiwing and comments.

I still practice my woo woo when I feel it appropiate :)
At 8:30am on March 25, 2010, Darcy Neibaur said…
Good morning Christopher!
At 11:27pm on March 24, 2010, Darcy Neibaur said…
Added you as a friend. I do not see you or any one else here as the enemy. Mike is my personal friend but I do not agree with how he handles himself sometimes.
At 11:24am on March 4, 2010, Christopher A. Moyer said…
Thanks Darcy. I'll consider it.
At 10:28pm on March 3, 2010, Darcy Neibaur said…
Christopher we want you to come to the 2011 World Massage Festival on Research. I hope you will plan on coming.
At 11:42am on February 1, 2010, Angela Lind said…
Hi Christopher! how are you? hope you are great! :)
 
 
 

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