Massage therapy and placebo – what’s the connection?
Officially massage therapists, at least in the US and in several European countries, cannot claim that massage therapy heals anything.
However most of us who have been in this profession for a while have seen with our own eyes that our clients can and do get better, sometimes dramatically so.
This does not happen all the time which is not too surprising since there is not a single healing or medical modality that has a 100% success rate.
For the purposes of this article I will use the word ‘healing’ across the board for all therapeutic systems, from the jungle shaman to the heart surgeon.