Mayo Clinic hires Massage Therapists as part of their surgical care team. Why? The Mayo Clinic did a pilot study to find if massage therapy could reduce pain and anxiety in cardiac surgery patients. The results were an astounding YES. The results were so conclusive and the patients so happy that the Mayo Clinic began hiring Massage Therapists as part of the surgical care.
This study and many others have contributed to the fact that over 48 hospitals in the United States (according to Mayo) hire massage therapists in the treatment of their patients.
Note: In Canada those Massage Therapists who are members of Associations allied with the Canadian Massage Therapist Association (CMTA) or who are Registered with Professional Colleges regulated by your Province have met the highest professional standard.