The healing powers of well-placed and experienced hands have been apparent and used for centuries in every culture to relieve pain and stiffness. The benefits and application of massage fell out of favor with the arrival of modern medicine. However, there is increasing interest in society by those seeking alternative therapies and many are turning to massage for hands-on relief of symptoms. A survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) found 50% of people had used massage for health-related reasons to relieve pain or stiffness. The benefits are recognized by rheumatologists with 70% regularly referring patients for massage therapy to support conventional medical interventions.
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Pam Cushing is a registered nurse with over 35 years of experience in emergency medicine. She has worked in the field of aesthetics for over 15 years, full-time for the last five years. Cushing holds a degree at the master’s level, with commendation, as well as a post-graduate diploma in aesthetic medicine, with merit. She is an independent nurse prescriber in the United Kingdom. Cushing is a consultant educator for a couple of companies educating in injectables, skin resurfacing and chemical peel, microneedling, and LED. She thrives on being able to educate, motivate, and encourage others to grow and develop professionally. She is passionate about skin and the benefits of aesthetics in improving the confidence and quality of lives. Cushing believes our key role is to educate the consumer on appropriate treatment modalities with the focus on maintaining skin health.