MTA was founded with the aim of working towards the professional recognition of Therapeutic Massage Therapy in South Africa.

Recent Articles

2018 – EMOTIONS

Touch is the first sense to develop in humans and the brain devotes a large part of its senses to touch. There are approximately 5 million touch receptors on our skin and 3 million on our fingertips, making touch one of the most powerful sensations in the body. Touch releases certain hormones, namely oxytocin and endorphins, which is why...

2018 – Adhesive Capsulitis

ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS It’s not uncommon to have clients who come for a massage session as a result of adhesive capsulitis (commonly known as a frozen shoulder). In nearly all cases this is painful and causes restricted movements. This is a condition characterised by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms usually start gradually, worsen over time,...

2013 – The relationship between Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen shoulder and Diabetes Mellitus

Author: Erika Kruger Massage therapists are very familiar with the signs and symptoms of adhesive capsulitis (AC), the chronic fibrosing condition of the shoulder joint capsule, also known as frozen shoulder, shoulder periarthritis, or obliterative bursitis. But what is not readily known is that diabetes mellitus is one of the risk factors for this condition. In fact according to...

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