Within the integrative medicine framework, massage has become commonplace and is typically partnered with chiropractic care and acupuncture, among other bodywork therapies.

Massage is about the “element of one.” Massage is not all one thing, nor are therapists all of one type or trained in one way. Some doctors are really great in understanding that, some are not. I think many clinicians would benefit from having more exposure to massage therapy, even just a small amount in their medical training, because there’s something about using the hands to palpate, to connect on that very deep level, that, as a physician, you just don’t get.