Greg Morling’s Blog

To all the massage therapists here and overseas I have returned with a new BLOG which has most of my articles written for Journals in the last ten years. I will post a new article for the massage community every month and include information about our profession regularly. I aim to supply scholarly articles which include references. This will help those who would like to follow up on the information held in the body of the article. Watch out for the Greg Morling Utube channel coming soon where I will show short clips covering everything from which lubricants are best for the range of massage styles to massage techniques.

This first article, ‘Visceral Massage for the Massage Therapist’ follows on from my many workshops on the techniques used in this massage process. I will give you some further ‘table time’ anecdotes about the process of visceral massage which should indicate how successful this process has been for me in my clinic.

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s Disease (World Parkinson’s Day on 11th April)

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease involves a depletion of dopamine-containing neurons in the substantia nigra of the basal ganglia in the brain. The classical features of Parkinson’s disease include resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia (slowness) and postural instability. This cluster of symptoms is referred to as Parkinsonism syndrome, which can be caused by other neurodegenerative […]

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Massage Therapy and Autism

Massage Therapy and Autism

Research evidence exists that shows massage therapy may be helpful in effecting some of the symptoms and behaviours associated with autism spectrum disorder. (J Clin Psychiatry 2011;72(3):406-411).  Around 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and anecdotal reports and studies such as the one sited here, continue to suggest that […]

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Understanding Research for the Massage Therapist

In his foreword to both Glenn M. Hymel’s book, ‘Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies’ and Tiffany Field’s text, ‘Massage Therapy Research’, Leon Chaitow gives high praise to both books and outlines the two different imperatives that are the driving forces behind both; the need for ever -improving competencies in the application of massage and bodywork and the need for evidence that validates and supports the methods and techniques used in therapeutic massage.

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Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Massage: The Mind-Gut link and the massage therapist’s role in therapy

Visceral massage is a massage therapy that focuses on the most complex and miraculous parts of our anatomy; the internal organs of our body or as it can be described, the Gut. Visceral Manipulation has come to prominence in the last three decades in the West mainly due to the books by French osteopath Jean-Pierre […]

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