Sexual and Domestic Abuse are life altering experience that alter the perception of everything in the world around. These experiences are also held strongly in the body. In addition to dealing with the physical pain caused by their experience, there are extensive emotional issues as well. Finding and working with the right Massage Therapist can assist not only with stress reduction and pain from injuries, but can also assist in regaining a sense of security and trust in others and self.
This is a great article I found on the AMBP site, written By Audra Hixson about her research project into Massage therapy benefits for survivors of sexual and physical abuse.