repetitive compression of the median nerve over time can cause pain, tingling and a weakened grip. In a study of 27 subjects who had been clinically diagnosed with the Syndrome “significant improvement in grip strength was observed following the 7th massage”. The study also found that “improvements persist at least 4 weeks post-treatment”.
Another study which also focused on more generalized hand pain concluded that the group assigned to work with a massage therapist over a 4 week period “had less pain and greater grip strength after the first and last sessions”. The study also yielded that “anxiety and depressed mood scores decreased” in the massage therapy patients.