Originally published in Massage Bodywork magazine, April/May 2000.
Copyright 2003. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.
Sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome should try their hand at yoga. According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, yoga beat out wrist splints for reducing pain and strengthening hands. In the two-month study reported in Health (April 1999) a group of 22 subjects practicing upper body yoga postures twice weekly showed significant improvement in their condition as compared to a group using only wrist splints.