(Note: This article also appears in the January issue of Modern Health & Living.)
The beginning of a new year often leaves us craving change and transformation, doesn’t it?
Massage therapy decreased pain, symptom distress and anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients, according to a recent study.
Forty-one patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer participated in the study, “Outcomes of Therapeutic Massage for Hospitalized Cancer Patients,” during a 16-month period. Ninety-five percent of the participants were men. Subjects had the following cancer diagnoses: lymph, lung, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, head and neck, leukemia, breast and skin.