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Massage Benefits Hospitalized Cancer Patients

The massage benefits from massage therapy help 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 for how massage benefits cancer patients, “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.

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admin August 18, 2014 No Comments

Massaging Kids Lowers Parents’ Anxiety

Massaging Kids Lowers Parents’ Anxiety by using a program that trained parents to massage their disabled children resulted in reduced parental anxiety and increased parental perceptions of self-efficacy.

“A Training and Support Programme for caregivers of children with disabilities” was conducted by staff of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Health, Coventry University, West Midlands, England.

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Infant massage offers many benefits for parents and babies

Infant massage had been used by cultures all over the world as part of baby care for hundreds of years, and research shows it to be very beneficial.

Massaging your little one enables you to learn about and respond to the infant’s body language, and is also a wonderful way to create a sense of safety and security by showing that he or she is loved and cared for.

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admin January 18, 2014 No Comments

Five Days of Massage Benefit Preterm Infants

Stable preterm infants gained more weight and slept less after five days of massage therapy than infants who did not receive massage, according to a recent study.

“Stable Preterm Infants Gain More Weight and Sleep Less after Five Days of Massage Therapy” was conducted by staff at the Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine; and the Center for Prenatal Assessment and Human Development, Emory University.

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