The study involved 62 women receiving radiation therapy for newly diagnosed gynecological or breast cancer. The women were randomly assigned to receive either Healing Touch or mock treatment, along with standard care, and were blind to their actual group assignment.
Massage Therapy by Caregivers Benefits Cancer Patients
Massage therapy has been shown to reduce pain and anxiety in cancer patients, while also improving cancer patients’ mood. New research shows family caregivers can significantly reduce suffering in cancer patients at home through the use of simple touch and massage techniques.