Massage therapy

Massage for cancer patients

Massage therapy for cancer patients: what are the benefits?

Massage is probably as old as mankind, and its used has been reported in many ancient civilisations. Massage therapy today is among the fastest growing complementary therapies used in the UK. And yet, unfortunately, it is very common for spas and massage establishment to refuse clients with a cancer history. Basis for massage fears. This …

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Massage-like stroking boosts the immune system (in mice)

Massage therapy is one of the many forms of rehabilitation medicine that has long been used as adjunct treatment for a variety of mental and physical conditions. Indeed, massage has been reported to ease muscle pain and favour repair, to alleviate symptoms of nausea and fatigue in cancer patients, to contribute to stress reduction and …

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Massage therapy for anxiety and depression.

Over the years since its creation, researchers at the Touch Research Institute investigated massage therapy, and applied it to all manners of specific clinical conditions and populations to see what worked. Individual studies examined the effects of massage therapy on infant growth and development, postoperative pain, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, migraine headache, multiple …

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