Anxiety

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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hypnosis for cancer

What can onco-hypnosis offer to cancer patients?

Onco-hypnosis, also known sometime as hypno-oncology, is the use of hypnosis as an adjunct therapy for cancer patients. From the outset, I want to clarify that hypnosis cannot cure cancer, however it can be used to great success and with no side effect to help manage symptoms of the disease or its treatment. Hypnotherapy is …

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Hypnosis Reduces Preoperative Anxiety in Adult Patients

This 2005 randomized study by Yale University School of Medicine examined the effect of hypnosis on preoperative anxiety. They compared the effects of hypnosis to that of attentive listening and support, and to that of a “standard of care control group”. Anxiety was measured pre- and post-intervention as well as on entrance to the operating …

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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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