Massage therapy [electronic resource] : the evidence for practice /
edited by Grant Jewell Rich ; foreword by Janet R. Kahn.
Edinburgh ; New York : Mosby, 2002.
xix, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0723432171, 9780723432173
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Edinburgh ; New York : Mosby, 2002.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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By collecting these papers into one volume, the editor provides a starting point for conversations - conversations within the therapeutic massage community.
Main Description
The first text of its kind to provide evidence-based research on massage therapy. This much-needed volume presents massage-related research on: stress (post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, depression, abuse), spinal cord injuries, enhancing growth (pregnancy and infancy), pain reduction (rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, migraine, and fibromyalgia), pediatrics, the elderly, increasing emplyee satisfaction (chair massage), enhancing cognition (alertness, autism), and immunity (HIV, cancer).
Table of Contents
Methods and Massage
Evidence-based massage therapy: a contradiction in terms?
Methodological issues in the design and conduct of massage therapy research
Massage Research on Various Conditions
Massage therapy for immune disorders
The effect of massage therapy on self-reported anxiety, depressive mood and pain in ovarian cancer patients: a pilot study
An economic evaluation of massage therapy in controlling chemotherapy-induced emesis in women undergoing treatment for breast or ovarian cancer
Massage as a modality to improve health following spinal cord injury
Massage Across The Life-Span
Supplemental tactile and kinesthetic stimulation for preterm infants
Hand massage in the agitated elderly
Massage and the Workplace
Employee outcomes following work-site acupressure and massage
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