Studies evaluating patient outcomes from massage therapy interventions have provided us with impressive data supporting the inclusion of massage as a part of every patients care plan. In fact, massage therapy is one of the most popular and prevalent integrative practices utilized by patients throughout the country.
It is now accepted by medical professionals that gentle professional touch can reduce many of the discomforts of traditional treatments. Research confirming the benefits of massage therapy appear in numerous reputable journals such as Cancer Nursing, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and the International Journal of Oncology and a more recent report from the Bravewell Collaborative titled Integrative Medicine in America: How Integrative Medicine is Being Practiced in Clinical Centers across the United States.
Outcomes from clinical studies have shown that patients experienced less pain, greater sense of well being and lessened side effects from their treatment after receiving massage.
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