The Effectiveness of Massage in Stress Urinary Incontinence—Case Study

The aim of the case study was to determine the effectiveness of massage in the management of stress urinary incontinence. Design: A 50-year-old woman with many years’ history of stress incontinence was treated with massage. Methods: The methodology involved positioning of the patient and massage according to an original method including the initial, main, [...]

2019-03-17T09:44:39-04:00March 3rd, 2016|Immune & Urinary, Massage|0 Comments

Can massage therapy help cancer patients sleep better?

I t is important to understand how crucial sleep is to anyone who is sick, undergoing arduous treatment or in a recovery phase, as well as to those under major stress. Consistent, high-quality sleep is essential for immune resilience, pain control, emotional stability and quality of life. Obviously, cancer patients need to be able [...]

The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients

Massage therapy has proven to reduce the subjectively perceived symptom of pain in oncological patients receiving palliative care. Remission of the symptoms of anxiety and depression, examined secondarily, was also achieved. Despite the different characteristics of the population, similar results with respect to reducing pain were achieved in four out of six studies [...]

Massage therapy study at a major cancer center

Massage is increasingly applied to relieve symptoms in patients with cancer. This practice is supported by evidence from small randomized trials. No study has examined massage therapy outcome in a large group of patients. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, patients report symptom severity pre- and post-massage therapy using 0-10 rating scales of pain, fatigue, [...]

Massage therapy is a safe, effective, applicable and cost-effective intervention in controlling blood pressure of pre-hypertension women

Pre-hypertension is considered as a cardiovascular disease predicator. Management of pre-hypertension is an appropriate objective for clinicians in a wide range of medical centers. Treatment of pre-hypertension is primarily non-pharmacological, one of which is massage therapy that is used to control the BP. This study aimed to evaluate the survival effect of Swedish massage [...]

2019-03-17T13:58:46-04:00February 1st, 2016|Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, Massage|0 Comments

Outcomes of touch therapies during bone marrow transplant

The integration of complementary modalities into mainstream healthcare is gaining increasing emphasis. It is important, therefore, to document the effects of these interventions on patient outcomes. To investigate the effects of Therapeutic Touch and massage therapy on the outcomes of engraftment time, complications, and perceived benefits of therapy during bone marrow transplant. Randomized clinical [...]

Massage is a useful tool for improving symptom management and reducing suffering in palliative care patients

Aims: To describe the integration of massage therapy into a palliative care service and to examine the relationship between massage and symptoms in patients with advanced illnesses. Between April 1, 2009, and July 31, 2010, 153 patients received massage at the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System. Data on pain, anxiety, dyspnea, relaxation, and [...]

Massage in the therapy for stress urinary incontinence exerts a positive effect on decreasing urinary leakage immediately after the therapy, and during a several months follow-up

The aim of the case study was to determine the effectiveness of massage in the management of stress urinary incontinence. Design: A 50-year-old woman with many years’ history of stress incontinence was treated with massage. Methods: The methodology involved positioning of the patient and massage according to an original method including the initial, main, [...]

2019-03-17T16:13:17-04:00January 28th, 2016|Immune & Urinary, Massage|0 Comments

Manual therapy reduces tingling, numbness and pain

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common, miserable, potentially severe, and often dose-limiting side effect of several first and second line anti-cancer agents with little in the way of effective, acceptable treatment. Although mechanisms of damage differ, manual therapy (therapeutic massage) has effectively reduced symptoms and improved quality of life in patients with diabetic [...]

2019-03-18T11:37:06-04:00January 13th, 2016|Cancer, Chemotherapy, Massage, Nervous System|0 Comments
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