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Massage in Medical Settings

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is massage therapy.


Six Superlative Sources

· Field, T.M. (1998). Massage therapy effects. American Psychologist. 53(12); 1270-1281.

· Field, T., M. Hernandez-Reif, S. Taylor, O. Quintino, I. Burman, C. Kuhn, and S. Schanberg. (1997). Labor pain is reduced by massage therapy. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 18, 286-291.

· Scafidi, F., T. Field, S. Schanberg, C. Bauer, K. Tucci, J. Roberts, C. Morrow, and C.M. Kuhn. (1990). Massage stimulates growth in preterm infants: A replication. Infant Behavior and Development, 13, 167-188.

· Meek, S.S. (1993). Effects of slow stroke back massage on relaxation in hospice clients. Image - The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 25, 17-21.

· Fraser, J., and J.R. Kerr (1993). Psychophysiological effects of back massage on elderly institutionalized patients. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 18, 238-245.

· Smith, M.C., M.A. Stallings, S. Wilner, and M. Burrelle. (1999). Benefits of massage therapy for hospitalized patients: A descriptive and qualitative evaluation. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 5(4), 64-71.

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