Massage Therapy

Massage involves manipulating the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. A meta-analysis of massage therapy research revealed that one session can reduce state anxiety, blood pressure, and heart rate but not immediate pain perception; however, multiple sessions reduced delayed pain ratings (Moyer et al. 2004). Compared to control groups, Field et al. (1997) demonstrated pain reduction in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis who were massaged by their parents 15 minutes a day for 30 days, and Hernandez-Reif et al. (2007) demonstrated reduced stress behaviors in infants who received three 15-minute massages each day for 5 consecutive days. Further controlled research of massage therapy with pediatric pain patients is needed.

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