There are many different types of massage-Swedish, Feldenkrais, Alexander Method, Rolf, Cranio-sacral, Shiatsu and more.
There are national associations and states can regulate, license and certify practitioners.
Find articles of interest and links here.
We have also gathered information on other types of hands-on therapy. Please see below for the links and some articles.
and great links
Two practitioners demonstrate, also Jin Shin Jyutsu
Information, a link
Boost immune and body function
also Jin shin
Good for cancer patients
Massage Therapy studies/surveys
Meaningful Relief: Experiences of Massage
White Bld/Neutrophils Rise w/Massage
Outcomes Therapeutic Massage:Hospitalized Pts
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training
Cancer Treatment Programs Offering Massage (12/03)
The Bowen Technique (Massage)
An Oncology Massage Professional on Risk of Lymphedema
2nd Annual Oncology Massage Summit
Excerpts and a LINK
Articles, Links, Studies
Crisis of Breast Biopsy:Testing Reiki Intervention
Reiki for Fibromyalgia Studied in Seattle
Reflexology Helps Those with Cancer
What is Reiki?
Nursing & Health Sciences,
Applied Nursing Research, 11/03
Effects of Footbathing on autonomic nerve & immune function
Information on a technique
Eur J Onc Nursing, 3/04
LINK to Washington state-based "international mobile healing
center, offering healing, channeling, and educational
forums around the globe".
LINK to organization for
"the professional non-profit organization for Healing Touch. Setting standards for practice, administering certification, coordinating research & health care integration, & providing educational opportunities".
LINK - "dedicated to studying the effects of touch therapy. The TRIs have researched the effects of massage therapy at all stages of life, from newborns to senior citizens".
LINK: "Massage Liability Insurance Group (MLIG) provides Massage
Therapist, Massage Therapy Students, & Massage Therapy Schools with
Massage Liability Insurance, through various Massage Therapy insurance
plans, Massage Marketing Materials, Massage Business Support, Massage
News, & Massage Articles".
LINK:"The National Association of Complementary & Alternative Medicines provides cosmetologists insurance, yoga/dance instructors/teachers insurance, salon insurance, beauty shop insurance, fitness instructor insurance, esthetician insurance, & cosmetic insurance to CAM professionals.
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