Massage Benefits Cancer Patients.
Massage decreases pain and anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients, according to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. The 16 month study conducted, mainly on men, employed the use of 15-30 minutes of light Swedish massage techniques more than once a week. The study validates the idea that massage is an important part of care for cancer patients in hospital and hospice settings.


Sustained Release Myofascial Release as Treatment for a Patient with Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Collagenous Colitis: A Case Report. By Erin E. Cubick, Vanessa Y. Quezada,  Ariel D. Schumer, and Carol M. Davis.

Myofascial release is a manual therapeutic massage technique used to release fascial restrictions,

The patient showed improvements in pain, fatigue, gastrointestinal tract function, cervical range of motion, and quality of life following the initial treatment series of six sessions. Read full report

Reliability and efficacy of the new massage technique on the treatment in the patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. By Madenci E, Altindag O, Koca I, Yilmaz M, Gur A.

A study of 84 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome experienced significant improvements when they combined wearing a splint and giving themselves a three-minute hand massage. Read how study was conducted and findings.