Articles & Research

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Massage Therapy and Injury, Pain, Soreness

 

Cheng YH, Huang GC. Efficacy of Massage Therapy on Pain and Dysfunction in Patients with Neck Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014; 2014: 204360. Published online Feb 20, 2014. doi:  10.1155/2014/204360. Free Full-text article at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3950594/

 

Ernst E. Does post-exercise massage treatment reduce delayed onset muscle soreness? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 32(3): 212-14, Sept. 1998. Free full-text article at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1756095/.

 

Furlan AD, Imamura M, Dryden T, Irvin E. Massage for low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD001929. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001929.pub2 – See more at:http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD001929/BACK_massage-for-low-back-pain

 

Keeratitanont K, Jensen MP, Chatchawan U, Auvichayapat P. The efficacy of traditional Thai massage for the treatment of chronic pain: A systematic review. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015 Feb;21(1):26-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.01.006. Epub 2015 Jan 3. Abstract athttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25682523.

 

Kong LJ, Zhan HS, Cheng YW, Yuan WA, Chen B, Fang M. Massage therapy for neck and shoulder pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 613279. Published online Feb 28, 2013. doi:  10.1155/2013/613279. Free full-text article athttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3600270/.

 

Loew LM, Brosseau L, Tugwell P, Wells GA, Welch V, Shea B, Poitras S, De Angelis G, Rahman P. Deep transverse friction massage for treating lateral elbow or lateral knee tendinitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD003528. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003528.pub2 – See more at:http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD003528/MUSKEL_deep-transverse-friction-massage-for-the-treatment-of-lateral-elbow-or-lateral-knee-tendinitis

 

Moyer CA, Rounds J, Hannum J. A meta-analysis of massage therapy research. Psychol Bull. 2004 Jan; 130(1):3-18. Abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14717648

 

Massage Therapy and Cancer

 

Lee SH, Kim JY, Yeo S, Kim SH, Lim S. Meta-analysis of massage therapy on cancer pain. Integr Cancer Ther. 2015 Jul;14(4):297-304. doi: 10.1177/1534735415572885. Epub 2015 Mar 17. Abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25784669.

 

Pan YQ, Yang KH, Wang YL, Zhang LP, Liang HQ. Massage interventions and treatment-related side effects of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Clin Oncol. 2014 Oct;19(5):829-41. doi: 10.1007/s10147-013-0635-5. Epub 2013 Nov 26. Abstract athttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24275985.

 

Wilkinson S. Barnes K. Storey L. Massage for symptom relief in patients with cancer: systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2008 Sep;63(5):430-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04712.x. Abstract athttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18727744.

 

Massage Therapy and Immunity, HIV/AIDS

 

Hillier SL, Louw Q, Morris L, Uwimana J, Statham S. Massage therapy for people with HIV/AIDS. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007502. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007502.pub2. http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD007502/HIV_massage-therapy-for-people-with-hivaids

 

Tejero-Fernandez V, Membrilla-Mesa M, Galiano-Castillo N, Arroyo-Morales M. Immunological effects of massage after exercise: A systematic review. Phys Ther Sport 2014 Jul 21. pii: S1466-853X(14)00062-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2014.07.001. [Epub ahead of print]. Abstract athttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25116861.

 

Massage Therapy and Mood

 

Coelho HF, Boddy K, Ernst E. Massage therapy for the treatment of depression: a systematic review. Int J Clin Pract. 2008 Feb;62(2):325-33. Epub 2007 Dec 11. Abstract at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18081800.

 

Hou WH, Chiang PT, Hsu TY, Chiu SY, Yen YC. Treatment effects of massage therapy in depressed people: a meta-analysis. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Jul;71(7):894-901. doi: 10.4088/JCP.09r05009blu. Epub 2010 Mar 23. Abstract athttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20361919.

 

Moyer CA, Rounds J, Hannum J. A meta-analysis of massage therapy research. Psychol Bull. 2004 Jan; 130(1):3-18. Abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14717648

 

Massage Therapy and Asthma

 

Hondras MA, Linde K, Jones AP. Manual therapy for asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD001002. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001002.pub2 – See more at: http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD001002/AIRWAYS_manual-therapy-for-asthma

 

Massage Therapy and Dementia

 

Hansen NV, Jørgensen T, Ørtenblad L. Massage and touch for dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004989. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004989.pub2 – See more at:http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD004989/DEMENTIA_insufficient-evidence-to-draw-conclusions-about-the-possibility-that-massage-and-touch-interventions-are-effective-for-dementia-or-associated-problems

 

Massage Therapy and Fibroymyalgia

 

Li YH, Wang FY, Feng CQ, Yang XF, Sun YH. Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2): e89304. Published online Feb 20, 2014. doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0089304 (Free full-text article.)