Does aromatherapy massage benefit patients with cancer attending a specialist palliative care day centre?

@article{Wilcock2004DoesAM,
  title={Does aromatherapy massage benefit patients with cancer attending a specialist palliative care day centre?},
  author={Andrew Wilcock and Cathann Manderson and Rebecca Weller and George Walker and Diane Carr and Anne-Marie Carey and Debbie Broadhurst and J. Y. Mew and Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          287-90
        }
}
A randomised controlled pilot study was carried out to examine the effects of adjunctive aromatherapy massage on mood, quality of life and physical symptoms in patients with cancer attending a specialist unit. Participants were randomised to conventional day care alone or day care plus weekly aromatherapy massage using a standardised blend of oils for four weeks. At baseline and at weekly intervals, patients rated their mood, quality of life and the intensity and bother of two symptoms most… CONTINUE READING

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