HIV Adolescents Show Improved Immune Function Following Massage Therapy

@article{Diego2001HIVAS,
  title={HIV Adolescents Show Improved Immune Function Following Massage Therapy},
  author={Miguel A. Diego and Tiffany Field and Maria Hernandez-Reif and Kimberly Shaw and Lawrence Friedman and Gail Ironson},
  journal={International Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={106},
  pages={35 - 45}
}
HIV+ adolescents (M CD4=466 mm3) recruited from a large urban university hospital's outpatient clinic were randomly assigned to receive massage therapy (n = 12) or progressive muscle relaxation (n = 12) two-times per week for 12 weeks. To assess treatment effects, participants were assessed for depression, anxiety and immune changes before and after treatment the 12 weeks treatment period. Adolescents who received massage therapy versus those who experienced relaxation therapy reported feeling… Expand
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