Impact of massage therapy on health outcomes among orphaned infants in Ecuador: results of a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Jump2006ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of massage therapy on health outcomes among orphaned infants in Ecuador: results of a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Vonda K Jump and Jamison D. Fargo and James F Akers},
  journal={Family & community health},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={314-9}
}
Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among infants and young children in the developing world. This project investigated whether therapeutic infant massage could reduce diarrheal episodes and decrease overall illness of infants. Infants living in 2 orphanages in Quito, Ecuador, were matched by age and randomly assigned to an experimental or a… CONTINUE READING