Introducing abdominal massage in palliative care for the relief of constipation.

  title={Introducing abdominal massage in palliative care for the relief of constipation.},
  author={Joyce Preece},
  journal={Complementary therapies in nursing & midwifery},
  volume={8 2},
  • Joyce Preece
  • Published 2002 in Complementary therapies in nursing & midwifery
Constipation and its associated problems affect approximately 50% of patients admitted to hospices in the United Kingdom. It is common practice in many hospices to offer a range of complementary therapies of which aromatherapy massage is one. Abdominal massage for the relief of constipation was once a commonly practised therapy but its use declined over time, like other complementary therapies there is now a rekindling of interest in the role that abdominal massage may play in relieving… CONTINUE READING
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