Leg massage therapy promotes psychological relaxation and reinforces the first-line host defense in cancer patients

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Patients with cancer suffer a wide range of physical symptoms coupled with psychological stress. Moreover, cancer chemotherapy induces immunosuppression and consequently causes respiratory infections. Massage therapy has been reported to reduce symptoms in cancer patients via an increase in psychosocial relaxation and to enhance and/or improve immune… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00540-010-1028-9

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@article{Noto2010LegMT, title={Leg massage therapy promotes psychological relaxation and reinforces the first-line host defense in cancer patients}, author={Yuka Noto and Maiko Kitajima and Mihoko Kudo and Koichi Okudera and Kazuyoshi Hirota}, journal={Journal of Anesthesia}, year={2010}, volume={24}, pages={827-831} }