The value of massage therapy in cancer care.

  title={The value of massage therapy in cancer care.},
  author={Cynthia D Myers and Tracy M Walton and Brent J. Small},
  journal={Hematology/oncology clinics of North America},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={649-60, viii}
Massage therapy is increasingly available as a supportive therapy to patients in medical centers providing cancer treatment. This article provides an overview of the evidence base relevant to the use of massage with the intended goal of alleviating symptoms and side effects experienced by cancer patients. Collectively, the available data support the view that massage, modified appropriately, offers potential beneficial effects for cancer patients in terms of reducing anxiety and pain and other… CONTINUE READING

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