Massage as Therapy

There are many different types of massage-Swedish, Feldenkrais, Alexander Method, Rolf, Cranio-sacral, Shiatsu and more.

There are national associations and states can regulate, license and certify practitioners.

Find articles of interest and links here.

We have also gathered information on other types of hands-on therapy. Please see below for the links and some articles.

Jin Shin Jyutsu-self help

Treatment/self-help version/ and great links

Overview of many types of massage


Energy  and Touch Healing

Two practitioners demonstrate, also Jin Shin Jyutsu


Information, a link

Applied Kinesiology/Chiropractic

Boost immune and body function

More acupressure

a link, also Jin shin and Shiatsu

Massage Therapy

Good for cancer patients

Massage Therapy studies/surveys
Meaningful Relief: Experiences of Massage
White Bld/Neutrophils Rise w/Massage
Outcomes Therapeutic Massage:Hospitalized Pts
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training
Cancer Treatment Programs Offering Massage (12/03)
The Bowen Technique (Massage)
An Oncology Massage Professional on Risk of Lymphedema
2nd Annual Oncology Massage Summit
Body Talk

Excerpts and a LINK


Articles, Links, Studies

Crisis of Breast Biopsy:Testing Reiki Intervention
Reiki for Fibromyalgia Studied in Seattle
Reflexology Helps Those with Cancer
What is Reiki?
Ki-Touch Therapy: Practitioners' Perspective

Nursing & Health Sciences, 6/03

Foot Reflexology & Pain:Metastatic Cancer

Applied Nursing Research, 11/03

Effects of Footbathing on autonomic nerve & immune function

Information on a technique for healing

Healing by Gentle Touch/Cancer

Eur J Onc Nursing, 3/04

Family of Light Healing Centre

LINK to Washington state-based "international mobile healing center, offering healing, channeling, and educational forums around the globe".

Healing Touch International, Inc.

LINK to organization for "the professional non-profit organization for Healing Touch. Setting standards for practice, administering certification, coordinating research & health care integration, & providing educational opportunities".

Touch Research Institute, Miami, FL

LINK - "dedicated to studying the effects of touch therapy. The TRIs have researched the effects of massage therapy at all stages of life, from newborns to senior citizens".

Massage Insurance

LINK: "Massage Liability Insurance Group (MLIG) provides Massage Therapist, Massage Therapy Students, & Massage Therapy Schools with Massage Liability Insurance, through various Massage Therapy insurance plans, Massage Marketing Materials, Massage Business Support, Massage News, & Massage Articles".

Natl Assoc of Complementary & Alternative Medicines

LINK:"The National Association of Complementary & Alternative Medicines provides cosmetologists insurance, yoga/dance instructors/teachers insurance, salon insurance, beauty shop insurance, fitness instructor insurance, esthetician insurance, & cosmetic insurance to CAM professionals.

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