This book examines the research base of touch in massage therapy while linking the implications of these results to massage practice. It was written by the director of the world-renowned Touch Research Institute. Each chapter gives a clear and authoritative review of what is known about the effects of touch in a variety of clinical conditions. It specifically addresses the areas of stress reduction, pain reduction, growth and development, immune functions, and auto-immune disorders. --- from the publisher
Introduction. Enhancing growth. Pain reduction during painful procedures and chronic pain syndromes. Enhancing attentiveness. Alleviating depression and anxiety. Auto-immune disorders. Immune disorders. Summary. Further reading. Appendices.
About the Author:
Tiffany Field, Director, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, FL