Touch Therapy / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
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.
• Thorough and highly readable round-up of recent research relating to the importance of touch. Of practical help and interest to healthcare professionals whose work involves physical contact with patients.
• Author is a leading authority internationally, and the work of the Touch Research Institutes is high profile. Focuses on key and common conditions pain, stress, immune disorders through key life stages.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||0.69(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)|
Table of Contents
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.