Research: WATSON and WATSON,

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WATSON and WATSON, University of Bradford, review the therapeutic benefits of massage and its relationship and relevant to orthodox therapies.




The majority of studies regarding the effects of massage upon patients' wellbeing have been conducted by non-nursing researchers. The authors suggest that nurse-based research would make an important contribution to holistic care approach . The write that interest in and use of complementary therapies has grown over recent years and that massage appears to be of particular interest to nurses, as it involves close, intimate, contact in which nurses are often engaged as part of their daily work with patients. The benefits and problems associated with massage are explored.



Watson S and Watson S. The effect of massage: an holistic approach to care. Nurs Stand 11(47) 45-7. Aug 13. 1997.

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