Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice presents the latest research examining the evidence for the use of various massage therapy techniques in treating pathological conditions and special populations.
In this resource readers will find a synthesis of information from the diverse fields of physiology, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and psychology.
Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice offers both students and practitioners of massage therapy, the most up-to-date evidence-based information, guidelines and recommendations for the treatment of conditions often seen in massage therapy practice.
This essential reference will assist practitioners in understanding the scientific literature and its application in enhancing the practice of this safe and effective health intervention.
- Chapter 1 Historical Overview
- Chapter 3 Quantitative Research Methods
- Chapter 5 Mixed Methods Research
- Chapter 9 Massage and Older Adults
- Chapter 11 Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Chapter 13 Anxiety and Depression
- Chapter 15 Scars
- Chapter 17 Cancer
- Chapter 19 Integrating Research in Clinical Practice
- Chapter 21 Writing Journal Articles
- Chapter 23 Directions and Dilemmas in Massage Therapy Research
About the Author(s)
Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, is a clinician, researcher and educator specializing in massage education and integrative health care. She has over 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher and clinician in massage therapy and complementary and integrated health care. Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, is a behavioural scientist who focuses on the study of massage therapy, including its effects on anxiety, depression and physiological activity.