10.08.2009

Massage Beneficial for Kids Suffering from Cancer

We all know how beneficial massage can be for all people--including children. But what about children with cancer or blood diseases? Yep, they can benefit too, says a recent study published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.

Children with cancer or blood disease who received regular massage showed significant physical and psychological improvement versus a group of sick children who did not receive massage. The study looked at 30 children with cancer and blood disease, ages 6 months to 17 years old.

For more details on the study, click here.

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