Aggressive adolescents benefit from massage therapy

Miguel A Diego, Tiffany M Field, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Jon Shaw, Eugenic M. Rothe, Daniel Castellanos, Linda Mesner

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Abstract

Seventeen aggressive adolescents were randomly assigned to a massage therapy group or a relaxation therapy group to receive 20-minute therapy sessions, twice a week for five weeks. The massaged adolescents had lower anxiety after the first and last sessions. By the end of the study, they also reported feeling less hostile and they were perceived by their parents as being less aggressive. Significant differences were not found for the adolescents who were assigned to the relaxation group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-607
Number of pages11
JournalAdolescence
Volume37
Issue number147
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Diego, M. A., Field, T. M., Hernandez-Reif, M., Shaw, J., Rothe, E. M., Castellanos, D., & Mesner, L. (2002). Aggressive adolescents benefit from massage therapy. Adolescence, 37(147), 597-607.

Aggressive adolescents benefit from massage therapy. / Diego, Miguel A; Field, Tiffany M; Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Shaw, Jon; Rothe, Eugenic M.; Castellanos, Daniel; Mesner, Linda.

In: Adolescence, Vol. 37, No. 147, 01.09.2002, p. 597-607.

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Diego, MA, Field, TM, Hernandez-Reif, M, Shaw, J, Rothe, EM, Castellanos, D & Mesner, L 2002, 'Aggressive adolescents benefit from massage therapy', Adolescence, vol. 37, no. 147, pp. 597-607.
Diego MA, Field TM, Hernandez-Reif M, Shaw J, Rothe EM, Castellanos D et al. Aggressive adolescents benefit from massage therapy. Adolescence. 2002 Sep 1;37(147):597-607.
Diego, Miguel A ; Field, Tiffany M ; Hernandez-Reif, Maria ; Shaw, Jon ; Rothe, Eugenic M. ; Castellanos, Daniel ; Mesner, Linda. / Aggressive adolescents benefit from massage therapy. In: Adolescence. 2002 ; Vol. 37, No. 147. pp. 597-607.
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