Massage therapy for infants and children.

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Abstract

Data are reviewed on the effects of massage therapy on infants and children with various medical conditions. The infants include: premature infants, cocaine-exposed infants, HIV-exposed infants, infants parented by depressed mothers, and full-term infants without medical problems. The childhood conditions include: abuse (sexual and physical), asthma, autism, burns, cancer, developmental delays, dermatitis (psoriasis), diabetes, eating disorders (bulimia), juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, posttraumatic stress disorder, and psychiatric problems. Generally, the massage therapy has resulted in lower anxiety and stress hormones and improved clinical course. Having grandparent volunteers and parents give the therapy enhances their own wellness and provides a cost-effective treatment for the children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-111
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1995

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Massage
Bulimia
Juvenile Arthritis
Sex Offenses
Parenting
Dermatitis
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Autistic Disorder
Burns
Cocaine
Psoriasis
Premature Infants
Health Care Costs
Psychiatry
Volunteers
Asthma
Anxiety
Parents
Mothers
HIV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Massage therapy for infants and children. / Field, Tiffany M.

In: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.04.1995, p. 105-111.

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