Moderate pressure massage therapy

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Abstract

This chapter is a review of representative data (not an exhaustive review) on moderate pressure massage therapy effects and potential underlying mechanisms for those effects. They include (1) weight gain in preterm infants, (2) pain reduction and potential underlying mechanisms for pain reduction following massage, (3) enhanced attention, (4) reduced depression and its EEG correlates, and (5) enhanced immune function. Moderate pressure massage is necessary for these effects which, in turn, may be mediated by increased vagal activity and reduced cortisol. The fMRI data from one study suggest that touch when combined with movement simulates findings on other rewarding pleasant touch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAffective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages385-396
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781493964185
ISBN (Print)9781493964161
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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massage
Massage
touch (sensation)
Touch
Pressure
therapeutics
pain
Pain
Premature Infants
Weight Gain
cortisol
Hydrocortisone
Electroencephalography
weight gain
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Depression

Keywords

  • Cortisol
  • Depression
  • Moderate pressure massage
  • Vagal activity
  • Weight gain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Field, T. M. (2016). Moderate pressure massage therapy. In Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents (pp. 385-396). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6418-5_22

Moderate pressure massage therapy. / Field, Tiffany M.

Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents. Springer New York, 2016. p. 385-396.

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Field, TM 2016, Moderate pressure massage therapy. in Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents. Springer New York, pp. 385-396. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6418-5_22
Field TM. Moderate pressure massage therapy. In Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents. Springer New York. 2016. p. 385-396 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6418-5_22
Field, Tiffany M. / Moderate pressure massage therapy. Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents. Springer New York, 2016. pp. 385-396
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