Postburn itching, pain, and psychological symptoms are reduced with massage therapy

Tiffany M Field, Michael Peck, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Scott Krugman, Iris Burman, Laura Ozment-Schenck

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Abstract

Twenty patients with burn injuries were randomly assigned to a massage therapy or a standard treatment control group during the remodeling phase of wound healing. The massage therapy group received a 30-minute massage with cocoa butter to a closed, moderate-sized scar tissue area twice a week for 5 weeks. The massage therapy group reported reduced itching, pain, and anxiety and improved mood immediately after the first and last therapy sessions, and their ratings on these measures improved from the first day to the last day of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-193
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume21
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2000

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Massage
Pruritus
Psychology
Pain
Wound Healing
Cicatrix
Anxiety
Control Groups
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Field, T. M., Peck, M., Hernandez-Reif, M., Krugman, S., Burman, I., & Ozment-Schenck, L. (2000). Postburn itching, pain, and psychological symptoms are reduced with massage therapy. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 21(3), 189-193.

Postburn itching, pain, and psychological symptoms are reduced with massage therapy. / Field, Tiffany M; Peck, Michael; Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Krugman, Scott; Burman, Iris; Ozment-Schenck, Laura.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 21, No. 3, 01.05.2000, p. 189-193.

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Field, TM, Peck, M, Hernandez-Reif, M, Krugman, S, Burman, I & Ozment-Schenck, L 2000, 'Postburn itching, pain, and psychological symptoms are reduced with massage therapy', Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 189-193.
Field TM, Peck M, Hernandez-Reif M, Krugman S, Burman I, Ozment-Schenck L. Postburn itching, pain, and psychological symptoms are reduced with massage therapy. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2000 May 1;21(3):189-193.
Field, Tiffany M ; Peck, Michael ; Hernandez-Reif, Maria ; Krugman, Scott ; Burman, Iris ; Ozment-Schenck, Laura. / Postburn itching, pain, and psychological symptoms are reduced with massage therapy. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2000 ; Vol. 21, No. 3. pp. 189-193.
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