Temperature increases in preterm infants during massage therapy

Miguel A. Diego, Tiffany Field, Maria Hernandez-Reif

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Temperature was assessed in 72 preterm infants randomly assigned to a control or a massage therapy group. A greater increase in temperature was noted for preterm infants receiving massage therapy versus a control group, even though the incubator portholes remained open during the 15 min massage therapy session but not for the control group over an equivalent time period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Heat loss
  • Infant
  • Massage
  • Preterm
  • Safety
  • Stimulation
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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