A decade of building massage therapy services at an academic medical center as part of a healing enhancement program

Nancy J. Rodgers, Susanne M. Cutshall, Liza J. Dion, Nikol E. Dreyer, Jennifer L. Hauschulz, Crystal R. Ristau, Barb S. Thomley, Brent A Bauer

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Abstract

The use of complementary and integrative medicine therapies is steadily becoming an integral part of health care. Massage therapy is increasingly offered to hospitalized patients for various conditions to assist with the management of common symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and tension. This article summarizes a decade of building the massage therapy service at a large tertiary care medical center, from the early pilot studies and research to the current program offerings, and the hopes and dreams for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-56
Number of pages5
JournalComplementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Alternative medicine
  • CIMP
  • Complementary therapies
  • CVS
  • Integrative medicine
  • Massage therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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