MASSAGE THERAPY LITERATURE REVIEW

By Ted Nissen M.A. M.T.

Copyright © January 2021 Ted Nissen

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction. 3

2. In vitro fertilization. 3

3. Reducing prematurity by decreasing prenatal depression. 3

4. Preterm infants. 3

a) Growth measures. 3

b) Vagal activity and gastric motility. 3

c) Natural killer cell activity. 3

d) Developmental follow-up. 3

e) Other touch therapies for preterm infants. 3

f) Preterm infants with medical complications. 3

g) Massage for NICU nurses. 3

5. Full-term infants. 4

6. Infants with other conditions. 4

a) Infants with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 4

b) Infants with asymmetry from congenital muscular torticollis. 4

7. Autism.. 4

8. Skin conditions (see Table 2 on page 7) 4

a) Cleft-lip scars. 4

b) Burn scars. 4

c) Surgical scars. 4

d) Bed sores. 4

9. PAIN SYNDROMES (See Table 3 on page 7) 4

a) Muscle Pain. 4

b) Labor pain. 4

c) Foot pain. 4

d) Knee arthritis pain. 5

e) Pelvic pain. 5

f) Carpal tunnel syndrome. 5

g) Hand pain and upper limb pain. 5

h) Neck pain. 5

i)  Back pain. 5

j)  Pain in different joints. 5

k) Fibromyalgia. 5

l)  Veterans. 5

m) Coronary bypass and cardiac surgery. 5

10. Blood pressure and hypertension (see Table 4 Blood Pressure and Hypertension Page 5) 5

a) Coronary care. 5

b) Prehypertension. 6

c) Hypertension. 6

11. Auto-immune conditions (Table 5 Auto-Immune and Immune Conditions Page 5) 6

a) Asthma. 6

b) Multiple sclerosis. 6

12. Immune disorders (Table 5 Auto-Immune and Immune Conditions Page 5) 6

a) HIV.. 6

b) Cancer. 6

13. Aging (Table 6 Aging Page 6) 6

a) Postmenopausal women. 6

b) Parkinson's. 7

c) Dementia. 7

d) Potential underlying mechanisms. 7

14. Limitations of the therapy protocols. 7

15. Limitations of the measures. 7

16. Limitations of the conditions studied. 7

17. Lyme Disease. 7

18. Summary. 7

INDEX. 12

TABLES. 12

Table 1 Prenatal and postnatal development. 13

Table 2 Skin Conditions. 13

Table 3 Pain Syndromes. 14

Table 4 Blood Pressure and Hypertension. 15

Table 5 Auto-Immune and Immune Conditions. 15

Table 6 Aging. 16

 

1.         Introduction (TOP)

                 This is a test (see Table 1 on page 6) This analysis of a large research project is worth reading to understand how to evaluate research studies. Effectiveness of massage therapy for Subacute low-back pain: a randomized controlled trial   Pedro Ratings 6/10

A glossary of terms can be found here: Glossary and futher definitions here; definitions additional terms and further information with the following links;     ENDNOTES   TABLES

      TRAINING ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2.         In vitro fertilization

This is a test (see Table 1 on page 6)(Okhowat-Abstract)  1

3.         Reducing prematurity by decreasing prenatal depression

This is a test. (Field-Article) 2 This is a test. (Field-Article) 3

4.         Preterm infants

a)        Growth measures

This is a test.(Abstract-Choi) 4 This is a test.(Saeadi-Article) 5 This is a test (Field-Article) 2

b)       Vagal activity and gastric motility

This is a test (Saeadi-Article) 5      This is a test (field-Article) 2    This is a test (Smith-Article) 6

c)         Natural killer cell activity

This is a test (Ang-Article) 7 This is a test (Field-Article) 2    This is a test (Field-Article) 2

d)       Developmental follow-up

This is a test (Abdallah-Abstract) 8    this is a test (Field-Article) 2

e)        Other touch therapies for preterm infants

This is a test (Field-Article)   2       This is a test (Diego-Article)  9

f)            Preterm infants with medical complications

This is a test (Valizadeh-Article) 10

g)        Massage for NICU nurses

This is a test (Field-Article)  2    This is a test (Nazari-Article) 11

5.         Full-term infants

This is a test (Gürol-Article) 12  This is a test (Field-Abstract) 13    This is a test (Dalili-Abstract)   14   This is a test (Basiri-Moghadam-Abstract)    15

6.         Infants with other conditions

a)        Infants with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

This is a test. (Neu-Abstract)  16   This is a test. (Neu-Article)   17

b)       Infants with asymmetry from congenital muscular torticollis

This is a test. (Lee-Article)  18

7.         Autism

This is a test. (McLay-Abstract)  19 This is a test. (field-article) 2 This is a test. (Tsuji-Article)   20

8.         Skin conditions (see Table 2 on page 7)

This is a test

a)        Cleft-lip scars

This is a test. (McKay-article)  21

b)       Burn scars

This is a test. (Cho-Abstract)  22   This is a test. (Field-article) 2   This is a test. (Field-article) 2

c)         Surgical scars

This is a test. (Shin-Abastract)   23

d)       Bed sores

This is a test. (Zhang-Abstract) 24

9.         PAIN SYNDROMES (See Table 3 on page 7)

A discussion of pain and Massage Therapy can be found with this link Pain Narrative

 

a)                    Muscle Pain

This is a test   (Franklin-Article)  25  Pedro Analysis (4/10) This  is another test  (Imtiyaz-Article)  26

b)                   Labor pain

This is a test (Mortazavi-Abstract) 27This is a test (Field-Article28

c)                     Foot pain

This is a test (Saban-Abstract) 29

d)                   Knee arthritis pain

This is a test (cortes-abstract)(Qingguang-Article) 30, 31 test (Saban-Abstract)  29

e)                    Pelvic pain

This is a test (Azima-Abstract) 32

f)                        Carpal tunnel syndrome

This is a test (Elliott-Abstract)  33 test (Franklin-Article)  25

g)                    Hand pain and upper limb pain

This is text(field-Abstract)  34 This is text (Field-Abstract) 35

h)                   Neck pain

This is text(Field-Abstract)36 This is text (Cheng-Article)37

i)                        Back pain

This is text (Kamali-Abstract)38  This is text (Sritoomma-Abstract) 39 this is text (Cherkin-Article) 40 This is text (Franklin-Article)25

j)                        Pain in different joints

This is text (Bervoets-Abstract)  41

k)                   Fibromyalgia

                                                This is text (Franklin-Article)25  This is text This is text (Yuan-Abstract)42 this is text   (Li-Article)43 This is text (Franklin-Article)25

l)                        Veterans

                                                This is text (Mithchinson-Abstract) 44

m)              Coronary bypass and cardiac surgery

                                                This is text(Najafi=Article) 45 This is text (Grafton-Article) 46 This is text (Boitor-Abstract) 47 (Franklin-Article)25

10.                      Blood pressure and hypertension (see Table 4 Blood Pressure and Hypertension Page 5)

                                 This is test

a)                    Coronary care

                                                This is test (Adib-Hajbaghery-Article) 48 This is a test. (Vahedian-Azimi-Article)49  This is a test. (Hatefi-Article)50 This is a test. (Adib-Hajbaghery-Article) 50    

b)                   Prehypertension

This is a test (Moeini-Article)51   This is a test (Givi-Article) 52 This is a test (Field-Article) 2   

c)                     Hypertension

                                                This is test (Xiong-Article)53 this is a test (Field-Article)2

11.                      Auto-immune conditions (Table 5 Auto-Immune and Immune Conditions Page 5)

This is a test (Field-Article)2

a)                    Asthma

This is a test (Fattah-Abstract)54  This is a test (Field-Article)2 This is a test  (Field-Article) 2   

b)                   Multiple sclerosis

This is a test (Finch-Abstract)55  This is a test (Schroeder-Article) 56   This is a test (Negahban-Abstract)57                                  

12.                      Immune disorders (Table 5 Auto-Immune and Immune Conditions Page 5)

This is a test (Field-Article)2

a)                    HIV

This is a test (Perez-Abstract)58  This is a test (Field-Article) 2  This is a test (Field-Article)2  This is a test (Poland-Article)59   This is a test (Field-Article)2  This is a test (Field-Article)2

b)                   Cancer

This is a test (Çelebioğlu-Abstract)60   This is a test (Mazlum-Article)61  This is a test (Sheikhi-Article)62  This is a test (Kashani-Article)63 This is a test (Krohn-Abstract)64    This is a test (Field-Article)2 This is a test  (Dion-Abstract)65   This is a test  (Taylor-Article)66   This is a test (Lee-Article)67

13.                       Aging (see Table 6 Aging Page 6)

This is a test

a)                    Postmenopausal women

This is a test (Taavoni-Abstract)68    This is a test (Field-Article)2 This is a test  (Saetung-Article)69        

b)                   Parkinson's

This is a test (Donoyama-Abstract)70  This is a test (Field-Article)2

c)                     Dementia

This is a test (Rodríguez-Mansilla-Article)71  This is a test  (Field-Article)2  This is a test (Guan-Article)72 This is a test (Field-Article)2

d)                   Potential underlying mechanisms

This is a test (Nelson-Abstract)73  This is a test (Field-Article)2  This is a test  (Guan-Article)72 This is a test (Fazeli-Abstract)74    This is a test (Field-Article)2

14.                      Limitations of the therapy protocols

This is a test (Field2014-Article)28

15.                      Limitations of the measures

This is a test

16.                      Limitations of the conditions studied

This is a test

17.                      Lyme Disease

This is a test (Albers-Article)75       This is a test (Thomason-Article)76  This is a test (Reshetova-Abstract)77  This is a test (Reshetova-Abstract)77   This is a test  (Omura-Abstract)78

18.                      Summary

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ENDNOTES

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4.   Choi H, Kim SJ, Oh J, Lee MN, Kim S, Kang KA. The effects of massage therapy on physical growth and gastrointestinal function in premature infants: A pilot study. J Child Health Care. Sep 2016;20(3):394-404. doi:10.1177/1367493515598647

5.   Saeadi R, Ghorbani Z, Shapouri Moghaddam A. The effect of massage with medium-chain triglyceride oil on weight gain in premature neonates. Acta Med Iran. 2015;53(2):134-8.

6.   Smith SL, Haley S, Slater H, Moyer-Mileur LJ. Heart rate variability during caregiving and sleep after massage therapy in preterm infants. Early Hum Dev. Aug 2013;89(8):525-9. doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.01.004

7.   Ang JY, Lua JL, Mathur A, et al. A randomized placebo-controlled trial of massage therapy on the immune system of preterm infants. Pediatrics. Dec 2012;130(6):e1549-58. doi:10.1542/peds.2012-0196

8.   Abdallah B, Badr LK, Hawwari M. The efficacy of massage on short and long term outcomes in preterm infants. Infant Behav Dev. Dec 2013;36(4):662-9. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2013.06.009

9.   Diego MA, Field T, Hernandez-Reif M. Preterm infant weight gain is increased by massage therapy and exercise via different underlying mechanisms. Early Hum Dev. Mar 2014;90(3):137-40. doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2014.01.009

10. Valizadeh S, Hosseini MB, Asghari Jafarabadi M, Ajoodanian N. The effects of massage with coconut and sunflower oils on oxygen saturation of premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome treated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure. J Caring Sci. Dec 2012;1(4):191-9. doi:10.5681/jcs.2012.027

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13. Field T, Gonzalez G, Diego M, Mindell J. Mothers massaging their newborns with lotion versus no lotion enhances mothers' and newborns' sleep. Infant Behav Dev. Nov 2016;45(Pt A):31-37. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2016.08.004

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21. McKay E. Assessing the effectiveness of massage therapy for bilateral cleft lip reconstruction scars. Int J Ther Massage Bodywork. Jun 2014;7(2):3-9. doi:10.3822/ijtmb.v7i2.224

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23. Shin TM, Bordeaux JS. The role of massage in scar management: a literature review. Dermatol Surg. Mar 2012;38(3):414-23. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.2011.02201.x

24. Zhang Q, Sun Z, Yue J. Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Jun 17 2015;(6):Cd010518. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010518.pub2

25. Franklin NC, Ali MM, Robinson AT, Norkeviciute E, Phillips SA. Massage therapy restores peripheral vascular function after exertion. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Jun 2014;95(6):1127-34. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2014.02.007

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27. Mortazavi SH, Khaki S, Moradi R, Heidari K, Vasegh Rahimparvar SF. Effects of massage therapy and presence of attendant on pain, anxiety and satisfaction during labor. Arch Gynecol Obstet. Jul 2012;286(1):19-23. doi:10.1007/s00404-012-2227-4

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29. Saban B, Deutscher D, Ziv T. Deep massage to posterior calf muscles in combination with neural mobilization exercises as a treatment for heel pain: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Man Ther. Apr 2014;19(2):102-8. doi:10.1016/j.math.2013.08.001

30. Cortés Godoy V, Gallego Izquierdo T, Lázaro Navas I, Pecos Martín D. Effectiveness of massage therapy as co-adjuvant treatment to exercise in osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized control trial. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2014;27(4):521-9. doi:10.3233/bmr-140476

31. Qingguang Z, Min F, Li G, et al. Gait analysis of patients with knee osteoarthritis before and after Chinese massage treatment. J Tradit Chin Med. Aug 2015;35(4):411-6. doi:10.1016/s0254-6272(15)30117-5

32. Azima S, Bakhshayesh HR, Kaviani M, Abbasnia K, Sayadi M. Comparison of the Effect of Massage Therapy and Isometric Exercises on Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. Dec 2015;28(6):486-91. doi:10.1016/j.jpag.2015.02.003

33. Elliott R, Burkett B. Massage therapy as an effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. J Bodyw Mov Ther. Jul 2013;17(3):332-8. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2012.12.003

34. Field T, Diego M, Solien-Wolfe L. Massage therapy plus topical analgesic is more effective than massage alone for hand arthritis pain. J Bodyw Mov Ther. Jul 2014;18(3):322-5. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.12.002

35. Field T, Diego M, Delgado J, Garcia D, Funk CG. Rheumatoid arthritis in upper limbs benefits from moderate pressure massage therapy. Complement Ther Clin Pract. May 2013;19(2):101-3. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2012.12.001

36. Field T, Diego M, Gonzalez G, Funk CG. Neck arthritis pain is reduced and range of motion is increased by massage therapy. Complement Ther Clin Pract. Nov 2014;20(4):219-23. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.09.001

37. Cheng YH, Huang GC. Efficacy of massage therapy on pain and dysfunction in patients with neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:204360. doi:10.1155/2014/204360

38. Kamali F, Panahi F, Ebrahimi S, Abbasi L. Comparison between massage and routine physical therapy in women with sub acute and chronic nonspecific low back pain. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2014;27(4):475-80. doi:10.3233/bmr-140468

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45. Najafi SS, Rast F, Momennasab M, Ghazinoor M, Dehghanrad F, Mousavizadeh SA. The effect of massage therapy by patients' companions on severity of pain in the patients undergoing post coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a single-blind randomized clinical trial. Int J Community Based Nurs Midwifery. Jul 2014;2(3):128-35.

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49. Vahedian-Azimi A, Ebadi A, Asghari Jafarabadi M, Saadat S, Ahmadi F. Effect of Massage Therapy on Vital Signs and GCS Scores of ICU Patients: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Trauma Mon. Aug 2014;19(3):e17031. doi:10.5812/traumamon.17031

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51. Moeini M, Givi M, Ghasempour Z, Sadeghi M. The effect of massage therapy on blood pressure of women with pre-hypertension. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. Winter 2011;16(1):61-70.

52. Givi M. Durability of effect of massage therapy on blood pressure. Int J Prev Med. May 2013;4(5):511-6.

53. Xiong XJ, Li SJ, Zhang YQ. Massage therapy for essential hypertension: a systematic review. J Hum Hypertens. Mar 2015;29(3):143-51. doi:10.1038/jhh.2014.52

54. Fattah MA, Hamdy B. Pulmonary functions of children with asthma improve following massage therapy. J Altern Complement Med. Nov 2011;17(11):1065-8. doi:10.1089/acm.2010.0758

55. Finch P, Bessonnette S. A pragmatic investigation into the effects of massage therapy on the self efficacy of multiple sclerosis clients. J Bodyw Mov Ther. Jan 2014;18(1):11-6. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.04.001

56. Schroeder B, Doig J, Premkumar K. The effects of massage therapy on multiple sclerosis patients' quality of life and leg function. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:640916. doi:10.1155/2014/640916

57. Negahban H, Rezaie S, Goharpey S. Massage therapy and exercise therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled pilot study. Clin Rehabil. Dec 2013;27(12):1126-36. doi:10.1177/0269215513491586

58. Perez EM, Carrara H, Bourne L, Berg A, Swanevelder S, Hendricks MK. Massage therapy improves the development of HIV-exposed infants living in a low socio-economic, peri-urban community of South Africa. Infant Behav Dev. Feb 2015;38:135-46. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2014.12.011

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60. Çelebioğlu A, Gürol A, Yildirim ZK, Büyükavci M. Effects of massage therapy on pain and anxiety arising from intrathecal therapy or bone marrow aspiration in children with cancer. Int J Nurs Pract. Dec 2015;21(6):797-804. doi:10.1111/ijn.12298

61. Mazlum S, Chaharsoughi NT, Banihashem A, Vashani HB. The effect of massage therapy on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in pediatric cancer. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. Jul 2013;18(4):280-4.

62. Sheikhi MA, Ebadi A, Talaeizadeh A, Rahmani H. Alternative Methods to Treat Nausea and Vomiting from Cancer Chemotherapy. Chemother Res Pract. 2015;2015:818759. doi:10.1155/2015/818759

63. Kashani F, Kashani P. The effect of massage therapy on the quality of sleep in breast cancer patients. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. Mar 2014;19(2):113-8.

64. Krohn M, Listing M, Tjahjono G, et al. Depression, mood, stress, and Th1/Th2 immune balance in primary breast cancer patients undergoing classical massage therapy. Support Care Cancer. Sep 2011;19(9):1303-11. doi:10.1007/s00520-010-0946-2

65. Dion LJ, Engen DJ, Lemaine V, et al. Massage therapy alone and in combination with meditation for breast cancer patients undergoing autologous tissue reconstruction: A randomized pilot study. Complement Ther Clin Pract. May 2016;23:82-7. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.04.005

66. Taylor AG, Snyder AE, Anderson JG, Brown CJ, Densmore JJ, Bourguignon C. Gentle Massage Improves Disease- and Treatment-Related Symptoms in Patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. J Clin Trials. 2014;4doi:10.4172/2167-0870.1000161

67. Lee SH, Kim JY, Yeo S, Kim SH, Lim S. Meta-Analysis of Massage Therapy on Cancer Pain. Integr Cancer Ther. Jul 2015;14(4):297-304. doi:10.1177/1534735415572885

68. Taavoni S, Darsareh F, Joolaee S, Haghani H. The effect of aromatherapy massage on the psychological symptoms of postmenopausal Iranian women. Complement Ther Med. Jun 2013;21(3):158-63. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2013.03.007

69. Saetung S, Chailurkit LO, Ongphiphadhanakul B. Thai traditional massage increases biochemical markers of bone formation in postmenopausal women: a randomized crossover trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. Mar 25 2013;13:69. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-69

70. Donoyama N, Suoh S, Ohkoshi N. Effectiveness of Anma massage therapy in alleviating physical symptoms in outpatients with Parkinson's disease: a before-after study. Complement Ther Clin Pract. Nov 2014;20(4):251-61. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.07.010

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TABLES

 

Table 1 Prenatal and postnatal development

 

Table 2 Skin Conditions

 

Table 3 Pain Syndromes

 

 

Table 4 Blood Pressure and Hypertension

 

Table 5 Auto-Immune and Immune Conditions

 

 

 

Table 6 Aging