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The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients: a narrative review of the literature

The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients: a narrative review of the literature

Isrn Nursing 2011: 929868

A considerable number of cancer patients use complementary medicine therapies in order to alleviate different symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and depression, occurring in connection with cancer. This paper explores the question to what extent massage therapies are able to reduce the amount of pain, anxiety, and depression. For this purpose, a systematic literature analysis was carried out in the electronic databases and specialist journals. There is already evidence that massage therapies can influence the symptoms of pain, anxiety, and depression in a positive way.

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