Clinical research supports the use of massage and bodywork in reducing pain, nausea and anxiety, and recipients often report improved quality of sleep, less fatigue and a greater sense of positive connection to self and community.
The source of research data is always important. Chochrane, PubMed and the TRIP Database provide an online collection of rigorous and up to date research on the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions, as well as methodology and diagnostic tests. Use the words “massage”, “oncology” and “cancer” to search their website for information on the benfits of massage.
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care.
PubMed is a database accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database.
The TRIP Database is a clinical search engine designed to allow clinicians to quickly find answers to their clinical questions using the best available evidence.