Massage For Psychological Problems

The theory and effectiveness of therapeutic massage and touch for patients with mental/emotional disorders in a nursing context.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage and Therapeutic Touch For Patients With Psychological Disorders
The purpose of this research is to explore the potential for providing therapeutic benefits to patients afflicted with psychological disorders through therapeutic massage and therapeutic touch. Therapeutic massage is an adjunct of touch therapy, or therapeutic touch. Therapeutic touch uses gentle sweeps of the hands and arms just above the skin to promote healing, particularly after surgery. Therapists believe that the technique can help the patient direct his or her own energy towards healing. Although no scientific studies support that claim, many patients report that the slow sweeps of the hands and arms just above their bodies produce relaxation, reduce…