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Latest Study Highlighted by Physicians Weekly

May 13, 20230 min read

The latest study Healwell published “Massage Therapy for Hospitalized Patients Receiving Palliative Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial” was highlighted in Physicians Weekly in their article "Massage Therapy for Palliative Care Patients in Hospital"

Massage therapy benefited complex patients with advanced illnesses, regardless of dosage. Short-term improvements were predicted by session length (10 or 20 minutes), while sustained improvement at follow-up was predicted by treatment frequency (once or three consecutive days). The findings suggested that the optimal massage “dosage” may depend on the specific outcomes being targeted.

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