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The publications authored by Healwell researchers and collaborators cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • The efficacy of massage therapy in managing pain and improving symptom management

  • The impact of massage therapy on psychological well-being and stress reduction

  • The role of massage therapy in enhancing the quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions

  • The benefits of massage therapy in palliative and end-of-life care settings


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Poster: “Hands-on” Palliative Care: Integrating Massage Therapy for Palliative Care Patients in Pain

January 31, 20190 min read

Latham-funded Pilot Study with MHRI & MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Health Research Institute and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, in partnership with Healwell, received a grant from The Latham Foundation in 2017 to conduct a pilot study to assess feasibility of including massage therapy in the care offered to hospitalized palliative care patients as well as massage therapy’s effect on opioid use, pain and anxiety. 86 patients participated in the study, randomized between a quiet time control group and the massage therapy group.

You can see and download the poster here.

Latham poster

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