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The effects of massage: an holistic approach to care

13 August 1997

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Massage has been considered therapeutic for many thousands of years - indeed, there is evidence of the therapeutic use of massage in China more than 5,000 years ago....

How multisensory relaxation sessions can help service users

27 June 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex needs can benefit physically and emotionally from multisensory relaxation sessions...

Responding to babies’ needs through holistic care

06 February 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background The authors set out to evaluate the effects on sick children of neonatal environments, handling and infant massage. Conclusion Evaluation of parental and...

Abdominal massage for constipation in children

01 May 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Physical contact between people is a powerful form of communication, and also a basic behavioural need (Bowlby 1969, Bowlby 1973, Ainsworth et al 1978, Main 1990)....

Aromatherapy and massage: the evidence

01 July 2003

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

The use of complementary therapies in children’s health care is widespread (Ernst 1999, Simpson et al 1998). A review by Kemper (2001) showed that up to 75 per cent...

Baby massage and baby play Promoting touch and stimulation in early childhood

01 June 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

The UK has some of the highest child poverty rates in Europe (NCH Action for Children 1996). Rural Derbyshire has high rates of poverty (Table 1) and high mortality...

Complementary therapies: Guided imagery and infant massage

01 July 2001

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Alternative and complementary therapies are gaining in popularity worldwide (Goldbek-Wood et al 1996). In children, the benefits of preparation and diversion therapy...

The benefits of baby massage

01 March 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Over many years a number of reports have linked health problems to low socio-economic status (Benzeval et al 1996, Townsend and Davidson 1988). Sure Start, a UK-wide...

Delivering aromatherapy and massage in a day centre

08 December 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

A massage and aromatherapy therapy group was set up at a day centre for people who have learning disabilities. The authors describe the involvement of clients and...

The therapeutic effects of hand massage

10 June 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article provides a framework for the inclusion of hand massage in the care plans of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in a hospice...