Massage Therapy Research Studies
The Touch Research Institute has conducted over 100 studies on the positive effects of massage therapy on many functions and medical conditions in many different age groups. There are also studies on Aromatherapy, Yoga, Tai Chi, Music and Acupuncture.
Among the significant research findings are enhanced growth (e.g. in preterm infants), diminished pain (e.g. fibromyalgia), decreased autoimmune problems (e.g., increased pulmonary function in asthma and decreased glucose levels in diabetes), enhanced immune function (e.g., increased natural killer cells in HIV and cancer), and enhanced alertness and performance (e.g., EEG pattern of alertness and better performance on math computations). Many of these effects appear to be mediated by decreased stress hormones. For more information, gotohttp://www6.miami.edu/touch-research/research.html
Massage Magazine has a long list of research articles. Many are from the Touch Research Institute and may be duplicates of the above website. Here is a few of the topics from Massage Magazine website:
for the full list from Massage Magazine, you can go to their website at