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A Gentle Touch with Kids

August 2, 2004

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is offering free massage therapy to young patients to help reduce their anxiety and severe pain. Learn more »


The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB):

The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB) describes itself as “an open access, peer-reviewed publication intended to accommodate the diverse needs of the rapidly-expanding therapeutic massage and bodywork community. Principal sections of the journal span the areas of research, education and clinical practice.” ILTMB is available online at no charge.


The Therapeutic Touch: How to Use your Hands to Heal or Help, Dolores Krieger

Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin, Third Edition, Ashley Montagu

Touching, Tiffany Field

Massage Therapy Research, Tiffany Field

Touch Therapy, Tiffany Field

What’s Going on in There?:

How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life, Lise Eliot

Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting, Sandy Fritz et al.

Comfort Touch: Massage for the Elderly and the Ill, Mary Kathleen Rose

From the Heart Through the Hands: The Power of Touch in Caregiving, Dawn Nelson

Compassionate Touch: Hands-on Caregiving for the Elderly, the Ill and the Dying, Dawn Nelson

Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client, Gayle MacDonald

Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach, Tracy Walton

Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer, Gayle MacDonald

Mindfulness-Based Elder Care:

A CAM Model for Frail Elders and Their Caregivers by Lucia McBee

Massage in Healthcare
Infant Massage

Baby Massage: The Calming Power of Touch, Alan Heath et al

Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents, Vimala Schneider McClure

Pediatric Massage for the Child with Special Needs, Kathy Fleming Drehobi et al.

Pediatric Massage Therapy, Marybetts Sinclair


Touch Research Institute: Located at the University of Miami School of Medicine, the Touch Research Institute was founded in 1972 under the leadership of Tiffany Fields, Ph.D. It was the world’s first center focused solely on the touch and its application in the areas of science and medicine. This site contains abstracts of their publications… Learn More>

National Institutes of Health PubMed: More than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books, may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. Use search works to find citations on massage topics. Learn More>

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