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Does massage therapy positively effect those with schizophrenic spectrum disorders

By Anonymous May 9, 2011 - 4:37pm
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If there are any articles or resources to validate this question I'd appreciate it very much. I'm currently a student of therapeutic massage who is doing general research on the affects of therapeutic touch on pesons diagnosed with this type of psychological disorder. Thank you!

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Hi Anonymous,
Welcome to EmpowHer. You may find this article- "Stress and the Benefits of Massage" http://www.empowher.com/mental-health/content/stress-and-benefits-massage?page=0,2 - helpful as well as contacting the author for information specific to your question.
Here is the link to our site's Massage Therapy page-
I am guessing that you have already searched your question on the internet. If not, there is this link to look at-
http://nmti.edu/blog/schizophrenia-patients-reap-benefits-shiatsu-massage-therapy This site directly addresses the benefits of massage therapy for schizophrenia patients. Best of luck in your research and training.

May 9, 2011 - 5:11pm
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