Massage therapy for people with HIV/AIDS


Abstract:  Infection with human immunodeficency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficency syndrome (AIDS) is a pandemic that has affected millions of people globally. Although major research and clinical initiatives are addressing prevention and cure strategies, issues of quality of life for survivors have received less attention. Massage therapy is proposed to have a positive effect on quality of life and may also have a positive effect on immune function through stress mediation. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review was to examine the safety and effectiveness of massage therapy on quality of life, pain and immune system parameters in people living with HIV/AIDS…


Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


2010 Jan 20;(1):CD007502.

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Journal Article


Hillier SL et al