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Massage    Massage

Massage consists of soft tissue manipulation, usually applied with the hands, with the goal of improving health and function of the human body. Massage is utilized by 84.9% of chiropractors (1).

(1) Christensen M. Job Analysis of Chirpractic. Greeley, Co: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners; 2005.

Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Information

MeSH Term: Massage

Scope Note: The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.

MeSH Synonyms:
  • Massage
  • Craniosacral Massage
  • Massage, Craniosacral
  • Zone Therapy
  • Therapies, Zone
  • Zone Therapies
  • Therapy, Zone
  • Reflexology
  • Rolfing
  • Bodywork
  • Bodyworks
  • Massage Therapy
  • Massage Therapies
  • Therapies, Massage
  • Therapy, Massage
Applicable MeSH Subheadings:
  • adverse effects
  • classification
  • economics
  • education
  • epidemiology
  • ethics
  • history
  • instrumentation
  • legislation and jurisprudence
  • manpower
  • methods
  • mortality
  • nursing
  • organization and administration
  • pharmacology
  • psychology
  • standards
  • statistics and numerical data
  • therapeutic use
  • therapy
  • trends
  • utilization
  • veterinary

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