Jane, S.W., Chen, S.L., Wilkie, D.J., Lin, Y.C., Foreman, S.W., Beaton, R.D., . . . Liao, M.N. (2011). Effects of massage on pain, mood status, relaxation, and sleep in Taiwanese patients with metastatic bone pain: A randomized clinical trial. Pain, 152, 2432–2442.doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2011.06.021
To compare the efficacy of massage therapy to a social attention condition in Taiwanese patients with cancer with bone metastases
The study was a randomized, controlled clinical trial.
This trial documented therapeutic effects of massage on improving pain intensity, mood status, and muscle relaxation in patients with metastatic bone pain. The study has clinical implications supporting massage therapy and other medical modalities for optimal improvement in patients with cancer with bone metastases.
Massage therapy may play an important role in cancer bone pain, sleep, and, mood.