Touch Therapy


  • Tiffany Field, PhD, Professor and Director, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, Miami, FL, USA

This book examines the research base of touch in massage therapy while linking the implications of these results to massage practice. It was written by the director of the world-renowned Touch Research Institute. Each chapter gives a clear and authoritative review of what is known about the effects of touch in a variety of clinical conditions. It specifically addresses the areas of stress reduction, pain reduction, growth and development, immune functions, and auto-immune disorders.
View full description


Book information

  • Published: November 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05791-5

Table of Contents

Introduction. Enhancing growth. Pain reduction during painful procedures and chronic pain syndromes. Enhancing attentiveness. Alleviating depression and anxiety. Auto-immune disorders. Immune disorders. Summary. Further reading. Appendices.