Swedish massage improves lives of women with breast cancer

April 11, 2017   |   Evidence in Integrative Healthcare

An August 10, 2016 Iran Red Crescent Medical Journal describes a study highlighting improvements in mood disorders of women with breast cancer, who are undergoing radiotherapy. The study had 100 patients, receiving a 30-minute Swedish massage, 3x a week for 5 weeks, and a control group which received only routine care. Those receiving massage showed improved mood associated with anger, anxiety, depression and positive affect as illustrated by ACS (affective control scale) questionnaire.