Massage Therapy for Veterans

Promoting reintegration of National Guard veterans and their partners using a self-directed program of integrative therapies: a pilot study.

This study reports on a self-directed intervention program for National Guard personnel and their significant relationship partners. The intervention program was a multimedia package: a guided mediation CD and a massage technique DVD, so that the veterans and their partners would do meditation and give each other massages. Significant improvements were seen in PTSD symptoms, depression, and self-compassion for veterans, and in stress symptoms for their partners.

While this was just a pilot study with a small sample size, the finding are encouraging and more research is warranted.

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1 Comment

  1. Posted April 24, 2016 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Good post! Yes veterans could really use massafe therapy! It would be do beneficial to them considering all the benefits! 🙂

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