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A survey of training and practice patterns of massage therapists in two US states

Karen J Sherman12*, Daniel C Cherkin13, Janet Kahn4, Janet Erro1, Andrea Hrbek5, Richard A Deyo6 and David M Eisenberg5

Author Affiliations

1 Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA

2 Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA

3 Departments of Family Medicine and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA

4 Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 05405, USA

5 Harvard Medical School Osher Institute and Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA

6 Departments of Medicine and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2005, 5:13  doi:10.1186/1472-6882-5-13

Published: 14 June 2005

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Massage Care Survey. The visit form used for each of the massage therapy visits

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Glossary of Selected Massage Techniques. Definitions of selected massage techniques

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