Table 5

Self-care recommendations given by massage therapists licensed in Connecticut (1999) and Washington (1998)

Connecticut

Washington


(N = 965 visits)

(N = 1040 visits)


Self-Care Recommendations

Percent Using


Any

81.1

84.6

Body Awareness

37.2

37.7

Breathwork

28.4

25.2

Hot/Cold Therapy

29.0

33.2

Movement – any

39.2

44.6

Movement – active

26.6

35.1

Movement – passive

17.3

13.5

Movement – resisted

7.2

7.8

Visualization

8.3

8.7

Water Intake, Increase

48.4

56.1

Other (e.g., self-massage, relaxation

5.6

3.4


Sherman et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2005 5:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-5-13

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