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Development of a taxonomy to describe massage treatments for musculoskeletal pain

Karen J Sherman12*, Marian W Dixon3, Diana Thompson4 and Daniel C Cherkin15

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 Private Practice, Portland, Oregon 97214, USA

4 Private Practice, Seattle, Washington 98112, USA

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

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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006, 6:24  doi:10.1186/1472-6882-6-24

Published: 23 June 2006

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Massage therapy techniques. A list of the 36 distinct techniques that form the third level of our taxonomy.

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