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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 7 (2010), Issue 4, Pages 409-418
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nen029
Review

Physiological Adjustments to Stress Measures Following Massage Therapy: A Review of the Literature

1Massage Therapy Foundation, Evanston, Illinois, USA
2University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, C288, Education 2 North 13120 east 19th Ave. Aurora, CO 80045, USA
3University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA
4University of Iowa, Community and Behavioral Health, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
5Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA

Received 7 September 2007; Accepted 4 April 2008

Copyright © 2010 Albert Moraska et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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