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Clinical Outcomes of Rhythmical Massage: A Prospective Cohort Study with Swiss Outpatients

Clinical Outcomes of Rhythmical Massage: A Prospective Cohort Study with Swiss Outpatients Original Article Clinical Outcomes of Rhythmical Massage A Prospective Cohort Study with Swiss Outpatients Chantal Wälchli, PhD, Georg Saltzwedel, PsyMsc, Lukas Rist, PhD, Brigitte Bach-Meguid MD, Jutta Eberhard, MD, Michael Decker, MD, and Ana Paula Simões-Wüst, PhD Abstract neoplasms; (3) symptoms lasting longer than 6 months; and (4) patients who were treated exclusively with RM. Most im- Introduction: Rhythmical massage (RM) is a form of provements were maintained until follow-up. massage therapy extensively used in anthroposophic medi- cine (AM). Here, RM’s use and impact on clinical outcomes Conclusions: Patients receiving RM for any indication in an was investigated in a prospective observational study per- anthroposophic medicine setting perceived reductions of symp- formed with patients from a Swiss hospital and an associ- toms accompanied by improvements of HRQoL. In addition, ated group practice. self-defined therapy goals were largely attained and the treating physicians observed a decrease in disease severity. Given the re- Methods: Patients (79 individuals) referred to the two hospi- sults of this study, the current authors encourage researchers to tal sites for RM for any indication were enrolled in the present conduct future controlled studies on RM for specific indications. study and received an average of nine RM http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alternative and Complementary Therapies Mary Ann Liebert

Clinical Outcomes of Rhythmical Massage: A Prospective Cohort Study with Swiss Outpatients

Clinical Outcomes of Rhythmical Massage: A Prospective Cohort Study with Swiss Outpatients

Alternative and Complementary Therapies , Volume 20 (5): 11 – Oct 1, 2014

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Original Article Clinical Outcomes of Rhythmical Massage A Prospective Cohort Study with Swiss Outpatients Chantal Wälchli, PhD, Georg Saltzwedel, PsyMsc, Lukas Rist, PhD, Brigitte Bach-Meguid MD, Jutta Eberhard, MD, Michael Decker, MD, and Ana Paula Simões-Wüst, PhD Abstract neoplasms; (3) symptoms lasting longer than 6 months; and (4) patients who were treated exclusively with RM. Most im- Introduction: Rhythmical massage (RM) is a form of provements were maintained until follow-up. massage therapy extensively used in anthroposophic medi- cine (AM). Here, RM’s use and impact on clinical outcomes Conclusions: Patients receiving RM for any indication in an was investigated in a prospective observational study per- anthroposophic medicine setting perceived reductions of symp- formed with patients from a Swiss hospital and an associ- toms accompanied by improvements of HRQoL. In addition, ated group practice. self-defined therapy goals were largely attained and the treating physicians observed a decrease in disease severity. Given the re- Methods: Patients (79 individuals) referred to the two hospi- sults of this study, the current authors encourage researchers to tal sites for RM for any indication were enrolled in the present conduct future controlled studies on RM for specific indications. study and received an average of nine RM

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Abstract

Original Article Clinical Outcomes of Rhythmical Massage A Prospective Cohort Study with Swiss Outpatients Chantal Wälchli, PhD, Georg Saltzwedel, PsyMsc, Lukas Rist, PhD, Brigitte Bach-Meguid MD, Jutta Eberhard, MD, Michael Decker, MD, and Ana Paula Simões-Wüst, PhD Abstract neoplasms; (3) symptoms lasting longer than 6 months; and (4) patients who were treated exclusively with RM. Most im- Introduction: Rhythmical massage (RM) is a form of provements were maintained until follow-up. massage therapy extensively used in anthroposophic medi- cine (AM). Here, RM’s use and impact on clinical outcomes Conclusions: Patients receiving RM for any indication in an was investigated in a prospective observational study per- anthroposophic medicine setting perceived reductions of symp- formed with patients from a Swiss hospital and an associ- toms accompanied by improvements of HRQoL. In addition, ated group practice. self-defined therapy goals were largely attained and the treating physicians observed a decrease in disease severity. Given the re- Methods: Patients (79 individuals) referred to the two hospi- sults of this study, the current authors encourage researchers to tal sites for RM for any indication were enrolled in the present conduct future controlled studies on RM for specific indications. study and received an average of nine RM

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Published: Oct 1, 2014

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