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Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

I had always believed that massage could be helpful on my friends who were (recovering from) anorexia. I had it in my mind that I could help them relax and feel better, which is true, but I found it interesting that it could help with their self-image and anxiety as well. After some research, I found an anorexia study called "Anorexia Nervosa Symptoms are reduced by Massage Therapy" done by the University of Miami. In the study, 19 women and a control group were given 30 minute massages twice a week for 5 weeks, the ones who had massages had a lower count of eating disorder symptoms, which I found amazing.

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