Monday, August 22, 2005

Massage improves weight gain in preterm infants

SOURCE: Journal of Pediatrics, July 2005.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

This came from the BBC yesterday. On the eastern edge of Manchester, in a windowless room at the back of a community housing office, a group of teenagers is learning how to give arm and hand massage. ..

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I'm always interested in learning more about the effects of positive touch. Because there are so many benefits to massage, a more common solution to anti-social behavior would be to have the youths receive massage themselves. The program adopted by Gorton is brilliant because it goes further: It not only teaches the kids useful skills that will help them bond with others, it also gives them the power to benefit others with positive touch.