Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
The prevalence and characteristics of consultation with a massage therapist among young and middle aged women.
Massage is a popular form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). It has become increasingly popular among women and used for a variety of physical and psychological conditions (Adams et al. 2011; Cambron et al. 2007; Listing et al. 2009; Meurk et al. 2013). However, there has been no critical analysis on the prevalence of massage use or the characteristics of massage users as a single treatment modality for women in Australia. The proposed study will determine the prevalence of young and mid aged women, and analyse the use of massage in relation to demographic data, physical and mental health status and health services factors among this population.
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Professor David Sibbritt
Dr Meredith Tavener
Prof Jayne Lucke
Professor David Sibbritt
Prof Jon Adams
Ms Suzy Ladanyi