A very promising project: Massage therapy and patients in palliative care
The Canadian Touch Research Center plans and performs several projects in different areas. Some are at the stage of establishing a protocol. Others are advanced. One of them is particularly interesting and incites enormous hope. It pertains to a research project on palliative care led in partnership with the Mount-Sinai Hospital in Montreal.

The preliminary results obtained are promising. They tend to confirm that regular sessions of massage therapy decrease the narcotic consumption in patients suffering from cancer in the terminal phase. The massage therapy appears to improve the comfort level and reduces the degree of anxiety in these patients. With time, this approach can definitely become a favored solution in palliative care units.