Massage therapy shown to improve stress response in preterm infants

A study published recently in Early Human Development, conducted by University of Louisville School of Nursing researcher Sandra Smith, Ph.D., and her team at the University of Utah, found massage therapy that involved moderate pressure and stroking of the soft tissues followed by flexing and extending the joints of the arms and legs increased heart rate variability in male, but not in female preterm infants.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-05/uol…


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