Findings from a new study indicate that massage and hypnosis may contribute to reduced levels of stress and pain and increase work ability for some nursing personnel.

“The sense of well-being obtained in relation to health promotion intervention with tactile massage and hypnosis seemed to have positive implications for both work and leisure,” the researchers noted in an abstract published on www.pubmed.gov.

“Self-awareness, contentment and self-control may be contributing factors related to engaging in tactile massage and hypnosis that might help nursing personnel understand their patients and colleagues and helped them deal with difficult situations that occurred during their working hours.”

The study is published on BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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