Massage therapy decreased nurses’ stress, in a study conducted to compare the stress levels of nurses who received a 15-minute back massage once a week with that of nurses who did not receive any treatment. “The effectiveness of a 15 minute weekly massage in reducing physical and psychological stress levels of 60 nurses at an acute-care hospital in Queensland, Australia.

The full research report of  “Weekly Massage Reduces Stress Symptoms in Nurses,” ran in the print edition of MASSAGE Magazine’s February 2007 issue.