Additional Resources

The Touch Research Institute

The Touch Research Institute ( at the University of Miami School of Medicine has conducted a number of studies on the effects of massage on the body. Their web site provides a searchable database of these studies.

The Massage Therapy Foundation

The Massage Therapy Institue ( promotes research, funds grants, and offers a searchable online database of published reports in a number of languages.


If you’re looking for other forms of complementary and alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, or homeopathy, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (, part of the National Institutes of Health, offers information about these modalities.