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Massage Reduces Hospital Stay in Pre-Term Babies

The December edition of the Journal of Perinatology published a great research study performed at a nursing school in Brazil. The study found that in the case of premature babies born at 32 weeks or less, those who received massage were released from the hospital an average of 7 days before their non-massaged counterparts. Neonatal sepsis was also greatly reduced in this group.

No big surprise there.
“Massage therapy reduces hospital stay and occurrence of late-onset sepsis in very preterm neonates.” Journal of Perinatology: official journal of the California Perinatal Association 2008 Dec;28(12):815-20. PMID: 18633421