MEDICAL MASSAGE RESEARCH: JAPANESE MASSAGE STUDY FINDS CHANGES IN GENE EXPRESSION

THE REFERENCED STUDY: Donoyama, N., Ohkoshi, N. Effects of Traditional Japanese Massage Therapy on Gene Expression: Preliminary Study. J Alt Comp Med 2011;17:553-555

KEY POINTS:

  • Some studies have shown elevations in secretory immunoglobulin A, and in the number and activity of natural killer cells following massage, suggesting that massage has the effect of enhancing immune function.
  • To elucidate the mechanism underlying the changes in immune function following massage, this st