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ROLE OF MASSAGE THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION OF DISEASES: A CASE SERIES OF MEDICATED MASSAGE

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Author(s): Lone Azad Hussain | Ahmad Tanzeel | Anwar Mohd | Gh Sofi | Akhtar Mohd Shamim

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 2;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 1474;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Massage therapy | Dalk | Medicated oils | Regimental therapy | Unani Medicine.

ABSTRACT
In this paper, authors have discussed the basic concept of massage and its mechanism of action from holistic point of view supported by modern perspective. At the end, authors described some case reports involving clinical interventions of massage therapy with different oils commonly used in Unani System of Medicine. In Unani, there are four methods of treatment viz, Regimental therapy, Dieto therapy, Pharmacotherapy and surgery. Massage is one of the most popular forms of regimental therapy and has been in use since antiquity. Massage therapy is actually the scientific mode of curing certain forms of diseases by systemic manipulations and it signifies a group of procedures which are usually done with hand on the external tissues of the body in a variety of ways either with a curative, palliative or hygienic point of view. Massage with medicated oils is indicated in a number of neurological, musculoskeletal and psychosomatic disorders for prophylactic as well as therapeutic purposes.

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