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November 8, 2003

Massage Helps Prevent Child Abuse

Wisconsin's Parent Place is one such agency helping parents cope with the stresses of child rearing before violence takes place.

Children don't come with an owner's manual and parents don't automatically know the proper way to care for them, Bergh said.

Infant massage has been shown to reduce incidence of dissociative behaviors especially among at-risk populations such as depressed mothers. References for over 90 massage studies are available at the Touch Research Institute.

Posted by linda at November 8, 2003 9:40 AM

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