By Amy Grewal, The Associated Press WriterThe amount of time patients spend in their rooms for treatments has long been a concern.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 70% of cancer patients spend less than two hours in their homes.
That is a lot of time to spend on treatments that don’t work, or that are unnecessary.
Now, a new study says that while there is nothing wrong with sitting down in your own home for treatment, some patients may be better off getting some massage at the spa.
It found that patients with chronic pain who spent time in the home for massage were less likely to need to go to the doctor, and were less stressed and less likely than those who were not given massage.
A massage is typically done by an experienced professional and involves placing the patient’s hands under the therapist’s or patient’s massage, which can help relieve pain and alleviate their symptoms.
But the study found that the patients who had received massage also reported fewer side effects.
The massage, for example, may help the patient relax, relieve anxiety or get them through a tough day, according to a statement from the study.
The researchers did not look at massage treatments that had been provided by massage therapists, such as body massages, which may have added to the stress and anxiety the patients experienced, said study author Dr. Mark A. Zabriskie, director of the Center for Cancer and Reproductive Health at the University of Pennsylvania.
The study was published in the Journal of Pain and a companion editorial by two medical researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
It also found that those who had been given massage at home had less pain after treatment and less anxiety, but were less satisfied with the outcomes of their treatments, according a statement.
It was unclear whether patients who received massage by a professional or who were given massage by their friends and family were more likely to seek out massage, or whether the treatment had a greater effect on patients than those patients who did not receive it.
The authors of the paper said they hope that the findings will lead to new therapies that will make it easier for cancer patients to receive effective treatments.
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The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, and the National Science Foundation.