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Table 5 Self-care recommendations given by massage therapists licensed in Connecticut (1999) and Washington (1998)

From: A survey of training and practice patterns of massage therapists in two US states

  Connecticut Washington
  (N = 965 visits) (N = 1040 visits)
Self-Care Recommendations Percent Using
Any 81.1 84.6
Body Awareness 37.2 37.7
Breathwork 28.4 25.2
Hot/Cold Therapy 29.0 33.2
Movement – any 39.2 44.6
Movement – active 26.6 35.1
Movement – passive 17.3 13.5
Movement – resisted 7.2 7.8
Visualization 8.3 8.7
Water Intake, Increase 48.4 56.1
Other (e.g., self-massage, relaxation 5.6 3.4