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Volunteers Needed for Therapeutic Massage Research Study


September 10, 2004

SOURCE: Virgina Cowen, 480/834-1475

MESA, Ariz. - ASU Exercise and Wellness graduate students are conducting a massage research study and are looking for 60 healthy male or female subjects between the ages of 18 and 65. You are ineligible to participate if you are pregnant, under treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure), suffering from acute illness or in acute pain, presently under treatment for orthopedic (bone or joint) pain or condition, or suffering from skin rash or other dermatological condition that could be aggravated by application of massage oil.

The total time commitment required for participants is approximately 2 1/2 hours over a three-day period, including a free 90-minute massage, physical and psychological assessments immediately before and after the massage, and a 48-hour follow-up.

If you would like more information, or are interested in participating, contact Virginia Cowen in the ASU Department of Exercise and Wellness at the Polytechnic campus at (480) 834-1475. All massages will be conducted at the Polytechnic campus in Mesa.