Hur personer med ångest upplever taktil massage som behandlingsmetod

Translated title of the thesis: How people with anxiety experience tactile massage as an alternative treatment
  • Jennifer Sjöberg
  • Cuong Lam

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background:Touch is an important part of nursing that the nurse applies naturally. Touch has a calming function and tactile massage can therefore be applied to calm patients with anxiety problems. Aim: The aim was to highlight how people with anxiety experience tactile massage as a treatment. Method: A literature review with a systematic approach was applied. The study is based on eleven scientific articles. Results: Individuals with anxiety disorders experience life as immense suffering. The massage brings a feeling of well being for body and soul into the person's chaos which also assists with scope to escape from time, space and thoughts. The massage entailed feelings of affirmation and respect which, however, also was seen as an infringement of the personal sphere. Discussion: To be experienced as chosen was seen as extremely valuable. Body and mind was significant for individual self-development and overall harmony. Privacy was important to point out since the body was perceived as a personal and private area. Conclusion: It is important that the nurse notes the effects of tactile massage. This leads to greater understanding and knowledge regarding the treatment that will allow a better and more optimal care offered.

    Date of Award2011-Jun-28
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorBirgitta Johansson (Supervisor)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • tactile massage
    • tactile touch
    • anxiety
    • alternative treatment
    • experiences
    • patients

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