Video Course: Children and Massage Research

Tiffany Field

Tiffany Field, director of the Touch Research Institute, discusses findings from research done at the University of Miami. She examines the effects of massage on a wide range of conditions—from back pain and fibromyalgia to asthma and job stress. You will discover some of the underlying mechanisms that make massage effective in the treatment of a wide range of pathologies.

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Tiffany Field
Tiffany M. Field, PhD, is a pioneer in massage research and the director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She is recipient of the American Psychological Association Boyd McAndless Distinguished Young Scientist Award and the Research Scientist Award from the NIMH for her research career. She is the author of Infancy, The Amazing Infant, Touch, Advances in Touch, Touch Therapy, Massage Therapy Research, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies; the editor of a series of volumes on high-risk infants and on stress and coping; and the author of over 450 journal papers. Learn more at
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