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J Child Sex Abus. 2010 Mar;19(2):141-55. doi: 10.1080/10538711003627256.

A preliminary evaluation of a massage program for children who have been sexually abused and their nonabusing mothers.

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  • 1Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, England.


The aim of this study was to conduct a pilot evaluation of the Mosac Massage Program, a novel program that uses massage to address some of the difficulties faced by children who have been sexually abused and their nonabusing parents. Interviews were conducted with four participating mothers immediately before and after the program. Benefits included improved bonding and communication between mother and child and a relaxing and enjoyable therapy for both mother and child. The program appeared to be a useful complement to talking therapies. Further evaluations are needed to confirm the potential benefits.

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