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Glossary: physical touch methods, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

physical touch methods

(FIH-zih-kul tuch MEH-thuds)

A type of therapy in which the therapist moves or manipulates one or more parts of the patient’s body. It may be used to treat pain, stress, anxiety, and depression, and for general well-being. Examples include chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, and massage therapy. Also called manipulative and body-based practice and manual healing.