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Descriptor English: Massage
Descriptor Spanish: Masaje
Descriptor masaje
Entry term(s) masoterapia
terapia de zona
Scope note: Manipulaciones sistemáticas y metódicas de los tejidos corporales. Se realizan mejor con las manos, con el propósito de afectar a los sistemas nervioso y muscular y a la circulación general.
Descriptor Portuguese: Massagem
Descriptor French: Massage
Entry term(s): Massage Therapies
Massage Therapy
Therapies, Massage
Therapies, Zone
Therapy, Massage
Therapy, Zone
Zone Therapies
Zone Therapy
Tree number(s): E02.190.599.750.750
E02.779.867.880.750
E02.831.535.867.880.750
MT3.575.510
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008405
Scope note: The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.
Annotation: do not confuse entry term REFLEXOLOGY with REFLEXOTHERAPY; do not confuse with THERAPEUTIC TOUCH
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
OG organization & administration
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS ID: 8577
Unique ID: D008405
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Massage - Preferred
Concept UI M0013086
Scope note The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.
Preferred term Massage
Zone Therapy - Narrower
Concept UI M0380650
Preferred term Zone Therapy
Entry term(s) Therapies, Zone
Therapy, Zone
Zone Therapies
Massage Therapy - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0584621
Preferred term Massage Therapy
Entry term(s) Massage Therapies
Therapies, Massage
Therapy, Massage



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