Art & Science of Relaxation

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Dr Judy Lovas writes articles and book chapters on Relaxation and Psychoneuroimmunology


Lovas J. Managing pain and fatigue in people with spinal cord injury: a randomized controlled trial feasibility study examining the efficacy of massage therapy. Spinal Cord 55, 162-166



Lovas J. Evidence-based relaxation therapy: Physiological and psychological benefits [online]. Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society Vol. 21, No. 2, 2015: 105


Lovas J. The effects of massage therapy on immune function and psychological outcomes within a psychoneuroimmunological framework. Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society Vol. 21, No. 4, 2015: 245


Lovas J. Evidence based benefits of Yoga. Yoga Today Spring 2016


What is Psychoneuroimmunology? 


Craig A., Siddall P., Middleton J., Tran Y., Lovas J., Wijesuriya N., Bartrop R. Developing a model of associations between chronic pain, depressive mood, chronic fatigue and self-efficacy in people with spinal cord injury. The Journal of Pain, 14(9) 911-920


Lovas J. The Effects of Massage Therapy on People with Spinal Cord Injury: Psychological and Immunological Outcomes. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, University of Sydney


Lovas J. Craig A. Tran Y. & Middleton J. The Effects of Relaxation on Secondary Conditions in Spinal Cord Injury. In Craig A. & Tran Y. (Eds.), Psychological Aspects Associated with Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: New Directions and Best Evidence. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.


Lovas J. Craig A. Tran Y. & Middleton J. (2008). The Role of Massage Therapy in Managing Secondary Conditions Associated with Spinal Cord Injury: An Integrative Model. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 14(1), 61-75


Craig A. Tran Y. Lovas J. & Middleton J. Spinal Cord Injury and its Association with Negative Psychological States. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, (12), 115-121


McKinley S. Stein-Parbury J. Chehelnabi A. & Lovas J. Assessment of Anxiety in Intensive Care Patients by Using the Faces Anxiety Scale. American Journal of Critical Care, 13(2)146-152


Lovas J. Craig A. Raison R. Weston K. Segal Y. & Markus M. The Effects of Massage Therapy on the Immune Response in Healthy Adults. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 6(3), 143-150


Lovas J. Relaxation: The Learned Response. In McCabe P. (Ed.), Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery. Melbourne: Ausmed Publications


Lovas J. The Effects of Massage Therapy on the Human Immune Response. Unpublished Master's thesis, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


Lovas J. The Swedish Massage Manual.Self-published Sydney ISBN: 0-646-35123-0

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