Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Media Article or Participation
This month the BBC series, 'Trust Me, I'm a Doctor' took a look at the research being done by Professor Fulvio D’Acquisto into the effects of massage on serious immune conditions. One of my lovely clients told me about the programme so I caught up on iPlayer, only to find that the group of therapists involved in the research were from my old massage school, Bodyology! It was only then that I remembered I was in fact invited to be involved, but sadly my schedule wouldn't allow it.
Professor D’Acquisto is an immunologist from the University of Roehampton and came across research which found that massage boosted the number of white blood cells in patients suffering from HIV, a disease that causes a reduction in a type of white blood cell known as T Lymphocytes.