Story: Alternative health therapies

Massage treatment of soldiers, 1919 (1st of 3)

Massage treatment of soldiers, 1919

Soldiers receive massage treatments at Dunedin Hospital's orthopaedic department in 1919. Trained massage therapists treated soldiers wounded in the First World War.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 4 June 1919

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Alternative health therapies - Chiropractic, osteopathy and massage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018