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Los Angeles, California 90095


This study will investigate the effects of 15 minutes of massage compared to 15 minutes of quiet rest on physiological variables. Specifically, the investigators will measure the effects on levels of the social hormone oxytocin, and on other physiological variables that interact with oxytocin or that may be influenced by massage (including ACTH, Beta-endorphin, and IL-1alpha). The investigators will also investigate whether, in the case of hormones changes, these influence social decision making.

Study summary:

Interested participants will have the experiment explained both verbally and in writing, and asked to give their informed consent in writing. After consent, the participants will be led to a private room for their first 30ml blood draw by a qualified phlebotomist. Participants will then have a second 30ml blood draw.


Inclusion Criteria: - Anyone English speaking and over the age of 18. Exclusion Criteria: - Minors and anyone who has used illicit drugs or alcohol in the last 24 hours.



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Los Angeles, California 90095
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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