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  1. Massage Therapists

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    ... of the body Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their ... of settings, such as spas, franchised clinics, physicians’ offices, hotels, and fitness centers. Some massage therapists also ...

  2. Perineal massage

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    Laura Duarte González

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Most women want to give birth without perineal tears, cuts or sutures, because these often cause back pain and discomfort and may have a negative impact on sexual functioning. It is suggested that perineal massage during the last month of pregnancy as a possible way of allowing the perineal tissue to expand more easily during birth. Perineal massage, which makes the woman or her partner (for only one or two times a week from 35 weeks reduces the likelihood of perineal trauma (mainly episiotomies and perineal pain during and after birth.The FAME (Federation of Associations for Midwives in Spain recognizes that perineal massage during pregnancy reduces perineal trauma (episiotomy and tears during childbirth.

  3. Perineal Massage in Pregnancy

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    PERINEAL MASSAGE IN PREGNANCY S HARE W ITH W OMEN PERINEAL MASSAGE IN PREGNANCY What Is My “Perineum”? Your perineum ... research studies. Several studies have found that perineal massage during the last weeks of pregnancy can reduce ...

  4. Find a Massage Therapist

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    ... for Members Student Experience AMTA News Find a Massage Therapist » Browse by location » Browse by technique » Find ... massage therapy school Proprietary Information and Legal Notice Massage is Good Medicine A growing body of research ...

  5. Pregnancy and labor massage

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    Field, Tiffany

    2010-01-01

    Massage therapy has been demonstrated to be effective during pregnancy. Women who received massage therapy reported decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain. Cortisol levels decreased and, in turn, excessive fetal activity decreased, and the rate of prematurity was lower in the massage group. In a study of labor pain, women who received massage therapy experienced significantly less pain, and their labors were on average 3 h shorter with less need for medication. An underlying mec...

  6. Massage therapy research review.

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    Field, Tiffany

    2016-08-01

    In this review, massage therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects on varying conditions including prenatal depression, preterm infants, full-term infants, autism, skin conditions, pain syndromes including arthritis and fibromyalgia, hypertension, autoimmune conditions including asthma and multiple sclerosis, immune conditions including HIV and breast cancer and aging problems including Parkinson's and dementia. Although many of the studies have involved comparisons between massage therapy and standard treatment control groups, several have compared different forms of massage (e.g. Swedish versus Thai massage), and different active therapies such as massage versus exercise. Typically, the massage therapy groups have experienced more positive effects than the control or comparison groups. This may relate to the massage therapy providing more stimulation of pressure receptors, in turn enhancing vagal activity and reducing cortisol levels. Some of the researchers have assessed physical, physiological and biochemical effects, although most have relied exclusively on self-report measures. Despite these methodological problems and the dearth of research from the U.S., the massage therapy profession has grown significantly and massage therapy is increasingly practiced in traditional medical settings, highlighting the need for more rigorous research.

  7. Stress Management: Massage

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    Healthy Lifestyle Stress management Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. See if ... article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/massage/art-20045743 . Mayo Clinic Footer ...

  8. Massage Therapy Research

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    Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Hernandez-Reif, Maria

    2007-01-01

    Massage therapy has been notably effective in preventing prematurity, enhancing growth of infants, increasing attentiveness, decreasing depression and aggression, alleviating motor problems, reducing pain, and enhancing immune function. This review covers massage therapy research from the last decade, as an update to the American Psychologist 1998…

  9. Touch massage, a rewarding experience.

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    Lindgren, Lenita; Jacobsson, Maritha; Lämås, Kristina

    2014-12-01

    This study aims to describe and analyze healthy individuals' expressed experiences of touch massage (TM). Fifteen healthy participants received whole body touch massage during 60 minutes for two separate occasions. Interviews were analyzed by narrative analysis. Four identifiable storyline was found, Touch massage as an essential need, in this storyline the participants talked about a desire and need for human touch and TM. Another storyline was about, Touch massage as a pleasurable experience and the participants talked about the pleasure of having had TM. In the third storyline Touch massage as a dynamic experience, the informants talked about things that could modulate the experience of receiving TM. In the last storyline, Touch massage influences self-awareness, the participants described how TM affected some of their psychological and physical experiences. Experiences of touch massage was in general described as pleasant sensations and the different storylines could be seen in the light of rewarding experiences.

  10. Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms.

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    Kalichman, Leonid

    2010-07-01

    Massage therapy is widely used by patients with fibromyalgia seeking symptom relief. We performed a review of all available studies with an emphasis on randomized controlled trials to determine whether massage therapy can be a viable treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms. Extensive narrative review. PubMed, PsychInfo, CINAHL, PEDro, ISI Web of Science, and Google Scholar databases (inception-December 2009) were searched for the key words "massage", "massotherapy", "self-massage", "soft tissue manipulation", "soft tissue mobilization", "complementary medicine", "fibromyalgia" "fibrositis", and "myofascial pain". No language restrictions were imposed. The reference lists of all articles retrieved in full were also searched. The effects of massage on fibromyalgia symptoms have been examined in two single-arm studies and six randomized controlled trials. All reviewed studies showed short-term benefits of massage, and only one single-arm study demonstrated long-term benefits. All reviewed studies had methodological problems. The existing literature provides modest support for use of massage therapy in treating fibromyalgia. Additional rigorous research is needed in order to establish massage therapy as a safe and effective intervention for fibromyalgia. In massage therapy of fibromyalgia, we suggest that massage will be painless, its intensity should be increased gradually from session to session, in accordance with patient's symptoms; and the sessions should be performed at least 1-2 times a week.

  11. Infant Massage: Understand This Soothing Therapy

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    ... Understand when and how to give an infant massage. By Mayo Clinic Staff Infant massage is a way for you to gently nurture ... Find out about the possible benefits of infant massage and know how to get started. Research suggests ...

  12. Massage therapy and reflexology awareness.

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    Mackey, B T

    2001-03-01

    Massage therapy and reflexology are manual therapeutic approaches used to facilitate healing and health and can be used by nurses in almost any setting. Information about massage therapy and reflexology is shared for the purpose of creating awareness about healing modalities and encouraging the use of basic techniques of these manual therapies. A review of a case study illustrates the safe and effective use of massage therapy and reflexology and familiarizes the nurse with the components of assessment and hands-on practice. Holistic nursing principles related to massage therapy and reflexology are woven throughout the text.

  13. Questions for Your Prospective Massage Therapist

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    ... Conditions Sports Massage Self-care for Massage Therapists Ethics Research Business Master the Classroom for Massage Educators Career Guidance ... in the Know » The Latest News Massage Therapy Journal Hands On for ... (AMTA)? AMTA members commit to the AMTA Code of Ethics and must meet all state and/or local ...

  14. Massage Therapy in Iranian Traditional Medicine

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    Amir-Mohammad Jaladat

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Massage training and how the body is influenced by massage are common issues which are seriously under study and discussion in Iranian traditional medicine. Iranian physicians considered motion and massage as major principles of health maintenance.In this study, we examined the available literature of traditional medicine to evaluate location, purpose and use of massage therapy in Iranian medicine in comparison with other popular conventional styles.The aim of Iranian massage is to regulate the core body temperature and aid to eliminate the waste products from the body. This type of massage is divided into five categories including solid, soft, moderate, great and aggressive, based on the intensity, speed, duration and techniques of massage.Iranian physicians proposed general body massage or massage of a particular area based on subjective complaints. They recommended specific massages in particular groups including children, pregnant women, the elderly and athletes. In some cases, the effects of these recommendations have been studied in clinical trials.Conclusion: It seems that the major difference between Iranian massage and other styles of massage is special attention of Iranian massage to the individual circumstances, and the cause of the problem rather than technique of the massage.

  15. A Descriptive Study of the Practice Patterns of Massage New Zealand Massage Therapists

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    Smith, Joanna M.; Sullivan, S John; Baxter, G David

    2011-01-01

    Background: Massage therapy has grown in popularity, yet little is known globally or in New Zealand about massage therapists and their practices. Purpose and Setting: The aims of this study were to describe the practice patterns of trained Massage New Zealand massage therapists in New Zealand private practice, with regard to therapist characteristics; practice modes and settings, and therapy characteristics; referral patterns; and massage therapy as an occupation. Research Design and Particip...

  16. Bulimic Adolescents Benefit from Massage Therapy.

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    Field, Tiffany; Schanberg, Saul; Kuhn, Cynthia; Field, Tory; Fierro, Karen; Henteleff, Tanja; Mueller, Cynthia; Yando, Regina; Shaw, Seana; Burman, Iris

    1998-01-01

    Female bulimic inpatients (N=24) were randomly assigned to massage therapy or standard treatment group. Massaged patients showed immediate reductions in anxiety and depression; additional improvements were noted by the last day of therapy. Massage therapy is shown to be effective as an adjunct treatment for bulimia. (Author/EMK)

  17. Integrating Research Competencies in Massage Therapy Education.

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    Hymel, Glenn M.

    The massage therapy profession is currently engaged in a competency-based education movement that includes an emphasis on promoting massage therapy research competencies (MTRCs). A systems-based model for integrating MTRCs into massage therapy education was therefore proposed. The model and an accompanying checklist describe an approach to…

  18. Touch and Massage for Medically Fragile Infants

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    Karen Livingston

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Research investigating the efficacy of infant massage has largely focused on premature and low birth weight infants. The majority of investigations have neglected highly acute patients in academic neonatal intensive care units (NICUs. The current study was developed with two aims: (Phase 1 to develop, implement and demonstrate the feasibility and safety of a parent-trained compassionate touch/massage program for infants with complex medical conditions and (Phase 2 to conduct a longitudinal randomized control trial (RCT of hand containment/massage versus standard of care in a level III academic Center for Newborn and Infant Critical Care (CNICC. Certified infant massage instructors (CIMIs taught parents to massage their hospitalized infants. Massage therapy and instruction were performed for seven consecutive days and health outcomes were collected for up to 1 month following treatment. Caregivers, nurses and certified infant massage therapists indicated moderate to high levels of satisfaction and feasibility with the implementation of hand containment/massage in a level III academic center CNICC. In addition, infant behavioral and physiological measures were within safe limits during the massage sessions. All caregivers participating in the massage group reported high levels of satisfaction 7 days into the intervention and at the 1-month follow-up with regards to their relationship with their infant, the massage program's impact on that relationship and the massage program. Due to unequal and small sample sizes, between group analyses (control versus massage were not conducted. Descriptive infant characteristics of health outcomes are described. Preliminary data from this study indicates feasibility and safety of infant massage and satisfaction among the caregivers, CIMIs and the nurses in the CNICC. An important contribution from this study was the demonstration of the infants' safety based on physiological stability and no change in agitation

  19. Massage for Infantile Colic: Review and Literature

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    Hamidreza Bahrami

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Background Infantile colic is a painful phase in the first months of infancy but no safe and effective conventional treatment exists. Massage is used in traditional medicine as a control and treatment method for infantile colic. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of massage in the control and treatment of infantile colic. Materials and Methods We searched international database such as PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, and Iranian databases such as SID, Magiran, Iranmedex using a searching strategy with key words "Infantile colic", "Massage", "Complementary of Alternative Medicine" during 2000 to 2015. Analysis of data extraction and quality evaluation of the literature were performed independently by two investigators. Results Most articles provides the strongest evidence for benefits of massage in stress, anxiety reduction, pain control, cancer, skin disease, weight gain, sleep, promote growth, development in premature infants, neuromuscular and gastrointestinal disease such as infantile colic. The infantile colic massage helps relax the gastrointestinal tract and good digestion.   Conclusion Our findings demonstrated that pediatric massage therapy is effective in the treatment of infantile colic.  Compared to other possible treatments for colic, massage is a safe and enjoyable procedure; the risk of serious adverse effects is low. The pediatrician should feel comfortable discussing massage therapy with patients and be able to refer patients to a qualified massage therapist as appropriate.

  20. Aggressive Adolescents Benefit from Massage Therapy.

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    Diego, Miguel A.; Field, Tiffany; Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Shaw, Jon A.; Rothe, Eugenio M.; Castellanos, Daniel; Mesner, Linda

    2002-01-01

    Seventeen aggressive adolescents were assigned to a massage therapy group or a relaxation therapy group to receive 20-minute therapy sessions, twice a week for five weeks. The massaged adolescents had lower anxiety after the first and last sessions. By the end of the study, they also reported feeling less hostile and they were perceived by their…

  1. Effect of aromatherapy massage on dysmenorrhea in Turkish students.

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    Apay, Serap Ejder; Arslan, Sevban; Akpinar, Reva Balci; Celebioglu, Ayda

    2012-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on dysmenorrhea. The study used a quasiexperimental design with the subjects as their own control. Every participant applied both aromatherapy massage with lavender oil and placebo massage with odorless liquid petrolatum [soft paraffin]. The population comprised 438 midwifery and nursing students. The 150 students who had declared that they had suffered from dysmenorrhea used a visual analog scale to indicate their level of pain. Higher scores reflected a greater severity of dysmenorrhea. Forty-four students volunteered to participate in the study. When the lavender massage and the placebo massage were compared, the visual analog scale score of the lavender massage was found to decrease at a statistically significant rate. This study showed that massage was effective in reducing dysmenorrhea. In addition, this study showed that the effect of aromatherapy massage on pain was higher than that of placebo massage.

  2. [Application of massage therapy in premature infant nursing care].

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    Chang, Shu-Min; Sung, Huei-Chuan

    2007-02-01

    Massage therapy has been used in the care of premature infants for many years in western countries, and a significant body of research has already shown the effectiveness of massage therapy in significantly increasing body weight, decreasing infant hospital durations, enhancing bone formation, and improving behavior. Key considerations when applying massage therapy on premature infants include gestational age, bodyweight, and physical condition. Nurses can teach parents to administer massage therapy on their premature infants to enhance parent-child attachment and interaction. This article introduces massage therapy principles and methods, the effectiveness of massage therapy in premature infant care, and an approach to teaching parents how to apply massage therapy on their premature infants. Massage therapy can be included in premature infant care programs in the future.

  3. Sleep Problems in Infants Decrease following Massage Therapy.

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    Field, Tiffany; Hernandez-Reif, Maria

    2001-01-01

    Examined the effectiveness of pre-bedtime massages for infants and toddlers with sleep onset problems. Found that, compared to bedtime stories, massages produced fewer sleep delays and a shortened latency to sleep onset. (Author/DLH)

  4. Anxiolytic Effect of Aromatherapy Massage in Patients with Breast Cancer

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    Jiro Imanishi; Hiroko Kuriyama; Ichiro Shigemori; Satoko Watanabe; Yuka Aihara; Masakazu Kita; Kiyoshi Sawai; Hiroo Nakajima; Noriko Yoshida; Masahiro Kunisawa; Masanori Kawase; Kenji Fukui

    2009-01-01

    We examined how aromatherapy massage influenced psychologic and immunologic parameters in 12 breast cancer patients in an open semi-comparative trial. We compared the results 1 month before aromatherapy massage as a waiting control period with those during aromatherapy massage treatment and 1 month after the completion of aromatherapy sessions. The patients received a 30 min aromatherapy massage twice a week for 4 weeks (eight times in total). The results showed that anxiety was reduced in on...

  5. Temperature Increases in Preterm Infants During Massage Therapy

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    Diego, Miguel A.; Field, Tiffany; Hernandez-Reif, Maria

    2007-01-01

    Temperature was assessed in 72 preterm infants randomly assigned to a control or a massage therapy group. A greater increase in temperature was noted for preterm infants receiving massage therapy versus a control group, even though the incubator portholes remained open during the 15-minute massage therapy session but not for the control group over an equivalent time period.

  6. Preschool Children's Sleep and Wake Behavior: Effects of Massage Therapy.

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    Field, Tiffany; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Preschool children received twice-weekly massages for five weeks. Compared to control children, the massaged children had better behavior ratings on mood state, vocalization, activity, and cooperation following massage on day one and throughout the study. Teachers rated their behavior more optimally, and their parents rated them as having less…

  7. Dalak (Massage in Unani Medicine: A Review

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    Kamal Ahmed

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Regimental therapies are mostly non medicinal procedures for health promotion in Unani system of medicine. Several regimens have been used by Unani physicians since ancient time, among which Dalak (massage is the most common and widely practiced regimen that is used for restorative, preventive as well as for therapeutic purposes. Massage which has been used in almost all the civilizations in the history, evidence of this is present in several manuscripts. According to Hippocrates (460 BC–370 BC, the father of medicine, massage, balanced diet, exercise, rest and fresh air are essential to maintain health of a person. According to Ibne Rushd, massage is a type of exercise used for removal of toxins or waste metabolites from the body. In Unani medicine, Dalak is one of the very important regimes among the procedures of Ilaj Bil-Tadbeer (Regimental therapy for neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. A number of Unani physicians recommended Dalak as preventive as well as curative measure. Historical background of Dalak, timing, duration, its types and importance, mechanism of action, recent scientific reports and the disorders in which massage can be used have been discussed in this paper.

  8. Immunological and Psychological Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

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    Hiroko Kuriyama

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This preliminary investigation compares peripheral blood cell counts including red blood cells (RBCs, white blood cells (WBCs, neutrophils, peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs, CD4+, CD8+ and CD16+ lymphocytes, CD4+/CD8+ ratio, hematocrit, humoral parameters including serum interferon-γ and interleukin-6, salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA. Psychological measures including the State–Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI questionnaire and the Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS between recipients (n = 11 of carrier oil massage and aromatherapy massage, which includes sweet almond oil, lavender oil, cypress oil and sweet marjoram oil. Though both STAI and SDS showed a significant reduction (P 0.05 increase in PBLs, possibly due to an increase in CD8+ and CD16+ lymphocytes, which had significantly increased post-treatment (P < 0.01. Consequently, the CD4+/CD8+ ratio decreased significantly (P < 0.01. The paucity of such differences after carrier oil massage suggests that aromatherapy massage could be beneficial in disease states that require augmentation of CD8+ lymphocytes. While this study identifies the immunological benefits of aromatherapy massage, there is a need to validate the findings prospectively in a larger cohort of patients.

  9. An Investigative Study of the Perceptions of Nationally Certified Massage Practitioners toward Entry Level Web Based Massage Therapy Curriculum Designs

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    Vlahos, Efthimios

    2011-01-01

    This descriptive study examines the current status of online education in massage therapy with respect to the development of web based curriculums. Participants are drawn from the public listing of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). The Online Curriculum Survey in Massage Therapy is used as an…

  10. Chinese Massage Therapy for Ankle Injury

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    CHEN Ming-xia; LI Nian-qun; HUANG Guo-qi

    2003-01-01

    Purpose: To explore the therapeutic methods and effects in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries of the ankle joint by Chinese massage therapy in combination with external application of Chinese herbal drugs and functional exercises. Methods: Totally, 36 cases of the patients with acute soft tissue injury, chronic soft tissue injury and post-fracture sequelae of the ankle joint were treated by Chinese massage therapy, external application or external wash of Chinese herbal drugs, and exercises of dorsal flexion and extension of the ankle joint, to observe the restoration of the ankle functions.Results: In 36 cases of the patients, the results showed remarkable effect in 18 cases, effect in 16 cases, failure in 2 cases and the effective rate in 94.4%. Conclusion: The combined use of Chinese massage therapy, external application of Chinese herbal drugs and functional exercises can produce precise effect in the treatment of soft tissue injury of the ankle joint.

  11. Anxiolytic Effect of Aromatherapy Massage in Patients with Breast Cancer

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    Jiro Imanishi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We examined how aromatherapy massage influenced psychologic and immunologic parameters in 12 breast cancer patients in an open semi-comparative trial. We compared the results 1 month before aromatherapy massage as a waiting control period with those during aromatherapy massage treatment and 1 month after the completion of aromatherapy sessions. The patients received a 30 min aromatherapy massage twice a week for 4 weeks (eight times in total. The results showed that anxiety was reduced in one 30 min aromatherapy massage in State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI test and also reduced in eight sequential aromatherapy massage sessions in the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS test. Our results further suggested that aromatherapy massage ameliorated the immunologic state. Further investigations are required to confirm the anxiolytic effect of aromatherapy in breast cancer patients.

  12. Mechanical Model of Traditional Thai Massage for Integrated Healthcare

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    Salinee Rattanaphan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a mechanical model was developed, aiming to provide standardized and programmable traditional Thai massage (TTM therapy to patients. The TTM was modeled and integrated into a mechanical hand (MH system, and a prototype massage chair was built and tested for user satisfaction. Three fundamental principles of Thai massage were integrated: pull, press, and pin. Based on these principles, the mechanics of Thai massage was studied and a mathematical model was developed to describe the dynamics and conditions for the design and prototyping of an MH. On average, it was found that users were satisfied with the treatment and felt that the treatment was similar to that performed by human hands. According to the interview results, users indicated that they were likely to utilize the MH as an alternative to traditional massage. Therefore, integrated TTM with an MH may help healthcare providers deliver standardized, programmable massage therapy to patients as opposed to variable, inconsistent human massage.

  13. Mechanical Model of Traditional Thai Massage for Integrated Healthcare.

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    Rattanaphan, Salinee; Srichandr, Panya

    2015-01-01

    In this study, a mechanical model was developed, aiming to provide standardized and programmable traditional Thai massage (TTM) therapy to patients. The TTM was modeled and integrated into a mechanical hand (MH) system, and a prototype massage chair was built and tested for user satisfaction. Three fundamental principles of Thai massage were integrated: pull, press, and pin. Based on these principles, the mechanics of Thai massage was studied and a mathematical model was developed to describe the dynamics and conditions for the design and prototyping of an MH. On average, it was found that users were satisfied with the treatment and felt that the treatment was similar to that performed by human hands. According to the interview results, users indicated that they were likely to utilize the MH as an alternative to traditional massage. Therefore, integrated TTM with an MH may help healthcare providers deliver standardized, programmable massage therapy to patients as opposed to variable, inconsistent human massage.

  14. Massage therapy for sprinters and runners.

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    Angus, S

    2001-04-01

    Winning the gold medal is everything. The competitive sprinter or runner successfully navigates the road to the gold by relying on talent, dedication, and hard work. Along this steep and difficult road, massage therapy provides a powerful tool that helps the athlete reduce recovery time after a track meet, minimize injury, and improve body movement fluidity.

  15. Body Massage Performance Investigation by Brain Activity Analysis

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    Kang-Ming Chang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Massage has been widely applied to improve health and reduce stress. However, the performance difference between hands-on treatment and treatment by mechanical devices has been little mentioned. Therefore, the main aim of this paper is to investigate a subject's EEG performance under massage treatment applied by hand and treatment applied by mechanical devices. Massage was applied to four acupoints for three minutes each. The massage acupoint sequence was from left Jian-wai-yu, right Jian-wai-yu, left Zuo-fei-yu, and finally right Zuo-fei-yu. An EEG system of 32 channels was used. Twenty-four volunteers, mainly college students, were enrolled. EEG rhythm powers of each massage sessions were derived. Two-way ANOVA revealed that there were also significant interactions between the massage stage and the massage type on delta (P<0.01, theta (P<0.05, and beta rhythms (P<0.01, and there were significant differences at different stages for the mechanical massage group (F=5.557, P<0.01. The mechanical massage group had more significant differences than the hands-on group for stage coherence of around coherence on alpha rhythm. Further rhythm power scalp topography between two massage methods is also investigated.

  16. Changing the culture of clinical education in massage therapy.

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    Baskwill, Amanda

    2011-01-01

    Much within the profession of massage therapy is done according to tradition. From an epistemological viewpoint, tradition is a way of knowing or, by extension, being, that is based upon both tenacity and authority and not always in best practices. As the profession of massage therapy moves in the direction of evidence-based medicine, or evidence-informed practice, the opportunity to re-evaluate massage therapy education presents itself.

  17. Realization of Comfortable Massage by Using Iterative Learning Control Based on EEG

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    Teramae, Tatsuya; Kushida, Daisuke; Takemori, Fumiaki; Kitamura, Akira

    Recently the massage chair is used by a lot of people because they are able to use it easily at home. However a present massage chair only realizes the massage motion. Moreover the massage chair can not consider the user’s condition and massage force. On the other hand, the professional masseur is according to presume the mental condition by patient’s reaction. Then this paper proposes the method of applying masseur’s procedure for the massage chair using iterative learning control based on EEG. And massage force is estimated by acceleration sensor. The realizability of the proposed method is verified by the experimental works using the massage chair.

  18. Skin cancer education among massage therapists: a survey at the 2010 meeting of the American Massage Therapy Association.

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    Campbell, Shannon M; Louie-Gao, Qiong; Hession, Meghan L; Bailey, Elizabeth; Geller, Alan C; Cummins, Deborah

    2013-03-01

    Massage therapists encounter skin on a daily basis and have a unique opportunity to recognize potential skin cancers. The purpose of this study was to describe the skin cancer education provided to massage therapists and to assess their comfort regarding identification and communication of suspicious lesions. An observational retrospective survey study was conducted at the 2010 American Massage Therapy Association Meeting. Sixty percent reported receiving skin cancer education during and 25% reported receiving skin cancer education after training. Massage therapists who examine their own skin are more likely to be comfortable with recognizing a suspicious lesion and are more likely to examine their client's skin. Greater number of clients treated per year and greater frequency of client skin examinations were predictors of increased comfort level with recognizing a suspicious lesion. Massage therapists are more comfortable discussing than identifying a potential skin cancer. Massage therapists may be able to serve an important role in the early detection of skin cancer.

  19. Yoga and massage therapy reduce prenatal depression and prematurity.

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    Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Medina, Lissette; Delgado, Jeannette; Hernandez, Andrea

    2012-04-01

    Eighty-four prenatally depressed women were randomly assigned to yoga, massage therapy or standard prenatal care control groups to determine the relative effects of yoga and massage therapy on prenatal depression and neonatal outcomes. Following 12 weeks of twice weekly yoga or massage therapy sessions (20 min each) both therapy groups versus the control group had a greater decrease on depression, anxiety and back and leg pain scales and a greater increase on a relationship scale. In addition, the yoga and massage therapy groups did not differ on neonatal outcomes including gestational age and birthweight, and those groups, in turn, had greater gestational age and birthweight than the control group.

  20. Intelligent monitoring-based safety system of massage robot

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    胡宁; 李长胜; 王利峰; 胡磊; 徐晓军; 邹雲鹏; 胡玥; 沈晨

    2016-01-01

    As an important attribute of robots, safety is involved in each link of the full life cycle of robots, including the design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance. The present study on robot safety is a systematic project. Traditionally, robot safety is defined as follows: robots should not collide with humans, or robots should not harm humans when they collide. Based on this definition of robot safety, researchers have proposed ex ante and ex post safety standards and safety strategies and used the risk index and risk level as the evaluation indexes for safety methods. A massage robot realizes its massage therapy function through applying a rhythmic force on the massage object. Therefore, the traditional definition of safety, safety strategies, and safety realization methods cannot satisfy the function and safety requirements of massage robots. Based on the descriptions of the environment of massage robots and the tasks of massage robots, the present study analyzes the safety requirements of massage robots; analyzes the potential safety dangers of massage robots using the fault tree tool; proposes an error monitoring-based intelligent safety system for massage robots through monitoring and evaluating potential safety danger states, as well as decision making based on potential safety danger states; and verifies the feasibility of the intelligent safety system through an experiment.

  1. Delayed onset muscle soreness: is massage effective?

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    Nelson, Nicole

    2013-10-01

    Despite the widespread occurrence of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), there is little consensus as to the exact cause or which treatments may be most effective at alleviating symptoms. Greater understanding of DOMS can give sports medicine and fitness professionals an opportunity to help prevent or speed recovery of this performance limiting condition. This article will review the DOMS literature, including the potential role of psychosocial factors and explore studies which involve massage therapy as a treatment modality. Articles from PubMed, MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and references from articles are included in this review. Search words and phrases included delayed onset muscle soreness, repeated bout effect, massage effectiveness, exercise induced muscle damage, and eccentric exercise.

  2. COMPARISON OF TWO TECHNIQUES MASSAGE; STATIC STRETCHING AND COMBINATION OF MASSAGE AND STRETCHING IN LOWER LIMB MUSCLE ON FLEXIBILITY; POWER AND AGILITY TESTS PERFORMANCE IN SOCCER PLAYERS

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    Ali Chourli; Hadi Rohani; Ali Mostafalou; Somaye Khosrojerdi

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was investigating Comparison of two techniques massage; staticstretching and combination of massage and stretching in lower limb muscle on flexibility;power and agility tests performance in soccer players. 45 soccer players in three groupsrandomly massage (15 cases); stretching (15 cases) and a combination of massage andstretching group (15 cases) were selected; performed the Sit and Reach; Toe-Touch; VerticalJump and 4×9 tests in two stages before and after massage;...

  3. Functions of Massage in Acupuncture Treatment

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    WANG Xin-juan; ZHAO Bai-xiao; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2004-01-01

    本文讨论了按摩在针刺过程中的作用,认为按摩在针刺前具有诊病、选穴、活奋经气的作用,在针刺中具有散气护正、住邪护正、催气行气、运转经气的作用,在针刺后具有收气温养、闭门辟邪、续行经气、消除余邪的作用,按摩与针刺相互为用,是针刺取效的关键环节之一.%This article discusses the functions of massage in acupuncture treatment and argues that massage acts to diagnose diseases, locate acupoints, activate meridian qi before acupuncture treatment,protect healthy qi, dispel pathogenic factors, promote qi arrival and movement during acupuncture treatment, warm and nourish the body, and further promote qi movement and eliminate pathogenic factors after acupuncture treatment. Therefore, massage complements with acupuncture and becomes an essential method in acupuncture treatment.

  4. Neural correlates of a single-session massage treatment.

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    Sliz, D; Smith, A; Wiebking, C; Northoff, G; Hayley, S

    2012-03-01

    The current study investigated the immediate neurophysiological effects of different types of massage in healthy adults using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Much attention has been given to the default mode network, a set of brain regions showing greater activity in the resting state. These regions (i.e. insula, posterior and anterior cingulate, inferior parietal and medial prefrontal cortices) have been postulated to be involved in the neural correlates of consciousness, specifically in arousal and awareness. We posit that massage would modulate these same regions given the benefits and pleasant affective properties of touch. To this end, healthy participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions: 1. Swedish massage, 2. reflexology, 3. massage with an object or 4. a resting control condition. The right foot was massaged while each participant performed a cognitive association task in the scanner. We found that the Swedish massage treatment activated the subgenual anterior and retrosplenial/posterior cingulate cortices. This increased blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal was maintained only in the former brain region during performance of the cognitive task. Interestingly, the reflexology massage condition selectively affected the retrosplenial/posterior cingulate in the resting state, whereas massage with the object augmented the BOLD response in this region during the cognitive task performance. These findings should have implications for better understanding how alternative treatments might affect resting state neural activity and could ultimately be important for devising new targets in the management of mood disorders.

  5. Father-Infant Interactions Are Enhanced by Massage Therapy.

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    Cullen, Christy; Field, Tiffany; Escalona, Angelica; Hartshorn, Kristin

    2000-01-01

    Examined the impact of fathers giving massages to their infants, ages 3 to 14 months, for 15 minutes prior to their daily bedtime for 1 month. Found that fathers who had massaged their infants were more expressive and showed more enjoyment and more warmth during floor-play interactions with their infants than did fathers in the wait-list control…

  6. Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Benefit from Massage Therapy.

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    Field, Tiffany M.; Quintino, Olga; Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Koslovsky, Gabrielle

    1998-01-01

    Twenty-eight adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder were provided either massage therapy or relaxation therapy for 10 consecutive school days. The massage therapy group, but not the relaxation therapy group, self-rated as happier, and observers rated them as fidgeting less following the sessions. Teachers reported more time on…

  7. Cerebral Palsy Symptoms in Children Decreased Following Massage Therapy

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    Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Field, Tiffany; Largie, Shay; Diego, Miguel; Manigat, Natasha; Seoanes, Jacqueline; Bornstein, Joan

    2005-01-01

    Twenty young children (mean age = 32 months) with cerebral palsy (CP) recruited from early intervention programs received 30 minutes of massage or reading twice weekly for 12 weeks. The children receiving massage therapy showed fewer physical symptoms including reduced spasticity, less rigid muscle tone overall and in the arms, and improved fine…

  8. Moderate pressure massage elicits a parasympathetic nervous system response.

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    Diego, Miguel A; Field, Tiffany

    2009-01-01

    Twenty healthy adults were randomly assigned to a moderate pressure or a light pressure massage therapy group, and EKGs were recorded during a 3-min baseline, during the 15-min massage period and during a 3-min postmassage period. EKG data were then used to derive the high frequency (HF), low frequency (LF) components of heart rate variability and the low to high frequency ratio (LF/HF) as noninvasive markers of autonomic nervous system activity. The participants who received the moderate pressure massage exhibited a parasympathetic nervous system response characterized by an increase in HF, suggesting increased vagal efferent activity and a decrease in the LF/HF ratio, suggesting a shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic activity that peaked during the first half of the massage period. On the other hand, those who received the light pressure massage exhibited a sympathetic nervous system response characterized by decreased HF and increased LF/HF.

  9. Dynamic Effect of Rolling Massage on Blood Flow

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    CHEN Yan-Yan; YI Hou-Hui; LI Hua-Bing; FANG Hai-Ping

    2009-01-01

    The Chinese traditional medical massage has been used as a natural therapy to eliminate some diseases.Here, the effect of the rolling massage frequency to the blood flow in the blood vessels under the rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation.The simulation results show that when the frequency is smaller than or comparable to the putsatile frequency of the blood flow, the effect on the blood flux by the rolling massage is small.On the contrast, if the frequency is twice or more times of the putsatile frequency of the blood flow, the blood flux is greatly enhanced and increases linearly with respect to the frequency.Similar behavior has also been observed on the shear stress on the blood vessel waits.The result is helpful for understanding that the rolling massage has the function of promoting the blood circulation and removing the blood stasis.

  10. Dynamic Effect of Rolling Massage on Blood Flow

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    Chen, Yan-Yan; Yi, Hou-Hui; Li, Hua-Bing; Fang, Hai-Ping

    2009-02-01

    The Chinese traditional medical massage has been used as a natural therapy to eliminate some diseases. Here, the effect of the rolling massage frequency to the blood flow in the blood vessels under the rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulation results show that when the frequency is smaller than or comparable to the pulsatile frequency of the blood flow, the effect on the blood flux by the rolling massage is small. On the contrast, if the frequency is twice or more times of the pulsatile frequency of the blood flow, the blood flux is greatly enhanced and increases linearly with respect to the frequency. Similar behavior has also been observed on the shear stress on the blood vessel walls. The result is helpful for understanding that the rolling massage has the function of promoting the blood circulation and removing the blood stasis.

  11. Clarifying Definitions for the Massage Therapy Profession: the Results of the Best Practices Symposium†

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    Kennedy, Ann B.; Cambron, Jerrilyn A.; Sharpe, Patricia A.; Travillian, Ravensara S.; Saunders, Ruth P.

    2016-01-01

    Background Massage therapists are at times unclear about the definition of massage therapy, which creates challenges for the profession. It is important to investigate the current definitions and to consider the field as a whole in order to move toward clarity on what constitutes the constructs within the profession. Purpose To determine how a sample of experts understand and describe the field of massage therapy as a step toward clarifying definitions for massage and massage therapy, and fra...

  12. Value of qualitative research in the study of massage therapy.

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    Kania, Ania; Porcino, Antony; Vehoef, Marja J

    2008-12-15

    Qualitative inquiry is increasingly used in health research because it is particularly suited to the study of complex topics or issues about which little is known and concerning which quantification cannot easily create or effectively convey understanding. By exploring the lived experience of people providing and receiving massage therapy and the meaning that those people ascribe to those experiences, in-depth understanding of the nature of massage therapy and of how it affects people's lives is possible. Qualitative research may also provide insights into the outcomes, process and context of massage therapy that cannot be fully achieved through quantification alone.The purpose of the present article is to describe qualitative research and to discuss its value to the massage therapy profession. The target audience is massage therapists who want to be able to better understand the research literature, novice massage therapy researchers who are unfamiliar with qualitative research, and teachers of research methods courses in massage therapy training programs who want to include qualitative research methods in their curriculum.

  13. Does Foot Massage Relieve Acute Postoperative Pain? A Literature Review

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    Chanif Chanif

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    Full Text Available Purpose: This study aimed to examine the current state of knowledge regarding foot massageto determine if foot massage has an effect on relieving acute postoperative pain.Method: The following questions were used to guide this review: How does pain occur?What is the pain management modalities used in relieving acute postoperative pain? Does footmassage relieve acute postoperative pain? A comprehensive systematic search of publishedliterature and journal articles from Science Direct, CINAHL, PubMed, ProQuest and fromrelevant textbooks was conducted. The universal case entry website, Google-scholar was usedas well. The following keywords were used: foot massage, pain management, andpostoperative pain. Eight studies on foot massage and more than thirty related articles werereviewed.Result: Postoperative pain is caused by tissue damage that induces release of chemicalmediators from the surgical wound. The four processes of pain are transduction, transmission,perception and modulation. Pain medication is the goal standard for acute postoperative painrelief. In addition, foot massage is a modality that can be used in relieving acute postoperativepain. Massage stimulates large nerve fibers and dermatome layers which contain tactile andpressure receptors. The receptors subsequently transmit the nerve impulse to the centralnervous system. The gate control system in the dorsal horn is activated through the inhibitoryinterneuron, thus closing the gate. Subsequently, the brain does not receive the pain message.Eight reviewed studies demonstrated that foot massage relieves acute postoperative pain.However, there were some methodological limitations of these studies.Conclusion: It is recommended to examine the effect of foot massage on acute postoperativepain with high homogenous samples using various duration of massage and range of time forpain measurement at different settings.Key words: foot massage, pain management and postoperative pain.

  14. Meta-Analysis of Massage Therapy on Cancer Pain.

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    Lee, Sook-Hyun; Kim, Jong-Yeop; Yeo, Sujung; Kim, Sung-Hoon; Lim, Sabina

    2015-07-01

    Cancer pain is the most common complaint among patients with cancer. Conventional treatment does not always relieve cancer pain satisfactorily. Therefore, many patients with cancer have turned to complementary therapies to help them with their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Massage therapy is increasingly used for symptom relief in patients with cancer. The current study aimed to investigate by meta-analysis the effects of massage therapy for cancer patients experiencing pain. Nine electronic databases were systematically searched for studies published through August 2013 in English, Chinese, and Korean. Methodological quality was assessed using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and Cochrane risk-of-bias scales. Twelve studies, including 559 participants, were used in the meta-analysis. In 9 high-quality studies based on the PEDro scale (standardized mean difference, -1.24; 95% confidence interval, -1.72 to -0.75), we observed reduction in cancer pain after massage. Massage therapy significantly reduced cancer pain compared with no massage treatment or conventional care (standardized mean difference, -1.25; 95% confidence interval, -1.63 to -0.87). Our results indicate that massage is effective for the relief of cancer pain, especially for surgery-related pain. Among the various types of massage, foot reflexology appeared to be more effective than body or aroma massage. Our meta-analysis indicated a beneficial effect of massage for relief of cancer pain. Further well-designed, large studies with longer follow-up periods are needed to be able to draw firmer conclusions regarding the effectiveness.

  15. Massage therapy for essential hypertension: a systematic review.

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    Xiong, X J; Li, S J; Zhang, Y Q

    2015-03-01

    Massage, an ancient Chinese healing art, is widely practiced for symptom relief in hypertensive patients with anxiety, depression, headache, vertigo, chronic pain in neck, shoulder and back. A large number of case series and clinical trials have been published. However, it is still unclear whether massage can be recommended as an effective therapy for essential hypertension (EH). We estimated the current clinical evidence of massage for EH. Articles published before 10 December 2013 were searched using Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP), Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, Wanfang data and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure. Randomized controlled trials comparing massage with any type of control intervention were included. Trials testing massage combined with antihypertensive drugs versus antihypertensive drugs were included as well. Meta-analysis was performed on the effects on blood pressure (BP). Twenty-four articles involving 1962 patients with EH were selected. Methodological quality of most trials was evaluated as generally low. Meta-analyses demonstrated that massage combined with antihypertensive drugs may be more effective than antihypertensive drugs alone in lowering both systolic BP (SBP; mean difference (MD): -6.92 (-10.05, -3.80); Pmassage appears beneficial for reducing SBP (MD: -3.47 (-5.39, -1.56); P=0.0004) for hypertensive patients as compared with antihypertensive drugs. Safety of massage is still unclear. There is some encouraging evidence of massage for EH. However, because of poor methodological quality, the evidence remains weak. Rigorously designed trials are needed to validate the use of massage in future.

  16. Clarifying Definitions for the Massage Therapy Profession: the Results of the Best Practices Symposium†

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    Kennedy, Ann B.; Cambron, Jerrilyn A.; Sharpe, Patricia A.; Travillian, Ravensara S.; Saunders, Ruth P.

    2016-01-01

    Background Massage therapists are at times unclear about the definition of massage therapy, which creates challenges for the profession. It is important to investigate the current definitions and to consider the field as a whole in order to move toward clarity on what constitutes the constructs within the profession. Purpose To determine how a sample of experts understand and describe the field of massage therapy as a step toward clarifying definitions for massage and massage therapy, and framing the process of massage therapy practice. Setting A two-day symposium held in 2010 with the purpose of gathering knowledge to inform and aid in the creation of massage therapy best practice guidelines for stress and low back pain. Participants Thirty-two experts in the field of massage therapy from the United States, Europe, and Canada. Design Qualitative analysis of secondary cross-sectional data using a grounded theory approach. Results Three over-arching themes were identified: 1) What is massage?; 2) The multidimensional nature of massage therapy; and 3) The influencing factors on massage therapy practice. Discussion The data offered clarifying definitions for massage and massage therapy, as well as a framework for the context for massage therapy practice. These clarifications can serve as initial steps toward the ultimate goal of creating new theory for the field of massage therapy, which can then be applied in practice, education, research, and policy. Conclusions Foundational research into how experts in the profession understand and describe the field of massage therapy is limited. Understanding the potential differences between the terms massage and massage therapy could contribute to a transformation in the profession in the areas of education, practice, research, policy and/or regulation. Additionally, framing the context for massage therapy practice invites future discussions to further clarify practice issues. PMID:27648109

  17. Effectiveness of focused structural massage and relaxation massage for chronic low back pain: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chronic back pain is a major public health problem and the primary reason patients seek massage treatment. Despite the growing use of massage for chronic low back pain, there have been few studies of its effectiveness. This trial will be the first evaluation of the effectiveness of relaxation massage for chronic back pain and the first large trial of a focused structural form of massage for this condition. Methods and Design A total of 399 participants (133 in each of three arms between the ages of 20 and 65 years of age who have low back pain lasting at least 3 months will be recruited from an integrated health care delivery system. They will be randomized to one of two types of massage ("focused structural massage" or "relaxation massage", or continued usual medical care. Ten massage treatments will be provided over 10 weeks. The primary outcomes, standard measures of dysfunction and bothersomeness of low back pain, will be assessed at baseline and after 10, 26, and 52 weeks by telephone interviewers masked to treatment assignment. General health status, satisfaction with back care, days of back-related disability, perceived stress, and use and costs of healthcare services for back pain will also be measured. Outcomes across assigned treatment groups will be compared using generalized estimating equations, accounting for participant correlation and adjusted for baseline value, age, and sex. For both primary outcome measures, this trial will have at least 85% power to detect the presence of a minimal clinically significant difference among the three treatment groups and 91% power for pairwise comparisons. Secondary analyses will compare the proportions of participants in each group that improve by a clinically meaningful amount. Conclusion Results of this trial will help clarify the value of two types of massage therapy for chronic low back pain. Trial registration Clinical Trials.gov NCT 00371384.

  18. Construction of Intelligent Massage System Based on Human Skin-Muscle Elasticity

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    Teramae, Tatsuya; Kushida, Daisuke; Takemori, Fumiaki; Kitamura, Akira

    A present massage chair realizes the massage motion and force designed by a professional masseur. However, appropriate massage force to the user cannot be provided by the massage chair in such a method. On the other hand, the professional masseur can realize an appropriate massage force to more than one patient, because, the masseur considers the physical condition of the patient. This paper proposes the method of applying masseur's procedure to the massage chair. Then, the proposed method is composed by estimation of the physical condition of user, decision of massage force based on the physical condition and realization of massage force by the force control. The realizability of the proposed method is verified by the experimental work using the massage chair.

  19. Salicylate toxicity from ingestion of traditional massage oil

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    A 16-month-old child developed a brief generalised tonic–clonic fitting episode and vomiting at home, after accidental ingestion of traditional massage oil. As the patient presented with clinical features of salicylate toxicity, appropriate management was instituted. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for multiorgan support. The child was discharged well 1 week after the incident. Methyl-salicylate is a common component of massage oils which are used for topical treatment of joint and...

  20. Effect of Rolling Massage on the Vortex Flow in Blood Vessels with Lattice Boltzmann Simulation

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    Yi, Hou Hui

    The rolling massage manipulation is a classic Chinese Medical Massage, which is a nature therapy in eliminating many diseases. Here, the effect of the rolling massage on the cavity flows in blood vessel under the rolling manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulation results show that the vortex flows are fully disturbed by the rolling massage. The flow behavior depends on the rolling velocity and the rolling depth. Rolling massage has a better effect on the flows in the cavity than that of the flows in a planar blood vessel. The result is helpful to understand the mechanism of the massage and develop the rolling techniques.

  1. The effects of massage on delayed onset muscle soreness

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    Hilbert, J; Sforzo, G; Swensen, T

    2003-01-01

    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological and psychological effects of massage on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Methods: Eighteen volunteers were randomly assigned to either a massage or control group. DOMS was induced with six sets of eight maximal eccentric contractions of the right hamstring, which were followed 2 h later by 20 min of massage or sham massage (control). Peak torque and mood were assessed at 2, 6, 24, and 48 h postexercise. Range of motion (ROM) and intensity and unpleasantness of soreness were assessed at 6, 24, and 48 h postexercise. Neutrophil count was assessed at 6 and 24 h postexercise. Results: A two factor ANOVA (treatment v time) with repeated measures on the second factor showed no significant treatment differences for peak torque, ROM, neutrophils, unpleasantness of soreness, and mood (p > 0.05). The intensity of soreness, however, was significantly lower in the massage group relative to the control group at 48 h postexercise (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Massage administered 2 h after exercise induced muscle injury did not improve hamstring function but did reduce the intensity of soreness 48 h after muscle insult. PMID:12547748

  2. Assessment of the effects of massage therapy on premenstrual syndrome

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Premenstrual syndrome is characterized by the cyclic occurrence physical, psychological and behavioral symptoms during the luteal phase of the menstruation cycle and will be disappear within a few days of the onset of menstruation. The aim of this research was to assess the effect of massage therapy on premenstrual syndrome. Materials and Method: A randomized clinical trial was carried out on 30 volunteer students of Tehran University with PMS diagnosis. After surveying two menstruation cycles and confirming PMS existence, subjects were randomly assigned into massage and control group. Massage protocol was performed for eight weeks. Volunteers completed Daily Symptom Rating (DSR during 2 cycles before and 2 cycles after intervention. Data collected via data gathering form, criteria for PMS (DSM- IV, DSR and Beck test. Data were analyzed by descriptive and analytic statistics (χ2, Fischer's exact test, paired and independent t tests.Results: In comparison between before and after intervention, massage group showed significant decrease averagely in mean of somatic (56.7%, psychological (64.8% (p<0.001.This is while, in control group only mean of somatic symptoms (averagely 21.2% relieved obviously (p=0.02. comparing two groups often intervention, we did not found any significant difference in mean of somatic symptoms while psychological (p=0.01 and total symptoms (p=0.03 in massage group was significantly less than controls.Conclusion: The authors concluded that massage therapy is an effective method for relieving symptoms of premenstrual syndrome

  3. Development of Foot Massage Program on Nausea and Vomiting for Cancer Patients: A Literature Review

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    Ni Ketut Guru Prapti

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This study aims to develop a foot massage program to support care activity in reducing nausea and vomiting for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Two phases, a literature review and the development of a foot massage program were conducted. The literature review was to analyze state of the art massage techniques by reviewing problems, related theories and supporting evidence. Method: Eight published studies in the English language were reviewed. A massage can be performed for different durations, from 10 minutes up to 60 minutes for three to six weeks and can be applied on various body areas. We found that the soft stroke/effleurage seems to be the best method and is most suitable for patients with cancer. It is also evident that foot massaging can be applied as a modality to reduce nausea and vomiting for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Result: We developed a foot massage program specifically for patients with cancer. The foot massage program comprised of three sessions, including 1 education session, 2 preparation session, and 3 foot massage session. In the education session, patients obtain brief information about the definition of a foot massage, the benefits and contraindication of foot massaging. During the preparation phase, foot soaking and warming up are performed. Subsequently, the foot massage is applied and should last for 30 minutes. Further research is recommended to test the effectiveness of the proposed foot massage program for nausea and vomiting in cancer patients across countries including Indonesia. Key Words: Foot massage program, chemotherapy, nausea and vomiting

  4. Foot massage: effectiveness on postoperative pain in breast surgery patients.

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    Ucuzal, Meral; Kanan, Nevin

    2014-06-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the effect of foot massage on pain after breast surgery, and provide guidance for nurses in nonpharmacologic interventions for pain relief. This was a quasiexperimental study with a total of 70 patients who had undergone breast surgery (35 in the experimental group and 35 in the control group). Patients in the control group received only analgesic treatment, whereas those in the experimental group received foot massage in addition to analgesic treatment. Patients received the first dose of analgesics during surgery. As soon as patients came from the operating room, they were evaluated for pain severity. Patients whose pain severity scored ≥4 according to the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire were accepted into the study. In the experimental group, pain and vital signs (arterial blood pressure, pulse, and respiration) were evaluated before foot massage at the time patients complained about pain (time 0) and then 5, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after foot massage. In the control group, pain and vital signs were also evaluated when the patients complained about pain (time 0) and again at 5, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes, in sync with the times when foot massage was completed in the experimental group. A patient information form was used to collect descriptive characteristics data of the patients, and the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire was used to determine pain severity. Data were analyzed for frequencies, mean, standard deviation, chi-square, Student t, Pillai trace, and Bonferroni test. The results of the statistical analyses showed that patients in the experimental group experienced significantly less pain (p ≤ .001). Especially notable, patients in the experimental group showed a decrease in all vital signs 5 minutes after foot massage, but patients in the control group showed increases in vital signs except for heart rate at 5 minutes. The data obtained showed that foot massage in breast surgery patients was

  5. Effect of massage therapy on pain, anxiety, and tension after cardiac surgery: a randomized study.

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    Bauer, Brent A; Cutshall, Susanne M; Wentworth, Laura J; Engen, Deborah; Messner, Penny K; Wood, Christina M; Brekke, Karen M; Kelly, Ryan F; Sundt, Thoralf M

    2010-05-01

    Integrative therapies such as massage have gained support as interventions that improve the overall patient experience during hospitalization. Cardiac surgery patients undergo long procedures and commonly have postoperative back and shoulder pain, anxiety, and tension. Given the promising effects of massage therapy for alleviation of pain, tension, and anxiety, we studied the efficacy and feasibility of massage therapy delivered in the postoperative cardiovascular surgery setting. Patients were randomized to receive a massage or to have quiet relaxation time (control). In total, 113 patients completed the study (massage, n=62; control, n=51). Patients receiving massage therapy had significantly decreased pain, anxiety, and tension. Patients were highly satisfied with the intervention, and no major barriers to implementing massage therapy were identified. Massage therapy may be an important component of the healing experience for patients after cardiovascular surgery.

  6. Massage induces an immediate, albeit short-term, reduction in muscle stiffness.

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    Eriksson Crommert, M; Lacourpaille, L; Heales, L J; Tucker, K; Hug, F

    2015-10-01

    Using ultrasound shear wave elastography, the aims of this study were: (a) to evaluate the effect of massage on stiffness of the medial gastrocnemius (MG) muscle and (b) to determine whether this effect (if any) persists over a short period of rest. A 7-min massage protocol was performed unilaterally on MG in 18 healthy volunteers. Measurements of muscle shear elastic modulus (stiffness) were performed bilaterally (control and massaged leg) in a moderately stretched position at three time points: before massage (baseline), directly after massage (follow-up 1), and following 3 min of rest (follow-up 2). Directly after massage, participants rated pain experienced during the massage. MG shear elastic modulus of the massaged leg decreased significantly at follow-up 1 (-5.2 ± 8.8%, P = 0.019, d = -0.66). There was no difference between follow-up 2 and baseline for the massaged leg (P = 0.83) indicating that muscle stiffness returned to baseline values. Shear elastic modulus was not different between time points in the control leg. There was no association between perceived pain during the massage and stiffness reduction (r = 0.035; P = 0.89). This is the first study to provide evidence that massage reduces muscle stiffness. However, this effect is short lived and returns to baseline values quickly after cessation of the massage.

  7. 21 CFR 872.6650 - Massaging pick or tip for oral hygiene.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Massaging pick or tip for oral hygiene. 872.6650... (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES DENTAL DEVICES Miscellaneous Devices § 872.6650 Massaging pick or tip for oral hygiene. (a) Identification. A massaging pick or tip for oral hygiene is a rigid, pointed device...

  8. Sexual Health Education in Massage Therapy Programs: A Survey of Program Directors

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    Zamboni, Brian D.; Healey, Dale K.

    2016-01-01

    Massage therapy program directors completed an online survey to explore sexual education in massage therapy programs. The overall data suggest that program directors are supportive of sexual health education in the training of massage therapists and that such education is integrated into several aspects of their training programs. To enhance…

  9. The effect of abdominal massage in reducing malignant ascites symptoms.

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    Wang, Tsae-Jyy; Wang, Hung-Ming; Yang, Tsai-Sheng; Jane, Sui-Whi; Huang, Tse-Hung; Wang, Chao-Hui; Lin, Yi-Hsin

    2015-02-01

    As many as 50% of end-stage cancer patients will develop ascites and associated symptoms, including pain, tiredness, nausea, depression, anxiety, drowsiness, loss of appetite, dyspnea, perceived abdominal bloating, and immobility. Abdominal massage may stimulate lymph return to the venous system and reduce ascites-related symptoms. The purpose of this study was to test the effect of abdominal massage in reducing these symptoms and reducing ascites itself as reflected in body weight. For a randomized controlled design using repeated measures, a sample of 80 patients with malignant ascites was recruited from gastroenterology and oncology units of a medical center in northern Taiwan and randomly assigned to the intervention or the control group. A 15-minute gentle abdominal massage, using straight rubbing, point rubbing, and kneading, was administered twice daily for 3 days. The control group received a twice-daily 15-minute social interaction contact with the same nurse. Symptoms and body weight were measured in the morning for 4 consecutive days from pre- to post-test. In generalized estimation equation modeling, a significant group-by-time interaction on depression, anxiety, poor wellbeing, and perceived abdominal bloating, indicated that abdominal massage improved these four symptoms, with the greatest effect on perceived bloating. The intervention had no effect on pain, tiredness, nausea, drowsiness, poor appetite, shortness of breath, mobility limitation, or body weight. Abdominal massage appears useful for managing selected symptoms of malignant ascites.

  10. Massage Changes Babies' Body, Brain and Behavior

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    Ishikawa, Chihiro; Shiga, Takashi

    Tactile stimulation is an important factor in mother-infant interactions. Many studies on both human and animals have shown that tactile stimulation during the neonatal period has various beneficial effects in the subsequent growth of the body and brain. In particular, massage is often applied to preterm human babies as “touch care”, because tactile stimulation together with kinesthetic stimulation increases body weight, which is accompanied by behavioral development and the changes of endocrine and neural conditions. Among them, the elevation of insulin-like growth factor-1, catecholamine, and vagus nerve activity may underlie the body weight gain. Apart from the body weight gain, tactile stimulation has various effects on the nervous system and endocrine system. For example, it has been reported that tactile stimulation on human and animal babies activates parasympathetic nervous systems, while suppresses the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenalcortical (HPA) axis, which may be related to the reduction of emotionality, anxiety-like behavior, and pain sensitivity. In addition, animal experiments have shown that tactile stimulation improves learning and memory. Facilitation of the neuronal activity and the morphological changes including the hippocampal synapse may underlie the improvement of the learning and memory. In conclusion, it has been strongly suggested that tactile stimulation in early life has beneficial effects on body, brain structure and function, which are maintained throughout life.

  11. Effect of Rolling Massage on Particle Moving Behaviour in Blood Vessels

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    YI Hou-Hui; FAN Li-Juan; YANG Xiao-Feng; CHEN Yan-Yan

    2008-01-01

    The rolling massage manipulation is a classic Chinese massage, which is expected to eliminate many diseases.Here the effect of the rolling massage on the particle moving property in the blood vessels under the rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulation results show that the particle moving behaviour depends on the rolling velocity, the distance between particle position and rolling position. The average values, including particle translational velocity and angular velocity, increase as the rolling velocity increases almost linearly. The result is helpful to understand the mechanism of the massage and develop the rolling techniques.

  12. Recent advances in massage therapy--a review.

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    Liu, S-L; Qi, W; Li, H; Wang, Y-F; Yang, X-F; Li, Z-M; Lu, Q; Cong, D-Y

    2015-10-01

    Massage therapy is one of the most widely accepted alternative form of medicine helping patients suffering from varied pathological states including arthritis, anxiety, sleep problems, pain management and injury repair. Besides this, it is one of the safest forms of alternative medicine and has become favorite among various health care professionals. However, there is still a lot of debate is going in medical world pertaining to its certain use in modern medicine. So, the present review shall enlighten all the latest aspects of massage therapy in current medicine.

  13. Thai traditional massage: efficiency-assessment of three traditional massage methods on office workers: an explorative study.

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    Yoopat, Pongjan; Maes, Christophe; Poriau, Stefaan; Vanwonterghem, Kamiel

    2015-04-01

    Thai Traditional Massage (TTM) is popular and widely spread in Thailand. This project is aimed at studying the physiological efficiency of three popular TTM methods based on acupressure Meridian basal lines: the Sen Sib(SS) ten lines, Ratchsamnak (RS), Royal style; and Chaloeysak (CS), Folk style. Thirty healthy female administrative employees participated as patients. All were treated for 30 min with the 3 types of massage with a two-week interval between each treatment. Muscle strain was objectified by measuring strength and endurance with surface electromyography of muscle put under stress during office work: the M. Trapezius (static postural load) and the wrist muscles (M. flexors & extensors Carpi-Radialis) (dynamic contractions) as well as measuring the subjective Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) before and after the sessions. An ANOVA-statistical analysis showed that strength in shoulders was not significantly different, but some forearm fatigue was decreased significantly among the three massage techniques.

  14. Can stimulating massage improve joint repositioning error in patients with knee osteoarthritis?

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    Lund, Hans; Henriksen, Marius; Bartels, Else M

    2009-01-01

    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of massage applied to the thigh muscles on joint repositioning error (JRE) in patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA).We hypothesized that stimulating massage of the muscles around an osteoarthritic knee joint, could improve...... of rheumatology, were randomly allocated to either receive massage and a week later, act as controls or vice versa. The applied massage consisted of stimulating massage of the quadriceps femoris, sartorious, gracilus, and hamstrings muscles for 10 min on the affected leg. Participants had their JRE measured...... before and immediately after the 10 min massage and control sessions. Data were analyzed by using paired t-test. RESULTS: No significant change in JRE was observed (95% CI: -0.62 degrees to 0.85 degrees, p = 0.738). CONCLUSION: Massage has no effect on the immediate joint repositioning error in patients...

  15. Durability of effect of massage therapy on blood pressure

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    Mahshid Givi

    2013-01-01

    Conclusions: Findings of the study indicated that massage therapy was a safe, effective, applicable and cost-effective intervention in controlling BP of the pre-hypertension women and it can be used in the health care centers and even at home.

  16. Effects of Infant Massage on Attachment Security: An Experimental Manipulation.

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    Jump, Vonda K.

    The formation of attachments is an important phenomenon occurring in the realm of socioemotional development. This study examined the impact of infant massage on infants' subsequent attachment security. Fifty-seven mother-infant dyads (48 dyads from Head Start, 9 from the community at large) were randomly assigned to a treatment or control group…

  17. Posture-dependent chronotropic effect of carotid sinus massage

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    Møller, M; Oxhøj, H; Mickley, H

    1987-01-01

    The hypertensive carotid sinus can be divided into cardioinhibitory (chronotropic) and vasodepressor components; the former can be evaluated by carotid sinus massage performed in the supine position. We present the case of a patient in whom the abnormal cardioinhibitory response could only...

  18. Massage bij verpleeghuisbewoners met ernstige dementie: een waardevolle interventie.

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    Inhulsen, M.B.; Verkaik, R.; Busch, M.; Francke, A.

    2016-01-01

    Zorgverleners vinden dat massage een waardevolle bijdrage levert aan de zorg voor verpleeghuisbewoners met ernstige dementie. Met name in het maken van contact en het verminderen van onrust. Dit blijkt uit een pilot uitgevoerd door zorgorganisatie Laurens, het Van Praag Instituut en onderzoeksinstit

  19. Advancing Massage Therapy Research Competencies: Dimensions for Thought and Action.

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    Hymel, Glenn M.

    Two major developments in the therapeutic massage and bodywork profession have recently brought to the forefront the issue of research competencies. The profession has been called to a potentially heightened level of credibility. One challenge to the profession's development is that of coordinating the various curricular, instructional,…

  20. A Meta-Analysis of Massage Therapy Research

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    Moyer, Christopher A.; Rounds, James; Hannum, James W.

    2004-01-01

    Massage therapy (MT) is an ancient form of treatment that is now gaining popularity as part of the complementary and alternative medical therapy movement. A meta-analysis was conducted of studies that used random assignment to test the effectiveness of MT. Mean effect sizes were calculated from 37 studies for 9 dependent variables. Single…

  1. Ice massage on chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting

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    Mehdi Sadeghi Shermeh

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of chemotherapy. The aim of the current study was to assess the effect of ice massage applied to the pericardium 6 (P6 or Neigaun acupuncture point on nausea– vomiting due to chemotherapy in cancer patient. Materials and Methods: In a randomized clinical trial one- blind, 114 patients were randomly divided into three groups. Ice massage group were massaged gently on the skin around P6 point of the hand with ice cube into a wet gauze pad for 7 minutes twice a day with 12-hours interval for 24 hours by the patient. Placebo group were massaged with wooden cube and the control group received no interventions. Nausea and vomiting in three groups rated by Morrow Assessment of Nausea and Emesis (MANE Questionnaire in 4 periods of time in 24 hours was used for the assessment of nausea and vomiting. Results: There were significant decreases in the frequency of nausea (P<0.01 and vomiting (P<0.03 and a decrease in the intensity of nausea (P=0.63 and vomiting (P=0.34 in the case group. Frequency of nausea was significantly lower among placebo group than the control group (P<0.02. Conclusion: Ice massage on Neigaun point is effective on reducing the frequency of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. Placebos, patient-practitioner relationship, suggestion, and the patient's view on nausea and vomiting and the role of interaction between the therapist and the patient is effective to some extent.

  2. Estimation of Comfortable/Uncomfortable Feeling Based on EEG by Using NN and k-means Algorithm for Massage Chair

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    Teramae, Tatsuya; Kushida, Daisuke; Takemori, Fumiaki; Kitamura, Akira

    A present massage chair realizes the massage motion and force designed by a professional masseur. However, appropriate massage force to the user can not be provided by the massage chair in such a method. On the other hand, the professional masseur can realize an appropriate massage force to more than one patient, because, the masseur considers the physical condition of the patient. Our research proposed the intelligent massage system of applying masseur's procedure for the massage chair using estimated skin elasticity and DB to relate skin elasticity and massage force. However, proposed system has a problem that DB does not adjust to unknown user, because user's feeling by massage can not be estimated. Then, this paper proposed the estimation method of comfortable/uncomfortable feeling based on EEG using the neural network and k-means algorithm. The realizability of the proposed method is verified by the experimental works.

  3. Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Blood Flow in Blood Vessels with the Rolling Massage

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    YI Hou-Hui; XU Shi-Xiong; QIAN Yue-Hong; FANG Hai-Ping

    2005-01-01

    @@ The rolling massage manipulation is a classic Chinese massage, which is expected to improve the circulation by pushing, pulling and kneading of the muscle. A model for the rolling massage manipulation is proposed and the lattice Boltzmann method is applied to study the blood flow in the blood vessels. The simulation results show that the blood flux is considerably modified by the rolling massage and the explicit value depends on the rolling frequency, the rolling depth, and the diameter of the vessel. The smaller the diameter of the blood vessel, the larger the enhancement of the blood flux by the rolling massage. The model, together with the simulation results,is expected to be helpful to understand the mechanism and further development of rolling massage techniques.

  4. Lattice Boltzmann simulation of behaviour of particles moving in blood vessels under the rolling massage

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    Yi Hou-Hui; Yang Xiao-Feng; Wang Cai-Feng; Li Hua-Bing

    2009-01-01

    The rolling massage is one of the most important manipulations in Chinese massage, which is expected to eliminate many diseases. Here, the effect of the rolling massage on a pair of particles moving in blood vessels under rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulated results show that the motion of each particle is considerably modified by the rolling massage, and it depends on the relative rolling velocity, the rolling depth, and the distance between particle position and rolling position. Both particles' translational average velocities increase almost linearly as the rolling velocity increases, and obey the same law. The increment of the average relative angular velocity for the leading particle is smaller than that of the trailing one. The result is helpful for understanding the mechanism of the massage and to further develop the rolling techniques.

  5. Adverse Events of Massage Therapy in Pain-Related Conditions: A Systematic Review

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    Ping Yin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Pain-related massage, important in traditional Eastern medicine, is increasingly used in the Western world. So the widening acceptance demands continual safety assessment. This review is an evaluation of the frequency and severity of adverse events (AEs reported mainly for pain-related massage between 2003 and 2013. Relevant all-languages reports in 6 databases were identified and assessed by two coauthors. During the 11-year period, 40 reports of 138 AEs were associated with massage. Author, year of publication, country of occurrence, participant related (age, sex or number of patients affected, the details of manual therapy, and clinician type were extracted. Disc herniation, soft tissue trauma, neurologic compromise, spinal cord injury, dissection of the vertebral arteries, and others were the main complications of massage. Spinal manipulation in massage has repeatedly been associated with serious AEs especially. Clearly, massage therapies are not totally devoid of risks. But the incidence of such events is low.

  6. Health psychology as a context for massage therapy: a conceptual model with CAM as mediator.

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    Hymel, Glenn M; Rich, Grant J

    2014-04-01

    Health psychology represents a context within which massage therapy research, education, and practice can be positioned for the mutual benefit of both. Furthermore, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) more often than not plays a mediating role in relating massage therapy to health psychology. On occasion, though, the linkage between health psychology and massage therapy can be quite direct without the mediating influence of CAM. This paper, accordingly, advances a conceptual model via both flowchart and Venn diagram displays for viewing the health psychology context for massage therapy with the possibility of CAM as a mediating factor. Attention is also given to the broad range of issues constituting contemporary health psychology as well as its correspondence to an equally diverse array of client populations and health conditions addressed in massage therapy research. Future directions in the areas of health psychology, CAM, and massage therapy are proposed with a view toward a mutual and reciprocal benefit accruing to these behavioral and health science arenas.

  7. The Effect of Massage Therapy on Children’s Learning Process: A Review

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    Emtiazy, Majid; Abrishamkar, Mahboobeh

    2016-01-01

    Background: Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body. There are more than 1500 massage training centers or schools in the United States. Several studies evaluated the effect of massage on elevating child health and to treat various disorders. Methods: In this review, keywords related to the sub...

  8. Intradialytic Massage for Leg Cramps Among Hemodialysis Patients: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Mastnardo, Diane; Lewis, Janice M.; Hall, Kristi; Catherine M. Sullivan; Cain, Katrice; Theurer, Jacqueline; Huml, Anne; Sehgal, Ashwini R.

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    Background Patients on hemodialysis often experience muscle cramps that result in discomfort, shortened treatment times, and inadequate dialysis dose. Cramps have been associated with adversely affecting sleep and health-related quality of life, depression and anxiety. There is limited evidence available about massage in dialysis; however, massage in cancer patients has demonstrated decreases in pain, inflammation, and feelings of anxiety. These correlations indicate massage may be an effecti...

  9. Electromagnetic interference of implantable cardiac devices from a shoulder massage machine.

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    Yoshida, Saeko; Fujiwara, Kousaku; Kohira, Satoshi; Hirose, Minoru

    2014-09-01

    Shoulder massage machines have two pads that are driven by solenoid coils to perform a per cussive massage on the shoulders. There have been concerns that such machines might create electromagnetic interference (EMI) in implantable cardiac devices because of the time-varying magnetic fields produced by the alternating current in the solenoid coils. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential EMI from one such shoulder massage machine on implantable cardiac devices. We measured the distribution profile of the magnetic field intensity around the massage machine. Furthermore, we performed an inhibition test and an asynchronous test on an implantable cardiac pacemaker using the standardized Irnich human body model. We examined the events on an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) using a pacemaker programmer while the massage machine was in operation. The magnetic field distribution profile exhibited a peak intensity of 212 (A/m) in one of the solenoid coils. The maximal interference distance between the massage machine and the implantable cardiac pacemaker was 28 cm. Ventricular fibrillation was induced when the massage machine was brought near the electrode of the ICD and touched the Irnich human body model. It is necessary to provide a "don't use" warning on the box or the exterior of the massage machines or in the user manuals and to caution patients with implanted pacemakers about the dangers and appropriate usage of massage machines.

  10. Effect of olive oil massage on weight gain in preterm infants: A randomized controlled clinical trial

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    Mahnaz Jabraeile

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite the fact that effect of massage with or without oil on the baby′s weight gain is not clear, but recent studies have shown that massage with essential oils make lipid absorption through the skin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of olive oil massage on weight gain in preterm infants. Materials and Methods: This study was a single-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial. In this study, infants who met inclusion criteria for the study were divided into two groups by using random numbers table. Newborns in intervention group were under massage for 10 days and 3 times for 15 min daily; the mother of these newborns had been trained already using olive oil. Moreover, the infants of the control group were under massaging without oil same as the above-mentioned method. Researchers weighed babies daily during 10 days and recorded it at the checklist. Data from the study were reviewed and analyzed by descriptive statistics and repeated measure test using the statistical software SPSS/13. Results: This study showed that the neonatal weight gain in the infants with the oil massage was 21 g daily in average, whereas the increase in infant massage without oil was 7 g. This difference was statistically significant (P < 0.001. Conclusion: Considering the positive effect of infant massage on weight gain in premature infants with olive oil, it is recommended that nurses use oil in infant massage in the neonatal units.

  11. Effects of therapeutic massage on gait and pain after delayed onset muscle soreness.

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    Han, Jun-Ho; Kim, Min-Jeong; Yang, Hyuk-Jin; Lee, Yu-Jin; Sung, Yun-Hee

    2014-04-01

    Unfamiliar or sudden exercise can induce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) within 12-24 h. So, several researchers have reported various interventions to treat DOMS. Massage is generally known to eliminate muscle fatigue. However, effect of massage after DOMS is still not clear. We investigated whether the massage is effective on pain and gait after DOMS. The participants were divided into a control group (n= 10) with DOMS and an experimental group (n= 11) with the massage treated after DOMS. We induced DOMS by taking isotonic exercise with going up and down 20 times in 5-story building. We applied the massage and assessment on gastrocnemius of dominant foot. The change of gait and pain was assessed using gaitrite and algometer. In the present results, the massage on gastrocnemius after DOMS showed significant difference in pain (P< 0.05). Also, there was a significant difference in gait (P< 0.05), especially, spatial parameters (distance, step length, stride length) and temporal parameters (ambulation, heel on off time, stride velocity). Moreover, the pain relief after massage-treated in DOMS correlated with gait. These results suggest that the massage on gastrocnemius after DOMS has influence on pain and gait performance. Therefore, massage can be applied as intervention for delayed onset muscle soreness.

  12. Efficacy of massage on muscle soreness, perceived recovery, physiological restoration and physical performance in male bodybuilders.

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    Kargarfard, Mehdi; Lam, Eddie T C; Shariat, Ardalan; Shaw, Ina; Shaw, Brandon S; Tamrin, Shamsul B M

    2016-01-01

    It is believed that sport massage after intensive exercise might improve power and perceptual recovery in athletes. However, few studies have been done in this area. This study aimed to examine the effect of massage on the performance of bodybuilders. Thirty experienced male bodybuilders were randomly assigned to either a massage group (n = 15) or a control group (n = 15). Both groups performed five repetition sets at 75-77% of 1RM of knee extensor and flexor muscle groups. The massage group then received a 30-min massage after the exercise protocol while the control group maintained their normal passive recovery. Criteria under investigation included: plasma creatine kinase (CK) level, agility test, vertical jump test, isometric torque test, and perception of soreness. All variables were measured over 6 time periods: baseline, immediately after the DOMS inducing protocol, right after the massage, and 24, 48, and 72 h after the massage. Both groups showed significant (P < .001) decreases in jumping, agility performance, and isometric torque, but significant (P < .001) increases in CK and muscle soreness levels. The massage group in general demonstrated a better recovery rate. As such, a post-exercise massage session can improve the exercise performance and recovery rate in male bodybuilders after intensive exercise.

  13. The effect of self-aromatherapy massage of the abdomen on the primary dysmenorrhoea.

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    Sadeghi Aval Shahr, H; Saadat, M; Kheirkhah, M; Saadat, E

    2015-05-01

    Primary dysmenorrhoea (PD) is the most common gynaecological complaint that occurs in women. This study was a randomised controlled trial. The subjects were 75 students whose severity of pain was measured by visual analogue scale (VAS). Subjects were randomly divided into three groups: massage group with rose oil (n = 25) who applied self-massage with Rose damascene; a placebo group (n = 25) who performed self-massage with unscented almond oil and a no treatment control group (n = 25) who applied just self-massage. All three groups received the intervention in the first day of menstruation in two subsequent cycles. The severity of pain was self-reported by the students before and after intervention. All three groups were matched in demographic characteristics. The baseline pain reduced in the first cycle but this reduction was not significant in the groups (p > 0.05). In the second cycle, the menstrual pain was significantly lower in the rose oil group than in the other two groups after intervention (between massage with rose oil, almond oil p = 0.003 and massage with rose oil and just massage p = 0.000). Massage with aromatherapy reduces the severity of primary dysmenorrhoea, in comparison with massage therapy alone.

  14. Effectiveness of different styles of massage therapy in fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Yuan, Susan Lee King; Matsutani, Luciana Akemi; Marques, Amélia Pasqual

    2015-04-01

    The systematic review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of massage in fibromyalgia. An electronic search was conducted at MEDLINE, SCiELO, EMBASE, ISI, PEDro, SPORTDiscus, CINAHL, Cochrane CENTRAL and LILACS (Jan 1990-May 2013). Ten randomized and non-randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of massage alone on symptoms and health-related quality of life of adult patients with fibromyalgia were included. Two reviewers independently screened records, examined full-text reports for compliance with the eligibility criteria, and extracted data. Meta-analysis (pooled from 145 participants) shows that myofascial release had large, positive effects on pain and medium effects on anxiety and depression at the end of treatment, in contrast with placebo; effects on pain and depression were maintained in the medium and short term, respectively. Narrative analysis suggests that: myofascial release also improves fatigue, stiffness and quality of life; connective tissue massage improves depression and quality of life; manual lymphatic drainage is superior to connective tissue massage regarding stiffness, depression and quality of life; Shiatsu improves pain, pressure pain threshold, fatigue, sleep and quality of life; and Swedish massage does not improve outcomes. There is moderate evidence that myofascial release is beneficial for fibromyalgia symptoms. Limited evidence supports the application of connective tissue massage and Shiatsu. Manual lymphatic drainage may be superior to connective tissue massage, and Swedish massage may have no effects. Overall, most styles of massage therapy consistently improved the quality of life of fibromyalgia patients.

  15. Dosing study of massage for chronic neck pain: protocol for the dose response evaluation and analysis of massage [DREAM] trial

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    Sherman Karen J

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Despite the growing popularity of massage, its effectiveness for treating neck pain remains unclear, largely because of the poor quality of research. A major deficiency of previous studies has been their use of low “doses” of massage that massage therapists consider inadequate. Unfortunately, the number of minutes per massage session, sessions per week, or weeks of treatment necessary for massage to have beneficial or optimal effects are not known. This study is designed to address these gaps in our knowledge by determining, for persons with chronic neck pain: 1 the optimal combination of number of treatments per week and length of individual treatment session, and 2 the optimal number of weeks of treatment. Methods/design In this study, 228 persons with chronic non-specific neck pain will be recruited from primary health care clinics in a large health care system in the Seattle area. Participants will be randomized to a wait list control group or 4 weeks of treatment with one of 5 different dosing combinations (2 or 3 30-min treatments per week or 1, 2, or 3 60-min treatments per week. At the end of this 4-week primary treatment period, participants initially receiving each of the 5 dosing combinations will be randomized to a secondary treatment period of either no additional treatment or 6 weekly 60-min massages. The primary outcomes, neck-related dysfunction and pain, will be assessed by blinded telephone interviewers 5, 12, and 26 weeks post-randomization. To better characterize the trajectory of treatment effects, these interview data will be supplemented with outcomes data collected by internet questionnaire at 10, 16, 20 and 39 weeks. Comparisons of outcomes for the 6 groups during the primary treatment period will identify the optimal weekly dose, while comparisons of outcomes during the secondary treatment period will determine if 10 weeks of treatment is superior to 4 weeks. Discussion A broad dosing schedule

  16. Effectiveness of massage tuina in the periartritis escapulohumeral.

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    Deysi Lourdes González Acosta

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available It was carried out a prospective, longitudinal, explanatory and applicable study, with the purpose of determining the therapeutic effectiveness of massage Tuina in the treatment of the periartritis escapulohumeral. The sample of the study was formed by 80 patients (40 patients for each one to receive independent treatments that were divided in a matched up way, according to the age, sex and semiología of pain, looking for the homogeneity of them, patients that went to Provincial Hospital of Rehabilitation Faustino Pérez Hernandez in Sancti Spíritus, between February 2007 and November 2008 .The investigation denoted a prevalence of patient with age between 45 and 64 years and feminine sex. It was possible to reduce the intensity, frequency and rhythm from the pain while evaluating the 2 studied moments, the excellent and very good therapeutic evaluation prevailed. The treatment with Massage Tuina that was applied to the patients with Periartritis Escapulohumeral was beneficial.

  17. Facilitating case studies in massage therapy clinical education.

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    Baskwill, Amanda

    2013-01-01

    The integration of evidence into reflective health care practice has been on the rise in recent years and is a phenomenon that has affected all health care professions, including massage therapy. Clinical case studies are a research design that follows one patient or subject, making the studies ideal for use in clinical practice. They are valuable for communicating information from clinical practice to the broader community. Case studies have face validity that may be more valuable to individual practitioners than homogeneous randomized controlled trials, as the practitioner may recognize a complex patient in the case report. At Humber College, Student Massage Therapists (SMTs) create, conduct, and communicate results of a clinical case study prior to graduation. This article describes the process and experience.

  18. Effect of Foot Massage on Physiological Edema During Pregnancy

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    Fatemeh Rahimikian; Azadeh Shadmehr; Abbas Mehran; Mahdieh Kiani

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    Introduction: One of the most common and annoying problems during pregnancy is physiological foot edema that may cause activity restrictions during pregnancy for pregnant women. Present study aimed to determine the effect of foot massage on physiological edema during pregnancy. Methods: This study was non-randomized clinical trial and performed in 2012. 120 pregnant women aged 20 to 35 years were non randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. Treatment group, received 20 minutes d...

  19. Effectiveness of massage tuina in the periartritis escapulohumeral.

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    It was carried out a prospective, longitudinal, explanatory and applicable study, with the purpose of determining the therapeutic effectiveness of massage Tuina in the treatment of the periartritis escapulohumeral. The sample of the study was formed by 80 patients (40 patients for each one) to receive independent treatments that were divided in a matched up way, according to the age, sex and semiología of pain, looking for the homogeneity of them, patients that went to Provincial Hospital of ...

  20. Acupoint Massage in Relieving Pain after Ureteroscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy

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    Xia Wei-qin

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effect of acupoint massage in relieving pain after ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy. Methods: Ninety-two patients undergone ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy were enrolled and randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 46 in each group. Patients in the control group were given regular nursing care, while patients in the treatment group were intervened by acupoint massage in addition to the regular nursing care. The pain was evaluated by visual analogue scale (VAS) at 6 h, 12 h, and 24 h after operation, and compared between the two groups. Results:There was no significant difference in comparing the VAS score at 6 h after operation between the two groups (P>0.05). The VAS scores in the treatment group at 12 h and 24 h after operation were significantly lower than those in the control group (both P Conclusion: Acupoint massage can effectively relieve the pain after ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy, reduce the use of analgesics, and promote the recovery.

  1. EVALUATING THE INFLUENCE OF MASSAGE ON LEG STRENGTH, SWELLING, AND PAIN FOLLOWING A HALF-MARATHON

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    Peter M. Tiidus

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Massage therapy is commonly used following endurance running races with the expectation that it will enhance post-run recovery of muscle function and reduce soreness. A limited number of studies have reported little or no influence of massage therapy on post-exercise muscle recovery. However, no studies have been conducted in a field setting to assess the potential for massage to influence muscle recovery following an actual endurance running race. To evaluate the potential for repeated massage therapy interventions to influence recovery of quadriceps and hamstring muscle soreness, recovery of quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength and reduction of upper leg muscle swelling over a two week recovery period following an actual road running race. Twelve adult recreational runners (8 male, 4 female completed a half marathon (21.1 km road race. On days 1,4, 8, and 11 post-race, subjects received 30 minutes of standardized massage therapy performed by a registered massage therapist on a randomly assigned massage treatment leg, while the other (control leg received no massage treatment. Two days prior to the race (baseline and preceding the treatments on post-race days 1, 4, 8, and 11 the following measures were conducted on each of the massage and control legs: strength of quadriceps and hamstring muscles, leg swelling, and soreness perception. At day 1, post-race quadriceps peak torque was significantly reduced (p 0.05. All measures had returned to baseline at day 11. Massage did not affect the recovery of muscles in terms of physiological measures of strength, swelling, or soreness. However, questionnaires revealed that 7 of the 12 participants perceived that the massaged leg felt better upon recovery.

  2. Staff Report to the Senior Department Official on Recognition Compliance Issues. Recommendation Page: Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation

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    The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) was created in response to massage therapy and bodywork educators' desire that rigorous standards be applied to institutions of massage therapy and bodywork. COMTA has conducted accrediting activities since 1992. In 1996, an elected commission was seated. Since 1996, COMTA has granted…

  3. 78 FR 42975 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-American Massage...

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    2013-07-18

    ... Massage Therapy Association Notice is hereby given that, on June 24, 2013, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the... Massage Therapy Association (``AMTA'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney... principal place of business of the standards development organization is American Massage...

  4. Efficacy of massage treatment technique in masseter muscle hardness: robotic experimental approach.

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    Hiraiwa, Yuichiro; Ariji, Yoshiko; Kise, Yoshitaka; Sakuma, Shigemitsu; Kurita, Kenichi; Ariji, Eiichiro

    2013-10-01

    The study aimed to clarify the masseter muscle hardness in patients with myofascial pain, to examine their changes after massage, and to analyze whether the hardness can be an index for massage treatment. Sixteen patients with myofascial pain (12 with unilateral and 4 with bilateral masseter muscle pain) and 24 healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. The masseter hardness between patients and the healthy volunteers was compared. The changes in the hardness in patients after massage were examined. The relation of the hardness with massage regimens and efficacies was analyzed. There was a significant right-and-left difference of the hardness in patients, although there was no difference in the healthy volunteers. The hardness decreased after massage. The pretreatment asymmetry index of the hardness showed a significant correlation with the massage pressure. It was concluded that there was a significant difference between the right and left masseter hardness in patients with myofascial pain. After massage treatment, the masseter hardness and right-and-left difference decreased. The hardness may be an index for determining the massage pressure.

  5. The Effect of Massage on Anticipatory Anxiety and Procedural Pain in Patients with Burn Injury

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    Najafi Ghezeljeh, Tahereh; Mohades Ardebili, Fatimah; Rafii, Forough; Manafi, Farzad

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND Pain related to burn injuries is one of the most troublesome pain intensity. This study aimed to investigate the effect of massage on anticipatory anxiety, procedural pain intensity, vital signs and relaxation level of patients with burn injury. METHODS In this quasi-experimental study, through convenience sampling, 60 hospitalized adult burn patients were selected from a specialized burn and reconstructive hospital. Subjects were assigned to massage and control groups through simple randomization. Massage was offered by using non aromatic oil about 10-15 minutes before wound care on intact part of the body once a day for 20 minutes on patients’ bedside for 3 consecutive days. In the 3 days, the control group did not received any massage and were asked to stay at bed. Demographic and clinical characteristics and vital signs, Visual Analogue Scale and the Persian version of Burn Specific Pain Anxiety Scale were used to determine baseline and procedural pain, anxiety and relaxation levels and anticipatory anxiety. RESULTS No significant difference was noted between mean score of pain intensity, anxiety and relaxation level, and vital signs in massage and control groups after intervention following wound care. In massage and control groups, there was no significant differences between mean scores of anticipatory anxiety before and after intervention. There was no significant difference between the mean scores of anticipatory anxiety in massage and control groups after intervention prior wound care. CONCLUSION Massage was shown not to have any effect on anticipatory anxiety and procedural pain. PMID:28289612

  6. Massage Therapy Training in South Carolina: What You Should Know before You Enroll

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    This brochure provides a checklist of information for individuals considering massage therapy training in South Carolina. Areas covered include: (1) Oversight; (2) Requirements to Become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT); (3) Evaluating a School; (4) How to Decide; (5) While You're Enrolled; (6) After You Graduate; (7) Continuing Education; (8)…

  7. Brief Report: Improvements in the Behavior of Children with Autism Following Massage Therapy.

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    Escalona, Angelica; Field, Tiffany; Singer-Strunck, Ruth; Cullen, Christy; Hartshorn, Kristen

    2001-01-01

    Twenty children with autism, ages 3 to 6 years, received either massage therapy or reading attention by their parents for 15 minutes daily for one month. Evaluation suggested that children in the massage group exhibited less stereotypic behavior and showed more on-task and social relatedness behavior during play observations at school, and they…

  8. ASSESSMENT OF EFFECTIVENESS OF SPORTS MASSAGE IN SUPPORTING OF WARM-UP

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    Boguszewski Dariusz

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Warm-up is necessary part of sports training, because prepare the body for exercises and minimize the risk of injury. The aim of this study was assess the effectiveness of two types of warm-up: aerobic exercises and exercises with sports massage (before. Material and Methods: The research covered 59 women. All of them did fitness tests two times. Each test was preceded by a different form of warm-up (aerobic exercises, exercises with massage. For examined the differences t-Student test was used. Results : Warm-up with massage had positive effect for fitness level. More effective was exercises preceded by massage - differences in results (after the standard warm-up and warm-up with massage in every tests were significant (p<0.001. Conclusion: Alternative form of warm-up can be effective way to preparing the body for exercises and make the training more attractive.

  9. Relationship between massage therapy usage and health outcomes in older adults.

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    Munk, Niki; Zanjani, Faika

    2011-04-01

    Physical and emotional decline in older adults is a serious issue affecting not only quality of life but also susceptibility to injury. Non-pharmacological interventions addressing the needs of older adults are important for reducing medication burden and possible drug interactions. This study (N=144) examines the potential of massage therapy as such an intervention for older adults by comparing self-reported health outcome scores among adults 60 and older who have and have not utilized massage therapy in the past year. When controlling for age and cumulative morbidities, older adults who reported massage therapy usage in the past year had significantly better health outcome scores in the following domains: 1) emotional well-being, 2) limitations due to physical issues, and 3) limitations due to emotional issues. Because previous massage therapy research has not included or focused on older adults, studies examining massage therapy and emotional health, specifically among this population, are warranted.

  10. Effect of massage therapy on pain, anxiety, relaxation, and tension after colorectal surgery: A randomized study.

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    Dreyer, Nikol E; Cutshall, Susanne M; Huebner, Marianne; Foss, Diane M; Lovely, Jenna K; Bauer, Brent A; Cima, Robert R

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    The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effect of postoperative massage in patients undergoing abdominal colorectal surgery. One hundred twenty-seven patients were randomized to receive a 20-min massage (n = 61) or social visit and relaxation session (no massage; n = 66) on postoperative days 2 and 3. Vital signs and psychological well-being (pain, tension, anxiety, satisfaction with care, relaxation) were assessed before and after each intervention. The study results indicated that postoperative massage significantly improved the patients' perception of pain, tension, and anxiety, but overall satisfaction was unchanged. In conclusion, massage may be beneficial during postoperative recovery for patients undergoing abdominal colorectal surgery. Further studies are warranted to optimize timing and duration and to determine other benefits in this clinical setting.

  11. A literature review about effectiveness of massage therapy for cancer pain.

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    Somani, Salima; Merchant, Samima; Lalani, Sharifa

    2013-11-01

    This literature review explores the effectiveness of massage therapy to reduce cancer pain. As part of the review, systematic literature search was carried out on various electronic databases and specialised journals. Included are 19 research-based articles and 8 review articles. The review suggests that cancer has become a common health problem in the world and most of the cancer patients are going through intense and unbearable pain. Studies have reported that most of the cancer patients' pain reduced with therapeutic massage. Seventy-three per cent of cancer patients use massage therapy in the USA. Few studies are available in the context of the developing world related to massage therapy and we could not find any study in the Pakistani context. There is a need to conduct an interventional study about the effectiveness of massage therapy to control cancer pain in developing countries such as Pakistan.

  12. Effect of partial sports massage on blood pressure and heart rate

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    Pystupa T.D.

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    Full Text Available With the growing popularity and demand for different types of massages (including sports is a growing need for research on specific forms. There is also a need to study the advantages and effects on various body functions. The objective was to study the effect of partial sports massage on blood pressure and heart rate in both men and women. Material and methods. Research has been extended 80 healthy men and women are physically active (age 20-25 years. Blood pressure and heart rate were made on the left arm automatic digital device (model HEM - 907. The device is intended to measure blood pressure. It is established that it is possible to verify the existing beliefs. This promotes more efficient use of massage therapy. Conclusions . Sports massage has an effect on hemodynamic changes, the increase (decrease in blood pressure acceleration (deceleration of the heart rate. It depends on what part of the body exposed to the massage procedure.

  13. A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN THE EFFICACIES OF ULTRASOUND THERAPY WITH CRYOKINETICS VERSUS ULTRASOUND THERAPY WITH SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE (DEEP FRICTION MASSAGE IN ACUTE SUPRASPINATUS TENDINITIS

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    Shivakumar

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Supraspinatus tendinitis is the non-traumatic, inflammatory and degenerative changes of tendon. This condition is common in athletes involving repetitive overhead activities like bowling, swimming, and javelin throw etc. and even in persons involving these repetitive overhead activities at their work places. The pain and discomfort associated with this condition have a dramatic impact on physical mobility and function. This study was done to assess the effectiveness of ultrasound and cryokinetics versus ultrasound and soft tissue massage (deep friction massage in patients suffering from acute supraspinatus tendinitis. AIMS: To compare the efficacy of ultrasound therapy with cryokinetics versus ultrasound therapy with soft tissue massage (deep fiction massage in acute supraspinatus tendinitis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: It is a comparative experimental study dividing in to two groups. 60 subjects aged between 30-60 years 30 in each group. Group A: (n=30:- Treated with ultrasound therapy and cryokinetics Group B: (n=30:- Treated with ultrasound therapy and soft tissue massage (deep friction massage. Analysis was based on VAS scores and Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI.Treatment was given for 6 days a week for 2 weeks. The following outcome measures were measured at baseline, day 7 and day14 with 1 week follow up. VAS Score, and Shoulder pain and disability index (SPADI. The baseline measurements were compared to data at the end of 2nd week. RESULTS: The VAS, SPADI percentage across baseline, day 7 and day 14 follow up showed a significant improvement statistically in their mean scores within Group A and Group B (P<0.001. Statistically significant greater changes in score were found in ultrasound therapy and soft tissue massage (deep friction massage in (Group B for VAS, and SPADI as compared to ultrasound therapy and cryokinetics (Group A. CONCLUSION: The results indicate that ultrasound therapy with cryokinetics (Group A and

  14. Effects and predictors of shoulder muscle massage for patients with posterior shoulder tightness

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    Yang Jing-lan

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Clinical approaches like mobilization, stretching, and/or massage may decrease shoulder tightness and improve symptoms in subjects with stiff shoulders. We investigated the effect and predictors of effectiveness of massage in the treatment of patients with posterior shoulder tightness. Methods A randomized controlled trial was conducted in a hospital-based outpatient practice (orthopedic and rehabilitation. Forty-three women and 17 men (mean age = 54 years, range 43-73 years with posterior shoulder tightness participated and were randomized into massage and control groups (n = 30 per group. A physical therapist provided the massage on the posterior deltoid, infraspinatus, and teres minor of the involved shoulder for 18 minutes [about 6 minutes for each muscle] two times a week for 4 weeks. For the control group, one therapist applied light hand touch on the muscles 10 minutes two times a week for 4 weeks. Glenohumeral internal rotation ROM, functional status, and muscle tightness were the main outcomes. Additionally, the potential factors on the effectiveness of massage were analyzed by multivariate logistic regression. For this analysis, patients with functional score improvement at least 20% after massage were considered responsive, and the others were considered nonresponsive. Results Fifty-two patients completed the study (29 for the massage and 23 for the control. The overall mean internal rotation ROM increased significantly in the massage group compared to the control (54.9° v.s. 34.9°; P ≤ 0.001. There were 21 patients in the responsive group and 8 in the nonresponsive group. Among the factors, duration of symptoms, functional score, and posterior deltoid tightness were significant predictors of effectiveness of massage. Conclusions Massage was an effective treatment for patients with posterior shoulder tightness, but was less effective in patients with longer duration of symptoms, higher functional limitation

  15. The effectiveness of traditional Malay massage: A narrative review

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    Nurhanisah Sejari

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The traditional Malay massage (TMM, also known locally as urut Melayu, is one of the fields of traditional and complementary medicine. The practices and understanding are originally related to Malay culture in selected hospitals under the Ministry of Health since 2007. This study is to review the available evidence on the effectiveness of TMM as an alternative therapeutic approach to various conditions. An online electronic search in databases (Ovid™ , Scopus, EMBASE and PubMed was performed using keywords such as Malay massage and urut Melayu. Documents including case studies, case reports, and research studies were examined and analyzed. Two case studies and one qualitative research study about TMM for chronic diseases were explored. It was reported that the majority of those having chronic diseases sought TMM as an alternative treatment to improve mobility and quality of life. The second case study explored the effectiveness of TMM for a postpartum stroke patient, and there was improvement of physical function, mobility and optimizing the activity of daily living for this patient. The third article provided treatment-seeking behavior of poststroke patients and their TMM practitioners. From their interviews with 17 volunteers, they reported that Malay massage is very helpful for their body conditions after stroke due to high blood pressure and postdelivery complications. The patients revealed that TMM has provided them positive, beneficial effects. The review indicated that TMM could serve as an alternative treatment for those having chronic diseases, postpartum stroke and poststroke conditions. Therefore, the current review highlights the role TMM has in view of positive, beneficial effects to improve and optimize mobility, physical function, activity, daily living and quality of life.

  16. Effect of Meridian Massage for Cancer Related Fatigue

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    In sook Jeoung; Hwa-Seung Yoo

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of meridian massage in lessening the fatigue and improving both physical and mental quality of life of cancer patients. Settings and design: This study was conducted at the East-West Cancer Center at Daejeon University; Using a single-arm, waiting list and non-treatment control research design, we compared the results of control group and to that of the experimental group. Materials and methods: From July 2, 2007 to July 28, 2007, eighteen eligible cancer patients were recruited to participate in the experiment. Modified Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFS), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and active oxygen level were measured before and after treatment for both control and experimental groups. Lying on their back or stomach inside a room with a temperature of 18-2℃2, the patients received 30 minutes of meridian massages mainly around the trapezius muscles 5 times a week.Statistical analysis used: Data analysis was carried out using independent t-test, paired t-test and One-way ANOVA.Results: Data analysis of modified CFS showed statistically significant results for all groups between before and after treatment. Within CFS, results of physical and psychological analysis showed significant results for all groups except before and after no treatment and secondary treatment. In the analysis of VAS, the experimental group showed a greater decrease in score compared to that of the control group and the average difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Although the results were not statistically significant (P>0.05), active oxygen levels for the control group showed little difference before and after no treatment (331.11 and 330.78, respectively) while the experimental group observed a decrease in active oxygen level before and after treatment (327.28 and 314.11, respectively). Conclusion: In conclusion, patients who received meridian massage showed decreased cancer related fatigue scores compared to the

  17. Massage application for occupational low back pain in nursing staff

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    Talita Pavarini Borges; Julia Maria D'Andrea Greve; Ana Paula Monteiro; Rodrigo Emmanuel Sabbag da Silva; Arlete Mazzini Miranda Giovani; Maria Júlia Paes da Silva

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    This is a clinical trial which aims to evaluate the efficiency of massage in the reduction of occupational low back pain, and its influence on the performance of work and life activities for the nursing team. The sample consisted of 18 employees who received seven to eight sessions after their work period. From the Numerical Pain Rating Scale, significant improvements were found between the 3rd and 1st evaluations (p=0.000) and between the 3rd and 2nd (p=0.004), using the Wilcoxon test. Regar...

  18. Salivary oxytocin concentrations in seven boys with autism spectrum disorder received massage from their mothers: a pilot study

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    Shuji eTsuji

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    Full Text Available Seven male children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD, aged 8 – 12 years, attending special education classrooms for ASD and disabled children, were assigned to receive touch therapy. Their mothers were instructed to provide gentle touch in the massage style of the International Liddle Kidz Association. The mothers gave massages to their child for 20 minutes every day over a period of 3 months followed by no massage for 4 months. To assess the biological effects of such touch therapy, saliva was collected before and 20 minutes after a single session of massage for 20 minutes from the children and mothers every 3 weeks during the massage period and every 4 weeks during the non-massage period, when they visited a community meeting room. Salivary oxytocin levels were measured using an enzyme immunoassay kit. During the period of massage therapy, the children and mothers exhibited higher oxytocin concentrations compared those during the non-massage period. The changes in oxytocin levels before and after a single massage session were not significantly changed in children and mothers. The results suggested that the ASD children (massage receivers and their mothers (massage givers show touch therapy-dependent changes in salivary oxytocin concentrations.

  19. Salivary oxytocin concentrations in seven boys with autism spectrum disorder received massage from their mothers: a pilot study.

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    Tsuji, Shuji; Yuhi, Teruko; Furuhara, Kazumi; Ohta, Shogo; Shimizu, Yuto; Higashida, Haruhiro

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    Seven male children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), aged 8-12 years, attending special education classrooms for ASD and disabled children, were assigned to receive touch therapy. Their mothers were instructed to provide gentle touch in the massage style of the International Liddle Kidz Association. The mothers gave massages to their child for 20 min every day over a period of 3 months, followed by no massage for 4 months. To assess the biological effects of such touch therapy, saliva was collected before and 20 min after a single session of massage for 20 min from the children and mothers every 3 weeks during the massage period and every 4 weeks during the non-massage period, when they visited a community meeting room. Salivary oxytocin levels were measured using an enzyme immunoassay kit. During the period of massage therapy, the children and mothers exhibited higher oxytocin concentrations compared to those during the non-massage period. The changes in oxytocin levels before and after a single massage session were not significantly changed in children and mothers. The results suggested that the ASD children (massage receivers) and their mothers (massage givers) show touch therapy-dependent changes in salivary oxytocin concentrations.

  20. The effect of massage with medium-chain triglyceride oil on weight gain in premature neonates.

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    Saeadi, Reza; Ghorbani, Zahra; Shapouri Moghaddam, Abbas

    2015-01-01

    Prematurity and poor weight gaining are important causes for neonatal hospitalization. The present study aimed to investigate the role of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil via massage therapy as a supplementary nutritional method on the weight gain of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)-hospitalized neonates. This randomized clinical trial performed among 121 stable premature neonates hospitalized in the NICU of Qaem Educational Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. They were randomly divided into three groups: oil-massage, massage alone and control groups. These groups were compared on the basis of weight gain during a one-week interval. The three groups were matched for sex, mean gestational age, birth weight, head circumference, delivery, and feeding type (P>0.05). The mean weight gain on the 7th day in the oil massage group was 105±1.3gr and 52±0.1gr in the massage group; whereas 54±1.3gr weight loss was observed in the control group. Significant differences were observed between the oil-massage group and the other two groups, respectively (P=0.002 and P=0.000). The findings of this study suggest that transcutaneous feeding with MCT oil massage therapy in premature neonates can result in accelerated weight gain in this age group with no risk of NEC.

  1. Effectiveness of Massage Therapy for Chronic, Non-Malignant Pain: A Review

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    Jennie C. I. Tsao

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Previous reviews of massage therapy for chronic, non-malignant pain have focused on discrete pain conditions. This article aims to provide a broad overview of the literature on the effectiveness of massage for a variety of chronic, non-malignant pain complaints to identify gaps in the research and to inform future clinical trials. Computerized databases were searched for relevant studies including prior reviews and primary trials of massage therapy for chronic, non-malignant pain. Existing research provides fairly robust support for the analgesic effects of massage for non-specific low back pain, but only moderate support for such effects on shoulder pain and headache pain. There is only modest, preliminary support for massage in the treatment of fibromyalgia, mixed chronic pain conditions, neck pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Thus, research to date provides varying levels of evidence for the benefits of massage therapy for different chronic pain conditions. Future studies should employ rigorous study designs and include follow-up assessments for additional quantification of the longer-term effects of massage on chronic pain.

  2. Integrative Evaluation of Automated Massage Combined with Thermotherapy: Physical, Physiological, and Psychological Viewpoints

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    Do-Won Kim

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    Full Text Available Various types of massages are reported to relieve stress, pain, and anxiety which are beneficial for rehabilitation; however, more comprehensive studies are needed to understand the mechanism of massage therapy. In this study, we investigated the effect of massage therapy, alone or in combination with infrared heating, on 3 different aspects: physical, physiological, and psychological. Twenty-eight healthy university students were subjected to 3 different treatment conditions on separate days, one condition per day: control, massage only, or massage with infrared heating. Physical (trunk extension [TE]; maximum power of erector spinae, physiological (heart-rate variability [HRV]; electroencephalogram [EEG], and psychological (state-trait anxiety inventory [STAI]; visual analogue scale [VAS] measurements were evaluated and recorded before and after each treatment condition. The results showed that massage therapy, especially when combined with infrared heating, significantly improved physical functioning, increased parasympathetic response, and decreased psychological stress and anxiety. In the current study, we observed that massage therapy contributes to various physical, physiological, and psychological changes, where the effect increases with thermotherapy.

  3. The Effects of Massage Therapy on Multiple Sclerosis Patients’ Quality of Life and Leg Function

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    Brittany Schroeder

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Massage therapy is a noninvasive treatment that many individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS use to supplement their conventional treatment. Objective. We hypothesize that massage therapy will improve the leg function and overall quality of life (QoL of MS patients. Design. A two-period (rest, massage crossover design was used. Twenty-four individuals with MS ranging from 3.0 to 7.0 on the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS received Swedish massage treatments for four weeks. Exercise capacity and leg function as well as QoL were assessed using the Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT and the Hamburg Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis (HAQUAMS instrument, respectively. Assessments were measured before and after a massage period and a rest period where no massages were employed. Results. The results displayed no significant changes in 6MWT distances or HAQUAMS scores. However, the participants perceived improvement in overall health as expressed in written comments. Conclusions. Massage is a safe, noninvasive treatment that may assist MS patients in managing the stress of their symptoms. Future studies with larger sample size and cortisol measures are warranted.

  4. The effect of massage by mothers on growth in healthy full term infants

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    Hatice Bal Yılmaz

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of massage by mothers on growth in healthy full term infants.The research sample consisted of 60 healthy full term infants assigned with randomized controlled sampling technique. The control group consisted of 30 healthy infants who were cross-matched with a massage group of infants for gender, gestational age, birth weight, birth length and date of birth. Mothers in the massage group administered 15 minutes of massage to their infants daily for 14 weeks, starting on day 15 ±2 of life. Body weight and height were measured in the two groups at birth and at the end of 4th weeks and 16th weeks corrected gestational age. The study was conducted at a public health clinic in an urban area of İzmir, Turkey between August 2003 and May 2004. Body weight and height gains in the massage group after 2 weeks and after 14 weeks of massage were higher than the control group. These differences in weight and height parameters were statistically significant. However it was determined that the male infants were the source of these differences. This therapy would appear to be an easy, effective way for parents to enhance their infants’ growth. Massage application may have a potential to improve the growth in infants.

  5. The effect of massage with medium-chain triglyceride oil on weight gain in premature neonates.

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    Reza Saeadi

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Prematurity and poor weight gaining are important causes for neonatal hospitalization. The present study aimed to investigate the role of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT oil via massage therapy as a supplementary nutritional method on the weight gain of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU-hospitalized neonates. This randomized clinical trial performed among 121 stable premature neonates hospitalized in the NICU of Qaem Educational Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. They were randomly divided into three groups: oil-massage, massage alone and control groups. These groups were compared on the basis of weight gain during a one-week interval. The three groups were matched for sex, mean gestational age, birth weight, head circumference, delivery, and feeding type (P>0.05. The mean weight gain on the 7th day in the oil massage group was 105±1.3gr and 52±0.1gr in the massage group; whereas 54±1.3gr weight loss was observed in the control group. Significant differences were observed between the oil-massage group and the other two groups, respectively (P=0.002 and P=0.000. The findings of this study suggest that transcutaneous feeding with MCT oil massage therapy in premature neonates can result in accelerated weight gain in this age group with no risk of NEC.

  6. A survey of training and practice patterns of massage therapists in two US states

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    Hrbek Andrea

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Despite the growing popularity of therapeutic massage in the US, little is known about the training or practice characteristics of massage therapists. The objective of this study was to describe these characteristics. Methods As part of a study of random samples of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM practitioners, we interviewed 226 massage therapists licensed in Connecticut and Washington state by telephone in 1998 and 1999 (85% of those contacted and then asked a sample of them to record information on 20 consecutive visits to their practices (total of 2005 consecutive visits. Results Most massage therapists were women (85%, white (95%, and had completed some continuing education training (79% in Connecticut and 52% in Washington. They treated a limited number of conditions, most commonly musculoskeletal (59% and 63% (especially back, neck, and shoulder problems, wellness care (20% and 19%, and psychological complaints (9% and 6% (especially anxiety and depression. Practitioners commonly used one or more assessment techniques (67% and 74% and gave a massage emphasizing Swedish (81% and 77%, deep tissue (63% and 65%, and trigger/pressure point techniques (52% and 46%. Self-care recommendations, including increasing water intake, body awareness, and specific forms of movement, were made as part of more than 80% of visits. Although most patients self-referred to massage, more than one-quarter were receiving concomitant care for the same problem from a physician. Massage therapists rarely communicated with these physicians. Conclusion This study provides new information about licensed massage therapists that should be useful to physicians and other healthcare providers interested in learning about massage therapy in order to advise their patients about this popular CAM therapy.

  7. Steps toward massage therapy guidelines: a first report to the profession.

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    Grant, Keith Eric; Balletto, John; Gowan-Moody, Donelda; Healey, Dale; Kincaid, Diana; Lowe, Whitney; Travillian, Ravensara S

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    The massage profession has grown rapidly since the late 1980s. As with business startups that begin informally and successfully mature into larger enterprises, growth brings new organizational challenges, together with greater visibility and opportunity. The maturation of massage as a health care profession increases the need for a process to formalize the synthesis of massage therapy knowledge from clinical experience and research-to collect what we know and to make such baseline knowledge widely available to practitioners, consumers, and other health care stakeholders. In short, we need to create a process for setting guidelines.The present paper lays out the motivations and framework for creating massage therapy guidelines that are informed both by research and by clinical experience. It also acts as a report to the massage therapy profession and to other stakeholders about the work of the Best Practices Committee of the Massage Therapy Foundation since 2006. And it has the additional goal of providing a health care literature basis for future academic discussions of massage.The discussion here is based on a definition from the Institute of Medicine and on research into the nature of expertise. Guidelines are targeted for submission to the National Guideline Clearinghouse. Challenges in creating guidelines for massage therapy are discussed. Various stakeholders are considered. Current literature from the wider scope of health care is extensively reviewed. Topics addressed include guideline creation, credentialing of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, definition of competence, and the increasing role of technology (that is, informatics) in managing training and task-necessary competencies. Finally, a process for creation of massage therapy guidelines is proposed. A central feature of the proposal is the use of a "World Café" symposium to elicit knowledge and solutions from diverse experts. The role of transparency and broad and open peer

  8. Effects of massage therapy on sleep quality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Flavia Baggio Nerbass

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Having poor sleep quality is common among patients following cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery. Pain, stress, anxiety and poor sleep quality may be improved by massage therapy. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated whether massage therapy is an effective technique for improving sleep quality in patients following cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery. METHOD: Participants included cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery patients who were randomized into a control group and a massage therapy group following discharge from the intensive care unit (Day 0, during the postoperative period. The control group and the massage therapy group comprised participants who were subjected to three nights without massage and three nights with massage therapy, respectively. The patients were evaluated on the following mornings (i.e., Day 1 to Day 3 using a visual analogue scale for pain in the chest, back and shoulders, in addition to fatigue and sleep. Participants kept a sleep diary during the study period. RESULTS: Fifty-seven cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery patients were enrolled in the study during the preoperative period, 17 of whom were excluded due to postoperative complications. The remaining 40 participants (male: 67.5%, age: 61.9 years ± 8.9 years, body mass index: 27.2 kg/m² ± 3.7 kg/m² were randomized into control (n = 20 and massage therapy (n = 20 groups. Pain in the chest, shoulders, and back decreased significantly in both groups from Day 1 to Day 3. The participants in the massage therapy group had fewer complaints of fatigue on Day 1 (p=0.006 and Day 2 (p=0.028 in addition, they reported a more effective sleep during all three days (p=0.019 when compared with the participants in the control group. CONCLUSION: Massage therapy is an effective technique for improving patient recovery from cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery because it reduces fatigue and improves sleep.

  9. [Development of a massage device based on microcontroller in the field of alimentary tract].

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    Huang, Rong; Peng, Chenglin; He, Hongmei; Zhu, Jing

    2007-12-01

    In this artical is first reported a survey of the progress in research of MEMS technology. Then, the basic structure, features and the principles of a massage device based on microcontroller in the field of alimentary tract are introduced. Special emphasis is laid on the utilization of MSP430F123 microprocessor for producing a kind of period pulse to control the power of massage capsule. In general, the research and development of the massage device in the field of alimentary tract have active support and deep significance to therapy in the clinical and business settings as well as in the development of biomedical engineering and MEMS.

  10. Dynamics of the blood flow in the curved artery with the rolling massage

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    Yi, H. H.; Wu, X. H.; Yao, Y. L.

    2011-10-01

    Arterial wall shear stress and flow velocity are important factors in the development of some arterial diseases. Here, we aim to investigate the dynamic effect of the rolling massage on the property of the blood flow in the curved artery. The distributions of flow velocity and shear stress for the blood flow are computed by the lattice Boltzmann method, and the dynamic factors under different rolling techniques are studied numerically. The study is helpful to understand the mechanism of the massage and develop the massage techniques.

  11. [Acupoint Selection Laws for Massage Therapy of Infantile Anorexia: an Analysis Based on Data Mining].

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    Liu, Kai; Wang Jie; Wang, Yan-guo

    2016-06-01

    Massage prescriptions for treating infantile anorexia in Chinese Academic Journal Full-Text Database (CNKI, 1979-2012), Chinese Scientific and Technological Journal Full-Text Database (VIP, 1989-2012) and Wanfang Database (1990-2012) were collected. By using Chinese Medicine Inheritance Auxiliary Platform (Version 2.0) Software, 286 massage prescriptions for treatment of infantile anorexia were screened involved 76 acupoints, 20 commonly used acupoints, and 57 core acupoint combinations. Infantile Tuina specific points were used as main acupoints in massage therapy for infantile anorexia, and core acupoints covered Jizhu, Pi meridian, abdomen, Nei-Bagua, Zusanli (ST36), and Ban-men.

  12. The facial massage reduced anxiety and negative mood status, and increased sympathetic nervous activity.

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    Hatayama, Tomoko; Kitamura, Shingo; Tamura, Chihiro; Nagano, Mayumi; Ohnuki, Koichiro

    2008-12-01

    The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of 45 min of facial massage on the activity of autonomic nervous system, anxiety and mood in 32 healthy women. Autonomic nervous activity was assessed by heart rate variability (HRV) with spectral analysis. In the spectral analysis of HRV, we evaluated the high-frequency components (HF) and the low- to high-frequency ratio (LF/HF ratio), reflecting parasympathetic nervous activity and sympathetic nervous activity, respectively. The State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and the Profile of Mood Status (POMS) were administered to evaluate psychological status. The score of STAI and negative scale of POMS were significantly reduced following the massage, and only the LF/HF ratio was significantly enhanced after the massage. It was concluded that the facial massage might refresh the subjects by reducing their psychological distress and activating the sympathetic nervous system.

  13. FORTY CASES OF INSOMNIA TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE, MASSAGE AND MUSIC THERAPY

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    WANG Lin-yu

    2005-01-01

    @@ Insomnia is a commonly encountered sleep disorder in clinical practice. The author of the present paper treated 40 cases of insomnia with acupuncture and massage combined with music therapy and achieved satisfied outcomes. Following is the report.

  14. Influence of massage and occlusion on the ex vivo skin penetration of rigid liposomes and invasomes

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    Trauer, S.; Richter, H.; Kuntsche, Judith

    2014-01-01

    Liposomes are frequently described as drug delivery systems for dermal and transdermal applications. Recently, it has been shown that particulate substances penetrate effectively into hair follicles and that the follicular penetration depth can be increased by massaging the skin, which simulates...... the in vivo movement of hairs in the hair follicles. In the present study, massage was applied to skin mounted to Franz diffusion cells. By means of confocal laser scanning microscopy, the influence of massage and occlusion on the follicular penetration depths of rigid and flexible liposomes loaded...... with a hydrophilic and lipophilic dye was investigated. The application of massage increased follicular penetration significantly. Occlusion resulted in an increased follicular penetration depth only for rigid liposomes, whereas invasomes did not penetrate more effectively if occlusion was applied. The results...

  15. Does post-exercise massage treatment reduce delayed onset muscle soreness? A systematic review

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    Ernst, E.

    1998-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a frequent problem after unaccustomed exercise. No universally accepted treatment exists. Massage therapy is often recommended for this condition but uncertainty exists about its effectiveness. AIM: To determine whether post-exercise massage alleviates the symptoms of DOMS after a bout of strenuous exercise. METHOD: Various computerised literature searches were carried out and located seven controlled trials. RESULTS: Most of the trials were burdened with serious methodological flaws, and their results are far from uniform. However, most suggest that post-exercise massage may alleviate symptoms of DOMS. CONCLUSIONS: Massage therapy may be a promising treatment for DOMS. Definitive studies are warranted. 


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  16. Acute effects of massage or active exercise in relieving muscle soreness

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    Andersen, Lars L; Jay, Kenneth; Andersen, Christoffer H

    2013-01-01

    Massage is commonly believed to be the best modality for relieving muscle soreness. However, actively warming up the muscles with exercise may be an effective alternative. The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effect of massage with active exercise for relieving muscle soreness. Twenty...... healthy female volunteers (mean age 32 years) participated in this examiner-blind randomized controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01478451). The participants performed eccentric contractions for the upper trapezius muscle on a Biodex dynamometer. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) presented 48 hours...... on PPT peaked 20 minutes after treatment. In conclusion, active exercise using elastic resistance provides similar acute relief of muscle soreness as compared with that using massage. Coaches, therapists, and athletes can use either active warm-up or massage to reduce DOMS acutely, for example...

  17. A guiding framework to understand relationships within the profession of massage therapy.

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    Baskwill, Amanda

    2016-07-01

    An element of professionalization is the development of a body of knowledge and the integration of that knowledge into practice, also known as evidence-informed practice (EIP). EIP was officially adopted in Ontario, Canada, by the massage therapy profession in 2002 when the professional competency document was updated to include competencies related to research literacy (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, 2002). Despite efforts to increase EIP, there continues to be a research-practice gap in massage therapy. However, there also seems to be interest in finding ways to support the increase massage therapists' capacity to apply research. To support change, it is useful to describe the relationships in the profession that may have an effect on the use of evidence in practice and the development of a broader culture of inquiry. In order to better understand how these relationships may impact on EIP, an ecological model is proposed.

  18. The effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a treatment for infantile colic.

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    Çetinkaya, Bengü; Başbakkal, Zümrüt

    2012-04-01

    The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a possible treatment for this condition. This research was carried out on a group of 40 infants between 2 and 6 weeks of age with a gestational age of 38-42 weeks and normal development and growth. All the infants weighed between 2500 and 4000 g at birth and all exhibited the signs of colic. Infants in the treatment group received abdominal massage by their mothers using lavender oil, while those in the control group were not subject to an intervention. The infants in both control and treatment groups were monitored once a week by the researchers, in total five times. The effect of the massage was measured in terms of changes in the length of time the infants cried per week. The use of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil was found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of colic.

  19. Dokazi o učinkovitosti masaže: Evidence on effectiveness of massage:

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    MOHARIĆ, Metka

    2011-01-01

    Background: Massage is an increasingly popular modality used for a variety conditions. The purpose of this article is to establish the scientific evidence regarding its effectiveness. Methods: A systematic review of randomised controlled clinical trials and systematic reviews in the PubMed, Cinahl, PEDro, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Ebscohost databases for the years 2000-2011 with keywords therapeutic massage and effectiveness was conducted. Results: Twenty-one relevant system...

  20. Aromatherapy Massage Affects Menopausal Symptoms in Korean Climacteric Women: A Pilot-Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Myung-Haeng Hur; Yun Seok Yang; Myeong Soo Lee

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of aromatherapy massage on menopausal symptoms in Korean climacteric women. Kupperman's menopausal index was used to compare an experimental group of 25 climacteric women with a wait-listed control group of 27 climacteric women. Aromatherapy was applied topically to subjects in the experimental group in the form of massage on the abdomen, back and arms using lavender, rose geranium, rose and jasmine in almond and primrose oils once a week for 8 weeks (eight...

  1. Physiological Adjustments to Stress Measures Following Massage Therapy: A Review of the Literature

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    Albert Moraska

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Use of massage therapy by the general public has increased substantially in recent years. In light of the popularity of massage therapy for stress reduction, a comprehensive review of the peer-reviewed literature is important to summarize the effectiveness of this modality on stress-reactive physiological measures. On-line databases were searched for articles relevant to both massage therapy and stress. Articles were included in this review if (i the massage therapy account consisted of manipulation of soft tissues and was conducted by a trained therapist, and (ii a dependent measure to evaluate physiological stress was reported. Hormonal and physical parameters are reviewed. A total of 25 studies met all inclusion criteria. A majority of studies employed a 20–30 min massage administered twice-weekly over 5 weeks with evaluations conducted pre-post an individual session (single treatment or following a series of sessions (multiple treatments. Single treatment reductions in salivary cortisol and heart rate were consistently noted. A sustained reduction for these measures was not supported in the literature, although the single-treatment effect was repeatable within a study. To date, the research data is insufficient to make definitive statements regarding the multiple treatment effect of massage therapy on urinary cortisol or catecholamines, but some evidence for a positive effect on diastolic blood pressure has been documented. While significant improvement has been demonstrated following massage therapy, the general research body on this topic lacks the necessary scientific rigor to provide a definitive understanding of the effect massage therapy has on many physiological variables associated with stress.

  2. Physiological adjustments to stress measures following massage therapy: a review of the literature.

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    Moraska, Albert; Pollini, Robin A; Boulanger, Karen; Brooks, Marissa Z; Teitlebaum, Lesley

    2010-12-01

    Use of massage therapy by the general public has increased substantially in recent years. In light of the popularity of massage therapy for stress reduction, a comprehensive review of the peer-reviewed literature is important to summarize the effectiveness of this modality on stress-reactive physiological measures. On-line databases were searched for articles relevant to both massage therapy and stress. Articles were included in this review if (i) the massage therapy account consisted of manipulation of soft tissues and was conducted by a trained therapist, and (ii) a dependent measure to evaluate physiological stress was reported. Hormonal and physical parameters are reviewed. A total of 25 studies met all inclusion criteria. A majority of studies employed a 20-30 min massage administered twice-weekly over 5 weeks with evaluations conducted pre-post an individual session (single treatment) or following a series of sessions (multiple treatments). Single treatment reductions in salivary cortisol and heart rate were consistently noted. A sustained reduction for these measures was not supported in the literature, although the single-treatment effect was repeatable within a study. To date, the research data is insufficient to make definitive statements regarding the multiple treatment effect of massage therapy on urinary cortisol or catecholamines, but some evidence for a positive effect on diastolic blood pressure has been documented. While significant improvement has been demonstrated following massage therapy, the general research body on this topic lacks the necessary scientific rigor to provide a definitive understanding of the effect massage therapy has on many physiological variables associated with stress.

  3. CLASSICAL AREAS OF PHENOMENOLOGY: Lattice Boltzmann simulation of behaviour of particles moving in blood vessels under the rolling massage

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    Yi, Hou-Hui; Yang, Xiao-Feng; Wang, Cai-Feng; Li, Hua-Bing

    2009-07-01

    The rolling massage is one of the most important manipulations in Chinese massage, which is expected to eliminate many diseases. Here, the effect of the rolling massage on a pair of particles moving in blood vessels under rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulated results show that the motion of each particle is considerably modified by the rolling massage, and it depends on the relative rolling velocity, the rolling depth, and the distance between particle position and rolling position. Both particles' translational average velocities increase almost linearly as the rolling velocity increases, and obey the same law. The increment of the average relative angular velocity for the leading particle is smaller than that of the trailing one. The result is helpful for understanding the mechanism of the massage and to further develop the rolling techniques.

  4. Feasibility and effectiveness of massage therapy for symptom relief in cardiac catheter laboratory staff: a pilot study.

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    Keller, Shelly R; Engen, Deborah J; Bauer, Brent A; Holmes, David R; Rihal, Charanjit S; Lennon, Ryan J; Loehrer, Laura L; Wahner-Roedler, Dietlind L

    2012-02-01

    A pilot study was conducted to assess the feasibility and efficacy of massage therapy for cardiac catheterization laboratory staff. Staff members (N = 50) were randomly assigned to 5 or 10 weekly 30-min massages, followed by outcomes assessment. A control group (n = 10) receiving no massage therapy underwent comparable assessment. Visual analog scales, the t test, and the repeated measures model evaluated fatigue, pain, relaxation, stress/anxiety, tension/discomfort, and scheduling ease at baseline, 5 weeks, and 10 weeks. The Aickin separation test was used to assess feasibility of further research. Overall, 90% (337/375) of massage appointments were used. No significant effects were observed, but the Aickin separation test supported further research on massage therapy for fatigue, pain, relaxation, and tension/discomfort. Conducting massage therapy in the workplace is logistically feasible. Larger, longitudinal trials are warranted to better evaluate its effects on staff.

  5. Effectiveness of Anma massage therapy in alleviating physical symptoms in outpatients with Parkinson's disease: a before-after study.

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    Donoyama, Nozomi; Suoh, Sachie; Ohkoshi, Norio

    2014-11-01

    We aimed to confirm the physical effects of a single Anma massage session and continuous Anma massage therapy for outpatients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Twenty-one PD outpatients (mean age, 64.43 ± 8.39 [SD] years; Hoehn and Yahr stage I-IV) received a single 40-min Anma massage session involving upper and lower limb exercises and some subsequently received seven weekly Anma massage sessions. After a single session, visual analogue scale scores were significantly lower for muscle stiffness, movement difficulties, pain, and fatigue; gait speed and pegboard test time were significantly shortened; stride length was significantly lengthened; and shoulder flexion and abduction were significantly improved. No significant changes occurred in controls. After continuous sessions, we found general improvements in the same outcomes. In conclusion, Anma massage might effectively alleviate various physical PD symptoms; furthermore, because it is given through clothing, Anma massage is accessible for PD patients with movement difficulties.

  6. Integrative technology of massage manipulations in physical rehabilitation of students with backbone pathology

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    Kotelevskiy V.I.

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to analyze effectiveness of massage manipulations’ integrative technology in physical rehabilitation of higher educational establishments’ students with backbone pathology. Material: in the research 195 students of 19-20 years’ age participated. All students had periodical initial neurological symptoms of functional pathology and first stage osteochondrosis in different parts of backbone. We conducted a course of 10 sessions of therapeutic massage. Results: the sense of massage integrative technology is that every specialist shall have certain optimal set of skills and knowledge in technique of manipulation sessions of massage. Integrative technology of massage manipulations consists of psycho-corrective and manipulation parts. It considers psycho-somatic, mechanical and reflex rehabilitation aspects of patho-genesis of backbone functional disorders and vertebral osteochondrosis. Conclusions: depending on pathological process or backbone functional state of every person (peculiarities of his (her psycho-somatic status or, even, his (her bents. Individual approach in choice of strategy, tactic and methodological provisioning of massage session shall be used.

  7. Abdominal Massage for the Relief of Constipation in People with Parkinson’s: A Qualitative Study

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    D. McClurg

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. To explore the experiences of people with Parkinson’s (PwP who suffer from constipation, the impact this has on their lives, and the effect of using lifestyle changes and abdominal massage as a form of constipation management. Method. Fourteen semistructured interviews were completed (8 males and 6 females; mean age 72.2 years at the end of a care programme, which consisted of either lifestyle advice and abdominal massage (intervention group; n=7 or lifestyle advice only (control group; n=7. Data were analysed using constant-comparison techniques and Framework methods. Themes and key quotes were identified to depict major findings. Findings. Four key themes were identified: (i the adverse impact of bowel problems on quality of life; (ii positive experience of behaviour adjustments: experimentation; (iii abdominal massage as a dynamic and relaxing tool: experiential learning (intervention group only; (iv abdominal massage as a contingency plan: hesitation (control group only. Constipation was reported as having a significant impact on quality of life. Participants in both groups perceived lifestyle advice to relieve symptoms. Specific improvements were described in those who also received the abdominal massage. Conclusions. Both lifestyle advice and abdominal massage were perceived to be beneficial in relieving symptoms of constipation for PwP.

  8. Evaluating Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Sleep in Children with Autism: A Pilot Study

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    Tim I. Williams

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Previous studies have found beneficial effects of aromatherapy massage for agitation in people with dementia, for pain relief and for poor sleep. Children with autism often have sleep difficulties, and it was thought that aromatherapy massage might enable more rapid sleep onset, less sleep disruption and longer sleep duration. Twelve children with autism and learning difficulties (2 girls and 10 boys aged between 12 years 2 months to 15 years 7 months in a residential school participated in a within subjects repeated measures design: 3 nights when the children were given aromatherapy massage with lavender oil were compared with 14 nights when it was not given. The children were checked every 30 min throughout the night to determine the time taken for the children to settle to sleep, the number of awakenings and the sleep duration. One boy's data were not analyzed owing to lengthy absence. Repeated measures analysis revealed no differences in any of the sleep measures between the nights when the children were given aromatherapy massage and nights when the children were not given aromatherapy massage. The results suggest that the use of aromatherapy massage with lavender oil has no beneficial effect on the sleep patterns of children with autism attending a residential school. It is possible that there are greater effects in the home environment or with longer-term interventions.

  9. Dominican Children with HIV Not Receiving Antiretrovirals: Massage Therapy Influences their Behavior and Development

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    Maria Hernandez-Reif

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Forty-eight children (M age = 4.8 years infected with HIV/AIDS and living in the Dominican Republic were randomly assigned to a massage therapy or a play session control group. The children in the massage therapy group received two weekly 20-min massages for 12 weeks; the children in the control group participated in a play session (coloring, playing with blocks for the same duration and length as the massage therapy group. Overall, the children in the massage therapy group improved in self-help abilities and communication, suggesting that massage therapy may enhance daily functioning for children with HIV/AIDS. Moreover, the HIV infected children who were six or older also showed a decrease in internalizing behaviors; specifically depressive/anxious behaviors and negative thoughts were reduced. Additionally, baseline assessments revealed IQ equivalence below normal functioning for 70% of the HIV infected children and very high incidences of mood problems (depression, withdrawn for 40% of the children and anxiety problems for 20% of the children, suggesting the need for better monitoring and alternative interventions in countries with limited resources to improve cognition and the mental health status of children infected with HIV/AIDS.

  10. Massage therapy alone and in combination with meditation for breast cancer patients undergoing autologous tissue reconstruction: A randomized pilot study.

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    Dion, Liza J; Engen, Deborah J; Lemaine, Valerie; Lawson, Donna K; Brock, Charise G; Thomley, Barbara S; Cha, Stephen S; Sood, Amit; Bauer, Brent A; Wahner-Roedler, Dietlind L

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    This study explored whether massage combined with meditation is more helpful than massage alone for women recovering from autologous tissue reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer. Forty patients were randomly assigned to either massage therapy or massage plus meditation on postoperative days 1 through 3. Outcome measures were 1) visual analog scale (VAS) scores for stress, anxiety, relaxation, insomnia, alertness, fatigue, tension, pain, mood, and energy, and 2) Perceived Stress Scale-14 scores. Nineteen patients in each group finished the study. Preintervention and postintervention mean total VAS scores improved significantly in both groups (P < .001), but no significant difference occurred between groups.

  11. Effects of Massage on Muscular Strength and Proprioception After Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage.

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    Shin, Mal-Soon; Sung, Yun-Hee

    2015-08-01

    Exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD), which is commonly associated with eccentric exercise, unaccustomed exercise, and resistance training, may lead to delayed onset muscle soreness, swelling, decreased muscle strength, and range of motion. Many researchers have evaluated various interventions to treat the signs and symptoms of EIMD. However, the effects of massage after EIMD are unclear. Here, we investigated the effect of massage on muscle strength and proprioception after EIMD. All subjects randomly were divided into an EIMD-treated control group (n = 10) and a massage-treated after EIMD experimental group (n = 11). Exercise-induced muscle damage was induced by repeated exercise. Massage treatment was provided by physiotherapist for 15 minutes. It consists of light stroking, milking, friction, and skin rolling. Lactate was evaluated by Lactate Pro analyzer in pre- and postexercise. Surface electromyography (muscle activity) and sonography (muscle thickness) were used to confirm the muscular characteristics. Proprioception was investigated by dual inclinometer. As a result, massage treatment on the gastrocnemius after EIMD increased activation of the medial gastrocnemius during contraction (p ≤ 0.05). In the lateral and medial gastrocnemius, the θs, which is the angle between muscle fibers and superficial aponeurosis, showed a significant change (p ≤ 0.05). However, there are no differences in the θd, which is the angle between muscle fibers and deep aponeurosis. We also found that proprioceptive acuity in the ankle joint was significantly greater in the massage-treated experimental group compared with that in the control group (p ≤ 0.05). These findings suggest that massage of the gastrocnemius after EIMD can improve muscle strength and proprioception by influencing the superficial layer of the gastrocnemius.

  12. A narrative review of massage and spinal manipulation in the treatment of low back pain

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    Full Text Available Low back pain (LBP is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems that affect patients′ daily life. Nowadays, treatment of LBP is very challenging due to the recurrent nature of the problem. This narrative review focuses on massage and spinal manipulation on LBP condition. The other issues consist of epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, and rapport between clinician and patient on treatment were explored. Online electronic search in databases (Ovid TM , Scopus, EMBASE and PubMed was performed using key words such as LBP, massage, and spinal manipulation. Textbooks and web page are additional sources that were used for gathering information. Literature reported that high incidence of LBP in agriculture areas which is farmer, in the urban area mainly office worker and industrial area mainly factory operator. LBP frequently occurs among office workers, pregnant, and obesity due to poor body mechanics. Building a successful rapport is a single most important factor in a relationship between clinician and patient. Understanding patient′s perspective in their illness such as belief about cause, treatment approaches, and quality-of-life will help clinician create plans that are more appropriate to patient′s situation and preferences. Patient′s trust is the easing way for the clinician to provide treatments. Based on current evidence, there are arrays of conservative treatments shown to be effective in treating LBP. However, massage and spinal manipulation are the most popular among LBP patients because it contributes good effect in reducing pain intensity. Massage preferred by certain patient such as traditional Malay massage, Thai massage, Tui Na because it provide a relaxation on the body. In addition, spinal manipulation also showed a positive outcome on pain reduction and joint hypomobility. LBP is a common problem, and various methods could be used as a treatment. However, traditional massage is fast gaining popularity even in the

  13. Effect of pre-performance lower-limb massage on thirty-meter sprint running.

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    Goodwin, Jon E; Glaister, Mark; Howatson, Glyn; Lockey, Richard A; McInnes, Gillian

    2007-11-01

    Massage is a commonly utilized therapy within sports, frequently intended as an ergogenic aid prior to performance. However, evidence as to the efficacy of massage in this respect is lacking, and massage may in some instances reduce force production. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of massage on subsequent 30-m sprint running performance. Male university level repeat sprint sports players volunteered for the study (n = 37). After each of 3 treatment conditions, subjects completed a standardized warm-up followed by three 30-m sprint trials in a counterbalanced crossover design. Treatment conditions were 15 minutes of lower-limb massage (M), 15 minutes of placebo ultrasound (PU), and rest (R). Thirty-meter sprint times were recorded (including 10-m split times) for the 3 trials under each condition. Best times at 10 m (M: 1.85 +/- 0.09 seconds, PU: 1.84 +/- 0.11 seconds, R: 1.83 +/- 0.10 seconds) and 30 m (M: 4.41 +/- 0.27 seconds, PU: 4.39 +/- 0.28 seconds, R: 4.39 +/- 0.28 seconds) were not significantly different (p > 0.05). There was no significant treatment, trial, or interaction effect for 10- or 30-m sprint times (p > 0.05). No difference was seen in the location of subjects' best times across the 3 trials (p > 0.05). Relative to placebo or control, the results of this study showed that a controlled 15-minute lower-limb massage administered prior to warm-up had no significant effect on subsequent 30-m sprint performance. Massage remains indicated prior to performance where other benefits, such as reduced muscle spasm and psychological stress, might be served to the athlete.

  14. Massage Therapy in Patients With Cancer Pain: A Review on Palliative Care

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Cancer-related pain (CRP and its treatments are common and the scariest problems that patients with cancer fear and negatively affect their quality of life. Despite medical intervention, the pain of cancer still remains a clinical problem. Thus, the use of complementary medicine methods such as massage therapy is essential to control pain in the patients. Methodology It was a review type study limited to national and international studies from 1995 to 2015. Searching processes were completed by electronic databases and search engines. Finally, based on inclusion and exclusion criteria as well as the elimination of duplicate studies, nine articles were selected for final review among which five were clinical trials and four were review or meta-analysis articles. Results In all five clinical trials, massage therapy reduced pain of patients with cancer, which reflects the positive effects of massage therapy in adult patients with cancer. In addition, although various methods of massage therapy were employed, with short-term and long-term periods, it still had a positive impact. Meanwhile, four review or meta-analysis studies while different in the year of study, inclusion and exclusion criteria, manifested that the results of massage therapy was an effective non-pharmacological pain control in patients with cancer. Conclusions Finally, it can be concluded that massage therapy is an effective non-pharmacological way to control pain in adult patients with cancer. Furthermore, studies in Iran on the effects of massage therapy on pain in patients with cancer are limited and much more research is needed in this area.

  15. The Effects of Ice Massage, Ice Massage with Exercise, and Exercise on the Prevention and Treatment of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

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    Isabell, William Kirk; Durrant, Earlene; Myrer, William; Anderson, Shauna

    1992-01-01

    We investigated the effects of ice massage, ice massage with exercise, and exercise on the prevention and treatment of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Twenty-two subjects were randomly assigned to one of four groups. Preexercise measures were recorded for range of motion (ROM), strength, perceived soreness, and serum creatine kinase (CK) levels. Subjects performed up to 300 concentric/eccentric contractions of the elbow flexors with 90% of their 10 repetition maximum to induce muscle soreness. Dependent variables were assessed at 2, 4, 6, 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours postexercise. Significant differences occurred in all variables with respect to time (ANOVA(p<.05)). However, no significant mode of treatment, or mode of treatment/assessment time interaction was present. Decreases in range of motion and flexion strength correspond with increases in perceived soreness. The nonsignificant mode of treatment/assessment time interaction suggests that the use of ice massage, ice massage with exercise, or exercise alone is not effective in significantly reducing the symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness. In fact, though not statistically significant, the pattern of the data suggested the use of ice in the treatment of DOMS may be contraindicated. Further investigation is recommended. PMID:16558163

  16. Comparing the Effects of Rest and Massage on Return to Homeostasis Following Submaximal Aerobic Exercise: a Case Study

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    Resnick, Portia B.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Postexercise massage can be used to help promote recovery from exercise on the cellular level, as well as systemically by increasing parasympathetic activity. No studies to date have been done to assess the effects of massage on postexercise metabolic changes, including excess postexercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of massage recovery and resting recovery on a subject’s heart rate variability and selected metabolic effects following a submaximal treadmill exercise session. Methods One healthy 24-year-old female subject performed 30 minutes of submaximal treadmill exercise prior to resting or massage recovery sessions. Metabolic data were collected throughout the exercise sessions and at three 10 minute intervals postexercise. Heart rate variability was evaluated for 10 minutes after each of two 30-minute recovery sessions, either resting or massage. Results Heart rate returned to below resting levels (73 bpm) with 30 and 60 minutes of massage recovery (72 bpm and 63 bpm, respectively) compared to 30 and 60 minutes of resting recovery (77 bpm and 74 bpm, respectively). Heart rate variability data showed a more immediate shift to the parasympathetic state following 30 minutes of massage (1.152 LF/HF ratio) versus the 30-minute resting recovery (6.91 LF/HF ratio). It took 60 minutes of resting recovery to reach similar heart rate variability levels (1.216 LF/HF) found after 30 minutes of massage. Ventilations after 30 minutes of massage recovery averaged 7.1 bpm compared to 17.9 bpm after 30 minutes of resting recovery. Conclusions No differences in EPOC were observed through either the resting or massage recovery based on the metabolic data collected. Massage was used to help the subject shift into parasympathetic activity more quickly than rest alone following a submaximal exercise session. PMID:26977215

  17. Effects of Massage on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness, Swelling, and Recovery of Muscle Function

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    Zainuddin, Zainal; Newton, Mike; Sacco, Paul; Nosaka, Kazunori

    2005-01-01

    Context: Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) describes muscle pain and tenderness that typically develop several hours postexercise and consist of predominantly eccentric muscle actions, especially if the exercise is unfamiliar. Although DOMS is likely a symptom of eccentric-exercise–induced muscle damage, it does not necessarily reflect muscle damage. Some prophylactic or therapeutic modalities may be effective only for alleviating DOMS, whereas others may enhance recovery of muscle function without affecting DOMS. Objective: To test the hypothesis that massage applied after eccentric exercise would effectively alleviate DOMS without affecting muscle function. Design: We used an arm-to-arm comparison model with 2 independent variables (control and massage) and 6 dependent variables (maximal isometric and isokinetic voluntary strength, range of motion, upper arm circumference, plasma creatine kinase activity, and muscle soreness). A 2-way repeated-measures analysis of variance and paired t tests were used to examine differences in changes of the dependent variable over time (before, immediately and 30 minutes after exercise, and 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, and 14 days postexercise) between control and massage conditions. Setting: University laboratory. Patients or Other Participants: Ten healthy subjects (5 men and 5 women) with no history of upper arm injury and no experience in resistance training. Intervention(s): Subjects performed 10 sets of 6 maximal isokinetic (90°·s−1) eccentric actions of the elbow flexors with each arm on a dynamometer, separated by 2 weeks. One arm received 10 minutes of massage 3 hours after eccentric exercise; the contralateral arm received no treatment. Main Outcome Measure(s): Maximal voluntary isometric and isokinetic elbow flexor strength, range of motion, upper arm circumference, plasma creatine kinase activity, and muscle soreness. Results: Delayed-onset muscle soreness was significantly less for the massage condition for peak

  18. Gait analysis of patients with knee osteoarthritis before and after Chinese massage treatment.

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    Qingguang, Zhu; Min, Fang; Li, Gong; Shuyun, Jiang; Wuquan, Sun; Jianhua, Li; Yong, Li

    2015-08-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Chinese massage therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) by measuring lower-limb gait parameters. We recruited 20 women with knee OA, who then underwent Chinese massage therapy three times per week for 2 weeks. The patients underwent gait evaluation using a six-camera infrared motion analysis system. They completed Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index questionnaires before and after treatment. We calculated the forward speed, step width, step length, total support time percentage, initial double support time percentage, and single support time percentage. We also measured the angles at the knee, hip, and ankle during the stance phase of walking. The results showed statistically significant mean differences in knee pain relief, alleviation of stiffness, and physical function enhancement after therapy (P < 0.05). The patients gained significantly faster gait speed, greater step width, and increased total support time percentage after the Chinese massage therapy (P < 0.05). There were no significant differences in the range of motion or initial contact angles of the knee, hip, or ankle during the stance phase of walking. We concluded that Chinese massage is a beneficial complementary treatment and an alternative therapy choice for patients with knee OA for short-term pain relief. Chinese massage may improve walking ability for these patients.

  19. MUSCLE TONICITY OF CHILDREN WITH SPASTIC CEREBRAL PALSY: HOW EFFECTIVE IS SWEDISH MASSAGE?

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    V. Alizad

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available AbstractObjectiveMassage therapy is one of the most widely used complementary and alternative medicine therapies for children. This study was conducted to determine the effect of Swedish massage on the muscle tonicity of children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP.Materials & MethodsThis study was a single blind clinical trial conducted on forty children with spastic CP, recruited from clinics of the University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences. They were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Routine occupational therapy techniques were performed during a 3 monthperiod in both groups, while the intervention group also received Swedish massage for 30 minutes before every rehabilitation session. Muscle tonicity was evaluated at the  beginning of the study and 3 months later using the Modified Ashworth Scale.ResultsThe average ages of children in the intervention (n=13 and control (n=14 groups were 49.5 and 42.1 months respectively. Although after intervention, tonicity of upper and lower limbs, trunk and neck in the intervention group in comparison with controls had no significant differences, there were statistically significant differences in reduction rate of tonicity in upper limbs and trunk between the two groups (P ConclusionMassage therapy is not a panacea for improvement of spasticity in children with CP but the encouraging results of other studies on children with CP indicate that further studies are needed for more definite results.Key Words:Spastic cerebral palsy , Muscle tone , Swedish massage , Children.

  20. Influence of massage and occlusion on the ex vivo skin penetration of rigid liposomes and invasomes.

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    Trauer, Sindy; Richter, Heike; Kuntsche, Judith; Büttemeyer, Rolf; Liebsch, Manfred; Linscheid, Michael; Fahr, Alfred; Schäfer-Korting, Monika; Lademann, Jürgen; Patzelt, Alexa

    2014-02-01

    Liposomes are frequently described as drug delivery systems for dermal and transdermal applications. Recently, it has been shown that particulate substances penetrate effectively into hair follicles and that the follicular penetration depth can be increased by massaging the skin, which simulates the in vivo movement of hairs in the hair follicles. In the present study, massage was applied to skin mounted to Franz diffusion cells. By means of confocal laser scanning microscopy, the influence of massage and occlusion on the follicular penetration depths of rigid and flexible liposomes loaded with a hydrophilic and lipophilic dye was investigated. The application of massage increased follicular penetration significantly. Occlusion resulted in an increased follicular penetration depth only for rigid liposomes, whereas invasomes did not penetrate more effectively if occlusion was applied. The results confirm that massage is an important tool for increasing follicular penetration in ex vivo studies using Franz diffusion cells. Occlusion may reduce the efficacy of follicular penetration depending on the specific liposomal preparation. Rigidity in particular appears to be a relevant parameter.

  1. Effects of Swedish Massage Therapy on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Inflammatory Markers in Hypertensive Women

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    Izreen Supa’at

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Swedish Massage Therapy (SMT is known for its therapeutic relaxation effects. Hypertension is associated with stress and elevated endothelial inflammatory markers. This randomized control trial measured the effects of whole body SMT (massage group or resting (control group an hour weekly for four weeks on hypertensive women. Blood pressure (BP and heart rate (HR were measured before and after each intervention and endothelial inflammatory markers: vascular endothelial adhesion molecules 1 (VCAM-1 and intracellular adhesion molecules 1 (ICAM-1 were measured at baseline and after the last intervention. Massage group (n=8 showed significant systolic BP (SBP reduction of 12 mmHg (P=0.01 and diastolic BP (DBP reduction of 5 mmHg (P=0.01 after four sessions with no significant difference between groups. Reductions in HR were also seen in massage group after sessions 1, 3, and 4 with significant difference between groups. VCAM-1 showed significant reduction after four sessions: the massage group showed reduction of 998.05 ng/mL (P=0.03 and the control group of 375.70 ng/mL (P=0.01 with no significant differences between groups. There were no changes in ICAM-1. In conclusion, SMT or resting an hour weekly has effects on reducing BP, HR, and VCAM-1 in hypertensive women.

  2. Massage-induced release of subcutaneously injected liposome-encapsulated drugs to the blood.

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    Trubetskoy, V S; Whiteman, K R; Torchilin, V P; Wolf, G L

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    Liposome-based, externally regulated drug delivery system is described in which liposome-encapsulated bioactive molecules can be delivered into the blood in response to simple mechanical action. Without any mechanical stimulation, subcutaneously injected 200 mm liposomes are usually trapped in the interstitial for prolonged time. However, upon lymphotropic stimulation (such as manual massage of the injection site), the liposomes can be mobilized into the blood via lymphatic pathway. Up to 40% of the injection dose can be delivered to the blood via lymphatic pathway from the injection site at the rabbit's front paw dorsum during 5 min manual massage cycle. Using vasoconstricting hormone angiotensin II as liposome-encapsulated pharmacological marker, we demonstrated that physiological response to encapsulated drug (average blood pressure increase) can also induced and modulated by massage. Massage itself was found to have no effect on the blood pressure. Modification of liposome surface with polyethylene glycol was found to increase blood localization of the liposome-encapsulated drug presumably due to decreasing the uptake of the drug carrier by lymph node macrophages. Pressure-dependent gaps between lymphatic capillary endothelial cells are thought to play the role of the size discrimination device allowing larger particulates into the lymphatics and, eventually into the blood after increase of interstitial pressure caused by injection site massage.

  3. The Effect of Massage Therapy on Autonomic Activity in Critically Ill Children

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    Ling Guan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. Our main objective was to describe the effect of foot and hand (F&H massage on the autonomic nervous system (ANS activity in children hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU; the secondary objectives were to assess the relationship between ANS function and the clinical severity and to explore the effects of repeated massage sessions on the ANS. Methods. Design was a descriptive experimental study. Intervention was single or six session(s of F&H massage. ANS function was assessed through the frequency-domain analysis of heart rate variability. Main metrics included high and low frequency power (HF and LF, HF + LF, and LF/HF ratio. Results. Eighteen children participated in the study. A strong Spearman’s correlation (ρ=-0.77 was observed between HF + LF and clinical severity. During massage, the parasympathetic activity (measured by HF increased significantly from baseline (P=0.04 with a mean percentage increase of 75% (95% CI: 20%∼130%. LF increased by 56% (95% CI: 20%∼92% (P=0.026. Repeated sessions were associated with a persistent effect on HF and LF which peaked at the second session and remained stable thereafter. Conclusions. HF + LF is positively correlated with clinical severity. F&H massage can improve the ANS activity and the effect persists when repeated sessions are offered.

  4. A Preliminary Evaluation of a Massage Program for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused and Their Nonabusing Mothers

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    Powell, Lesley; Cheshire, Anna

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to conduct a pilot evaluation of the Mosac Massage Program, a novel program that uses massage to address some of the difficulties faced by children who have been sexually abused and their nonabusing parents. Interviews were conducted with four participating mothers immediately before and after the program. Benefits…

  5. Improved Speech Following Parent-Delivered Qigong Massage in Young Children with Down Syndrome: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial

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    Silva, Louisa M. T.; Schalock, Mark; Williams, Mary

    2013-01-01

    Qigong massage is an eastern form of massage that can be delivered by western parents to their children with appropriate training and support. It has been shown to improve developmental measures in young children with autism when given daily for five months. A recent trial evaluating its effect on motor development in young children with Down…

  6. Can stimulating massage improve joint repositioning error in patients with knee osteoarthritis?

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    Lund, Hans; Henriksen, Marius; Bartels, Else M

    2009-01-01

    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of massage applied to the thigh muscles on joint repositioning error (JRE) in patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA).We hypothesized that stimulating massage of the muscles around an osteoarthritic knee joint, could improve...... the neuromuscular function and thereby optimize the positive and minimize the negative performance factors in relation to an exercise program. METHODS: In a cross-over design, 19 patients with knee osteoarthritis, mean age of 73.1 years (SD: 9.4; range 56 to 88 years), recruited from the local department...... with knee osteoarthritis, ie, if an improved JRE is important for improving the performance factors when exercising, stimulating massage may not be recommendable to use....

  7. Benefits of massage therapy and use of a doula during labor and childbirth.

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    Keenan, P

    2000-01-01

    This article reviews the most recent literature on touch support and one-to-one support during labor and childbirth. The positive and negative aspects of the traditional birth attendant are presented. Research in one-to-one care and touch support during labor is examined with respect to husband/partner, nurses, nurse-midwives, and doulas (trained labor attendants). According to recent studies, women supported by doulas or midwives benefit by experiencing shorter labors and lower rates of epidural anesthesia and cesarean section deliveries. Also, a smaller percentage of their newborns experience fetal distress and/or are admitted to neonatal intensive care units. Women whose husbands or partners massage them during labor experience shorter labors. Nursing one-to-one support results in no significant obstetric outcomes. Antenatal perineal massage was found to reduce the rates of tears, cesarean section, and instrumental deliveries. Research in perineal massage during labor has shown no benefit.

  8. Treating children diarrhea by massage%推拿手法治疗小儿泄泻

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    李学涛; 汪斌; 牟慧琴

    2013-01-01

      目的:对推拿手法治疗小儿泄泻进行探讨。方法:将小儿泄泻进行分类。用推拿手法对一名患儿进行治疗,推拿2次/d。结果:患儿按摩一周痊愈。结论:用中医推拿治疗小儿泄泻,疗效显著,值得在临床中推广。%  Objective:To investigate clinical effects of the massage on treating diarrhea in children. Methods:Classify the diarrhea in children. One patient was given massage therapy twice a day. Results:The diarrhea cured after three courses. Conclusion:The massage was effective in treating diarrhea in children, worthy of a wide application.

  9. Clinical Comparative Study on Massage Therapy and Cisapride in Treating Functional Dyspepsia

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    ZHANG Jia-fu; LIN Qiang; LIU Hong-bo; ZHOU Ping; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2007-01-01

    To observe the clinical efficacy of massage therapy and Cisapride in the treatment of functional dyspepsia (FD).Methods:Eighty subjects were randomized into two groups:treatment group in which 40 cases were treated by massage therapy and control group in which 40 cases were treated by Cisapride,with a course of 4 weeks;meanwhile,another 40 healthy people were taken as normal group.Abdominal fullness,acid regurgitation,diminished appetite and anorexia,nausea and vomiting and health survey were observed;symptom scores were recorded.Results:These two treatment methods were effective for FD.Conclusion:Mental disorder is one cause of FD;massage therapy is quite effective for it.

  10. Observation on the Effect of Acupoint Injection plus Massage Therapy on Primary Dysmenorrhea

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    Lü Li-xia; Lü Meng; Fan Yi-wen

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical effects of acupoint injection therapy plus massage on primary dysmenorrhea (PD). Methods: Ninety patients with PD were randomly divided into a treatment group or a control group, 45 cases in each group. The treatment group was treated by injection of Vitamin K3into Sanyinjiao (SP 6) plus massage on Diji (SP 8). The control group was treated by oral administration of Ibuprofen sustained-release capsule. Before and after the treatment, visual analogue scale (VAS) was adopted to assess pain degree of the patients. The therapeutic effects were observed after continuous treatment of three cycles of menstruation. Results: After treatment, VAS scores were obviously decreased in both groups and the differences were statistically significant (allP Conclusion: Acupoint injection therapy plus massage for PD is effective and better than simple oral administration of Ibuprofen sustained-release capsule.

  11. MULTI-CENTER RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS OF COMBINED TREATMENT OF VERTEBRAL ARTERY TYPE CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS WITH ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE

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    ZHOU Jian-wei; WANG Cheng-wei; HU Ling-xiang; LI Ning; ZHANG Fan; LI Chun-yu; ZHAO Jing-jing; LI Ji; HU Yun-guang; ZHANG Yan

    2005-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the clinical value of synthetical therapy of acupuncture and massage for treating vertebral artery type cervical spondylosis (VACS). Methods: In the present study, triple-center, single-blind, randomized and control methods were adopted. Qualified subjects were randomly assigned to three groups: acupuncture-massage (acu-mas) group, acupuncture group, and massage group (60 subjects in each group). Bilateral Fengchi (风池GB 20), Jiaji (夹脊EX-B 2, C4-7) and Baihui (百会GV 20) were punctured in combination with massage at the neck-shoulder and back region. The treatment was conducted once daily, 14 times altogether. Results: After treatment, of the 60 cases in each of acu-mas, acupuncture and massage groups, 28, 11 and 13 were cured, 13, 20 and 17 markedly effective, 12, 14 and 16 effective, and 7, 15 and 14 ineffective, with the total effective rates being 88.3%, 75.0% and 76.7% respectively. The therapeutic effect of acu-mas group was significantly superior to that of simple acupuncture and massage groups (P0.05). The time for producing therapeutic effects in acu-mas group was significantly shorter than those of acupuncture and massage groups (P<0.01, 0.05), meaning a faster of acu-mas group in producing clinical effect. No adverse events were found in all the 3 groups. Conclusion: Acupuncture and massage are effective and safe in the treatment of VACS, and the therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with massage is superior to that of simple acupuncture and simple massage therapy.

  12. The effect of compressed air massage on untraumatised rabbit skeletal muscle - a morphometric and ultrastructural study

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    M. A. Gregory

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available One of the therapeutic uses of massage is to facilitate repairof damaged tissue. A potential hazard of massage is that direct pressure onmuscle is known to damage skeletal myofibres. This study examines theeffect of a new form of massage using compressed air on the morphology ofuntraumatised rabbit skeletal myofibres. Under anaesthetic, the left and right vastus lateralis muscles of 16 New Zealand, white rabbits were treated with 10 minutes of compressed air therapy at 1 Bar using a single hole (5 mm applicator head and control biopsies were taken from the opposite limb. Biopsies were prepared for light microscopy and transmission electronmicroscopy. Morphometry, using image analysis revealed a significant increase in myofibre diameters 10 minutes  (p < 0.001 and 24 hours (p<0.01 after compressed air massage. Six days after treatment diameters were significantly reduced (p < 0.01. Morphologically, myofibres in control specimens were normal. Shortly after compressed air  massage, juxta-nuclear and intermyofibrillar oedema was present and electron-lucent spaces were filled with swollen mitochondria and elements of the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR. Glycogen and other non-contractile organelles were sometimes aggregated in oedematous, sub-sarcolemmal regions. Twenty four hours after treatment, intermyofibrillar oedema was reduced, but SR swelling remained and many fibres were characterised by focal and large areas of myofibrillar disorganisation. With the exception of occasional swollen elements of the SR and a single internalised nucleus, myofibres morphology had returned to normal 6 days after treatment. Compressed air massage causes less damage to skeletal myofibres than a similar form of localised pressure treatment, deep transverse frictions. Clinicalstudies using this new modality are warranted.

  13. Massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized dose-finding trial.

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    Adam I Perlman

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: In a previous trial of massage for osteoarthritis (OA of the knee, we demonstrated feasibility, safety and possible efficacy, with benefits that persisted at least 8 weeks beyond treatment termination. METHODS: We performed a RCT to identify the optimal dose of massage within an 8-week treatment regimen and to further examine durability of response. Participants were 125 adults with OA of the knee, randomized to one of four 8-week regimens of a standardized Swedish massage regimen (30 or 60 min weekly or biweekly or to a Usual Care control. Outcomes included the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC, visual analog pain scale, range of motion, and time to walk 50 feet, assessed at baseline, 8-, 16-, and 24-weeks. RESULTS: WOMAC Global scores improved significantly (24.0 points, 95% CI ranged from 15.3-32.7 in the 60-minute massage groups compared to Usual Care (6.3 points, 95% CI 0.1-12.8 at the primary endpoint of 8-weeks. WOMAC subscales of pain and functionality, as well as the visual analog pain scale also demonstrated significant improvements in the 60-minute doses compared to usual care. No significant differences were seen in range of motion at 8-weeks, and no significant effects were seen in any outcome measure at 24-weeks compared to usual care. A dose-response curve based on WOMAC Global scores shows increasing effect with greater total time of massage, but with a plateau at the 60-minute/week dose. CONCLUSION: Given the superior convenience of a once-weekly protocol, cost savings, and consistency with a typical real-world massage protocol, the 60-minute once weekly dose was determined to be optimal, establishing a standard for future trials. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00970008.

  14. Development of a manualized protocol of massage therapy for clinical trials in osteoarthritis

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    Ali Ather

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Clinical trial design of manual therapies may be especially challenging as techniques are often individualized and practitioner-dependent. This paper describes our methods in creating a standardized Swedish massage protocol tailored to subjects with osteoarthritis of the knee while respectful of the individualized nature of massage therapy, as well as implementation of this protocol in two randomized clinical trials. Methods The manualization process involved a collaborative process between methodologic and clinical experts, with the explicit goals of creating a reproducible semi-structured protocol for massage therapy, while allowing some latitude for therapists’ clinical judgment and maintaining consistency with a prior pilot study. Results The manualized protocol addressed identical specified body regions with distinct 30- and 60-min protocols, using standard Swedish strokes. Each protocol specifies the time allocated to each body region. The manualized 30- and 60-min protocols were implemented in a dual-site 24-week randomized dose-finding trial in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, and is currently being implemented in a three-site 52-week efficacy trial of manualized Swedish massage therapy. In the dose-finding study, therapists adhered to the protocols and significant treatment effects were demonstrated. Conclusions The massage protocol was manualized, using standard techniques, and made flexible for individual practitioner and subject needs. The protocol has been applied in two randomized clinical trials. This manualized Swedish massage protocol has real-world utility and can be readily utilized both in the research and clinical settings. Trial registration Clinicaltrials.gov NCT00970008 (18 August 2009

  15. Salivary cortisol as an indicator of adrenocortical function in healthy infants, using massage therapy

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    Full Text Available CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The evaluation of adrenocortical function with the use of therapeutic massage has been little studied in Brazil. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the salivary cortisol levels before and after Shantala massage therapy on healthy infants. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective case series, in a public nursery, in São Paulo. METHODS: Saliva was obtained from 11 infants at the times of 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m. in a nursery and 9:00-10:00 p.m. at home. They received a 15-minute therapeutic massage on two consecutive days, and saliva was collected before and after the massage. The procedure was repeated after a one-week interval. Cortisol values (intra-assay < 5%; inter-assay < 10% at different times of the day were compared by ANOVA. RESULTS: The mean cortisol values (nmol/l ± SD on the first day were: morning (M = 14.1 ± 5.7, afternoon (A = 8.3 ± 2.7, night (N = 3.3 ± 1.1; after two consecutive days of therapeutic massage: M = 22.3 ± 13.5, A = 13.4 ± 6.0, N = 5.8 ± 3.5; after a one-week interval: M = 15.8 ± 7.7, A = 14.3 ± 7.7, N = 3.4 ± 2.0. CONCLUSION: There was a modification in the salivary cortisol values following massage, thus reflecting possible adaptation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

  16. Massage therapy for fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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    Yan-hui Li

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Although some studies evaluated the effectiveness of massage therapy for fibromyalgia (FM, the role of massage therapy in the management of FM remained controversial. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the evidence of massage therapy for patients with FM. METHODS: Electronic databases (up to June 2013 were searched to identify relevant studies. The main outcome measures were pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance. Two reviewers independently abstracted data and appraised risk of bias. The risk of bias of eligible studies was assessed based on Cochrane tools. Standardised mean difference (SMD and 95% confidence intervals (CI were calculated by more conservative random-effects model. And heterogeneity was assessed based on the I(2 statistic. RESULTS: Nine randomized controlled trials involving 404 patients met the inclusion criteria. The meta-analyses showed that massage therapy with duration ≥ 5 weeks significantly improved pain (SMD, 0.62; 95% CI 0.05 to 1.20; p = 0.03, anxiety (SMD, 0.44; 95% CI 0.09 to 0.78; p = 0.01, and depression (SMD, 0.49; 95% CI 0.15 to 0.84; p = 0.005 in patients with FM, but not on sleep disturbance (SMD, 0.19; 95% CI -0.38 to 0.75; p = 0.52. CONCLUSION: Massage therapy with duration ≥ 5 weeks had beneficial immediate effects on improving pain, anxiety, and depression in patients with FM. Massage therapy should be one of the viable complementary and alternative treatments for FM. However, given fewer eligible studies in subgroup meta-analyses and no evidence on follow-up effects, large-scale randomized controlled trials with long follow-up are warrant to confirm the current findings.

  17. OBSERVATION ON THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF ACPUNCTURE COMBINED WITH MASSAGE FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS OF VERTEBRAL ARTERIAL TYPE BY USING TRANCRANIAL DOPPLYER ULTRASONOGRAPHY

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    ZHOU Jian-wei; WANG Cheng-wei; HU Ling-xiang; LI Ning; ZHANG Fan; LI Chun-yu; ZHAO Jing-jing; LI Ji; HU Yun-guang; ZHANG Yan

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    Objective: To observe the effect of acupuncture combined with massage on blood flow velocity of the vertebro-basilar artery in cervical spondylosis of vertebral arterial type (CSVAT) patients. Methods:In the present study, methods of evidence-based medicine, triple-centers, single-blindness, randomization and control were used. A total of 100 cases of CSVAT patients were randomized into acupuncture plus massage (acu-massage) group (n = 38), acupuncture group ( n = 32) and massage group ( n = 30). Acupoints used were Fengchi (风池 GB 20), cervical Jiaji (颈夹脊 EX-B 2), Baihui (百会 GV 20), and the methods of massage used were kneading-rolling, adhesion-separating and acupoint-digital pressing, topical digital pressing and rubbing, traction-extending and mild palm-rubbing. The treatment was conducted once daily, with 7 sessions being a therapeutic course and continuously for 2 courses. Changes of peak velocity (Vp), end-diastolic velocity (Vd), mean velocity (Vm) of blood flow of the vertebral artery (VA) and basilar artery (BA),etc were detected before and after the treatment by using transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography. Results: After the treatment, the abnormally low Vp of both VA and BA in acu-massage, acupuncture and massage groups, Vm of VA in acu-massage and acupuncture groups, Vm of BA in acu-massage and massage groups, and Vd of VA and BA in the 3 groups all increased significantly in comparison with their own pretreatment ( P < 0.05, 0.01 ), and the therapeutic effects of acu-massage group in the 3 indexes were significantly superior to those of acupuncture group and/or massage group (P < 0.05, 0.01 ). The abnormally increased Vp of VA in acu-massage and acupuncture groups, Vm of VA in the 3 groups, and Vd of VA in acu-massage and massage groups decreased obviously after the treatment in comparison with their own pretreatment (P <0.05, 0.01), and the therapeutic effects of acu-massage group were significantly superior to those of

  18. CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PHYSICS AND RELATED AREAS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Effect of Rolling Massage on Particle Moving Behaviour in Blood Vessels

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    Yi, Hou-Hui; Fan, Li-Juan; Yang, Xiao-Feng; Chen, Yan-Yan

    2008-09-01

    The rolling massage manipulation is a classic Chinese massage, which is expected to eliminate many diseases. Here the effect of the rolling massage on the particle moving property in the blood vessels under the rolling massage manipulation is studied by the lattice Boltzmann simulation. The simulation results show that the particle moving behaviour depends on the rolling velocity, the distance between particle position and rolling position. The average values, including particle translational velocity and angular velocity, increase as the rolling velocity increases almost linearly. The result is helpful to understand the mechanism of the massage and develop the rolling techniques.

  19. Qigong massage for motor skills in young children with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.

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    Silva, Louisa M T; Schalock, Mark; Garberg, Jodi; Smith, Cynthia Lammers

    2012-01-01

    In this article, we present a small randomized controlled study evaluating the effect of a dual parent- and trainer-delivered qigong massage methodology on motor skills and sensory responses in 28 children under age 4 with developmental delay and motor tone abnormalities. Fourteen children had high motor tone as a result of cerebral palsy (CP), and 14 children had low motor tone as a result of Down syndrome. Multivariate analysis and post hoc analysis of variance showed large effect-size improvements in Peabody Gross Motor Scale (PGMS) Object Manipulation scores (p qigong massage as a promising avenue for research to improve motor skills in young children with CP and Down syndrome.

  20. Case Study: The Use of Massage Therapy to Relieve Chronic Low-Back Pain

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    Objectives To study the effects of massage on chronic low-back pain in a patient with four different diagnoses: osteoarthritis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. The patient’s goal was to cut down on the amount of pain medication he takes. Methods A 63-year-old man with chronic back pain received four massages across a twenty-day period. Progress was recorded using the Oswestry Low Back Pain Scale, as he self-reported on levels of pain and interference with his activi...

  1. Comparison of the Digital Point Pressure and Massage on Meridians with Acupuncture

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    LU Yanan

    2009-01-01

    @@ Professor ZHANG Tao, a national-noted TCM physician in Guanganmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, has rich experience in the treatment of orthopedic and traumatic diseases.The author fortunately had a chance to work with Professor ZHANG during his advanced studies in 1999, and used the digital point pressure and massage on meridians in clinic and obtained a very satisfactory result.1-2 The digital point pressure-massage on meridians is also termed as the "finger needle" therapy, "finger pressure" therapy and "digital point pressure" therapy.

  2. Randomized Controlled Trials of Pediatric Massage: A Review

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    Shay Beider

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The existing reviews of massage therapy (MT research are either limited to infants, adults, or were conducted prior to the publication of the most recent studies using pediatric samples. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs of pediatric MT are reviewed. A literature search yielded 24 RCTs of pediatric MT, defined as the manual manipulation of soft tissue intended to promote health and well-being in recipients between 2 and 19 years of age. Because RCTs of pediatric MT varied considerably in the amount and types of data reported, quantitative and narrative review methods were both used. Single-dose and multiple-dose effects were examined separately. Among single-dose effects, significant reductions of state anxiety were observed at the first session (g = 0.59, P < 0.05 and the last session (g = 1.10, P < 0.01 of a course of treatment. Effects for salivary cortisol (g = 0.28, negative mood (g = 0.52 and behavior (g = 0.37 were non-significant. Three of eleven multiple-dose effects were statistically significant. These were trait anxiety (g = 0.94, P < 0.05, muscle tone (g = 0.90, P < 0.01 and arthritis pain (g = 1.33, P < 0.01. Results of studies not permitting effect size calculation were judged to be generally consistent with quantitative results. MT benefits pediatric recipients, though not as universally as sometimes reported. Numerous weaknesses endemic to MT research (e.g. low statistical power, frequent failure to report basic descriptive statistics are identified, and recommendations for future pediatric MT research are discussed.

  3. Massage treatment and medial tibial stress syndrome; A commentary to provoke thought about the way massage therapy is used in the treatment of MTSS.

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    Fogarty, Sarah

    2015-07-01

    As students and practitioners we are taught about the treatment and causative factors of medial shin pain, in particular' shin splints' or the more recent term; medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). During the years there have been many theories, conjecture and misunderstandings about the mechanisms of 'shin splints/medial tibial stress syndrome' however the ramifications of these mechanisms on how massage treatment is delivered have not being discussed. The evidence for the treatment of MTSS is largely clinical with little evidence of any treatment being proven to be effective in treating MTSS. The aim of this article is to present a summary of the mechanisms of MTSS and a commentary to provoke thought about the way massage therapy is used in the treatment of MTSS based on these mechanisms.

  4. Effects of foot massage applied 2 different methods on symptom control in colorectal cancer patients: Randomized control trial.

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    Uysal, Neşe; Kutlutürkan, Sevinç; Uğur, Işıl

    2017-02-07

    This randomized controlled clinical study aimed to determine the effect of 2 foot massage methods on symptom control in people with colorectal cancer who received chemoradiotherapy. Data were collected between June 16, 2015, and February 10, 2016, in the Department of Radiation Oncology of an oncology training and research hospital. The sample comprised 60 participants. Data were collected using an introductory information form, common terminology criteria for adverse events and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaires C30 and CR29. Participants were randomly allocated to 3 groups: classical foot massage, reflexology, and standard care control. The classical massage group received foot massage using classical massage techniques, and the reflexology group received foot reflexology focusing on symptom-oriented reflexes twice a week during a 5-week chemoradiotherapy treatment schedule. The control group received neither classical massage nor reflexology. All patients were provided with the same clinic routine care. The classical massage was effective in reducing pain level and distension incidence while foot reflexology was effective in reducing pain and fatigue level, lowering incidence of distension and urinary frequency and improving life quality.

  5. Aromatherapy Massage on the Abdomen for Alleviating Menstrual Pain in High School Girls: A Preliminary Controlled Clinical Study

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    Myung-Haeng Hur

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the alleviating effects of aromatherapy massage and acetaminophen on menstrual pain in Korean high school girls. Subjects were divided into two groups: the aromatherapy massage (treatment group (=32 and the acetaminophen (control group (=23. Aromatherapy massage was performed on subjects in the treatment group. The abdomen was massaged once using clary sage, marjoram, cinnamon, ginger, and geranium in a base of almond oil. The level of menstrual pain was assessed using a visual analogue scale at baseline and twenty-four hours afterward. The reduction of menstrual pain was significantly higher in the aromatherapy group than in the acetaminophen group. Using multiple regression, aromatherapy massage was found to be more highly associated with reduction in the level of menstrual pain than acetaminophen. These finding suggest that aromatherapy massage may be an effective treatment for menstrual pain in high school girls. However, it could not be verified whether the positive effects derived from the aromatherapy, the massage, or both. Further rigorous studies should be conducted using more objective measures.

  6. EFFECT OF MASSAGE AND AROMATHERAPY ON STRESS AND PROLACTIN LEVEL AMONG PRIMIPAROUS PUERPERAL MOTHERS IN SEMARANG, CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA

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    Melyana Nurul Widyawati

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Exclusive breastfeeding in Semarang during the past five years remains low. Only 20 to 64% of mothers were breastfed exclusively in 2010-2012. The incidence of postpartum blues was reported by 29.9% mothers, and mostly (56.6% was primiparous. Objective: This study aims to determine the effect of Loving Massage, aromatherapy, and a combination of Loving Massage and aromatherapy on stress levels, and changes in levels of prolactin in primiparous puerperal in Semarang. Method: A true experimental study with a randomized pretest-posttest control group design. Cluster random sampling was used to select 12 health centers from the 37 health centers in Semarang. A random assignment with a sealed envelope was performed to divide study participants into four groups; loving massage group, aromatherapy group, and a combination group of loving massage and aromatherapy, and a control group. A total of 52 primiparous puerperal mothers was involved, with 13 mothers were distributed equally in each group. Results: Loving Massage, aromatherapy, and a combination of Loving Massage and aromatherapy effectively changed mother’s stress and prolactin levels. Effectiveness of each treatment assessed from the average difference in scores before and after treatment. Combination of Loving Massage and aromatherapy had proven as the most effective treatment in reducing stress levels (11.61 ± 6.76, and increasing prolactin level (83.13 ± 6.41 ng/ml. Conclusions: Loving Massage & Aromatherapy shown to lower the levels of stress, and can increase the levels prolactin in postpartum primiparous. Therefore, it is recommended to provide Loving Massage therapy and aromatherapy to postpartum primiparous mothers.

  7. The beneficial effects of massage therapy for insomnia in postmenopausal women☆

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    Hachul, H.; Oliveira, D.S.; Bittencourt, L.R.A.; Andersen, M.L.; Tufik, S.

    2014-01-01

    With increases life expectancy, the incidence of undesirable manifestations of menopause has increased as well. The effects of lost ovarian function include progressive decrease in estradiol secretion, trophic changes in the breast, vasomotor symptoms, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Insomnia, which has physiological consequences and can result in a loss of quality of life, is prevalent in women after menopause. Hormone therapy has been widely used to reduce menopausal symptoms, but its use in recent years has been questioned because of the reported risks of cardiovascular events and increased incidence of tumors. This controversy has generated significant interest in non-hormonal treatments among both physicians and patients. Our previous research has shown a positive effect of massage therapy on menopausal symptoms. We explored the hypothesis that massage therapy would produce beneficial effects in postmenopausal women through inflammatory and immunological changes. Recent results from self-report questionnaires have shown improvements in sleep pattern and quality of life following massage therapy. These findings demonstrate the effectiveness of massage therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms, particularly insomnia, and indicate that it is a promising line of research. PMID:26483913

  8. The beneficial effects of massage therapy for insomnia in postmenopausal women.

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    Hachul, H; Oliveira, D S; Bittencourt, L R A; Andersen, M L; Tufik, S

    2014-06-01

    With increases life expectancy, the incidence of undesirable manifestations of menopause has increased as well. The effects of lost ovarian function include progressive decrease in estradiol secretion, trophic changes in the breast, vasomotor symptoms, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Insomnia, which has physiological consequences and can result in a loss of quality of life, is prevalent in women after menopause. Hormone therapy has been widely used to reduce menopausal symptoms, but its use in recent years has been questioned because of the reported risks of cardiovascular events and increased incidence of tumors. This controversy has generated significant interest in non-hormonal treatments among both physicians and patients. Our previous research has shown a positive effect of massage therapy on menopausal symptoms. We explored the hypothesis that massage therapy would produce beneficial effects in postmenopausal women through inflammatory and immunological changes. Recent results from self-report questionnaires have shown improvements in sleep pattern and quality of life following massage therapy. These findings demonstrate the effectiveness of massage therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms, particularly insomnia, and indicate that it is a promising line of research.

  9. The beneficial effects of massage therapy for insomnia in postmenopausal women

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    H. Hachul

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available With increases life expectancy, the incidence of undesirable manifestations of menopause has increased as well. The effects of lost ovarian function include progressive decrease in estradiol secretion, trophic changes in the breast, vasomotor symptoms, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Insomnia, which has physiological consequences and can result in a loss of quality of life, is prevalent in women after menopause. Hormone therapy has been widely used to reduce menopausal symptoms, but its use in recent years has been questioned because of the reported risks of cardiovascular events and increased incidence of tumors. This controversy has generated significant interest in non-hormonal treatments among both physicians and patients. Our previous research has shown a positive effect of massage therapy on menopausal symptoms. We explored the hypothesis that massage therapy would produce beneficial effects in postmenopausal women through inflammatory and immunological changes. Recent results from self-report questionnaires have shown improvements in sleep pattern and quality of life following massage therapy. These findings demonstrate the effectiveness of massage therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms, particularly insomnia, and indicate that it is a promising line of research.

  10. MUSCLE TONICITY OF CHILDREN WITH SPASTIC CEREBRAL PALSY: HOW EFFECTIVE IS SWEDISH MASSAGE?

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    V. Alizad

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available ObjectiveMassage therapy is one of the most widely used complementary and alternative medicine therapies for children. This study was conducted to determine the effect of Swedish massage on the muscle tonicity of children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP.Materials & MethodsThis study was a single blind clinical trial conducted on forty children with spastic CP, recruited from clinics of the University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences. They were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Routine occupational therapy techniques were performed during a 3 monthperiod in both groups, while the intervention group also received Swedish massage for 30 minutes before every rehabilitation session. Muscle tonicity was evaluated at the beginning of the study and 3 months later using the Modified Ashworth Scale. ResultsThe average ages of children in the intervention (n=13 and control (n=14 groups were 49.5 and 42.1 months respectively. Although after intervention, tonicity of upper and lower limbs, trunk and neck in the intervention group in comparison with controls had no significant differences, there were statistically significant differences in reduction rate of tonicity in upper limbs and trunk between the two groups (P <0.05.ConclusionMassage therapy is not a panacea for improvement of spasticity in children with CP but the encouraging results of other studies on children with CP indicate that further studies are needed for more definite results.

  11. How Effective is Swedish Massage on Blood Glucose Level in Children with Diabetes Mellitus?

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    Firoozeh Sajedi

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available "nThis study was conducted to determine the effect of Swedish massage on blood glucose level in children with diabetes mellitus (DM. It was prospective randomized controlled trial study that conducted on 36 children, 6-12 years old with DM, recruited from a hospital in Qom City, Iran. The children were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Swedish massage was performed 15 minutes, 3 times a week, for 3 months in intervention group. The blood glucose levels were evaluated immediately after every session of massage in two groups. The mean ages of children in the intervention (n=18 and control (n=18 groups were 9.05 ± 1.55 and 9.83 ±2.03 years respectively. There was statistically no significant difference in blood glucose levels before intervention between two groups (P=0.586, but the blood glucose levels were lower significantly in intervention group in comparison with control group after intervention (P<0.0001. Addition of Swedish massage to daily routines; exercise, diet and medication regimens, is an effective intervention to reduce blood glucose level in diabetic children.

  12. The effect of massage with glycerin oil on restless leg syndrome in hemodyalysis patients

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    Full Text Available Introduction: One of the major complications of hemodialysis patients is restless legs syndrome (RLS. Therefore, interventions are essential to its improvement. This study aimed to determine the effect of massage with glycerin oil on RLS in hemodyalysis patients. Methods: The present study is a randomized clinical trial in chronic renal failure patients undergoing hemodyalysis in Kamkar hospital, Ghom, Iran, 2014. Seventeen patients with RLS were selected after obtaining the informed consent by continuous method and randomly assigned into 2 groups. The intervention group received effleurage massage with glycerin oil, and the control group received the routine care of hemodyalysis ward. Data were collected by RLS questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive and analytical (Exact Fisher, dependent and independent t-test statistic in Spss v16. Results: No significant difference found in RLS score between intervention (24.09±5.34 and control (22.9±4.38 groups in beginning of study. While mean of score RLS had significant decrease in massage with glycerin oil group (9.54±4.64 in comparison with the control group (23.23±4.52 (p=0/0001. Conclusion: it is recommended to use effleurage massage with glycerin oil as a complementary therapy to decrease the RLS in hemodyalysis patients.

  13. The effect of carotid sinus massage is independent of posture in patients with heart disease

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    Mickley, H; Hansen, K N; Oxhøj, H

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    The influence of posture on the effect of carotid sinus massage (CSM) in patients with heart disease has not been systematically evaluated. In the present study CSM was performed in 80 patients (mean age 55 +/- 10 (SD) years) suffering from various cardiovascular diseases. Each subject had...

  14. Effects of hand massage on anxiety in patients undergoing ophthalmology surgery using local anesthesia

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Anxiety is a common disorder in patients before surgery. Inappropriately managed anxiety can cause psychological and physiological reactions and will affect the process of surgery and recovery. Therefore, this study examined the effects of hand mas-sage on anxiety in patients undergoing ophthalmology surgery using local anesthesia. Methods: In this interventional study, 52 patients who were supposed to undergo oph-thalmology surgery using local anesthesia were studied. Patients were randomly as-signed to two groups of intervention, who received hand massage before surgery (n = 27 and control (n = 25. Massaging lasted for 5 minutes (2.5 minutes on each hand before surgery. Stroking and scrubbing methods were performed by 2 trained research-ers. Anxiety level, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate were measured before and after the intervention in both groups. Anxiety was evaluated using Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Data was analyzed by chi-square, independent samples t-test, and paired t-test. Results: There were no significant differences in mean anxiety, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate between the two groups before the intervention (p > 0.05. However, there was a significant differenc in the mean stress level between the two groups after the intervention (p 0.05. Conclusion: Our findings suggested that 5 minutes of hand massage before ophthalmology surgery (under local anesthesia could reduce anxiety. Therefore, this method can be used to increase patient comfort and reduce anxiety before surgical interventions.

  15. Trait Anxiety among Japanese Massage Practitioners with Visual Impairment: What Is Required in Japanese Rehabilitation Education?

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    Donoyama, Nozomi; Munakata, Tsunetsugu

    2009-01-01

    This questionnaire-based study of Japanese massage practitioners with visual impairment (n = 155, 126 males, 29 females, mean age = 41 years) found that measures of self-repression, helplessness and "daily hassles" were positively correlated to measures of trait anxiety. Also, trait anxiety was negatively associated with measures of…

  16. Massage Interventions and Developmental Skills in Infants Born with Low Birth Weight

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    Kelmanson, I. A.; Adulas, E. I.

    2009-01-01

    This study aimed at evaluating possible effects of massage interventions on developmental progress in the infants born with low birth weight (LBW). Forty infants (17 boys, 23 girls) who were born in St. Petersburg in 2000 through 2002 and met a conventional definition of LBW (less than 2500 g at birth) entered the study. Of these, 36 (17 boys, 19…

  17. Evaluation of the Massage in Schools Programme in One Primary School

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    Marsh, Lesley J.

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses the potential benefits of the Massage in Schools Programme (MISP), a programme originating in Scandinavia, which has been introduced into schools in the United Kingdom (UK) since 2001. Meeting four out of five outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda, the review of the literature aims to separate anecdotal and media…

  18. Treatment of Protrusion of the Lumbar Intervertebral Disc by TCM Massage

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    2002-01-01

    @@ Protrusion of the lumbar intervertebral disc is a common disorder frequently encountered in clinic. With TCM massage and the maneuver of manual reduction, we have treated 82 cases of protrusion of the lumbar intervertebral disc, with satisfactory therapeutic results reported in the following.

  19. STUDY ON COMPUETD APPARATUS FOR EXTERNAL CARDIAC MASSAGE AND ITS CLINICAL APPLICATION

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    LIU Mingshun; MENG Fanhang; ZHU Shouzeng

    2002-01-01

    Objectives To make and study computed apparatus for external cardiac massage and observe its clinieal effect. Method The apparatus was made and was applied. Result The apparatus was effective. Conclusion The apparatus was a effective equipment in treatment of patient with cardiac arrest.

  20. Treatment for Injury of Superior Clunial Nerves by Triple Puncture Needling with Massage

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    万顺; 李静

    2002-01-01

    @@ Superior clunial nerve injury occupies a high percentage in lumbocluneal tissue injuries. It is commonly seen in winter and in athletic competition and training. The authors have treated 67 cases of pain of the superior clunial nerves by triple puncture needling combined with massage and obtained satisfactory therapeutic result. A report follows.

  1. Massage--the scientific basis of an ancient art: Part 1. The techniques.

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    Goats, G C

    1994-09-01

    Manual massage is a long established and effective therapy used for the relief of pain, swelling, muscle spasm and restricted movement. Latterly, various mechanical methods have appeared to complement the traditional manual techniques. Both manual and mechanical techniques are described systematically, together with a review of indications for use in sports medicine.

  2. Aromatherapy Massage Affects Menopausal Symptoms in Korean Climacteric Women: A Pilot-Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Myung-Haeng Hur

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the effects of aromatherapy massage on menopausal symptoms in Korean climacteric women. Kupperman's menopausal index was used to compare an experimental group of 25 climacteric women with a wait-listed control group of 27 climacteric women. Aromatherapy was applied topically to subjects in the experimental group in the form of massage on the abdomen, back and arms using lavender, rose geranium, rose and jasmine in almond and primrose oils once a week for 8 weeks (eight times in total. The experimental group reported a significantly lower total menopausal index than wait-listed controls (P < 0.05. There were also significant intergroup differences in subcategories such as vasomotor, melancholia, arthralgia and myalgia (all P < 0.05. These findings suggest that aromatherapy massage may be an effective treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, depression and pain in climacteric women. However, it could not be verified whether the positive effects were from the aromatherapy, the massage or both. Further rigorous studies should be done with more objective measures.

  3. Massage and Reiki used to reduce stress and anxiety: Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Full Text Available ABTRACT Objective: to evaluate the effectiveness of massage and reiki in the reduction of stress and anxiety in clients at the Institute for Integrated and Oriental Therapy in Sao Paulo (Brazil. Method: clinical tests randomly done in parallel with an initial sample of 122 people divided into three groups: Massage + Rest (G1, Massage + Reiki (G2 and a Control group without intervention (G3. The Stress Systems list and the Trace State Anxiety Inventory were used to evaluate the groups at the start and after 8 sessions (1 month, during 2015. Results: there were statistical differences (p = 0.000 according to the ANOVA (Analysis of Variance for the stress amongst the groups 2 and 3 (p = 0.014 with a 33% reductions and a Cohen of 0.78. In relation to anxiety-state, there was a reduction in the intervention groups compared with the control group (p < 0.01 with a 21% reduction in group 2 (Cohen of 1.18 and a 16% reduction for group 1 (Cohen of 1.14. Conclusion: Massage + Reiki produced better results amongst the groups and the conclusion is for further studies to be done with the use of a placebo group to evaluate the impact of the technique separate from other techniques. RBR-42c8wp

  4. Sixty-two Cases of Simple Obesity Treated by Acupuncture Combined with Massage

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    贝永顺; 方小玲; 姚志芳

    2004-01-01

    @@ Simple obesity is caused by accumulation of fat in the body because of intake of calorie greater than consumption. It falls into the TCM category of phlegm-dampness. In recent years, the authors have employed acupuncture combined with massage to treat the disease and obtained quite good therapeutic effects as reported in the following.

  5. The Use of Massage Therapy in the Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior.

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    McEvoy, Christopher; And Others

    The report documents the theoretical basis and application of massage therapy, with six students who exhibited self-injurious behaviors (SIB), in two studies. The first study investigated the relationship between physical and/or emotional stress and self-abusive behavior in five severely mentally impaired students. Subjects received two to three…

  6. Children with Down Syndrome Improved in Motor Functioning and Muscle Tone Following Massage Therapy

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    Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Field, Tiffany; Largie, Shay; Mora, Dana; Bornstein, Joan; Waldman, Ronnie

    2006-01-01

    Twenty-one moderate to high functioning young children (mean age, two years) with Down syndrome receiving early intervention (physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy) were randomly assigned to additionally receive two 0.5-hour massage therapy or reading sessions (control group) per week for two months. On the first and last day…

  7. Evaluation of the effect of reflexology massage on pain severity after abdominal surgery

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    Abolfazl Rahimi Zarchi

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: The pain caused by surgery is one of the major problems of the patients. Therefore, pain reduction through using noninvasive and simple methods is one of the nursing priorities. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of reflexology massage on pain intensity in the patients following the abdominal surgery. Methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 90 patients undergoing abdominal surgery, referring to the Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran, Iran, in 2016. The participants were selected using the purposive sampling technique, and then randomly divided into three groups of 30 cases. The a 30-minute session of reflexology and simple massage were applied by the researcher for the first and second groups, respectively, after transferring the patients to the ward and regaining full consciousness. The pain was measured immediately, 10 min, and 24 h after the massage (30 min after the pre-test using the visual analogue scale. The data analysis was performed in the SPSS version 19, using the one-way and repeated measures ANOVA as well as Chi-square test. Results: According to the results of this study, 24 h after the intervention, the foot reflexology group had lower mean score of pain intensity (1.9±1.6, compared to the simple massage (3.3±1.64 and control groups (3.8±02 (P<0.001. The decrease in the pain score was significant between the groups only 10 min and 24 h after the intervention (P<0.001 Conclusion: As the findings of the present study indicated, the reflexology massage could alleviate the pain in the patients after abdominal surgery. Given the simple and non-invasive nature of this method, it could be used to reduce the pain in the patients along with other healthcare measures.

  8. The Effects of Massage with Coconut and Sunflower Oils on Oxygen Saturation of Premature Infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome Treated With Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

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    Sousan Valizadeh

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Nowadays particular emphasis is placed on the developmental aspects of premature infants care. Massage therapy is one of the best-known methods of caring. Due to the minimal touch policy in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs, massaging is not usually performed on premature infants. However, there is not sufficient evidence to support the claim that newborn infants with complex medical conditions should not be massaged. This study aimed to determine the effects of massage with coconut and sunflower oils on oxygen saturation of infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS treated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP. Methods: This was a randomized controlled trial on 90 newborns who were admitted to Alzahra Hospital (Tabriz, Iran. The infants were divided into control and massage therapy groups (massage with coconut and sunflower oils. Data was collected using a hospital documentation form. A 15-minute daily massage was performed for 3 days. Respiratory rate (RR, fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2 and oxygen saturation were measured 5 minutes before the massage, 3 times during the massage, and 5 minutes after the massage. The collected data was analyzed using a mixed model. Results: In comparison to coconut oil and control groups, mean oxygen saturation of sunflower oil group was improved. In addition, the coconut massage group showed lower oxygen saturation than the control group but was all values were within the normal range. Although massage decreased oxygen saturation, there was no need to increase FiO2. Conclusion: Massage therapy can provide developmental care for infants treated with NCPAP.

  9. Hematopoietic Cell Transplant and Use of Massage for Improved Symptom Management: Results from a Pilot Randomized Control Trial

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    Wolf E. Mehling

    2012-01-01

    Discussion. Feasibility of studying massage-acupressure was established in children undergoing HCT. Larger studies are needed to test the efficacy of such interventions in reducing HCT-associated symptoms in children.

  10. Self-Mobilization Using a Foam Roller Versus a Roller Massager: Which Is More Effective for Increasing Hamstrings Flexibility?

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    DeBruyne, Danielle M; Dewhurst, Marina M; Fischer, Katelyn M; Wojtanowski, Michael S; Durall, Chris

    2017-01-01

    Clinical Scenario: Increasing the length of the muscle-tendon unit may prevent musculotendinous injury. Various methods have been proposed to increase muscle-tendon flexibility, including self-mobilization using foam rollers or roller massagers, although the effectiveness of these devices is uncertain. This review was conducted to determine if the use of foam rollers or roller massagers to improve hamstrings flexibility is supported by moderate- to high-quality evidence.

  11. Massage therapy has short-term benefits for people with common musculoskeletal disorders compared to no treatment: a systematic review

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    Diederik C Bervoets

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Question: Is massage therapy effective for people with musculoskeletal disorders compared to any other treatment or no treatment? Design: Systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Participants: People with musculoskeletal disorders. Interventions: Massage therapy (manual manipulation of the soft tissues as a stand-alone intervention. Outcome: The primary outcomes were pain and function. Results: The 26 eligible randomised trials involved 2565 participants. The mean sample size was 95 participants (range 16 to 579 per study; 10 studies were considered to be at low risk of bias. Overall, low-to-moderate-level evidence indicated that massage reduces pain in the short term compared to no treatment in people with shoulder pain and osteoarthritis of the knee, but not in those with low back pain or neck pain. Furthermore, low-to-moderate-level evidence indicated that massage improves function in the short term compared to no treatment in people with low back pain, knee arthritis or shoulder pain. Low-to-very-low-level evidence from single studies indicated no clear benefits of massage over acupuncture, joint mobilisation, manipulation or relaxation therapy in people with fibromyalgia, low back pain and general musculoskeletal pain. Conclusions: Massage therapy, as a stand-alone treatment, reduces pain and improves function compared to no treatment in some musculoskeletal conditions. When massage is compared to another active treatment, no clear benefit was evident. [Bervoets DC, Luijsterburg PAJ, Alessie JJN, Buijs MJ, Verhagen AP (2015 Massage therapy has short-term benefits for people with common musculoskeletal disorders compared to no treatment: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy 61: 106–116

  12. Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain

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    Little, Paul; Lewith, George; Webley, Fran; Evans, Maggie; Beattie, Angela; Middleton, Karen; Barnett, Jane; Ballard, Kathleen; Oxford, Frances; Smith, Peter; Yardley, Lucy; Hollinghurst, Sandra; Sharp, Debbie

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    Objective To determine the effectiveness of lessons in the Alexander technique, massage therapy, and advice from a doctor to take exercise (exercise prescription) along with nurse delivered behavioural counselling for patients with chronic or recurrent back pain. Design Factorial randomised trial. Setting 64 general practices in England. Participants 579 patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain; 144 were randomised to normal care, 147 to massage, 144 to six Alexander technique lessons...

  13. A decade of building massage therapy services at an academic medical center as part of a healing enhancement program.

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    Rodgers, Nancy J; Cutshall, Susanne M; Dion, Liza J; Dreyer, Nikol E; Hauschulz, Jennifer L; Ristau, Crystal R; Thomley, Barb S; Bauer, Brent A

    2015-02-01

    The use of complementary and integrative medicine therapies is steadily becoming an integral part of health care. Massage therapy is increasingly offered to hospitalized patients for various conditions to assist with the management of common symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and tension. This article summarizes a decade of building the massage therapy service at a large tertiary care medical center, from the early pilot studies and research to the current program offerings, and the hopes and dreams for the future.

  14. Discussion on massage therapy to health protection in Prescriptions Worth a Thousand Gold%《千金要方》推拿保健探析

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    王道全; 林西芳

    2000-01-01

    The massage therapy to health protection in preseriptions worth a thousand gold was discussed.Itinclude four aspects,which are massage to health protection for adults,massage to health protection for infants,LAO Zi massage to health protection,old indian massage to health protection.Conclusion:the massage therapy to health protection plays an important role in traditional Chinese medicine.%将《千金要方》中的推拿保健部分,分别从成人推拿保健、小儿推拿保健、老子推拿保健、天竺国推拿保健等四个方面进行了探讨。从而反映该书推拿保健内容对祖国医学的重要贡献。

  15. Effects of sports massage and intermittent cold-water immersion on recovery from matches by basketball players.

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    Delextrat, Anne; Calleja-González, Julio; Hippocrate, Audrey; Clarke, Neil David

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the effects of intermittent cold-water immersion and massage on perceptual and performance markers of recovery by basketball players after competitive matches. Eight men (age 23 ± 3 years; stature 190.5 ± 8.9 cm; body mass 90.3 ± 9.6 kg; body fat 12.8 ± 4.8%) and eight women (age 22 ± 2 years; stature 179.0 ± 8.5 cm; body mass 77.6 ± 9.2 kg; body fat 22.5 ± 6.6%) basketball players participated. Massage, cold-water immersion or control were applied immediately after competitive matches, followed by assessments of perceptual measures of recovery and physical performance, countermovement jump and repeated-sprint ability 24 h after intervention. There was lower perception of fatigue overall and in the legs immediately after the massage and cold-water immersion condition (P recovery interventions on repeated-sprint measures (P at best 0.067, η²(P) at best 0.68). The results suggest that both massage and cold-water immersion improve perceptual measures of recovery. Furthermore, cold-water immersion improves jump performance although neither such immersion nor massage had an effect on repeated-sprint ability. This suggests that, overall, cold-water immersion is more useful than massage in the recovery from basketball matches, especially in women.

  16. The effects of massage therapy on physical growth and gastrointestinal function in premature infants: A pilot study.

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    Choi, HyeJeong; Kim, Shin-Jeong; Oh, Jina; Lee, Myung-Nam; Kim, SungHee; Kang, Kyung-Ah

    2016-09-01

    To promote the growth and development of premature infants, effective and tender care is required in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The purpose of this study was to test the potential effects of massage therapy on increasing physical growth and promoting gastrointestinal function in premature infants. Twenty subjects were divided into two groups in the NICU of one general hospital located in South Korea. The experimental group (n = 10) were given massage therapy and the control group (n = 10) received routine care. Massage therapy was performed twice daily for 14 days, for 15 minutes per session. In the physical growth, height and chest circumference were significantly increased in the experimental group. In assessing gastrointestinal function, frequency of pre-feed gastric residual was significantly decreased and numbers of bowel movements were significantly increased in the experimental group. This study showed massage therapy has the potential effects on increasing physical growth and gastrointestinal function in premature infants. The massage in the NICU might be utilized as a part of developmental care, but more research needs to be done. NICU nurses need to be trained in massage therapy techniques to provide more effective clinical care for premature infants.

  17. Effectiveness of massage therapy on post-operative outcomes among patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A systematic review

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD are increasing rapidly in developing countries. Most patients with CVD do not respond to medical treatment and have to undergo cardiac surgery. This highly stressful experience results in increased levels of anxiety for patients. The objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of massage therapy on postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. A comprehensive literature search was made on PubMed-Medline, CINAHL, Science Direct, Scopus, Web of Science and the Cochrane library databases for original research articles published between 2000 and 2015. Original articles that reported the efficacy of massage therapy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery were included. The Cochrane data extraction form was used to extract data. A total of 297 studies were identified in the literature search. However, only seven studies were eligible for analysis. Of the seven studies, six studies demonstrated the effects of massage therapy on improving post-operative outcomes of patients, while one study found no evidence of improvement. Although the methods varied considerably, most of the studies included in this review reported positive results. Therefore, there is some evidence that massage therapy can lead to positive postoperative outcomes. Evidence of the effectiveness of massage therapy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery remains inconclusive. Additional research is needed to provide a strong evidence base for the use of massage therapy to improve post-operative outcomes and recovery among cardiac surgery patients

  18. Acute effects of massage or active exercise in relieving muscle soreness: randomized controlled trial.

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    Andersen, Lars L; Jay, Kenneth; Andersen, Christoffer H; Jakobsen, Markus D; Sundstrup, Emil; Topp, Robert; Behm, David G

    2013-12-01

    Massage is commonly believed to be the best modality for relieving muscle soreness. However, actively warming up the muscles with exercise may be an effective alternative. The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effect of massage with active exercise for relieving muscle soreness. Twenty healthy female volunteers (mean age 32 years) participated in this examiner-blind randomized controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01478451). The participants performed eccentric contractions for the upper trapezius muscle on a Biodex dynamometer. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) presented 48 hours later, at which the participants (a) received 10 minutes of massage of the trapezius muscle or (b) performed 10 minutes of active exercise (shoulder shrugs 10 × 10 reps) with increasing elastic resistance (Thera-Band). First, 1 treatment was randomly applied to 1 shoulder while the contralateral shoulder served as a passive control. Two hours later, the contralateral resting shoulder received the other treatment. The participants rated the intensity of soreness (scale 0-10), and a blinded examiner took measures of pressure pain threshold (PPT) of the upper trapezius immediately before treatment and 0, 10, 20, and 60 minutes after treatment 48 hours posteccentric exercise. Immediately before treatment, the intensity of soreness was 5.0 (SD 2.2) and PPT was 138 (SD 78) kPa. In response to treatment, a significant treatment by time interaction was found for the intensity of soreness (p < 0.001) and PPT (p < 0.05). Compared with control, both active exercise and massage significantly reduced the intensity of soreness and increased PPT (i.e., reduced pain sensitivity). For both types of treatment, the greatest effect on perceived soreness occurred immediately after treatment, whereas the effect on PPT peaked 20 minutes after treatment. In conclusion, active exercise using elastic resistance provides similar acute relief of muscle soreness as compared with that using massage

  19. CLINICAL OBSERVATION ON TREATMENT OF HICCUP BY ACUPOINT DIGITAL-PRESSING AND MASSAGE

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    LI Yuan

    2002-01-01

    In the present paper, 32 cases of hiccup are treated with acupoint digital pressing and massage. According to syndrome differentiation, hiccup is divided into 5 types including stomach-cold, reversed rising of the stomach-fire, adverse flow of qi and phlegm obstruction, deficiency of both spleen-yang and kidney-yang and insufficiency of the stomach-yin. Acupoints used are Zusanli (ST 36), Neiguan (PC 6), Zhongfu (LU 1), etc. and pressed with fingers repeatedly. Then, massage manipulations are performed by tapping the patient's back repeatedly for 5-6times; tapping Jiuwei (CV 15) area, and pressing the tender-point beside the left side of T3-4 spinous processes and Geshu (BL 17). After treatment, of the 32 cases of hiccup, 23 cases are cured, 6 have remarkable improvement and 3 are failed in treatment, with the effective rate being 90.6%.

  20. Comparative Discussion on Psychophysiological Effect of Self-administered Facial Massage by Treatment Method

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    Nozawa, Akio; Takei, Yuya

    The aim of study was to quantitatively evaluate the effects of self-administered facial massage, which was done by hand or facial roller. In this study, the psychophysiological effects of facial massage were evaluated. The central nerves system and the autonomic nervous system were administered to evaluate physiological system. The central nerves system was assessed by Electroencephalogram (EEG). The autonomic nervous system were assessed by peripheral skin temperature(PST) and heart rate variability (HRV) with spectral analysis. In the spectral analysis of HRV, the high-frequency components (HF) were evaluated. State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Profile of Mood Status (POMS) and subjective sensory amount with Visual Analog Scale (VAS) were administered to evaluate psychological status. These results suggest that kept brain activity and had strong effects on stress alleviation.

  1. Massage with aromatherapy: effectiveness on anxiety of users with personality disorders in psychiatric hospitalization

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    Thiago da Silva Domingos

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using the essential oils (0.5% of Lavandula angustifolia and Pelargonium graveolens for anxiety reduction in patients with personality disorders during psychiatric hospitalization. METHOD Uncontrolled clinical trial with 50 subjects submitted to six massages with aromatherapy, performed on alternate days, on the cervical and the posterior thoracic regions. Vital data (heart and respiratory rate were collected before and after each session and an anxiety scale (Trait Anxiety Inventory-State was applied at the beginning and end of the intervention. The results were statistically analyzed with the chi square test and paired t test. RESULTS There was a statistically significant decrease (p < 0.001 of the heart and respiratory mean rates after each intervention session, as well as in the inventory score. CONCLUSION Aromatherapy has demonstrated effectiveness in anxiety relief, considering the decrease of heart and respiratory rates in patients diagnosed with personality disorders during psychiatric hospitalization.

  2. REGULATING THE PSYCHOSOMATIC HEART RATE DISORDERS THROUGH THE USE OF ANTI-STRESS MASSAGE

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    Doina MÂRZA-DĂNILĂ

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The symptoms of the so-called functional cardiovascular disorders, in which emotional factors can have an etiological importance, is diverse, comprising tachycardia, anxiety palpitations, various forms of arrhythmia and neurocirculatory asthenia. No matter the causes, they can be related to one's lifestyle, personality and one's own way of perceiving everyday stress and reacting to it. Considering that anti-stress massage can help to achieve mental and physical relaxation in subjects and change their perception of the events they experience, and through this, regulate the psychosomatic heart rate disorders, diminish chronic fatigue and depression and, as such, can help prevent the emergence of the Karōshi syndrome, 19 sessions were applied to 4 subjects, over the course of 4 months. Their results, compared to the ones from other 4 subjects, proved that anti-stress massage has helped to gradually regulate the heart rate of the subjects on which it was applied.

  3. Effects of friction massage of the popliteal fossa on blood flow velocity of the popliteal vein

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    Iwamoto, Koji; Mizukami, Masafumi; Asakawa, Yasutsugu; Endo, Yusuke; Takata, Yuichi; Yoshikawa, Kenichi; Yoshio, Masaharu

    2017-01-01

    [Purpose] Friction massage (friction) of the popliteal fossa is provided for the purpose of relieving pain related to circulatory disorders by improving venous flow in the lower legs. The purpose of this study is to verify the effects of enhancing the venous flow based on measuring the blood flow velocity of the popliteal vein before and after providing friction to the patients. [Subjects and Methods] Fifteen healthy male university students participated in the study. The Doppler ultrasonography (DU) was used to measure the blood flow velocity of the popliteal vein, in order to verify the effects of enhancing the venous flow by comparing the measured values before and after a friction massage. [Results] The result of comparing the blood flow velocity before and after providing friction showed that there was a significant increase after friction. [Conclusion] This study proved that friction to the popliteal fossa is effectively enhances venous flow by increasing the blood flow velocity in the popliteal vein.

  4. Non-Drug Therapy and Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus by Dalk (Massage)

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    Bayat, Davood; Vakilinia, Seyed Reza; Asghari, Majid

    2016-01-01

    Background: According to WHO estimation, the number of diabetic patients would reach about 591.9 million people in 2035. The tendency towards other kinds of treatment is increasing because of the high therapeutic expenditures and current medical complications. Positive results of massage in recent articles and the prominent role of dalk in Iranian traditional medicine led us to the present study review. Methods: Studying Iranian traditional medicine textbooks, such as Canon of Ibn Sina, Khola...

  5. Effectiveness of the massage tuina and the Williams exercise like therapy in the hernia lumbar discal.

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    Andrés Alberto Padilla Rubio; Deysi Lourdes González Acosta; Yudith Alfonso Marín

    2012-01-01

    The high incidence of the hernia lumbar discal is known in relatively young people. It was carried out a prospective, longitudinal, explaratory and applicable study in the Provincial Hospital of Rehabilitation Faustino Pérez of Sancti Spiritus, between April of 2007 and September of 2008 with the objective of determining the effectiveness of this therapy in 40 patients that presented lumbar pain secondary to hernia lumbar discal. Twenty sick persons received massage and exercises, while at th...

  6. Effect of sport massage on pressure pain threshold and tolerance in athletes under eccentric exercise

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    Abdullah Selim KAPLAN

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Extensive line of evidence suggest that pain threshold and tolerance alters following exercise, although the mechanisms have not been elucidated yet. In this st udy, we investigated the role of sport massage on pressure pain threshold and tolerance in athletes under eccentric exercise. Ten male athletes aged 23 ± 1 years with 9.67 ± 3.04 years of athletic training were recruited for this study . Following baseline measurements of pressure pain threshold and tolerance from m. biceps brachii and m. triceps brachii muscle and myofascial regions of the dominant upper extremity by using a digital algometer, subjects were underwent an acute bout of eccentric exercise. Par ticipants were completed 4 sets of eccentric exercise each comprising 20 repetitions of lifting 80% of their 1 RM by using a dumbbell. Pressure pain threshold and tolerance tests were repeated 10, 20 and 30 minutes, and 24 and 48 hours following exercise. One week after eccentric exercise, sport massage protocol for 10 minutes was manually administered to the dominant arm immediately after exercise, and all measurements were repeated at the same timeline as eccentric exercise. Results are presented as mean + standart deviation. Data of the same timeline were analyzed by using t test. A level of p<0.05 was accepted statistical significant. Eccentric exercise resulted to increase the pain tolerance from muscle and myofascia regions of m. biceps and triceps br achii, and sport massage was found to decrease the pain tolerance at 10 minutes from muscle regions of m. biceps and triceps brachii, 10, 20 and 30 minutes from myofascial region of biceps brachii, and 20 minutes, 24 and 48 hours from myofascial region of m. triceps brachii following acute bout of eccentric exercise in athletes. We concluded that sport massage reduces the hypoalgesic response during acute and delayed period of recovery after eccentric exercise.

  7. Massage Therapy Protocol for Post–Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Case Report

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    2008-01-01

    Background: The intent of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of massage therapy in the rehabilitation of post–anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patellofemoral pain syndrome. The primary complications following surgical repair of the anterior cruciate ligament—classified as patellofemoral pain syndrome—are hamstring flexion contracture and quadriceps weakness, leading to patellofemoral dysfunction and retropatellar pain. Methods: Treatment included lymphatic drainage,...

  8. Impact to Tourism Industry of Massage Spa Therapy in Batangas City, Philippines

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    Kimmy Lei T. Atienza

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to assess the benefits of massage spa therapy in tourism industry of Batangas City and their adherence to the standards to DOT on Spa operation and maintenance. The study aimed to identify the profile of massage spa in terms of type of ownership, length of years in the business, type of spa and different spa services offered; to assess the benefits of massage spa to the tourism industry; and to determine the extent of adherence of the massage spa to DOT standards about spa operation and maintenance; and propose a plan of action based on the results of the study. Descriptive method was used in the study. Results showed that the Sole Proprietorship got the highest rank in terms of type of ownership. With the length of years in service, it shows that most of spa business already exists for 4-6 years. Type of spa shows that majority of the spa business were Spa Town. With regards to different spa services, majority offers peat pulp bath and the least is sauna and steam bath. The over-all assessment of the respondents’ on the benefits of spa was agree by the result. It was also observed that all items were assessed as agree and it enhances the awareness of the tourists about the beauty of Batangas City. It was followed by provide taxes for the government, became a tourist attraction and improves socio-economic of local residents and improvement on the lifestyle both of the local residents and tourists

  9. Effect of oil gum massage therapy on common pathogenic oral microorganisms - A randomized controlled trial

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    Nishu Singla

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: (i To assess reduction in Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus species count in saliva sample after ten minutes of oil gum massage therapy (massage of gingival tissues per day for three weeks with sesame oil, olive oil, and coconut oil in three different groups of subjects. (ii To compare the efficacy between three different oils and the "gold standard" chlorhexidine gel. (iii To assess reduction in gingival scores and plaque scores of study subjects. Materials and Methods: Study design - Single center, parallel design, and triple blind randomized clinical study with four treatment groups. Participants: 32 of the 40 study subjects working as housekeeping personnel at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal; aged 18-55 years completed the three-week study period. Interventions: Subjects were randomly assigned to massage their gingiva everyday for three weeks with sesame oil, olive oil, coconut oil (tests, and Chlorhexidine gel (control. Oral health status and paraffin stimulated saliva samples were obtained at baseline and after three weeks of oil gum massage therapy. Outcome measures: Microbial culture, plaque index, and gingival index. Statistical analysis: Paired t test and Kruskal Wallis test. Results: There was a significant reduction in mean Streptococcus mutans count, Lactobacillus count, plaque scores, and gingival scores in all four groups after the study. However, there was no significant difference found in percentage reduction of these variables between the four groups. Conclusion: These oils can be used as valuable preventive agents in maintaining and improving oral health in low socioeconomic status population. However, it is recommended that further research should be conducted in other populations with a larger sample and longer duration of follow-up period.

  10. Massage therapy decreases pain and perceived fatigue after long-distance Ironman triathlon: a randomised trial

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    Guilherme S Nunes

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Question: Can massage therapy reduce pain and perceived fatigue in the quadriceps of athletes after a long-distance triathlon race (Ironman? Design: Randomised, controlled trial with concealed allocation, intention-to-treat analysis and blinded outcome assessors. Participants: Seventy-four triathlon athletes who completed an entire Ironman triathlon race and whose main complaint was pain in the anterior portion of the thigh. Intervention: The experimental group received massage to the quadriceps, which was aimed at recovery after competition, and the control group rested in sitting. Outcome measures: The outcomes were pain and perceived fatigue, which were reported using a visual analogue scale, and pressure pain threshold at three points over the quadriceps muscle, which was assessed using digital pressure algometry. Results: The experimental group had significantly lower scores than the control group on the visual analogue scale for pain (MD –7 mm, 95% CI –13 to –1 and for perceived fatigue (MD –15 mm, 95% CI –21 to –9. There were no significant between-group differences for the pressure pain threshold at any of the assessment points. Conclusion: Massage therapy was more effective than no intervention on the post-race recovery from pain and perceived fatigue in long-distance triathlon athletes. Trial registration: Brazilian Registry of Clinical Trials, RBR-4n2sxr. [Nunes GS, Bender PU, de Menezes FS, Yamashitafuji I, Vargas VZ, Wageck B (2016 Massage therapy decreases pain and perceived fatigue after long-distance Ironman triathlon: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy 62: 83–87

  11. Non-Drug Therapy and Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus by Dalk (Massage)

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    Bayat, Davood; Vakilinia, Seyed Reza; Asghari, Majid

    2016-01-01

    Background: According to WHO estimation, the number of diabetic patients would reach about 591.9 million people in 2035. The tendency towards other kinds of treatment is increasing because of the high therapeutic expenditures and current medical complications. Positive results of massage in recent articles and the prominent role of dalk in Iranian traditional medicine led us to the present study review. Methods: Studying Iranian traditional medicine textbooks, such as Canon of Ibn Sina, Kholasat Al Hekma of Aghili, Zakhireh-ye Khwarazm shahi of Jorjani, Alhavi of Razes and Kamel-al-sanaat of Ibn Abas were done on the topic of dalk discussion. Additionally, a search on “massage and diabetes mellitus” articles was done in motor search engines of PubMed, Google Scholars and the site of “Farhangestane Oloume Pezeshki”. The data were eventually compared and evaluated. Results: In Iranian traditional medicine, dalk means kneading or massage of the body. Depending on the quality and quantity of the performance, it was divided into different kinds. The mechanism of dalk is to increase the blood supply in organs and subsequently increasing organ’s warmness and metabolism that lead to increased residues expulsion. Therefore, it could be advised to healthcare system as a means of treatment. On the other hand, for different diseases such as asthma, arthritis, insomnia, paralysis, DM, and constipation the effect of massage was evaluated and its positive results were confirmed. For example, in DM, its effects in decreasing FBS and HBA1C are shown. Conclusion: According to Iranian traditional medicine and latest articles, dalk as a non-drug therapy and prevention manner is recommended. PMID:27840511

  12. Effects of hand massage and acupressure therapy for mechanically ventilated patients

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    Şebnem Çınar Yücel

    2015-10-01

    Results: According to the research findings, it wasn’t found significant as clinical which is the statistically significant difference in the physiological indicators of anxiety, perceived anxiety and dyspnoea except from oxygen saturation. Conclusion: In conclusion, our results suggest that hand massage and acupressure therapy might effectively relieve perceived dyspnoea and anxiety and reduce physiological indicators of anxiety in patients having mechanical ventilation support. The study provides a research-based intervention model for clinicians caring for MVP.

  13. Warm-up, stretching and massage diminish harmful effects of eccentric exercise.

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    Rodenburg, J B; Steenbeek, D; Schiereck, P; Bär, P R

    1994-10-01

    The effect of a combination of a warm-up, stretching exercises and massage on subjective scores for delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and objective functional and biochemical measures was studied. Fifty people, randomly divided in a treatment and a control group, performed eccentric exercise with the forearm flexors for 30 min. The treatment group additionally performed a warm-up and underwent a stretching protocol before the eccentric exercise and massage afterwards. Functional and biochemical measures were obtained before, and 1, 24, 48, 72 and 96h after exercise. The median values at the five post-exercise time points differed significantly for DOMS measured when the arm was extended (p = 0.043). Significant main effects for treatment were found on the maximal force (p = 0.026), the flexion angle of the elbow (p = 0.014) and the creatine kinase activity in blood (p = 0.006). No time-by-treatment interactions were found. DOMS on pressure, extension angle and myoglobin concentration in blood did not differ between the groups. This combination of a warm-up, stretching and massage reduces some negative effects of eccentric exercise, but the results are inconsistent, since some parameters were significantly affected by the treatment whereas others were not, despite the expected efficacy of a combination of treatments. The objective measures did not yield more unequivocal results than the subjective DOMS scores.

  14. Effectiveness of the massage tuina and the Williams exercise like therapy in the hernia lumbar discal.

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    Andrés Alberto Padilla Rubio

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The high incidence of the hernia lumbar discal is known in relatively young people. It was carried out a prospective, longitudinal, explaratory and applicable study in the Provincial Hospital of Rehabilitation Faustino Pérez of Sancti Spiritus, between April of 2007 and September of 2008 with the objective of determining the effectiveness of this therapy in 40 patients that presented lumbar pain secondary to hernia lumbar discal. Twenty sick persons received massage and exercises, while at the twenty remaining were applied massage Tuina, being instructed in a group of postural care. The investigation denoted a bigger frequency of patient among 30 and 39 years and masculine sex that they carried out heavy work or intermediate. Decreased the frequency and intensity of the pain and the restrictions to carry out activities, in the two groups, when evaluating four moments, the very good therapeutic evaluation prevailed (50% followed by the excellent one (32.5%. The massage Tuina is an effective therapy to alleviate pain and to increase activity of the patients with hernia lumbar discal, mainly when it is used alone or associated to Williams exercises, from the last one better results are obtained.

  15. Effect of Ice Massage on Hoku Point for Reduction of Labor Pain

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    N Naghshin

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: One the most anxious moments for mothers and families is labor pain and various methods for its relief have an effect on labor management, patient satisfaction and labor outcome. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods are used to relieve labor pain, but in recently years, researchers have focused their attention to non-pharmacological methods for reduction of labor pain. Acupressure is one of the pain relieving methods that can be used for labor pain, but there have been few studies to date. The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of Hoku point ice massage on labor pain. Methods: Participants of this clinical trial study were 60 pregnant women having the inclusive criteria. Participants were randomly divided to two groups of thirty, each. (Control Group=only touch of Hoku point, Case group= ice massage of Huko point. This procedure was done for thirty minutes. Labor pain of subjects was measured by visual analog scale before and after the procedure. Results: There was no statistical difference between the gestational age, parity and age of the two groups. Results showed that reduction of labor pain by ice massage of Huko point was statistically significant (P<0.001. Conclusion: Acupressure is a noninvasive, simple and cheap method of relieving pain and our study confirms its effect on reduction of labor pain. This method is therefore applicable in delivery rooms.

  16. ACUTE EFFECTS OF TWO MASSAGE TECHNIQUES ON ANKLE JOINT FLEXIBILITY AND POWER OF THE PLANTAR FLEXORS

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    Grant J.B. McKechnie

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to determine if three minutes of petrissage and tapotement forms of massage would influence plantar flexors' flexibility, and muscle power. Nineteen participants were randomly subjected to three conditions (control and two massages before performing two power tests. Prior to the intervention, subjects completed ankle joint flexibility assessments. The conditions were; (1 control, where subjects lay prone and had a therapist's hands resting, (2 vigorous petrissage, and (3 tapotement applied at a rate of 4Hz; all on the triceps surae. Following completion of the intervention, subjects immediately completed a post- ankle joint flexibility test, followed by a drop-jump and concentric calf raise. The power measures were; concentric peak force, rate of force development, and drop-jump height / contact time. The data showed a significant increase (p < 0.05 in ankle joint angle on the right leg and a corresponding tendency on the left. No significant change was seen with the power measures. Results suggest that massage can increase plantar flexors' flexibility without a change in power and thus may be an alternative to static stretching during an athletic warm-up

  17. Chinese Herbal Foot Bath plus Acupoint Massage Beneficial to the Improvement of Grade 0 Diabetic Foot

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    Lin Xiao-xia; Xu Xu-yuan; Shangguan Bin-bin

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical effect of foot bath with Tao Hong Si Wu Tang plus massage on acupoints at the sole for grade 0 diabetic foot. Methods: One hundred and sixty eligible cases were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 80 cases in each group. The two groups were treated with routine basic medications to control blood sugar. The patients in the observation group were given foot bath withTao Hong Si Wu Tangplus massage on acupoints at the sole, once every day. At the same time, the patients were instructed to understand the knowledge of diabetes, accept the education on foot care and to know the self-management for diabetes. The patients in the control group only accepted the education on foot care and studied the self-management for diabetes. The patients in the two groups were followed up once every week by phone. The local examination was intensified for the patients in their clinical visit every month. The therapeutic effects were assessed after three months of continuous treatment. Results: The total effective rate was 92.5% in the observation group, remarkably higher than 65.0% in the control group. The difference in comparison of the general therapeutic effect was statistically significant (P Conclusion: Foot bath withTao Hong Si Wu Tang plus massage on acupoints at the sole was beneficial to the improvement of clinical symptoms of grade 0 diabetic foot.

  18. Safety and Effectiveness of Vibration Massage by Deep Oscillations: A Prospective Observational Study

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    Karin Kraft

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to assess the safety of treatment with vibration massage using a deep oscillation device and the effects on symptom severity and quality of life in patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS. Outpatients with FMS performed an observational prospective study with visits 2–4 weeks after the last treatment (control and after further 2 months (follow-up. Patients were treated with 10 sessions of 45 min deep oscillation massage, 2/week. Primary outcome parameters were safety and tolerability (5-level Likert scale (1 = very good (after each treatment session and at control visit. Secondary outcome parameters were symptom severity (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ, pain and quality of life (SF-36. Seventy patients (97.1% females were included. At control visit, 41 patients (58.6% reported 63 mild and short-lasting adverse events, mainly worsening of prevalent symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Tolerability was rated as 1.8 (95% confidence interval: 1.53; 2.07. Symptoms and quality of life were significantly improved at both control and follow-up visits (at least P<0.01. In conclusion, deep oscillation massage is safe and well tolerated in patients with FMS and might improve symptoms and quality of life rather sustained.

  19. Study of magnetic silk fibroin nanoparticles for massage-like transdermal drug delivery

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    Chen, Ai-Zheng; Chen, Lin-Qing; Wang, Shi-Bin; Wang, Ya-Qiong; Zha, Jun-Zhe

    2015-01-01

    A synergistic approach by the combination of magnetic nanoparticles with an alternating magnetic field for transdermal drug delivery was investigated. Methotrexate-loaded silk fibroin magnetic nanoparticles were prepared using suspension-enhanced dispersion by supercritical CO2. The physiochemical properties of the magnetic nanoparticles were characterized. In vitro studies on drug permeation across skin were performed under different magnetic fields in comparison with passive diffusion. The permeation flux enhancement factor was found to increase under a stationary magnetic field, while an alternating magnetic field enhanced drug permeation more effectively; the combination of stationary and alternating magnetic fields, which has a massage-like effect on the skin, achieved the best result. The mechanistic studies using attenuated total reflection Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy demonstrate that an alternating magnetic field can change the ordered structure of the stratum corneum lipid bilayers from the gel to the lipid-crystalline state, which can increase the fluidity of the stratum corneum lipids, thus enhancing skin penetration. Compared with the other groups, the fluorescence signal with a bigger area detected in deeper regions of the skin also reveals that the simulated massage could enhance the drug permeation across the skin by increasing the follicular transport. The combination of magnetic nanoparticles with stationary/alternating magnetic fields has potential for effective massage-like transdermal drug delivery. PMID:26229467

  20. The Effects of Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology on Pain and Fatigue in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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    Gok Metin, Zehra; Ozdemir, Leyla

    2016-04-01

    Nonpharmacologic interventions for symptom management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis are underinvestigated. Limited data suggest that aromatherapy massage and reflexology may help to reduce pain and fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of this study was to examine and compare the effects of aromatherapy massage and reflexology on pain and fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study sample was randomly assigned to either an aromatherapy massage (n = 17), reflexology (n = 17) or the control group (n = 17). Aromatherapy massage was applied to both knees of subjects in the first intervention group for 30 minutes. Reflexology was administered to both feet of subjects in the second intervention group for 40 minutes during weekly home visits. Control group subjects received no intervention. Fifty-one subjects with rheumatoid arthritis were recruited from a university hospital rheumatology clinic in Turkey between July 2014 and January 2015 for this randomized controlled trial. Data were collected by personal information form, DAS28 index, Visual Analog Scale and Fatigue Severity Scale. Pain and fatigue scores were measured at baseline and within an hour after each intervention for 6 weeks. Pain and fatigue scores significantly decreased in the aromatherapy massage and reflexology groups compared with the control group (p massage (week 1 vs week 2 for pain, week 1 vs week 4 for fatigue) (p massage and reflexology are simple and effective nonpharmacologic nursing interventions that can be used to help manage pain and fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

  1. Massage after exercise--responses of immunologic and endocrine markers: a randomized single-blind placebo-controlled study.

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    Arroyo-Morales, Manuel; Olea, Nicolas; Ruíz, Concepción; del Castilo, Juan de Dios Luna; Martínez, Manuel; Lorenzo, Carmen; Díaz-Rodríguez, Lourdes

    2009-03-01

    The effectiveness of massage for postexercise recovery remains unclear, despite numerous studies on this issue. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of massage on endocrine and immune functions of healthy active volunteers after intense exercise. After repeated Wingate tests, the effects of whole-body massage and placebo on salivary cortisol, immunoglobulin A (IgA), and total protein levels were compared using a between-group design. Sixty healthy active subjects (23 women, 37 men) underwent 2 exercise protocol sessions at least 2 weeks apart and at the same time of day. The first session familiarized participants with the protocol. In the second session, after a baseline measurement, subjects performed a standardized warm-up followed by three 30-second Wingate tests. After active recovery, subjects were randomly allocated to massage (40-minute myofascial induction) or placebo (40-minute sham electrotherapy) group. Saliva samples were taken before and after the exercise protocols and after recovery. In both groups, the exercise protocol induced a significant increase in cortisol (p < 0.001), decrease in salivary IgA (sIgA) (p < 0.001), and increase in total proteins (p = 0.01) in saliva. Generalized estimating equations showed a significant effect of massage on sIgA rate (p = 0.05), a tendency toward significant effect on salivary total protein levels (p = 0.10), and no effect on salivary flow rate (p = 0.55) or salivary cortisol (p = 0.39). The sIgA secretion rate was higher after the recovery intervention than at baseline among women in the massage group (p = 0.03) but similar to baseline levels among women in the placebo group (p = 0.29). Massage may favor recovery from the transient immunosuppression state induced by exercise in healthy active women, of particular value between high-intensity training sessions or competitions on the same day.

  2. 以推拿手法为主治疗腰椎间盘突出症 1480例%Treatment of 1480 cases of prolapse of lower back intervertebral disc with massage

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    谷万里; 张梅红; 栾光法

    2001-01-01

    @@ Background: Prolapse of lower back intervertebral disc is common clinical diseases, its main manifest includes lower back pain and sciatica. It is mainly treated with massage, to massage points may release spasm of muscle and pain with significant effects

  3. 按摩在脑卒中患者运动功能康复中的应用%Application of massage in rehabilitation of motor function in stroke

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    李晓榕; 杨海玲; 聂怀利

    2003-01-01

    @@ INTRODUCTION Massage has become a manipulation of physical therapy in recent years.Massage is based on theory of zang and fu, channel and collateral of traditional Chinese medicine,instructed by pathology,anatomy and diagnosis of western medicine and combined with kinds of massage manipulation all which have make it an important method of nondrug therapy in preventing and treatment of diseases.Massage is also a measure in rehabilitation of motion function of patients with stroke[1].

  4. Deep transverse friction massage for treating lateral elbow or lateral knee tendinitis.

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    Loew, Laurianne M; Brosseau, Lucie; Tugwell, Peter; Wells, George A; Welch, Vivian; Shea, Beverley; Poitras, Stephane; De Angelis, Gino; Rahman, Prinon

    2014-11-08

    Background Deep transverse friction massage, one of several physical therapy interventions suggested for the management of tendinitis pain, was first demonstrated in the 1930s by Dr James Cyriax, a renowned orthopedic surgeon in England. Its goal is to prevent abnormal fibrous adhesions and abnormal scarring. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2001.Objectives To assess the benefits and harms of deep transverse friction massage for treating lateral elbow or lateral knee tendinitis.Search methods We searched the following electronic databases: the specialized central registry of the Cochrane Field of Physical and Related Therapies,the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL),MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Clinicaltrials.gov, and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), up until July 2014. The reference lists of these trials were consulted for additional studies.Selection criteria All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs) comparing deep transverse friction massage with control or other active interventions for study participants with two eligible types of tendinitis (ie, extensor carpi radialis tendinitis (lateral elbow tendinitis, tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis or lateralis epicondylitis humeri) and iliotibial band friction syndrome (lateral knee tendinitis)) were selected. Only studies published in English and French languages were included.Data collection and analysis Two review authors independently assessed the studies on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results of individual trials were extracted from the included study using extraction forms prepared by two independent review authors before the review was begun.Data were cross-checked by a third review author. Risk of bias of the included studies was assessed using the "Risk of bias"tool of The Cochrane Collaboration. A pooled analysis was performed using

  5. Effect of Foot Massage on Physiologic Indicators in Critically Ill Patients Admitted in the I.C.U

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    H Alavi- Majd

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Intensive care unit is one of the most stressful wards for patients and it is estimated that 30 to70 percent of patients experience severe physiologic stress during admission. Some of the physiologic responses to stress include increase in metabolic rate with consequent increase in body temperature, increase in cardiac output and contraction power and subsequently increase in blood pressure, heart rate and sodium accumulation, bronchodilation and increase in respiration rate. Control of homodynamic condition and vital signs is an essential and important practice in intensive care units for stabilizing physiologic indicators. Massage is one of the methods that can be used for this purpose. The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of foot massage on physiologic indicators including pulse, respiration rate, mean arterial pressure, temperature and arterial blood oxygen saturation. Methods: 46 patients with brain stroke who were hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Tajrish Shohada hospital were studied.The validity of information record form was determined with content validity and the validity of instruments was established using valid marks. The reliability of instruments was assessed with test-re-test after calibration. Information was collected on second, third and fourth days after ICU admission at 4 to 6 pm. For this purpose, the physiologic indicators were controlled and after 10 minute, the patients underwent 5-minute foot stroke massage and then at 10 and 30-minute intervals, physiologic indicators were controlled again. Data was analyzed by ANOVA statistical method. Results: Findings showed that pulse rate, respiratory rate and mean arterial blood pressure significantly decreased after 5 minute foot massage (p< 0.001 and the value of these indicators 10 minutes after foot massage was less than the values 10 minute before massage. Also, arterial oxygen conc. 10 minute after foot massage was more than the

  6. A Popularity-Aware Buffer Management System to Stored Packet Memory in Massage Transmission Grade in Delay Tolerant Network

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    Jagruti Ramabhai Patel ,

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    Full Text Available A delay-tolerant network is a network designed so that momentary or flashing communication problems and limitations have the least possible unpleasant impact. As the storage-carry-forward paradigm is adopted to transfer messages in DTNs, buffer management schemes greatly influence the performance of routing protocols when nodes have limited buffer space. Two major issues should be considered to achieve data delivery in such challenging networking environments: a routing strategy for the network and a buffer management policy for each node in the network. The routing strategy determines which messages should be forwarded when nodes meet and the buffer management policy determines which message is purged when the buffer overflows in a node. This study proposes an enhanced buffer management policy that utilizes message properties. For maximization of the message deliveries and minimization of the average delay, two utility functions are proposed on the basis of message properties, particularly the number of replicas, the age and the remaining time-to-live(TTL. Simulation results show that our buffer management scheme canimprove delivery ratio and has relative lower overhead ratio compared with other buffer management schemes. In this scheme several type of buffered policies, null buffered , single copy buffered ,infinite buffered etc. Our work in null buffered policies there are no massage are available in buffered after massage send. In case massage send and this massage are discarded and buffered store only single copy of massage than retransmitted it.

  7. Workability’s recreation methodic with application of cupping massage and autogenic training of women student teams’ basketball players

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    Kozina Zh.L.

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    Full Text Available Purpose: to experimentally subsituate effectiveness of non traditional complex methodic of recreation in female basketball players’ training process. Material: 22 basketball players of women student’s team participated in the research. Pedagogic testing was conducted by 12 tests in special physical and technical fitness. Psycho-physiological testing was conducted by program PSYCHO-DIAGNOSTIC. Groups were trained by identical programs during 9 weeks. Results: we authors observed increased physical and technical fitness of basketball players. Besides, quantity of mistakes in response to visual irritator reduced. It indirectly witnesses about strengthening of nervous processes. There was registered influence of mind on quality of organism’s recreation after physical loads. Conclusions: the authors recommend methodic of cupping massage, combined with autogenic training. Autogenic training implies repeated pronouncing by instructor (or independently by sportswomen of text, describing coming turn by turn natural images. Peculiarities of massage were influence of massage passes on muscles and ligaments. Cupping massage was used after warming up classic massage techniques.

  8. Alterations in the Th1/Th2 balance in breast cancer patients using reflexology and scalp massage.

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    Green, Victoria L; Alexandropoulou, Afroditi; Walker, Mary B; Walker, Andrew A; Sharp, Donald M; Walker, Leslie G; Greenman, John

    2010-01-01

    The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can adversely affect quality of life. Here the aim was to determine the effects of reflexology on host defences and endocrine function in women with early breast cancer. Six weeks after surgery for early breast cancer, 183 women were randomly assigned to self-initiated support (SIS), SIS plus foot reflexology, or SIS plus scalp massage. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells and serum were isolated at T1 (6 weeks post surgery; baseline), T2 and T3 (4 and 10 weeks post completion of intervention, respectively). Lymphocyte phenotyping found that CD25(+) cells were significantly higher in the massage group compared with the SIS group at T3. The percentage of T cells, and more specifically the T helper subset expressing IL4, decreased significantly in the massage group compared with the SIS group at T3. This change was accompanied by an increase in the percentage of CD8(+) T cytotoxic cells expressing IFNγ in the massage group. Natural killer and lymphokine activated killer cell cytotoxicity measurements, serum levels of cortisol, prolactin and growth hormone, and flow cytometric assessment of their corresponding receptors all revealed no significant differences between the three groups of patients. This study provides evidence that the immunological balance of patients can be altered in a potentially beneficial manner by massage. The original trial was registered with the International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Registry (ISRCTN87652313).

  9. The Clinical Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Reducing Pain for the Cancer Patients: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Ting-Hao Chen

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    Full Text Available Purpose. Aromatherapy massage is an alternative treatment in reducing the pain of the cancer patients. This study was to investigate whether aromatherapy massage could improve the pain of the cancer patients. Methods. We searched PubMed and Cochrane Library for relevant randomized controlled trials without language limitations between 1 January 1990 and 31 July 2015 with a priori defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. The search terms included aromatherapy, essential oil, pain, ache, cancer, tumor, and carcinoma. There were 7 studies which met the selection criteria and 3 studies were eventually included among 63 eligible publications. Results. This meta-analysis included three randomized controlled trials with a total of 278 participants (135 participants in the massage with essential oil group and 143 participants in the control (usual care group. Compared with the control group, the massage with essential oil group had nonsignificant effect on reducing the pain (standardized mean difference = 0.01; 95% CI [-0.23,0.24]. Conclusion. Aromatherapy massage does not appear to reduce pain of the cancer patients. Further rigorous studies should be conducted with more objective measures.

  10. Effect of massage on the progress of evolution and the sequence of motion phases process in Infants with Motor delay

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    Ayda Ravarian

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    Full Text Available Early intervention for infants with motor delay without a defined etiology have included Neurodevelopmental Therapy(NDT and Infant massage, but no comparisons have been made and beneficially is uncertain .we compared NDT to NDT techniques plus massage. To evaluate the effectiveness of adding Massage therapy (15min to NDT (45min 15 infants who diagnose with Motor Delay (ages 5-12months and moderate in Motor Quotient without defined etiology were recruited 3 times a week for 2 months. The outcomes included the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM, head circumference and weight gain. Children who received only routine NDT improved in Gross Motor Function Measure by 31.47 compared with 59.12 for those who received a combination of NDT and Massage (p=0.003.They show improvement in head circumference and weight gain but they are not significant b(p=0.32 and (p=0.59.NDT Techniques are helpful for these infants, and the addition of massage may augment the effects on motor progression.

  11. EXPERIMENTAL ESTIMATION OF THE ANALGESIC EFFECT AT COMBINED INFLUENCE OF THE ELECTROSTIMULATION AND THE PERCUSSIVE-FRICTIONAL MASSAGE AND IMPULSE CURRENTS REGISTRATION

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    M. G. Kiselev

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    Full Text Available The experimental complex of percussive-frictional massager with electrostimulation function and softand hardware of original design gives a possibility to use various mechanical and electrical parameters of massage and electrostimulation and it can be used like the alternative instead of the accepted medicine analgesics. Analgesic effect decreases pain sensation of the patient up to 50 %.

  12. The effect of aromatherapy and massage administered in different ways to women with breast cancer on their symptoms and quality of life.

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    Ovayolu, Ozlem; Seviğ, Umit; Ovayolu, Nimet; Sevinç, Alper

    2014-08-01

    The primary objective of this study was to assess the effect of aromatherapy and classic massage administered in various ways to breast cancer patients on their symptoms and quality of life. The sampling consisted of 280 patients. Quality of life and symptoms of the patients were evaluated once at baseline and then at week 6 and week 10 following the intervention. After intervention, the control group was observed to have lower total quality of life score and subdomain scores, whereas fragrance, massage and aromatherapy massage groups had higher scores, and the increase was more obvious particularly in the patients in the aromatherapy massage group. Similarly, whereas psychological and physical symptoms were experienced more intensely in the control group, the severity of all the symptoms experienced by the other patients decreased at week 6 and week 10 as compared with baseline especially in the group that was administered massage with aromatherapy.

  13. Effectiveness of massage therapy on the range of motion of the shoulder: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Yeun, Young-Ran

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    [Purpose] This study was conducted to identify and analyze the degree of effect of massage therapy on the range of motion of the shoulder. [Subjects and Methods] The database search was conducted using PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO, RISS, NDSL, NANET, DBpia, and KoreaMed. The meta-analysis was based on 7 studies, covered a total of 237 participants, and used a random-effects model. [Results] The effect size estimate showed that massage therapy significantly improved the shoulder range of motion, especially the flexion (SMD: 18.21, 95% CI 1.57-34.85) and abduction (SMD: 22.07, 95% CI 5.84-38.30). [Conclusion] The review findings suggest that massage therapy is effective in improving the shoulder flexion and abduction.

  14. Effectiveness of massage therapy on the range of motion of the shoulder: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Yeun, Young-Ran

    2017-01-01

    [Purpose] This study was conducted to identify and analyze the degree of effect of massage therapy on the range of motion of the shoulder. [Subjects and Methods] The database search was conducted using PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO, RISS, NDSL, NANET, DBpia, and KoreaMed. The meta-analysis was based on 7 studies, covered a total of 237 participants, and used a random-effects model. [Results] The effect size estimate showed that massage therapy significantly improved the shoulder range of motion, especially the flexion (SMD: 18.21, 95% CI 1.57–34.85) and abduction (SMD: 22.07, 95% CI 5.84–38.30). [Conclusion] The review findings suggest that massage therapy is effective in improving the shoulder flexion and abduction. PMID:28265175

  15. Tactile massage and hypnosis as a health promotion for nurses in emergency care-a qualitative study

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    Nordby-Hörnell Elisabeth

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This study explores nursing personnel's experiences and perceptions of receiving tactile massage and hypnosis during a personnel health promotion project. Nursing in a short term emergency ward environment can be emotionally and physically exhausting due to the stressful work environment and the high dependency patient care. A health promotion project integrating tactile massage and hypnosis with conventional physical activities was therefore introduced for nursing personnel working in this setting at a large university hospital in Sweden. Methods Four semi-structured focus group discussions were conducted with volunteer nursing personnel participants after the health promotion project had been completed. There were 16 participants in the focus groups and there were 57 in the health promotion intervention. The discussions were transcribed verbatim and analysed with qualitative content analysis. Results The findings indicated that tactile massage and hypnosis may contribute to reduced levels of stress and pain and increase work ability for some nursing personnel. The sense of well-being obtained in relation to health promotion intervention with tactile massage and hypnosis seemed to have positive implications for both work and leisure. Self-awareness, contentment and self-control may be contributing factors related to engaging in tactile massage and hypnosis that might help nursing personnel understand their patients and colleagues and helped them deal with difficult situations that occurred during their working hours. Conclusion The findings indicate that the integration of tactile massage and hypnosis in personnel health promotion may be valuable stress management options in addition to conventional physical activities.

  16. Connective Tissue Reflex Massage for Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of connective tissue massage to improve blood circulation and intermittent claudication symptoms in type 2 diabetic patients. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial was undertaken. Ninety-eight type 2 diabetes patients with stage I or II-a peripheral arterial disease (PAD (Leriche-Fontaine classification were randomly assigned to a massage group or to a placebo group treated using disconnected magnetotherapy equipment. Peripheral arterial circulation was determined by measuring differential segmental arterial pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, oxygen saturation and skin blood flow. Measurements were taken before and at 30 min, 6 months and 1 year after the 15-week treatment. After the 15-week program, the groups differed (P<.05 in differential segmental arterial pressure in right lower limb (lower one-third of thigh, upper and lower one-third of leg and left lower limb (lower one-third of thigh and upper and lower one-third of leg. A significant difference (P<.05 was also observed in skin blood flow in digits 1 and 4 of right foot and digits 2, 4 and 5 of left foot. ANOVA results were significant (P<.05 for right and left foot oxygen saturation but not for heart rate and temperature. At 6 months and 1 year, the groups differed in differential segmental arterial pressure in upper third of left and right legs. Connective tissue massage improves blood circulation in the lower limbs of type 2 diabetic patients at stage I or II-a and may be useful to slow the progression of PAD.

  17. Compressed air massage: repeated treatment causes less muscle oedema than a single treatment

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    M. A. Gregory

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    Full Text Available Compressed air massage is a new treatment modality that has been shown to cause skeletal muscle capillary dilation for up to 24 hours after a single treatment and significantly hastens healing of diabetic ulcers. This study compares the effect of one treatment of a single muscle group, with repeated treatments of several muscle groups. Methods: Four vervet monkeys underwent one, 15 min, treatment of compressed air massage at 1 Bar, to the tibialis anterior muscle and four animals received similar treatment to the whole lower leg on three consecutive days. The tibialis anterior of the treated and untreated limbs was biopsied immediately after the final treatment. Muscle fibre diameters were measured from 1µm thick toluidine blue stained resin embedded sections using light microscopy and computerized image analysis software. Results: For treatment of the whole lower limb, the mean fibre diameter increased by 6.0% from 47.31±13.4µm(95%CI:46.47-48.16 in control biopsies to 50.14±13.93µm (95%CI:49.26-51.02 in treated muscle (p<0.001.Treatment of a single muscle showed an increase in diameter of 11.3%, from 48.21±12.68µm (95%CI:47.31-49.11 to53.63+14.29µm (95%CI:52.61-54.66 (p<0.001. Treatment of a single muscle caused significantly more oedema thantreatment of the whole limb (p<0.001. Conclusions: Repeated treatment causes skeletal muscle oedema, and this appears to be dose related. Skeletal muscleoedema after three treatments is less than after a single treatment. Further studies on the use of compressed air massage on injured muscle are warranted.

  18. A Study of Using Massage Therapy Accompanied with Stretching Exercise for Rehabilitation of Mammary Gland Hyperplasia

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    Pin Lv

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    Full Text Available Purpose. To apply massage therapy accompanied with stretching exercises for treatment of mammary gland hyperplasia, evaluate the clinical outcome in patients, and estimate the therapy as a novel treatment method for mammary hyperplasia. Methods. 28 adult female patients were selected and treated with massage therapy and stretching exercises focusing on skeleton muscles of chest, abdomen, and axilla. The mammary gland oxyhemoglobin (OxyHb and deoxyhemoglobin (DeoxyHb levels were detected before and after treatment after 15, 30, and 45 days. Results. In this cohort, pretreatment OxyHb (mean ± SD is 1.32±0.14 (medium-high, and DeoxyHb is 0.87±0.13 (normal. All patients were clinically diagnosed with benign mammary gland hyperplasia and mastitis. The posttreatment OxyHb levels are 1.23±0.09 (normal-medium, 15-day, 1.16±0.08 (normal, 30-day, and 1.05±0.04 (normal, 45-day, and DeoxyHb levels are 0.90±0.11 (normal, 15-day, 0.94±0.18 (normal, 30-day, and 0.98±0.12 (normal, 45-day. Patients were diagnosed with decreased hyperplasia 15 and 30 days after treatment and with no symptom of hyperplasia in mammary gland 45 days after treatment. Conclusion. Mammary gland hyperplasia is closely correlated with pathological changes of skeletal muscles and could be significantly improved by massage therapy and stretching exercises targeting neighboring skeletal muscles.

  19. Physical exercises and massage influence on the organism of school age children with violations of carriage in a frontal plane.

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    Kruzhylo Galina Grigor'evna

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Scientific researches results on the subject of efficiency evaluation of the physical exercises and massage influence on the carriage of school age (7 - 14years children are adduced. School age children total number of 20 (10 girls and 10 boys with backbone scoliotic curvatures of I - II degree took part in the experiment. There were applied: physical exercises (forming of carriage, unloading of spine, trunk muscles endurance development, exercises in an equilibrium, classic and segmentary massage. It is well-proven that a neat rehabilitation complex rendered effective influence on a carriage probed experimental group by comparison to the children of control group.

  20. The effectiveness of massage therapy for the treatment of nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review of systematic reviews

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    Kumar S

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    Full Text Available Saravana Kumar,1 Kate Beaton,1 Tricia Hughes2 1International Centre for Allied Health Evidence, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; 2Australian Association of Massage Therapists, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Introduction: The last decade has seen a growth in the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine therapies, and one of the most popular and sought-after complementary and alternative medicine therapies for nonspecific low back pain is massage. Massage may often be perceived as a safe therapeutic modality without any significant risks or side effects. However, despite its popularity, there continues to be ongoing debate on the effectiveness of massage in treating nonspecific low back pain. With a rapidly evolving research evidence base and access to innovative means of synthesizing evidence, it is time to reinvestigate this issue. Methods: A systematic, step-by-step approach, underpinned by best practice in reviewing the literature, was utilized as part of the methodology of this umbrella review. A systematic search was conducted in the following databases: Embase, MEDLINE, AMED, ICONDA, Academic Search Premier, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, CINAHL, HealthSource, SPORTDiscus, PubMed, The Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Knowledge/Web of Science, PsycINFO, and ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, investigating systematic reviews and meta-analyses from January 2000 to December 2012, and restricted to English-language documents. Methodological quality of included reviews was undertaken using the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine critical appraisal tool. Results: Nine systematic reviews were found. The methodological quality of the systematic reviews varied (from poor to excellent although, overall, the primary research informing these systematic reviews was generally considered to be weak quality. The findings indicate that massage may be an

  1. The physical and physiological effects of vacuum massage on the different skin layers: a current status of the literature.

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    Moortgat, Peter; Anthonissen, Mieke; Meirte, Jill; Van Daele, Ulrike; Maertens, Koen

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    Vacuum massage is a non-invasive mechanical massage technique performed with a mechanical device that lifts the skin by means of suction, creates a skin fold and mobilises that skin fold. In the late 1970s, this therapy was introduced to treat traumatic or burn scars. Although vacuum massage was invented to treat burns and scars, one can find very little literature on the effects of this intervention. Therefore, the aim of this review is to present an overview of the available literature on the physical and physiological effects of vacuum massage on epidermal and dermal skin structures in order to find the underlying working mechanisms that could benefit the healing of burns and scars. The discussion contains translational analysis of the results and provides recommendations for future research on the topic. An extended search for publications was performed using PubMed, Web of Science and Google Scholar. Two authors independently identified and checked each study against the inclusion criteria. Nineteen articles were included in the qualitative synthesis. The two most reported physical effects of vacuum massage were improvement of the tissue hardness and the elasticity of the skin. Besides physical effects, a variety of physiological effects are reported in literature, for example, an increased number of fibroblasts and collagen fibres accompanied by an alteration of fibroblast phenotype and collagen orientation. Little information was found on the decrease of pain and itch due to vacuum massage. Although vacuum massage initially had been developed for the treatment of burn scars, this literature review found little evidence for the efficacy of this treatment. Variations in duration, amplitude or frequency of the treatment have a substantial influence on collagen restructuring and reorientation, thus implying possible beneficial influences on the healing potential by mechanotransduction pathways. Vacuum massage may release the mechanical tension associated with

  2. Reliability and efficacy of the new massage technique on the treatment in the patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

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    Madenci, Ercan; Altindag, Ozlem; Koca, Irfan; Yilmaz, Mustafa; Gur, Ali

    2011-01-01

    We aimed to bring a more understandable and applicable technique to the literature instead of “massage therapy” in CTS. We compared our new technique with the splint wear, of which the efficacy in CTS has been proven with many studies. Eighty-four patients between 31 and 65 years of age were included in the study. The patients were divided into two equal groups. In the first group, splint and “Madenci” hand massage technique were applied, and in the second group only splint was applied. A spl...

  3. Compression neuropathy of the ulnar digital nerves in the thumbs of a massage therapist.

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    Chen, Chien-Chang; Chien, Hsiung-Fei; Chen, Chien-Lian

    2014-01-01

    Compression neuropathies of digital nerves, caused by hypertrophied or anomalous muscles, are rare compared with such occurrences above the wrist. We reported a case of compression neuropathy of the ulnar digital nerves in bilateral thumbs of a massage therapist. Entrapment of the digital nerves by the hypertrophied first dorsal interosseous and adductor pollicis muscles over the first web space of the right hand was detected by magnetic resonance imaging. Surgical debulking of the muscles and neurolysis were performed on the dominant right hand. The left hand was successfully treated with botulinum toxin. No recurrence was noted in a follow-up of 36 months.

  4. Product System Design – to Household Massage Design as An Example

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    Wang Huabin

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    Full Text Available Explain what is the system design and the applications of System design in the product design process. Using The whole idea and systems design methods to analyze the design of household hand massage,Use a chart image to explain that Household hand massage products in the influence of user and the environment, the influence of large system environment for the product. The use of components of the system to anatomy product design. Each system components has a link between and mutual correlation.

  5. A pilot study of myofascial release therapy compared to Swedish massage in fibromyalgia.

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    Liptan, Ginevra; Mist, Scott; Wright, Cheryl; Arzt, Anna; Jones, Kim Dupree

    2013-07-01

    Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by widespread muscle pain and soft tissue tenderness. However, a lack of definitive muscle pathology has made FM both a diagnostic and a treatment puzzle. Much of the evidence for pathology in FM lies in the central nervous system - in particular abnormal amplification of pain signals in the spinal cord - a manifestation of central sensitization. An emerging body of evidence posits that peripheral pain generated from the muscles and fascia may trigger and maintain central sensitization in FM. Since FM patients so frequently seek manual therapy to relieve muscle symptoms, the present study compared two different manual therapy techniques in a parallel study of women with FM. Eight subjects received myofascial release (MFR) while four subjects received Swedish massage, 90 min weekly for four weeks. Overall symptom burden and physical function were assessed by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Revised (FIQ-R). A unique challenge for the manual therapist in treating conditions involving central sensitization is to determine if localized pain reduction can be achieved with targeted therapy in the context of ongoing widespread pain. Localized pain improvement was measured by a novel questionnaire developed for this study, the modified Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ). Between-group differences in FIQ-R did not reach statistical significance, but the total change scores on FIQ-R for the MFR group (mean = 10.14, SD = 16.2) trended in the hypothesized and positive direction compared to the Swedish massage group (mean = 0.33, SD = 4.93) yielding a positive Aikin separation test. Although overall modified NMQ scores improved in both groups there were no consistent focal areas of improvement for the Swedish massage group. In contrast, the MFR group reported consistent pain reductions in the neck and upper back regions on the NMQ. These data support the need for larger randomized controlled trials of MFR versus other

  6. CLINICAL OBSERVATION ON TREATMENT OF HICCUP BY ACUPOINT DIGITAL—PRESSIONG AND MASSAGE

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    2002-01-01

    In the present paper,32 cases of hiccup are treated with acupoint digital pressing and massage,According to syndrome differentiation,hiccup is divided into 5 types including stomach-cold,reversed rising of the stomach-fire,adverse flow of qi and phlegm obstruction,deficiency of both spleen-yang and kidney-yang and insufficiency of the stomach-yin Acupoints used ared Zusanli(ST36),Neiguan(PC6),Zhougfu(LU1),etc.and pressed with fingers repeatedly.Then,massage manipulations are performed by tapping the patient's back repeatedly for 5-6times;tapping Jiuwei(CV15)area,and prssing the tender-point beside the left side of T3-4 spinous processes and Geshu(BL17).After treatment,of the 32 cases of hiccup,23 cases are cured,6 have remarkable improvement and 3 are failed in teatment,with the effective rate being 90.6%.

  7. Is self-massage an effective joint range-of-motion strategy? A pilot study.

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    Monteiro, Estêvão Rios; Cavanaugh, Mark Tyler; Frost, David Michael; Novaes, Jefferson da Silva

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    Increases in joint range of motion may be beneficial in both improving performance and reducing the risk of injury. The purpose of this study was to investigate short-term changes in passive hip flexion (HF) and extension (HE) after foam rolling (FR) and roller massage (RM) durations of 60 and 120s. Ten recreationally active men (27.6 ± 2.4 years old; 164.8 ± 6.6 cm; 62.2 ± 8.0 kg; 24.2 ± 2.1 m(2)/kg) were recruited for this study. Subjects performed foam rolling (FR) and roller massage (RM) on the hamstrings for 60 (FR60 and RM60) and 120 (FR120 and RM120) seconds. Significant differences between FR120 and RM60 were observed in both HF (p rolling volume may affect range-of-motion.

  8. Itching, pain, and anxiety levels are reduced with massage therapy in burned adolescents.

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    Parlak Gürol, Ayşe; Polat, Sevinç; Akçay, Müfide Nuran

    2010-01-01

    Burn can be among the most severe physical and psychologic traumas a person may face. Patients with burns commonly have severe itching and pain. Severe itching has also been associated with anxiety, sleep disturbance, and disruption of daily living activities. The addition of complementary treatments to standard care may lead to improved pain management and may offer a safer approach for reducing pain and procedural anxiety for patients with burns. The authors conducted an experimental study to examine whether the effects of massage therapy reduced burned adolescents' pain, itching, and anxiety levels. Sixty-three adolescents were enrolled in this study shortly after admission (mean days = 3 +/- 0.48) at a burn unit in a large university hospital from February 2008 to June 2009. The measures including the pain, itching, and state anxiety were collected on the first and last days of the 5-week study period. The participants had an average age of 14.07 +/- 1.78 years and came usually from the lower socioeconomic strata. The authors observed that massage therapy reduced all these measures from the first to the last day of this study (P patients with burns, these applications are not yet common.

  9. ACUTE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT SELF‐MASSAGE VOLUMES ON THE FMS™ OVERHEAD DEEP SQUAT PERFORMANCE

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    Škarabot, Jakob; Vigotsky, Andrew D; Brown, Amanda Fernandes; Gomes, Thiago Matassoli; Novaes, Jefferson da Silva

    2017-01-01

    Background The Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) is a battery of tests designed to assess movement competency; the overhead deep squat test, specifically, has been shown to be an accurate predictor of overall FMS™ scores. Self‐massage (SM) is a ubiquitous warm‐up utilized to increase joint range of motion and, therefore, may be effective for improving performance of the overhead deep squat test. Purpose To examine how different doses (30, 60, 90, and 120 seconds) of SM of different areas of the body (plantar fascia, latissimus dorsi, and lateral thigh) affects the score obtained on an overhead deep squat test. Methods Twenty recreationally active females were recruited to be tested on four occasions: sessions one and two consisted of baseline testing, session three consisted of SM applied to the lateral thigh, and session four consisted of SM applied to the lateral torso and plantar fascia. Results In all SM conditions, at least 90 seconds was required for a change in deep squat score from baseline; therefore, it is concluded that SM the lateral torso, plantar fascia, and lateral thigh for 90 seconds or more are effective interventions for acutely improving overhead deep squat scores. Conclusion Self‐massage appears to be an effective modality for inducing acute improvements in the performance of the FMS™ overhead deep squat in all conditions tested. Level of evidence 2b PMID:28217420

  10. 枢经推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Shujing Massage Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation

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    唐宏亮; 庞军; 甘炜; 莫巧明; 王开龙; 李建敏; 甘振宝; 黄俊杰

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察枢经推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效。方法:将120例腰椎间盘突出症患者随机分为枢经推拿组(60例)和常规推拿组(60例),分别施以枢经推拿和常规推拿,隔日1次,每次30min,共治疗21天,比较两组患者治疗前后的JOA评分变化情况。结果:治疗后,两组患者的JOA评分均显著提高(P<0.05),枢经推拿组高于常规推拿组(P<0.05)。结论:枢经推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效优于常规推拿治疗。%Objective:To observe the curative effects of Shujing massage treating lumbar disc herniation. Methods:120 cases of lumbar disc hernia-tion were randomly divided into Shujing massage group (60 cases) and routine massage group (60 cases), respectively with Shujing massage and rou-tine massage, a time every other day and each time of 30min with treating 21 days totally, changes of JOA score before and after treatment were com-pared between the two groups. Results:JOA scores of two groups after treatment both significantly increased (P<0.05), and that of Shujing massage group was higher than routine massage group (P<0.05). Conclusion:Efficacy of Shujing massage treating lumbar disc herniation is superior to con-ventional massage therapy.

  11. Using thermal imaging to assess the effect of classical massage on selected physiological parameters of upper limbs

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    Boguszewski Dariusz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Study aim: the aim of this study was to assess the relationship between classical sport massage of the hand and the forearm and the surface temperature of upper limb muscles, and between hand grip strength and the range of motion in the radiocarpal joint.

  12. Stretching and deep and superficial massage do not influence blood lactate levels after heavy-intensity cycle exercise.

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    Cè, Emiliano; Limonta, Eloisa; Maggioni, Martina A; Rampichini, Susanna; Veicsteinas, Arsenio; Esposito, Fabio

    2013-01-01

    The study aimed to assess the role of deep and superficial massage and passive stretching recovery on blood lactate concentration ([La(-)]) kinetics after a fatiguing exercise compared to active and passive recovery. Nine participants (age 23 ± 1 years; stature 1.76 ± 0.02 m; body mass 74 ± 4 kg) performed on five occasions an 8-min fatiguing exercise at 90% of maximum oxygen uptake, followed by five different 10-min interventions in random order: passive and active recovery, deep and superficial massage and stretching. Interventions were followed by 1 hour of recovery. Throughout each session, maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) of the knee extensor muscles, [La(-)], cardiorespiratory and metabolic variables were determined. Electromyographic signal (EMG) from the quadriceps muscles was also recorded. At the end of the fatiguing exercise, [La(-)], MVC, EMG amplitude, and metabolic and cardiorespiratory parameters were similar among conditions. During intervention administration, [La(-)] was lower and metabolic and cardiorespiratory parameters were higher in active recovery compared to the other modalities (P Stretching and deep and superficial massage did not alter [La(-)] kinetics compared to passive recovery. These findings indicate that the pressure exerted during massage administration and stretching manoeuvres did not play a significant role on post-exercise blood La(-) levels.

  13. The effectiveness of the lymphatic drainage massage in treating the inflammatory response in cervical spondylosis - case study

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    Doina MÂRZA-DĂNILĂ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available My interest for this problem coincided with a patient's request to do something for her. The patient presented a cervical osteoarthritis, with recurrences of cervicalgia, together with inflammatory symptoms: heat, edema, diminished functionality, tissue congestion, pain. After taking anti-inflammatory drugs that were not tolerated by her digestive system, and analgesics that were making her sleepy, the patient gave up her treatment, interrupted her sessions of classical massage, reeducation, physiotherapy, which increased her pain even more, and she got used to the idea that she will always live in pain. A new episode of cervicalgia determined her to ask for help somewhere else. This episode was treated only through lymphatic drainage massage, which really eased her pain, and allowed her to start again the physical therapy, this time with greater ease. Through the absorption and appeal maneuvers, the lymphatic drainage massage allowed the capture of liquids, reestablishing the tissue physiological balance, and contributed to the reconstruction of the damaged tissue, to reducing pain, and to giving back the freedom of movement in the joints, thus allowing a gradual re-adaptation of the cervical spine to movement. In conclusion, the lymphatic drainage massage can be applied as a conservatory, preparatory, and complementary treatment with the therapies that are usually used in the case of cervicalgia.

  14. STUDY AND APPLICATION ABOUT COMPUTED SYSTEM FOR EXTERNAL CARDIAC MASSAGE,MONITOR OF HEART AND BODY TEMPERATURE

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    2006-01-01

    Objective: To make and study computed system for external cardiac massage, monitor of heart and body temperature and observe its clinical effect. Method: The system was made and applied. Result: The effect of system was obvious. Conclusion: The system was an effective clinical equipment in treatment of patient with cardiac arrest.

  15. Effects of Gentle Human Touch and Field Massage on Urine Cortisol Level in Premature Infants: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Asadollahi, Malihe; Jabraeili, Mahnaz; Mahallei, Majid; Asgari Jafarabadi, Mohammad; Ebrahimi, Sakine

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Hospitalization in neonatal intensive care unit may leads to many stresses for premature infants. Since premature infants cannot properly process stressors, identifying interventions that reduce the stress level for them is seems necessary. The aim of present study was to compare the effects of Field massage and Gentle Human Touch (GHT) techniques on the urine level of cortisol, as an indicator of stress in preterm infants. Methods: This randomized, controlled clinical trial was carried out in Al-Zahra hospital, Tabriz. A total of 84 premature infants were randomly assigned into three groups. First groups were touched by their mothers three times a day (15 minutes in each session) for 5 days by GHT technique. The second group was received 15 minutes Field massage with sunflower oil three times a day by their mothers for 5 days. The third group received routine care. In all groups, 24-hours urine samples were collected in the first and sixth day after the intervention and analyzed for cortisol level. Data were analyzed by SPSS software. Results: There were significant differences between mean of changes in cortisol level between GHT and control groups and Field massage and control groups (0.026). Conclusion: Although the massage with Field technique resulted in a significant reduction in blood cortisol level, but the GHT technique have also a similar effect. So, both methods are recommended for decreasing of stress in preterm infants. PMID:27752484

  16. The Effect of Foot Massage on Physiological Indicators of Female Patients with CVA Admitted in the ICU

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    Z Moshtaqeshgh

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Intensive care unit is one of stressful wards for patients and stress creates some alterations in physiologic indicators of patients. So it is necessary to use a low expense and comforting method to stabilize physiologic indicators. The purpose of the present research is to determine the effect of foot massage on physiologic indicators including pulse, respiration, mean arterial pressure, temperature and arterial blood oxygen saturation. Methods: This research was a quasi experimental study and a clinical trial with repeated measures in which 46 patients with brain stroke hospitalized in intensive care unit of Tajrish Shohada Hospital in Tehran were studied. Information was collected 10 minutes before and 10 and 30 minute intervals after foot stroke massage on the second, third and fourth days of ICU admission. Data was analyzed with repeated measures ANOVA statistical method. Results: Findings showed that after 5-minute foot massage, pulse rate, respiratory rate and mean arterial blood pressure significantly decreased (P<0.001 and spo2 increased (P<0.001. Decreasing temperature was significant but alterations were little and clinically it can be said that body temperature had no alteration and approximately remained constant. Conclusion: Findings showed that parasympathetic activity after foot massage results in alteration of various body physiologic responses, relaxes patients and decreases their anxiety. Therefore anxiety of patients can decreased with using a simple, low expense and non invasive method and can stabilize physiologic indicators and decrease effects of vital signs instability.

  17. Effect of udder massage at the end of milking on residual milk and mastitis occurrence in dairy cows.

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    Marcela Cristina Agustini Carneiro da Silveira

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Residual milk (RM after milking is an important factor that can predispose cows to mastitis. In this study, the hypothesis that udder massage at the end of milking may reduce RM and the incidence of mastitis was tested in two experiments. Experiment 1 was conducted on an experimental farm with ten lactating cows (6,200kg/lactation and experiment 2 was carried out on a commercial farm with 52 lactating cows (4,480kg/lactation. In both experiments the cows were paired by parity, stage of lactation and productivity, and they were randomly assigned to one of the treatments: massage or no massage of the udder at the end of milking, in two periods in a crossover design. The individual milk production of each cow was measured. Residual milk was collected and measured 2min after an oxitocin application. California Mastitis Test was used to detect the occurrence (experiment 1 p > 0.41, n = 10 and experiment 2 p > 0.46, n = 12, on RM (experiment 1, 1.78 ± 0.45kg, n = 10; experiment 2, 2.42 ± 0.32kg, n = 12, or on mastitis incidence (experiment 2, chi-square; DF = 1; p > 0.68, n = 26. We conclude that udder massage at the end of milking has no effect on RM and does not affect mastitis incidence, at least under the conditions used in these experiments.

  18. More "Seriously Visible" Reading: McCloud, McLuhan, and the Visual Language of "The Medium Is the Massage"

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    Brooks, Kevin

    2009-01-01

    This article provides an analysis of Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore's "The Medium Is the Massage," a visual-verbal text that is generally acknowledged as innovative but seldom taken seriously or read carefully. The analysis draws on the visual language vocabulary developed by Scott McCloud in "Understanding Comics" and argues that the field of…

  19. Effects of aromatherapy massage on face-down posture-related pain after vitrectomy: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Adachi, Naho; Munesada, Minako; Yamada, Noriko; Suzuki, Haruka; Futohashi, Ayano; Shigeeda, Takashi; Kato, Satoshi; Nishigaki, Masakazu

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    Postoperative face-down posturing (FDP) is recommended to optimize the effects of intraocular gas tamponade after vitrectomy. However, patients undergoing FDP usually experience physical and psychological burdens. This 3-armed, randomized, single-center trial investigated the effects of aromatherapy on FDP-related physical pain. Sixty-three patients under FDP were randomly allocated to one of three treatment groups: aromatherapy massage with essential oil (AT), oil massage without essential oil (OT), and a control group. The AT and OT groups received 10 minutes of massage by ward nurses trained by an aromatherapist, while the control group received usual care. Outcomes were assessed as short-term (pre- to post-intervention) and long-term (first to third postoperative day) changes in physical pain in five body regions using face-scale. The AT and OT groups both revealed similar short-term pain reductions after intervention, compared with the control group. Regarding long-term effects, neither group experienced significant effects until the second day. Significantly more pain reduction compared with usual care occurred on the third day, mainly in the AT group, though there were few significant differences between the AT and OT groups. In conclusion, this study suggests that simple oil massage is an effective strategy for immediate pain reduction in patients undergoing FDP, while aromatherapy may have a long-term effect on pain reduction.

  20. Chinese Massage Combined with Herbal Ointment for Athletes with Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Ling Jun Kong

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Non-specific low back pain (NLBP is an increasing health problem for athletes. This randomized controlled trial was designed to investigate the effects of Chinese massage combined with herbal ointment for NLBP. 110 athletes with NLBP were randomly assigned to experimental group with Chinese massage combined with herbal ointment or control group with simple massage therapy. The primary outcome was pain by Chinese Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (C-SFMPQ. The secondary outcome was local muscle stiffness by Myotonometer. After 4 weeks, the experimental group experienced significant improvements in C-SFMPQ and in local muscle stiffness compared with control group (between-group difference in mean change from baseline, −1.24 points, P=0.005 in sensory scores; −3.14 points, P<0.001 in affective scores; −4.39 points, P<0.001 in total scores; −0.64 points, P=0.002 in VAS; −1.04 points, P=0.005 in local muscle stiffness during relaxation state. The difference remained at one month followup, but it was only significant in affective scores (−2.83 points, P<0.001 at three months followup. No adverse events were observed. These findings suggest that Chinese massage combined with herbal ointment may be a beneficial complementary and alternative therapy for athletes with NLBP.

  1. Effects of the Intelligent-Turtle Massage on the Physical Symptoms and Immune Functions in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    WANG Ji-hong; CHAI Tie-qu; LIN Guo-hua; LUO Lin

    2009-01-01

    To evaluate the effects of the intelligent-turtle massage on the physical symptoms and immune functions in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Methods: 182 cases of CFS were randomly divided into an experimental group of 91 cases treated by the intelligent-turtle massage,and a control group of 91 cases treated with the conventional massage method. After 2 courses of treatment,the therapeutic effects were statistically analyzed with the accumulated score for the improved clinical symptoms; and the changes of IgA,IgM and IgG were compared in 96 cases. Results: There was a significant difference between the two groups in the accumulated scores for improvement of the symptoms (P<0.05). A remarkable difference was found in the therapeutic effect. And there was a significant difference in the IgA,IgM and IgG levels between the two groups (P<0.05). Conclusion: The intelligent-turtle massage is an effective therapy for relieving the physical symptoms of CFS,and it may show certain effects on the immune functions.

  2. Effect of Massage Therapy on Vital Signs and GCS Scores of ICU Patients: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Vahedian-Azimi

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Background Unalleviated complications related to hospitalization, including stress, anxiety, and pain, can easily influence different structures, like the neural system, by enhancing the stimulation of sympathetic nervous pathways and causing unstable vital signs and deterioration in the level of consciousness. Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of massage therapy by family members on vital signs and Glasgow Coma Scale Score (GCS of patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU. Patients and Methods This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted at the ICU of the Shariati Hospital during 2012; 45 ICU patients and 45 family members in the experimental group and the same number of patients and family members in the control group were consecutively selected . The data collection instrument consisted of two parts. The first part included demographic data (age, marital status and Body Mass Index and the second part included a checklist to record the patient’s vital signs (systolic blood pressure (SBP, diastolic blood pressure (DBP, respiratory rate (RR, pulse rate (PR and GCS. All measurements were done at the same time in both groups before the intervention (full body massage therapy, and 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, and 4 hours after intervention. The patients were provided with a 60 minute full body massage The massage protocol included static, surface tension, stretching, superficial lymph unload, transverse friction, and myofacial releasing techniques. Results Significant differences were observed between experimental and control groups in the SBP at 1 hour, SBP 2 hours, and SBP 3 hours, and also in GCS at 1 hour to GCS at 4 hours (P < 0.05. Multivariate analysis revealed a significant difference between experimental and control groups in SBP for all time points (P < 0.05. Conclusions Massage via family members had several positive effects on the patients’ clinical conditions, and therefore, it

  3. Effect of Massage Therapy on Labor Progress and Plasma Levels of Cortisol in the Active Stage of First Labor

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    Ebrahim Hosseini

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Anxiety and stress during labor increase plasma level of cortisol hormone and slow down the progress of delivery. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of massage therapy on the progress of labor and plasma level of cortisol in nulliparous women in labor.Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, 30 subjects were selected voluntarily among nulliparous women aged 20 to 30 years in active labor phase. They, then, divided into two equal experimental and control groups randomly. The experimental group in the active phase (dilated 3-4 cm to transitional phase (dilated 8-10 cm received massage therapy. The massage was done for 10 minutes with 10 minutes rest in between sets. Meanwhile, control group received no intervention. Next, labor duration and plasma level of cortisol hormone were evaluated by drawing blood of parturient women. Results were analyzed using independent t-test and paired t-test.Results: The mean age of control and experimental groups were, 23.9±30 and 23.6±4.0 years, respectively. In terms of educational level, 10% in both groups were under diploma, 23.3% and 24.3% of subjects in control and experimental groups, in turn, had diploma, and 16.7% and 15.7% in control and experimental groups possessed bachelor degree, respectively. The results from statistical analysis showed that labor duration and level of cortisol hormone had significant reduction in experimental group than control group (p≤0.05.Conclusion: According to the results from comparison between two groups, massage therapy decreases labor duration and the level of cortisol hormone. The probable reason is that massage may reduce stress and cortisol level, and increase uterine activity by decreasing anxiety.

  4. Randomized Comparison of the Therapeutic Effect of Acupuncture, Massage, and Tachibana-Style-Method on Stiff Shoulders by Measuring Muscle Firmness, VAS, Pulse, and Blood Pressure

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    Kazuhiro Tachibana

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available To compare the therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture, massage, and Tachibana-Ryojutsu (one of Japanese traditional body balance therapy techniques (SEITAI, on stiff shoulders, the subjects’ muscle firmness, blood pressure, pulse, VAS, and body temperature were measured before and after the treatment. Forty-seven volunteer subjects gave written informed consent to participate in this study. The subjects were randomly divided into three groups to receive acupuncture, massage, or Tachibana-Ryojutsu. Each therapy lasted for 90 seconds. The acupuncture treatment was applied by a retaining-needle at GB-21, massage was conducted softly on the shoulders, and Tachibana-Ryojutsu treated only the muscles and joints from the legs to buttocks without touching the shoulders or backs. The study indicated that the muscle firmness and VAS of the Tachibana-Ryojutsu group decreased significantly in comparison with the acupuncture and massage groups after treatment.

  5. Research and Development of Chinese Medical Massage Robot%中医按摩机器人研制与开发

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    高焕兵; 鲁守银; 王涛; 刘存根; 康炳元; 季远; 毕鸿雁

    2011-01-01

    A Chinese medical massage robot is developed according to the clinical requirement of Chinese medical mas-sage and health care, especially, for the rehabilitation of degenerative disease and chronic disease of middle-aged and aged people. The robot system's mechanical architecture, control system, and other functional modules are presented. Firstly, the model of typical Chinese medical massage manipulations is built with the technologies of sensor information fusion, human-machine interaction, and 3D simulation. Then, an architecture combining series structure and parallel structure is applied to the robot system, and a massage mechanical hand that can accomplish various massage manipulations is developed. The Chinese medical massage robot adopts a vision system for acupoint positioning to track the patient's body. It can execute ten massage manipulations of finger-/palm-kneading, finger-/palm-rolling, pressing, pushing, tapping on lumbar and pinching, vibrating, patting on lower limb. Apart from acupoint memory, it can ensure the patients' safety by adjusting the massage fre-quency, amplitude and velocity according to the real-time detected physiological signals (heartbeat, blood pressure, etc.) and the massage pressure, even stopping operation when necessary. The effectiveness of the system is demonstrated by clinical trial of the lumbar disc protrusion therapy of middle-aged and aged people.%针对中老年人退行性疾病和慢性疾病对中医按摩及保健康复设备的临床需求,提出了一种中医按摩机器人系统,并对按摩机器人的机械结构、控制系统及各功能模块进行了介绍.利用传感器信息融合技术、人机交互技术、三维仿真技术等,实现了典型中医按摩手法的建模,提出了串并联结构融合的机器人构型,研制了集多种按摩手法于一体的多功能按摩机械手.该机器人系统采用视觉系统判定穴位位置,实现对患者身体的跟踪,能完成腰椎部位的指/

  6. Comparison of impacts of friction massage, stretching exercises and analgesics on pain relief in primary fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomized clinical trial

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    Amanollahi A; Khatibi A; MT Hollisaz; Shamseddini AR

    2013-01-01

    Background: Stretching exercises and massage therapy are both suggested for pain relief in fibromyalgia syndrome. Previous studies have not proved their superiority over each other. This study compared the therapeutic effects of friction massage, stretching exercises, and analgesics on pain relief in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.Methods: We evaluated 129 female patients with the diagnosis of primary fibromyalgia visited at the physical medicine clinics of Baqiyatallah Hospital in Tehra...

  7. Effectiveness of Core Stability Exercises and Recovery Myofascial Release Massage on Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Irene Cantarero-Villanueva; Carolina Fernández-Lao; Rosario del Moral-Avila; César Fernández-de-las-Peñas; María Belén Feriche-Fernández-Castanys; Manuel Arroyo-Morales

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate the effects of an 8-week multimodal program focused on core stability exercises and recovery massage with DVD support for a 6-month period in physical and psychological outcomes in breast cancer survivors. A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed. Seventy-eight (n = 78) breast cancer survivors were assigned to experimental (core stability exercises plus massage-myofascial release) and control (usual health care) groups. The interven...

  8. Complete cardiac rupture associated with closed chest cardiac massage: case report and review of the literature.

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    Tattoli, Lucia; Maselli, Eloisa; Romanelli, Maria Carolina; Di Vella, Giancarlo; Solarino, Biagio

    2014-03-01

    Chest skeletal injuries are the most frequent complications of external chest massage (ECM) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but heart and great vessels lacerations that are indeed very rare. We report the case of a 35-year-old workman who collapsed and underwent ECM by his co-workers for almost 30 min. At autopsy, no external injuries, fractures or bruises of the ribs or sternum, were observed. A hemopericardium with a rupture of the heart was found, with no signs of pre-existent cardiac disease. Bruises of thoracic aortic wall, lung petechiae, a contusion of the liver, and bruises of lumbar muscles were found. The cause of death was due to sudden cardiac death with an extensive cardiac rupture. This is an unusual report of massive heart damage without any skeletal or muscle chest injuries, secondary to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This kind of cardiac lesions may be considered when thoracic–abdominal trauma, or medical history, is unclear.

  9. Interdisciplinary palliative care, including massage, in treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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    Blatzheim, Kendra

    2009-10-01

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive fatal neurological disease that affects approximately 20,000 Americans. Symptoms include muscle weakness, fatigue, twitching, atrophy, spasticity, pain, oropharyngeal dysfunction, pseudobulbar affect, weight loss, and respiratory impairment. Death occurs within 3-5 yr after onset of symptoms, with diagnosis taking from 11 to 17.5 months. The only FDA-approved drug for ALS is Riluzole, which only increases the life expectancy by a few months. All other treatments for ALS provide symptom management to improve the patient's quality of life. An interdisciplinary palliative care team for the ALS patient helps to reduce the stress that the illness places on families. Massage can be a useful adjunctive treatment for spasticity and pain when medication side effects are unwanted. A holistic interdisciplinary palliative care team supports both the patient and the family improving their quality of life.

  10. A bipolar radiofrequency, infrared, vacuum and mechanical massage device for treatment of cellulite: a pilot study.

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    Hexsel, Doris M; Siega, Carolina; Schilling-Souza, Juliana; Porto, Manoela D; Rodrigues, Ticiana C

    2011-12-01

    Cellulite has a complex and multifactorial etiology. Synergistic action on treating cellulite has gained support in the treatment of cellulite. This study evaluated safety and efficacy of a bipolar radiofrequency, infrared, vacuum and mechanical massage device for cellulite treatment and reduction of body measures. This was a pilot study, which assessed 9 subjects who presented body mass index from 18 to 25 Kg/Kg and at least grade 6 in the Cellulite Severity Scale (CSS). All subjects underwent a 12-session treatment of posterior thighs and buttocks. There was a significant reduction of the hip circumference (p = 0.001), however, no changes in thigh circumferences were observed (p = 0.4). CSS has improved specifically on both buttocks [p = 0.002 (left side) and p = 0.038 (right side)], and no changes were observed on thighs. The studied device demonstrated efficacy in the reduction of cellulite severity and body circumference measures in the buttocks.

  11. [Complex therapy of occupational respiratory tract diseases using multifunctional massage device: clinical criteria of efficiency].

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    Artemova, L V; Sorkina, N S; Rumiantseva, O I; Komarova, S G; Rudyĭ, S S; Petrykina, M V

    2011-01-01

    Level of efficiency of CERAGEM MASTER CGM-M3500 treatment device applied for occupational patients suffering from bronchi and lung pathological states has been shown in the paper. Positive effects of treatment have been assessed as reliably high and were proved by improvement of clinical and functional indices, subjunctive self-evaluation of health by patients and positive signs in the clinical course of the diseases. Diagnostic complex has been analyzed, including hematological indicators of the peripheral blood, oxygenation of the capillary blood, immunology. Also dynamics of the clinical course has been studied along with the data on self-assessment of health by patients prior and after the therapy by the device. Prospects on treatment of occupational bronchi and lung pathologies with the help of multifunctional massage device are being discussed in the paper.

  12. [Massage and music therapy for relief of anxiety of cancer patients in palliative care].

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    Mantovan, Franco; Rauter, Elisabeth; Müller, Irene

    2009-03-01

    In palliative care between 13.9 and 25 percent of all patients suffering from cancer show signs of anxiety disorders. Up to 75 percent of these patients suffer from non-pathologic anxiety, which has a negative impact on the patients' quality of life. Therefore it is important to provide interventions that are able to reduce anxiety of cancer patients. Massage and music therapy are effective interventions for minimizing anxiety of cancer patients in palliative care. An empathic attitude of the nurse increases the effect of the mentioned interventions. While there is evidence of the interventions mentioned it is yet necessary to further explore these in additional clinical trials to consolidate the already existing results.

  13. Massage therapy: understanding the mechanisms of action on blood pressure. A scoping review.

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    Nelson, Nicole L

    2015-10-01

    Massage therapy (MT) has shown potential in reducing blood pressure (BP); however, the psychophysiological pathways and structures involved in this outcome are unclear. The aims of this scoping review were twofold. (1) To summarize the current knowledge of the mechanisms of action of MT on BP. (2) To highlight the research gaps and challenges that researchers must overcome to further elucidate how MT attenuates BP. A scoping review was conducted to examine the evidence regarding the mechanisms of action of MT on BP. This review included the thematic analysis of 27 publications that considered the influence of MT on BP. Based on this analysis, six potential BP mediating pathways were identified Current theories suggest that MT exerts sympatholytic effects through physiologic and psychological mechanisms, improves hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenocortical axis function, and increases in blood flow, which, in turn, may improve endothelial function. Future study is needed, using more scientifically rigorous methodology, to fully elucidate the mechanism of action of MT.

  14. Skin to skin interactions. Does the infant massage improve the couple functioning?

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    Antonio eGnazzo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Transition to parenthood is a critical stage of life due to several changes the couple has to handle. A large body of studies described how transition to parenthood can be linked to the onset of depressive symptoms, as well as the perception of a low social support, and an increased stress, representing a risk for the early mother—baby relationship. Infant Massage (IM emerged as an helpful tool to improve maternal skills in interacting with the baby, and leading toward a decreasing of post partum symptoms. However, a growing body of literature highlights that men also may experience post-partum diseases, representing an additional risk for the development of the baby. To date, no study observed the impact of the infant massage on both partners. The aim of the current qualitative research is to observe the impact of the IM on a single couple of parents at childbirth. Pre (Time 1 and post-intervention (Time 3 procedure has been established to observe the changes occurring over the time in the couple. In particular, each member of the couple filled out the EPDS, the BDI-II, the MSPSS and the PSI-SF both at Time 1 and at Time 3. The treatment (Time 2 was represented by the IM training, and lasted 4 weeks. Findings revealed a decrease in depressive symptoms in both partners, as well as an improvement of their perception of stress related to parental role. No changes has been detected with respect to the perception of social support. The IM seems to be a helpful approach to prevent the establishment of pathological conditions in new parents. Although no direct measures on the child were used, the current qualitative data seem to suggest that the IM may represent a valuable tool to prevent the onset of early negative outcomes of the baby. Further investigations and empirical data are needed to improve the knowledge in this field.

  15. Clinical Holistic Medicine: Pilot Study on the Effect of Vaginal Acupressure (Hippocratic Pelvic Massage

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    Søren Ventegodt

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This is a pilot study of 20 female patients with a long history of sexual problems (mean is 8.92 years who received vaginal acupressure (VA with a quantitative and qualitative evaluation: 56% experienced help and none reported setbacks, 89% rated the treatment to be of high quality, and 89% rated it as valuable. After the treatment, most reported their problems to be less serious and their general quality of life improved. Only 17% reported minor or temporary side effects. VA was found statistically and clinically significant (p < 0.05, improvement more than 0.5 step on a 5-point Likert scale to help patients with chronic genital pains, pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse, lack of desire or orgasm, and subjective sexual insufficiency, and all patients taken as one group (about 1 step up a 5-point Likert scale. Self-evaluated physical and mental health was significantly improved for the total group; the relationship with partner, the subjective sexual ability, and the quality of life that were measured with QOL1 and QOL5 questionnaires were all significantly improved. VA or Hippocratic pelvic massage is technically a simple procedure corresponding to the explorative phase of the standard pelvic examination, supplemented with the patient’s report on the feelings provoked followed by processing and integration of these feelings, but ethical aspects are complicated. Acupressure through the vagina/pelvic massage must be done according to the highest ethical standard with great care, after obtaining consent and the necessary trust of the patient within the framework of the local laws. It must be followed by conversational therapy and further holistic existential processing.

  16. Clinical holistic medicine: holistic sexology and acupressure through the vagina (Hippocratic pelvic massage).

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    Ventegodt, Søren; Clausen, Birgitte; Omar, Hatim A; Merrick, Joav

    2006-03-07

    Many gynecological and sexological problems (like urine incontinence, chronic pelvic pains, vulvodynia, and lack of lust, excitement, and orgasm) are resistant to standard medical treatment. In our work at the Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine in Copenhagen, we have found that vaginal acupressure, or Hippocratic pelvic massage, can help some of these problems. Technically, it is a very simple procedure as it corresponds to the explorative phase of the standard pelvic examination, supplemented with the patient's report on the feelings it provokes and the processing and integration of these feelings. Sometimes it can be very difficult to control the emotions released by the technique, i.e., regression to earlier traumas from childhood sexual abuse. This review discusses the theory behind vaginal acupressure, ethical aspects, and presentation of a case story. This procedure helped the patient to become present in her pelvis and to integrate old traumas with painful emotions. Holistic gynecology and sexology can help the patient to identify and let go of negative feelings, beliefs, and attitudes related to sex, gender, sexual organs, body, and soul at large. Shame, guilt, helplessness, fear, disgust, anxiety, anger, hatred, and other strong feelings are almost always an important part of a sexual or functional problem as these feelings are "held" by the tissue of the pelvis and sexual organs. Acupressure through the vagina/pelvic massage must be done with great care by an experienced physician, with a third person present, after obtaining consent and the necessary trust of the patient. It must be followed by conversational therapy and further holistic existential processing.

  17. Clinical Holistic Medicine: Holistic Sexology and Acupressure Through the Vagina (Hippocratic Pelvic Massage

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    Søren Ventegodt

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Many gynecological and sexological problems (like urine incontinence, chronic pelvic pains, vulvodynia, and lack of lust, excitement, and orgasm are resistant to standard medical treatment. In our work at the Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine in Copenhagen, we have found that vaginal acupressure, or Hippocratic pelvic massage, can help some of these problems. Technically, it is a very simple procedure as it corresponds to the explorative phase of the standard pelvic examination, supplemented with the patient's report on the feelings it provokes and the processing and integration of these feelings. Sometimes it can be very difficult to control the emotions released by the technique, i.e., regression to earlier traumas from childhood sexual abuse. This review discusses the theory behind vaginal acupressure, ethical aspects, and presentation of a case story. This procedure helped the patient to become present in her pelvis and to integrate old traumas with painful emotions. Holistic gynecology and sexology can help the patient to identify and let go of negative feelings, beliefs, and attitudes related to sex, gender, sexual organs, body, and soul at large. Shame, guilt, helplessness, fear, disgust, anxiety, anger, hatred, and other strong feelings are almost always an important part of a sexual or functional problem as these feelings are “held” by the tissue of the pelvis and sexual organs. Acupressure through the vagina/pelvic massage must be done with great care by an experienced physician, with a third person present, after obtaining consent and the necessary trust of the patient. It must be followed by conversational therapy and further holistic existential processing.

  18. Evaluation of the preliminary effectiveness of hand massage therapy on postoperative pain of adults in the intensive care unit after cardiac surgery: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

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    Boitor, Mădălina; Martorella, Géraldine; Arbour, Caroline; Michaud, Cécile; Gélinas, Céline

    2015-06-01

    Although many intensive care unit patients experience significant pain, very few studies explored massage to maximize their pain relief. This study aimed to evaluate the preliminary effects of hand massage on pain after cardiac surgery in the adult intensive care unit. A pilot randomized controlled trial was used for this study. The study was conducted in a Canadian medical-surgical intensive care unit. Forty adults who were admitted to the intensive care unit after undergoing elective cardiac surgery in the previous 24 hours participated in the study. They were randomly assigned to the experimental (n = 21) or control (n = 19) group. The experimental group received a 15-minute hand massage, and the control group received a 15-minute hand-holding without massage. In both groups the intervention was followed by a 30-minute rest period. The interventions were offered on 2-3 occasions within 24 hours after surgery. Pain, muscle tension, and vital signs were assessed. Pain intensity and behavioral scores were decreased for the experimental group. Although hand massage decreased muscle tension, fluctuations in vital signs were not significant. This study supports potential benefits of hand massage for intensive care unit postoperative pain management. Although larger randomized controlled trials are necessary, this low-cost nonpharmacologic intervention can be safely administered.

  19. Does regular massage from late pregnancy to birth decrease maternal pain perception during labour and birth?--A feasibility study to investigate a programme of massage, controlled breathing and visualization, from 36 weeks of pregnancy until birth.

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    Nabb, Mary T Mc; Kimber, Linda; Haines, Anne; McCourt, Christine

    2006-08-01

    The present study was undertaken to produce a detailed specification of a programme of massage, controlled breathing and visualization performed regularly by birth partners, from 36 weeks gestation and assisted by a trained professional, following hospital admission during labour and birth. As current research on massage interventions for pain relief in labour is poorly characterized, we began by undertaking a feasibility study on an established massage programme [Goldstone LA. Massage as an orthodox medical treatment past and future. Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery. 2000;6:169-75]. The intervention was designed in light of experimental findings that repeated massage sessions over 14 days increases pain threshold, by an interaction between oxytocin and opioid neurons [Lund I, Yu L-C, Uvnas-Moberg K, Wang J, Yu C, Kurosawa M, et al. Repeated massage-like stimulation induces long-term effects on nociception: contribution of oxytocinergic mechanisms. European Journal of Neuroscience 2002;16:330-8]. A 4 week time-frame was selected to coincide with a physiological increase in maternal pain threshold [Cogan R, Spinnato JA. Pain and Discomfort Thresholds in Late Pregnancy. Pain 1986;27:63-8, Whipple B, Josimovich JB, Komisaruk BR. Sensory thresholds during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. International Journal of Nursing Studies 1990;27(3):213-21, Gintzler AR, Komisaruk BR. Analgesia is produced by uterocervical mechano-stimulation in rats: roles of afferent nerves and implications for analgesia of pregnancy and parturition. Brain Research 1991;566:299-302, Gintzler AR, Liu N-J. The maternal spinal cord: biochemical and physiological correlates of steroid-activated antinociceptive processes. In: Russell JA, Douglas AJ, Windle RJ, Ingram CD, editors., Progress in Brain Research. Volume 133. The Maternal Brain. Neurobiological and Neuroendocrine adaptation and disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2001. p. 83

  20. The General Situation about Massage Treats Infantile Diarrhea%推拿治疗小儿腹泻概况

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    蒋涛; 龚娟娟

    2013-01-01

    Infantile diarrhea is common disease in paediatrics. This paper summarized the litera-ture about using massage to treat infantile diarrhea in recent years. Show the unique advantages of massage therapy. It can be used as a reference for clinical application and research.%  小儿腹泻是临床上儿科常见的病,本文对近年来采用推拿治疗小儿腹泻的有关文献进行了综述,显示出了推拿疗法的独特优势,可作为临床应用与研究的参考。

  1. Research Progress in Massage Treating Cervical Spondylosis%推拿治疗颈椎病研究进展

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    苏赐明; 雷龙鸣

    2013-01-01

    采用复习文献的方法,对不同病理类型颈椎病的推拿治疗方法进行回顾性总结。发现目前治疗颈椎病的推拿治疗方法多样,疗效亦好,是治疗颈椎病的较好方法,也是目前普遍采用的保守疗法之一。%With reviewing literature, massage therapy on different pathological types of cervical spondylosis are summarized retrospectively. It turns out that massage therapy on cervical spondylosis is diverse, as well as excellent effects, which is a better method for treating cervical spondylosis and one of conservative therapy widely used at present.

  2. Construction of mass-age curves for the continental crust: An empirical model and an example from the western US

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    Depaolo, D. J.; Schubert, G. S.; Linn, Ann

    1988-01-01

    The methodology of determining crustal mass-age curves is discussed. Problems in doing this include determination of model ages and accounting for mixing of materials of different ages during crust forming processes. These difficulties can be overcome with some reasonable assumptions and estimates of rock volumes based on areal proportions. This technique was used to construct a reasonably well constrained mass-age curve for the southwestern U.S. based on isotopic measurements on over 100 samples. The results imply that the crust in this area grew episodically at 2.8, 1.8, and 0.1 Ga. It is estimated that it would take on the order of 10000 to 100000 individual Sm-Nd isotopic measurements to carry out a similar exercise for continental crust world wide.

  3. Effects of massage therapy on pain and anxiety arising from intrathecal therapy or bone marrow aspiration in children with cancer.

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    Çelebioğlu, Ayda; Gürol, Ayşe; Yildirim, Zuhal Keskin; Büyükavci, Mustafa

    2015-12-01

    Cancer and its treatment are stressful and reduce the quality of life in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of massage therapy on pain and anxiety arising from intrathecal therapy or bone marrow aspiration in children with cancer. We conducted a controlled pretest/posttest quasi-experimental study at a paediatric oncology unit in Turkey. Twenty-five children were enrolled in this study. Their pain and anxiety were determined using a visual analogue scale. When the pretest and posttest pain and anxiety levels of the groups were compared, no statistically significant difference was found (P > 0.05). It was determined that pain and anxiety levels in the experimental group decreased significantly. This study provides preliminary evidence for the effectiveness in children of massage in reducing pain and anxiety arising from intrathecal therapy or bone marrow aspiration.

  4. OBSERVATIONS ON THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF THE TREATMENT OF 100 SCAPULOHUMERAL PERIARTHRITIS CASES BY "HEGUCI" (MUSCLE NEEDLING) COMBINED WITH MASSAGE

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    ZHANG Gui-xiang

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To explore an effective method for managing middle and late stages of scapulohumeral periarthritis. Methods: A total of 182 cases of scapulohumeral periarthritis were randomized into treatment group (100 cases) and control group ( 82 cases); those in treatment group were managed by "Heguci" (合谷刺muscle needling) at the reactionary spot of focus (found out via palpation around the shoulder region) in combination with reinforcing needling manipulation of "Setting the Mountain on Fire" and topical massage; whereas, those in control group treated by conventional method of "selecting acupoints [Jianqian (肩前extra point), Jianyu (肩髃 LI 15), Jianliao (肩髎 TE 14), etc] along the course of the affected meridians in combination with massage". The treatment was given once daily, with 10 sessions being a therapeutic course, 20 sessions altogether. Results: Of the 100 cases and 82 cases in control and treatment groups, 36 (43.90%) and 69 (69.00%) were cured, 42 (51.21%) and 26 (26.00%) improved, 4 (4.87%) and 5 (5.00%) failed, with the total effective rates being 95.13% and 95.00% respectively. The average treatment sessions of control and treatment groups were 16.32±4.24 and 9.66±8.44 separately. The curative rate of treatment group was significantly higher than that of control group and the number of the therapeutic sessions required of the former group was evidently fewer than that of the later group (P<0.01). Conclusion: The therapeutic effect of "Heguci" combined with massage is significantly superior to that of conventional acupuncture plus massage in the treatment of middle and late stages of scapulohumeral periarthritis.

  5. Effectiveness comparison between Thai traditional massage and Chinese acupuncture for myofascial back pain in Thai military personnel: a preliminary report.

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    Kumnerddee, Wipoo

    2009-02-01

    The objective of this randomized comparative study was to provide preliminary data of comparative effectiveness of Thai traditional massage (TTM) and Chinese acupuncture for the treatment of myofascial back pain in young military personnel. Eighteen Thai military personnel, aged ranging from 20-40 years were randomly divided into TTM and acupuncture groups. Each group received 5 sessions of massage or acupuncture during a 10-day period. The Thai version McGill Pain Questionnaire, 100-mm, visual analog scale (VAS) and summation of pain threshold in each trigger point measured by pressure algometer were assessed at day 0, 3, 8 and 10. At the end of treatment protocols, McGill scores decreased significantly in TTM and acupuncture groups (p = 0.024 and 0.002, respectively). VAS also decreased significantly (p = 0.029 and 0.003, respectively). However, the pain pressure threshold increased significantly in the acupuncture group but not in the TTM group (p = 0.006 and 0.08, respectively). When outcomes were compared between the two groups, no significant difference was found in the VAS (p = 0.115) and pain pressure threshold (p = 0.116), whereas the acupuncture group showed significantly lower McGill scores than the TTM group (p = 0.039). In conclusion, five sessions of Thai traditional massage and Chinese acupuncture were effective for the treatment of myofascial back pain in young Thai military personnel. Significant effects in both groups begin after the first session. Acupuncture is more effective than Thai traditional massage when affective aspect is also evaluated.

  6. Therapeutic effects of massage and electrotherapy on muscle tone, stiffness and muscle contraction following gastrocnemius muscle fatigue

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    Wang, Joong-San

    2017-01-01

    [Purpose] This study aimed to examine the effects of a combined intervention consisting of massage therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on gastrocnemius muscle fatigue, assessing whether the intervention improved muscle tone, stiffness, and muscle contraction. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 20 healthy males in their 20s who were equally divided into a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation group and a combined therapy group that received a combination of massage therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Muscle fatigue was triggered on the gastrocnemius muscle, and the effects of intervention method on muscle tone, stiffness, and muscle contraction were examined over time. [Results] Lateral and medial gastrocnemius muscle tone and stiffness significantly increased and gastrocnemius muscle contraction significantly decreased in each group immediately after fatigue was triggered on the gastrocnemius muscle. There was no difference in the effects of the two intervention methods over time. [Conclusion] This study verified that a combined therapy of massage therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation was able to be used effectively in improving muscle tone, stiffness, muscle contraction, thereby reducing gastrocnemius muscle fatigue. PMID:28210061

  7. The Comparative Effects of Sports Massage, Active Recovery, and Rest in Promoting Blood Lactate Clearance After Supramaximal Leg Exercise

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    Martin, Nancy A.; Zoeller, Robert F.; Robertson, Robert J.; Lephart, Scott M.

    1998-01-01

    Objective: To determine the comparative effect of sports massage, active recovery, and rest on promoting blood lactate clearance after maximal anaerobic (supramaximal) leg exercise. Design and Setting: A counterbalanced experimental design with repeated measures was used. The repeated measures were the three treatment conditions. The order of the conditions was determined by random assignment to a counterbalanced test sequence. All data were collected in the Human Energy Research Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. Subjects: Ten male competitive cyclists volunteered for this investigation. Measurements: Serial venous blood samples were drawn and analyzed for blood lactate concentration for each test condition. Results: There were significant main effects for both absolute and relative values of blood lactate concentration between the three treatment groups and across time within groups. Conclusions: After supramaximal leg exercise, active recovery produced significant decreases in both absolute and relative measures of blood lactate concentration when compared with the sports massage and rest conditions. No significant difference was found between sports massage and rest for either absolute or relative changes in blood lactate concentration. PMID:16558481

  8. Investigating the Effects of Regular Resistance Training and Prostatic Massage on Proinflammatory Markers and Serum Prostate-Specific Antigen Levels in Males with Prostate Cancer

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    Fathollahi Shoorabeh

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background Prostate cancer (PC is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Some studies support that chronic inflammation of prostate tissue plays a role in the development of PC. A variety of growth factors and cytokines may lead to proinflammatory processes within the prostate. Objectives The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of eight weeks of regular resistance training and prostatic massage on proinflammatory markers CRP, IL-6, TNF-α, and IL-10 and serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA levels in males with PC. Patients and Methods Forty-five patients with PC were selected for this study. They were randomized into either the resistance training intervention group (n = 15, the massage intervention group (n = 15, or the control group (n = 15. Resistance-training patients participated in resistance training for eight weeks, and massage was performed for six weeks on the massage group. Repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA was used to analyze the data (P ≤ 0.05. Results In the resistance training group, IL-10 levels significantly increased after four (P = 0.055 and eight weeks (P = 0.000. Four and eight weeks of resistance training showed a significant reduction in PSA, CRP, IL-6, and TNF-α levels (P < 0.05. Patients of massage intervention showed an increase in IL-10 after four (P = 0.045 and six weeks (P = 0.005. In addition, four and six weeks of massage intervention showed a significant reduction in PSA, CRP, IL-6, and TNF-α levels (P < 0.05. Conclusions Regular resistance training and prostatic massage can improve proinflammatory markers and PSA levels in men with PC.

  9. 多功能锻炼按摩椅的研制%The Development of Multi-function Exercise Massage Chair

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    李硕; 易重喜; 殷节; 夏天宏

    2013-01-01

      运用机械原理和机械设计的知识,研制了一款集锻炼、按摩为一体的多功能锻炼按摩椅,它由带传动、齿轮传动实现运动传递,将人体的动能转化为按摩板的机械能。踩踏的过程传动平稳,可以充分锻炼腿部肌肉,按摩脚踏板代替了普通的踏板,在实现腿部锻炼的同时,也能进行舒适的足底按摩。座椅后部的按摩区,由三排按摩轮对称均匀分布,间断性按摩人体脊椎两侧以及肩部,有利于舒缓筋骨,活血通瘀。产品下方安装4个轮子,方便移动。%Based on mechanical principle and mechanical design knowledge, this paper developed a set of multi-functional exercise massage chair. It consists of belt transmission, gear transmission for the motion transmission, the kinetic energy of the human body into massage board mechanical energy. The process of trample smooth transmission, can fully exercise leg ministry muscle, massage foot pedals instead of the nor⁃mal pedal, realize the legs in training at the same time, but also comfortable foot massage. At the back of the seat massage area, three rows of massage wheel symmetric were uniformly distributed, to intermittent massage human body vertebra sides and shoulder, to relieve the phy⁃sique. Products installed 4 wheels, to move conveniently.

  10. The Effect of Aerobic Interval Training and Massage Therapy on C-Reactive Protein and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Cardiovascular Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

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    Bahare Sheikhsaraf

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an 8 week period of aerobic interval training and massage therapy on changes in C-reactive protein (CRP level and cardiorespiratory fitness in cardiovascular patients after coronary artery bypass graft. The study population consisted of patients who had undergone a coronary artery bypass graft and at least one month had passed since their surgery. 60 patients met the study inclusion criteria and were willing to cooperate; they were divided randomly into three groups (n = 20 as follows; interval, massage therapy and a control. Subjects in groups taking interval training and massage therapy were administered three sessions per week for eight weeks. 48 hours before and after eight weeks of exercise, subjects were measured for peak oxygen consumption and blood samples were taken. Results of the present study show that 8-week programs of regular exercise and massage therapy resulted in significant reduction of CRP of 42% and 25% respectively (P<0.05. Peak oxygen consumption values after eight weeks of regular exercise showed a significant increase (22% in interval exercise and 17% in massage therapy (P<0.05. In general, these findings show that 8-week programs of aerobic interval training and massage therapy significantly reduced serum CRP value and caused a significant increase in peak oxygen consumption in patients with coronary artery bypass graft. These changes can be effective for prevention of sudden death and cardiovascular problems after bypass surgery. Also, interval training was more effective on reducing CRP and increasing peak oxygen consumption than massage therapy.

  11. Comparing the Effect of Two Methods of Acupressure and Ice Massage on the Pain, Anxiety Levels and Labor Length in the Point LI-4

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Delivery is one of the most painful experiences to women throughout life; therefore, it seems essential to obtain remedies for labor pain relief, especially in regard to non-invasive methods. This study intends to compare effect of two methods of acupressure and ice massage on the pain severity, anxiety level and length of labor in nulliparous women Methods: In this experimental study, 165 nulliparous women were randomly assigned to three groups. First group: acupressure, Group II: ice massage, and group III: control. Each group consisted of 55 women. Intervention was exerted in cervical dilatation of 3-4 cm on LI-4 and intervention period lasted for 30 minutes. In the first group pressure and in the second group ice massage was applied. Labor pain and anxiety levels in the three groups were assessed by VAS and Spielberger state questionnaire in two stages. Duration of first and second stage of labor was compared in the three groups. Results: There was a significant decrease in pain immediately after intervention in ice massage and acupressure groups in comparison to the control group (P≤0/001. Moreover, pain was decreased more in the ice massage group, whereas pain intensity was increased in the control group (P≤0/001. Anxiety level and the length of first and second stage of labor were significantly reduced (P≤0/001 in comparison with the control group. Conclusion: Both acupressure and ice massage lead to reduce pain intensity, duration of labor and level anxiety in nulliparous women, the ice massage appeared to be more influential

  12. The Effects of Aroma Foot Massage on Blood Pressure and Anxiety in Japanese Community-Dwelling Men and Women: A Crossover Randomized Controlled Trial.

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    Eri Eguchi

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aroma foot massage on blood pressure, anxiety, and health-related quality of life (QOL in Japanese community-dwelling men and women using a crossover randomized controlled trial.Fifty-seven eligible participants (5 men and 52 women aged 27 to 72 were randomly divided into 2 intervention groups (group A: n = 29; group B: n = 28 to participate in aroma foot massages 12 times during the 4-week intervention period. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP, respectively, heart rate, state anxiety, and health-related QOL were measured at the baseline, 4-week follow-up, and 8-week follow-up. The effects of the aroma foot massage intervention on these factors and the proportion of participants with anxiety were analyzed using a linear mixed-effect model for a crossover design adjusted for participant and period effects. Furthermore, the relationship between the changes in SBP and state anxiety among participants with relieved anxiety was assessed using a linear regression model.Aroma foot massage significantly decreased the mean SBP (p = 0.02, DBP (p = 0.006, and state anxiety (p = 0.003 as well as the proportion of participants with anxiety (p = 0.003. Although it was not statistically significant (p = 0.088, aroma foot massage also increased the score of mental health-related QOL. The change in SBP had a significant and positive correlation with the change in state anxiety (p = 0.01 among participants with relieved anxiety.The self-administered aroma foot massage intervention significantly decreased the mean SBP and DBP as well as the state anxiety score, and tended to increase the mental health-related QOL scores. The results suggest that aroma foot massage may be an easy and effective way to improve mental health and blood pressure.University Hospital Medical Information Network 000014260.

  13. Meaning and challenges in the practice of multiple therapeutic massage modalities: a combined methods study

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB practitioners are predominantly trained in programs that are not uniformly standardized, and in variable combinations of therapies. To date no studies have explored this variability in training and how this affects clinical practice. Methods Combined methods, consisting of a quantitative, population-based survey and qualitative interviews with practitioners trained in multiple therapies, were used to explore the training and practice of TMB practitioners in Alberta, Canada. Results Of the 5242 distributed surveys, 791 were returned (15.1%. Practitioners were predominantly female (91.7%, worked in a range of environments, primarily private (44.4% and home clinics (35.4%, and were not significantly different from other surveyed massage therapist populations. Seventy-seven distinct TMB therapies were identified. Most practitioners were trained in two or more therapies (94.4%, with a median of 8 and range of 40 therapies. Training programs varied widely in number and type of TMB components, training length, or both. Nineteen interviews were conducted. Participants described highly variable training backgrounds, resulting in practitioners learning unique combinations of therapy techniques. All practitioners reported providing individualized patient treatment based on a responsive feedback process throughout practice that they described as being critical to appropriately address the needs of patients. They also felt that research treatment protocols were different from clinical practice because researchers do not usually sufficiently acknowledge the individualized nature of TMB care provision. Conclusions The training received, the number of therapies trained in, and the practice descriptors of TMB practitioners are all highly variable. In addition, clinical experience and continuing education may further alter or enhance treatment techniques. Practitioners individualize each patient

  14. Therapeutic effect of patients with soft tissue pain treated by tenderness points massage and tenderness points massage adding hot magnetic therapy-A clinical observation on 20 case%压痛点推拿与热磁治疗软组织疼痛20例临床观察

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    侯京山; 郑志新; 王飞; 蒋崇博; 马玲; 王军

    2011-01-01

    Objective To compare the therapeutic effect of soft tissue pain treated by tenderness points massage and tenderness points massage adding hot magnetic therapy.Methods 40 patients with soft tissue pain were randomly divided into tenderness points massage group ( n = 20) and tenderness points massage adding hot magnetic therapy group ( n = 20).Pain intensity of patients was evaluated with VAS prior therapy and post-therapy.Results Post-therapy VAS of both tenderness points massage group and tenderness points massage adding hot magnetic therapy group were different from that of prior therapy significantly ( P < 0.01 ).The difference of post-therapy VAS between two groups have statistical significance ( P < 0.01 ).Conclusion The therapeutic effect of patients with soft tissue pain with tenderness points massage adding hot magnetic therapy is better than that with tenderness points massage.%目的 对比压痛点推拿与压痛点推拿加温热磁治疗软组织痛的疗效.方法 40例软组织痛患者按随机数学分为治疗压痛点推拿组20例与压痛点推拿加温热磁组20例,采用目测类比定法(VAS)评定治疗前后软组织痛的疼痛强度.结果 压痛点推拿组与压痛点推拿加温热磁治疗组治疗后与治疗前VAS评分差异均有显著统计学意义(P<0.01),两组治疗后VAS评分相比差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).结论 压痛点推拿加温热磁比单纯压痛点推拿疗效显著.

  15. Reflexology versus Swedish Massage to Reduce Physiologic Stress and Pain and Improve Mood in Nursing Home Residents with Cancer: A Pilot Trial.

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    Hodgson, Nancy A; Lafferty, Doreen

    2012-01-01

    Objective. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate and compare the effects of reflexology and Swedish massage therapy on physiologic stress, pain, and mood in older cancer survivors residing in nursing homes. Methods. An experimental, repeated-measures, crossover design study of 18 nursing home residents aged 75 or over and diagnosed with solid tumor in the past 5 years and following completion of cancer treatments. The intervention tested was 20 minutes of Swedish Massage Therapy to the lower extremities, versus 20 minute Reflexology, using highly specified protocols. Pre- and post-intervention levels of salivary cortisol, observed affect, and pain were compared in the Swedish Massage Therapy and Reflexology conditions. Results. Both Reflexology and Swedish Massage resulted in significant declines in salivary cortisol and pain and improvements in mood. Conclusions. Preliminary data suggest that studies of Swedish Massage Therapy and Reflexology are feasible in this population of cancer survivors typically excluded from trials. Both interventions were well tolerated and produced measurable improvements in outcomes. Further research is needed to explore the mechanisms underlying the potential benefits of these CAM modalities in this patient population.

  16. Reflexology versus Swedish Massage to Reduce Physiologic Stress and Pain and Improve Mood in Nursing Home Residents with Cancer: A Pilot Trial

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    Nancy A. Hodgson

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate and compare the effects of reflexology and Swedish massage therapy on physiologic stress, pain, and mood in older cancer survivors residing in nursing homes. Methods. An experimental, repeated-measures, crossover design study of 18 nursing home residents aged 75 or over and diagnosed with solid tumor in the past 5 years and following completion of cancer treatments. The intervention tested was 20 minutes of Swedish Massage Therapy to the lower extremities, versus 20 minute Reflexology, using highly specified protocols. Pre- and post-intervention levels of salivary cortisol, observed affect, and pain were compared in the Swedish Massage Therapy and Reflexology conditions. Results. Both Reflexology and Swedish Massage resulted in significant declines in salivary cortisol and pain and improvements in mood. Conclusions. Preliminary data suggest that studies of Swedish Massage Therapy and Reflexology are feasible in this population of cancer survivors typically excluded from trials. Both interventions were well tolerated and produced measurable improvements in outcomes. Further research is needed to explore the mechanisms underlying the potential benefits of these CAM modalities in this patient population.

  17. Clinical Observation on Massage Combined with Intermediate Frequency Treating Scapulohumeral Periarthritis%按摩配合中频治疗肩周炎的临床观察

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    罗卫泉; 杨兴杜

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the curative effects of massage with intermediate frequency treating periarthritis of shoulder. Methods:60 patients were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, the treatment group adopted massage with computerized intermediate-frequency ther-apy, the control group used simple massage therapy. Results:The total effective rate of treatment group was 96.7%, higher than 83.3%of control group (P<0.05). Conclusion:The curative effects of massage combined with intermediate frequency treating scapulohumeral periarthritis is better than that of simple massage therapy.%  目的:观察按摩配合中频治疗肩周炎的疗效。方法:将60例患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,治疗组采用按摩手法配合电脑中频治疗,对照组单纯采用按摩治疗。结果:治疗组总有效率为96.7%,高于对照组的83.3%(P<0.05)。结论:采用按摩配合中频治疗肩周炎的疗效优于单纯按摩治疗。

  18. Effect of electro-acupuncture, massage, mud, and sauna therapies in patient with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Shetty, Geetha B.; Mooventhan, A.; Anagha, N.

    2015-01-01

    A 48-year-old married woman diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2007, came to our hospital in July 2014 with the complaint of severe pain and swelling over multiple joints, especially over small joints, which was associated with stiffness (more in morning), deformities of fingers and toes, with disturbed sleep and poor quality of life (QOL) for the past 7 years. She received a combination of electro acupuncture (14 sessions), massage (18 sessions), mud (18 sessions), and sauna (3 sessions) (EMMS) therapies for 30-min, 45-min, 30-min, and 15-min per session, respectively for 3 weeks. During and postintervention assessment showed reduction in visual analog scale score for pain, Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores. It also showed an increase in the scores of 10-Meter Walk Test, isometric hand-grip test, and short form-36 version-2 health survey. This result suggest that, the EMMS therapy might be considered as an effective treatments in reducing pain, depression, anxiety, and stress with improvement in physical functions, quality of sleep and QOL in patient with RA. EMMS therapies were tolerated and no side effects were reported by the patient. Though the results are encouraging, further studies are required with larger sample size and advanced inflammatory markers. PMID:26834431

  19. Effect of electro-acupuncture, massage, mud, and sauna therapies in patient with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Geetha B Shetty

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A 48-year-old married woman diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA in 2007, came to our hospital in July 2014 with the complaint of severe pain and swelling over multiple joints, especially over small joints, which was associated with stiffness (more in morning, deformities of fingers and toes, with disturbed sleep and poor quality of life (QOL for the past 7 years. She received a combination of electro acupuncture (14 sessions, massage (18 sessions, mud (18 sessions, and sauna (3 sessions (EMMS therapies for 30-min, 45-min, 30-min, and 15-min per session, respectively for 3 weeks. During and postintervention assessment showed reduction in visual analog scale score for pain, Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores. It also showed an increase in the scores of 10-Meter Walk Test, isometric hand-grip test, and short form-36 version-2 health survey. This result suggest that, the EMMS therapy might be considered as an effective treatments in reducing pain, depression, anxiety, and stress with improvement in physical functions, quality of sleep and QOL in patient with RA. EMMS therapies were tolerated and no side effects were reported by the patient. Though the results are encouraging, further studies are required with larger sample size and advanced inflammatory markers.

  20. Effect of electro-acupuncture, massage, mud, and sauna therapies in patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Shetty, Geetha B; Mooventhan, A; Anagha, N

    2015-01-01

    A 48-year-old married woman diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2007, came to our hospital in July 2014 with the complaint of severe pain and swelling over multiple joints, especially over small joints, which was associated with stiffness (more in morning), deformities of fingers and toes, with disturbed sleep and poor quality of life (QOL) for the past 7 years. She received a combination of electro acupuncture (14 sessions), massage (18 sessions), mud (18 sessions), and sauna (3 sessions) (EMMS) therapies for 30-min, 45-min, 30-min, and 15-min per session, respectively for 3 weeks. During and postintervention assessment showed reduction in visual analog scale score for pain, Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores. It also showed an increase in the scores of 10-Meter Walk Test, isometric hand-grip test, and short form-36 version-2 health survey. This result suggest that, the EMMS therapy might be considered as an effective treatments in reducing pain, depression, anxiety, and stress with improvement in physical functions, quality of sleep and QOL in patient with RA. EMMS therapies were tolerated and no side effects were reported by the patient. Though the results are encouraging, further studies are required with larger sample size and advanced inflammatory markers.

  1. Post Filtering Surgery Globe Massage-induced Keratoconus in an Eye with Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Brief Review

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    Fakhraie, Ghasem; Vahedian, Zakieh

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: To report a case of unilateral post trabeculectomy globe massage-induced keratoconus (KCN). Case Report: A 52-year-old lady with a history of trabeculectomy due to iridocorneal endothelial syndrome in her right eye was instructed to massage her globe to control gradual rise of intraocular pressure 1.5 years after surgery. The patient experienced high astigmatism and marked inferior corneal steepening after 3 years of globe massage. The left eye was normal in all aspects. Findings in different visual examinations were compatible with the diagnosis of unilateral KCN in the right eye of our patient. Conclusion: Chronic forceful frequent eye rubbing particularly with fingertips can be assumed to be the most important causative factor for KCN formation in this patient. PMID:27621792

  2. A Case of Spasmodic Torticollis Mainly Treated with Massage%推拿为主治疗痉挛性斜颈1例

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    戴丽红; 罗凛

    2013-01-01

    This paper, with analyzing a case of spasmodic torticollis mainly treated with massage successfully, discusses the etiology and pathogene-sis of spasmodic torticollis and mechanism of massage therapy. It is simple and effective in massage treating spasmodic torticollis, easily accepted by patients, for future in-depth study to provide clinical guidelines.%本文分析以推拿手法为主成功治疗痉挛性斜颈1例,探讨痉挛性斜颈的病因病机,及推拿为主治疗的机理。推拿为主治疗痉挛性斜颈简便有效,患者易接受,为日后深入研究提供临床指引。

  3. Effectiveness of core stability exercises and recovery myofascial release massage on fatigue in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled clinical trial.

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    Cantarero-Villanueva, Irene; Fernández-Lao, Carolina; Del Moral-Avila, Rosario; Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, César; Feriche-Fernández-Castanys, María Belén; Arroyo-Morales, Manuel

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate the effects of an 8-week multimodal program focused on core stability exercises and recovery massage with DVD support for a 6-month period in physical and psychological outcomes in breast cancer survivors. A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed. Seventy-eight (n = 78) breast cancer survivors were assigned to experimental (core stability exercises plus massage-myofascial release) and control (usual health care) groups. The intervention period was 8 weeks. Mood state, fatigue, trunk curl endurance, and leg strength were determined at baseline, after the last treatment session, and at 6 months of followup. Immediately after treatment and at 6 months, fatigue, mood state, trunk curl endurance, and leg strength exhibited greater improvement within the experimental group compared to placebo group. This paper showed that a multimodal program focused on core stability exercises and massage reduced fatigue, tension, depression, and improved vigor and muscle strength after intervention and 6 months after discharge.

  4. 推拿治疗梨状肌综合征疗效观察%The Observation of The Clinical Efficacy About Using Massage Treat Piriformis Syndrome

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    周官明

    2013-01-01

      目的:观察推拿治疗梨状肌综合征的临床疗效。方法:运用推拿手法治疗梨状肌综合征60例,治疗2个疗程。结果:60例患者全部治愈,治愈率100%。结论:推拿治疗梨状肌综合征疗效确切、稳定,操作简便,安全。%Objective:To observe the clinical efficacy of massage treating piriformis syndrome. Methods:60 patients with piriformis syndrome were treated with massage for two courses. Results:60 patients with piriformis syndrome had been cured, the cure rate was 100%. Conclusion:Treating piriformis syndrome by using massage is definite effect, stabilization, easy operation and safety.

  5. Research Progress of the Massage Therapy in Treating Infantile Muscular Torticollis%推拿治疗婴幼儿肌性斜颈的研究进展

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    康轶鑫

    2009-01-01

    婴幼儿肌性斜颈采用推拿治疗可有效缩短疗程,避免因病情迁延不愈而致的后遗症.本研究为临床推拿治疗婴幼儿肌性斜颈提供了多种操作方法,以供临床医者根据自身情况选择应用.%Massage therapy is commonly used in the treatment of infantile muscular torticollis clinically.The massage therapy can reduce the therapeutic course effectively and prevent the occurrence of sequel due to long-term un-heating of the disease.This research provided many manipulative methods of massage in treating infantile muscular torticollis for clinical uses.

  6. Massage Therapy for 98 Cases of Ankle Sprain Patients%按摩治疗踝关节扭伤98例

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    周合成

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the efficacy of treating ankle sprain by massage therapy. Methods:98 cases of ankle sprain patients were all treated by massage therapy. Results:88 cases were cured, 6 cases had marked effect, 2 cases were effecitve, 2 cases had no effect, the total effective rate was 97.95%. Conclusion:Massage therapy has a significant curative effect on ankle sprain.%目的:观察按摩治疗踝关节扭伤的疗效。方法:对98例踝关节扭伤患者进行按摩治疗。结果:痊愈88例,显效6例,有效2例,无效2例,总有效率为97.95%。结论:按摩治疗踝关节扭伤疗效显著。

  7. Effectiveness of home-based cupping massage compared to progressive muscle relaxation in patients with chronic neck pain--a randomized controlled trial.

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    Romy Lauche

    Full Text Available UNLABELLED: Chronic neck pain is a major public health problem with very few evidence-based complementary treatment options. This study aimed to test the efficacy of 12 weeks of a partner-delivered home-based cupping massage, compared to the same period of progressive muscle relaxation in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain. Patients were randomly assigned to self-directed cupping massage or progressive muscle relaxation. They were trained and asked to undertake the assigned treatment twice weekly for 12 weeks. Primary outcome measure was the current neck pain intensity (0-100 mm visual analog scale; VAS after 12 weeks. Secondary outcome measures included pain on motion, affective pain perception, functional disability, psychological distress, wellbeing, health-related quality of life, pressure pain thresholds and adverse events. Sixty one patients (54.1±12.7 years; 73.8%female were randomized to cupping massage (n = 30 or progressive muscle relaxation (n = 31. After treatment, both groups showed significantly less pain compared to baseline however without significant group differences. Significant effects in favor of cupping massage were only found for wellbeing and pressure pain thresholds. In conclusion, cupping massage is no more effective than progressive muscle relaxation in reducing chronic non-specific neck pain. Both therapies can be easily used at home and can reduce pain to a minimal clinically relevant extent. Cupping massage may however be better than PMR in improving well-being and decreasing pressure pain sensitivity but more studies with larger samples and longer follow-up periods are needed to confirm these results. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01500330.

  8. Comparison of impacts of friction massage, stretching exercises and analgesics on pain relief in primary fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomized clinical trial

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    Amanollahi A

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Stretching exercises and massage therapy are both suggested for pain relief in fibromyalgia syndrome. Previous studies have not proved their superiority over each other. This study compared the therapeutic effects of friction massage, stretching exercises, and analgesics on pain relief in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.Methods: We evaluated 129 female patients with the diagnosis of primary fibromyalgia visited at the physical medicine clinics of Baqiyatallah Hospital in Tehran, Iran during 2010- 2011. Patients were randomly divided into three groups: the first group received 400 mg ibuprofen P.O. (3 times per day and 25 mg nortriptyline (daily P.O. as analgesic, the second group was treated by friction massage and the third group performed stretching exercises. Patients were assessed three times (initially, after one and four weeks by visual analogue scale (VAS.Results: The mean age of participants was 60.46 years. The mean age in each treatment group was 46.66 years in medication group, 46.73 years in stretching group and 46.65 years in friction massage group. Changes in VAS score over 4 weeks were 2.4, 3.1 and 1.9, in the first, second, and third groups, respectively. The changes in VAS were significantly different in the first and second groups rather than the controls (P<0.05.Conclusion: The effect of stretch exercise on pain relief was similar to analgesics, but it was more effective than friction massage. Moreover, the therapeutic effect of stretching exercise on pain relief upon four weeks was more permanent than friction massage but it was similar to analgesics.

  9. The Effects of Field Massage Technique on Bilirubin Level and the Number of Defecations in Preterm Infants

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Hyperbilirubinemia is a common physiological problem in approximately 80% of preterm infants during the first week after birth. Increase in bowel movements reduces enterohepatic circulation and increases bilirubin excretion. Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Field massage technique on bilirubin level and the number of defecations in preterm infants Method: This clinical trial was performed on 80 preterm infants aged 30-36 weeks, who were hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units of Qaem, Imam Reza, and Ommolbanin hospitals of Mashhad, Iran, in 2011. The enrolled infants were randomized into intervention and control groups. The control group received the routine care, and the intervention group received a 15-minute massage twice a day (morning and evening, for five consecutive days. Field massage technique was applied by the researcher. The number of defecations and cutaneous bilirubin level were recorded on a daily basis until the sixth day after birth. Independent t-test and Mann-Whitney U test were performed to analyze the data, using SPSS version 14. Results: The mean age of the intervention and control groups was 17.2±4.5 and 17.1±4.5 hours, respectively. The mean level of cutaneous bilirubin in the intervention and control groups on the first and sixth days were not significantly different (10.7±1.5, 10.8±1.4, 13.4±2.0, and 13.4±2.6, respectively; the first day: P=0.67, the sixth day: P=0.98. The number of defecations on the fourth (P=0.01, fifth (P

  10. The Effect of Massage With Lavender Oil on Restless Leg Syndrome in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Hashemi

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background Restless leg syndrome (RLS is a common problem in patients with chronic renal failure. It can reduce the quality of life and sleep disturbances. This disorder is usually treated pharmacologically. Recently, complementary medicine methods have been suggested because of chemical drugs adverse effects. There is not enough evidence about the effect of aromatherapy on RLS. Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the effects of massage with lavender oil on RLS symptoms in hemodialysis patients. Patients and Methods This randomized clinical trial study included 70 hemodialysis patients with RLS that were randomly assigned into two groups in 2014. The experimental group received effleurage massage using lavender oil and control group received routine care for three weeks. Data was collected with RLS questionnaire and analyzed using independent and paired t-test and Chi-square test. Results The mean RLS scores were not significantly different in the two groups at the start of study (22.41 ± 7.67 vs. 22.90 ± 4.38, P = 0.76. At the end of study, the mean RLS score significantly decreased in the intervention group, while this score remained relatively un-changed in the control group (12.41 ± 5.49 vs. 23.23 ± 4.52, P < 0.0001. Conclusions Lavender oil massage was effective to improve RLS in hemodialysis patients. It has no adverse effects, is practical and cost-effective. It is suggested to be used along with routine treatment of RLS in hemodialysis patients.

  11. The effect of foot reflexology massage on vital signs and anxiety related to injection during chemotherapy in children

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    Full Text Available Background and Objective: Cancer is a common disease in children. Chemotherapy as one of the most important treatments for cancer, can lead to anxiety and negative physiologic reactions. The current study aimed to determine the effect of foot reflexology massage on vital signs and anxiety after chemotherapy in children. Materials and Method: The current randomized clinical trial study was conducted on children of 6-12 years old with leukemia undergoing chemotherapy reffered to oncology center in Kerman in 2015.  120 children were recruited by convenience sampling and were randomly allocated into three groups of 40 persons. The intervention was done as a 20-minute session of foot reflexology massage for intervention group and simple touch for the placebo group immediately before the injection. The vital signs and anxiety of patients in three groups were measured immediately before and after the intervention through using the vital sign record form and Observational Scale of Behavioral Distress – Revised. The data were analyzed through using Kruskal-Wallis tests, chi-square, Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney and Spearman correlation coefficient in  SPSS16 . Results: After the intervention, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, , heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature (p<0.0001 and anxiety (p=0.003 was significantly decreased in the intervention group. This decrease in the placebo group was significant only in the systolic blood pressure (p Conclusion: Foot reflexology massage as a non-pharmacological method can reduce anxiety and improve the vital signs in children with leukemia, during the chemotherapy drug injection.

  12. Effects of endorphin massage on B-endorphin level and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS score in women with postpartum blues

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    Results: Endorphin massage treatment significantly increase the B-endorphin level compared to before treatment (P 0.05. The level of EPDS significantly decrease after treatment than that before treatment (P 0.05. There is significantly negative correlation between B-endorphin level and EPDS score (r = -0,517; P 0.05. Conclusion: Endorphin massage is good alternative treatment to increase B-endorphin level and decresae EPDS score among mother with postpartum blues. [Cukurova Med J 2014; 39(3.000: 512-516

  13. Massage therapy improves the development of HIV-exposed infants living in a low socio-economic, peri-urban community of South Africa.

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    Perez, E M; Carrara, H; Bourne, L; Berg, A; Swanevelder, S; Hendricks, M K

    2015-02-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the effect of massage therapy on the growth and development of infants of HIV-infected mothers in a low socio-economic community in Cape Town. It was a prospective, randomised, controlled intervention trial that included massage therapy and control groups of HIV-infected mothers and their normal birth weight infants who were enrolled in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme. Participants were recruited at the 6-week clinic visit and followed up every 2 weeks until their infants were 9 months of age. Mother-infant pairs in the massage therapy and control groups included 73 and 88 at 6 weeks and 55 and 58 at 9 months, respectively. Mothers in the intervention group were trained to massage their infants for 15 min daily. The socioeconomic status, immunity, relationship with the partner and mental pain of mothers; the infants' dietary intake, anthropometry and development (Griffiths Mental Development Scales); and haematological and iron status of mothers and infants were assessed at baseline and follow-up. Nine infants (5.3%) were HIV-infected on the HIV DNA PCR test at 6 weeks. Despite significantly higher levels of maternal mental pain, infants in the massage therapy compared to control group scored higher in all five of the Griffiths Scales of Mental Development and significantly higher in the mean quotient (p=0.002) and mean percentile (p=0.004) for the hearing and speech scale at 9 months. Based on the mean difference in scores, the massage therapy group showed greater improvement for all five scales compared to the control group. The mean difference in scores was significantly greater for the hearing and speech quotient (21.9 vs. 11.2) (pmassage therapy compared to the control group. These scales remained significant when adjusting for the relationship with the partner and maternal mental pain. Both groups had lower scores in the performance scale at 9 months although this was significantly worse in

  14. TWENTY-ONE CASES OF CAUDAL PAIN TREATED WITH MOXIBUSTION OF CHANGQIANG POINT IN COMBINATION WITH INTRA-ANAL MASSAGE

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    王茎

    2003-01-01

    @@ Caudal pain is a relatively special disease of orthopedics and refers to the pain around the coccyx region, the lower part of sacral bone and its surrounding soft tissues including muscles, etc.. The serious case is usually caused by trauma and accompanied with dropping and distending sensation in the local region. The author of the present paper adopted moxibustion of Changqiang (GV 1) point in combination with massage around the inside of the anus and achieved an obviously curative effect. The results are reported as follows.

  15. Hyperthermia and massage are effect for the gingivitis improvement; Onnetsu to massaji ga shinikuen kaizen ni koka

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    It was confirmed that Kao and research group of Nosaka professor of Iwate Medical Univ. faculty of dentistry that hyperthermia and massage at the 40 degrees C for the gingival activate the gingival lymph duct function and that it improves the gingivitis was effective. By causing the microcirculation disorder of the gingival, the research of the vascularisation is main until now for the gingivitis. Present research demonstrated that the recovery of the lymph duct function was effective for the gingivitis improvement for the first time in the world. (translated by NEDO)

  16. Research of massage therapy for enthesiopathy%推拿疗法对末端病的治疗研究

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    张峰; 吴云川

    2015-01-01

    Comprehensive through the analysis of the literature at home and abroad ,summarized at the end of disease etiology and pathogenesis ,to explore the application of massage therapy in the treatment of terminal disease and its mechanism of ac-tion .Most people think the end of the disease is due to end bear overload ,the emergence of local blood circulation disorder caused produce a variety of active factors .Massage therapy is a common clinical treatment to the disease .It has the effect of re-lieving fatigue ,promoting microcirculation ,anti-inflammatory and analgesic .The clinical use of massage therapy terminal illness has obtained very satisfactory curative effect .Among various active factor in terminal illness is what kind of a relationship and massage therapy research on mechanism of disease at the end of the experiment will be the development direction in the future .%分析近年来的国内外文献,总结末端病的病因及其发病机制,探讨推拿疗法在治疗末端病中的应用及其作用机制。多数人认为,末端病是由于末端承受负荷过重,局部出现血液循环障碍产生多种活性因子导致的。推拿疗法是临床上一种常见的末端病治疗方法,具有缓解疲劳、促进微循环、消炎镇痛等作用,临床上运用推拿治疗末端病。末端病中的各种活性因子之间是怎样的一种相互关系及推拿疗法对末端病的实验机制研究将是今后的拓展方向。

  17. Curative Effects in General Massage Combined with Iliotibial Band Pressure Point Massage Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation%常规推拿手法合用髂胫束压痛点推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效

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    杨丽芳; 刘静; 罗凛

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe the clinical efficacy of general massage combined with iliotibial band pressure point massage treating lumbar disc herniation. Methods:68 patients with lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into control group and treatment group, control group with rou-tine massage, treatment group received general massage combined with iliotibial band pressure point massage, to compare the curative effects of two groups. Results:The total effective rate of treatment group was 94.1%, significantly higher than that of control group by 73.5%(P<0.05). Conclu-sion:Efficacy of general massage combined with iliotibial band pressure point massage treating lumbar disc herniation is significant, being worthy of promotion.%目的:观察常规推拿手法合用髂胫束压痛点推拿治疗对腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效。方法:68例腰椎间盘突出症的患者随机分为对照组与治疗组,对照组予常规推拿手法,治疗组予常规推拿手法合用髂胫束压痛点推拿松解,对比两组疗效。结果:治疗组总有效率为94.1%,显著高于对照组的73.5%(P<0.05)。结论:常规推拿手合用髂胫束压痛点推拿松解治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效显著,值得推广。

  18. Massage Therapy for Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Ling Jun Kong

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of massage therapy (MT for neck and shoulder pain. Methods. Seven English and Chinese databases were searched until December 2011 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs of MT for neck and shoulder pain. The methodological quality of RCTs was assessed based on PEDro scale. The meta-analyses of MT for neck and shoulder pain were performed. Results. Twelve high-quality studies were included. In immediate effects, the meta-analyses showed significant effects of MT for neck pain (standardised mean difference, SMD, 1.79; 95% confidence intervals, CI, 1.01 to 2.57; P<0.00001 and shoulder pain (SMD, 1.50; 95% CI, 0.55 to 2.45; P=0.002 versus inactive therapies. And MT showed short-term effects for shoulder pain (SMD, 1.51; 95% CI, 0.53 to 2.49; P=0.003. But MT did not show better effects for neck pain (SMD, 0.13; 95% CI, −0.38 to 0.63; P=0.63 or shoulder pain (SMD, 0.88; 95% CI, −0.74 to 2.51; P=0.29 than active therapies. In addition, functional status of the shoulder was not significantly affected by MT. Conclusion. MT may provide immediate effects for neck and shoulder pain. However, MT does not show better effects on pain than other active therapies. No evidence suggests that MT is effective in functional status.

  19. The Effect of Aromatherapy Abdominal Massage on Alleviating Menstrual Pain in Nursing Students: A Prospective Randomized Cross-Over Study

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    Tyseer M. F. Marzouk

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Dysmenorrhea is a common cause of sickness absenteeism from both classes and work. This study investigated the effect of aromatherapy massage on a group of nursing students who are suffering of primary dysmenorrhea. A randomized blind clinical trial of crossover design was used. In the first treatment phase, group 1 ( received aromatherapy abdominal massage once daily for seven days prior to menstruation using the essential oils (cinnamon, clove, rose, and lavender in a base of almond oil. Group 2 ( received the same intervention but with placebo oil (almond oil. In the second treatment phase, the two groups switched to alternate regimen. Level and duration of pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were evaluated at the baseline and after each treatment phase. During both treatment phases, the level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the aromatherapy group than in the placebo group. These results suggests that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration and excessive menstrual bleeding. Aromatherapy can be provided as a nonpharmacological pain relief measure and as a part of nursing care given to girls suffering of dysmenorrhea, or excessive menstrual bleeding.

  20. Developing an educational dvd on the use of hand massage in the care of people with dementia: An innovation.

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    Tuohy, Dympna; Graham, Margaret M; Johnson, Kevin; Tuohy, Teresa; Burke, Kath

    2015-07-01

    The world's population is ageing and while the vast majority of older people live independently, a significant number will develop dementia. Communication and interpersonal skills are essential in developing relationships. People with dementia may have complex health needs and may have limited language capacity and therefore the use of presence and touch and more specifically hand massage gains greater significance for their wellbeing. This paper describes the process of developing an educational dvd on the use of hand massage in the care of people with dementia which is easily accessible via the web. A description of the design and project management including post production editing is provided. A number of outcomes are identified including: dvd launch, development of local and national interest, facilitation of workshops and the securing of funding for research. The educational dvd is a resource for learning for health care professionals and members of the public. The initiative offers a way of using technology to support individuals, nurses, carers and families living with dementia. This project demonstrates collaboration and connection between practice, education and technology and highlights the importance of the cyclical nature of theory and practice in responding to health care needs of a community.

  1. The perspectives of educators, regulators and funders of massage therapy on the state of the profession in British Columbia, Canada

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    Shroff Farah M

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs are valuable members of the healthcare team who assist in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation. RMT visits have increased across Canada over the past decade with the highest increase in British Columbia (BC. Currently, RMTs are private practitioners of healthcare operating within a largely publicly funded system, positioning them outside of the dominant system of healthcare and making them an important case study in private healthcare. In another paper we examined the perspectives of RMTs themselves. Here, we offer perspectives of regulators, educators and funders of Massage Therapy (MT on advancement of the profession. Methods We interviewed 28 stakeholders of MT in BC – including members of the MT regulatory board, representatives from MT colleges in BC and public and private health insurers. Results All three groups identified research, particularly on efficacy of MT, as playing a vital role in enhancing the professional credibility of MT. However, participants noted that presently research is not a large feature of the current MT curricula and we analyze why this may be and how it can improve. Finally, conferral of baccalaureate degree status could assist RMTs in gaining recognition with the general public and other healthcare professionals. Conclusion RMTs have potential to ameliorate population health in a cost-effective manner. Their role in British Columbia’s healthcare landscape could be expanded if they produce more research and earn degree status.

  2. Program to encourage the process of attachment in children with developmental disorders pervasive through children’s massage

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    Ana María Ruiz Galán

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available During the first year of life, children develop a double-faced emotional tie with their parents or caregivers that provide them the essential confidence to approach psychological and social competences. This special link is called attachment.Attachment may be modified by different situations like the absence of an appropriate person to make tie, the absence of an identification through physical care are assured or the impossibility to assure the child psychical and emotional care (due to depression, psychosis, interest failing or any other wide range of subjects. So, during the first year of life, children may suffer from several kinds of disorders.According to DSM-IV-CR, Pervasive Developmental Disorder is characterized by difficulties in social relations, imaginative activities and verbal and nonverbal communication as well as reduced and repetitive interests.This work aims to decreasing anxiety and improving attachment between children with PDD and their mothers through the infantile massage. Establishing a program that involves 5 sessions of 90 minutes each, with theoretical and practical information about infantile massage, crying, birth, life changes, different roles, feelings of guilt, etcetera. Thanks to it, children with PDD get a quantitative and qualitative improvement of attachment that gets them closer to the external world, reduces their anxiety for changes and allows them a better adaptation to life.

  3. Therapeutic effects on spastic cerebral palsy in children Acupuncture and massage at the Shu and He acupoints versus routine acupoints

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    Xue-feng Wang; Xiao-li Hu

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Based on clinical findings and syndromes, it has been previously shown that therapeutic methods for cerebral palsy can be greatly improved by selecting fewer, but more accurate acupoints. Therefore, greater therapeutic efficacy for cerebral palsy could be obtained by selecting the five Shu acupoints, which are located at the qi-intersecting point of the twelve meridians below the elbow and knee.OBJECTIVE: To treat children with spastic cerebral palsy using acupuncture and massage at the Shu and He points through a combination of rehabilitative training, and to compare the effects with routine acupuncture and massage.DESIGN: A randomized controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Rehabilitation Center for Cerebral Palsy, Department of Pediatrics, Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.PARTICIPANTS: Sixty children with spastic cerebral palsy were selected from the Rehabilitation Center for Cerebral Palsy, Department of Pediatrics, Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from May 2003 to February 2006. There were 38 boys and 22 girls, aged 10 months to 4 years old, muscle strength ranging from grade I to grade IV. The children were randomly divided into a treatment group (n =30) and a control group (n =30). Informed consent for the therapeutic program was obtained from the relatives of all enrolled children. The study was approved by the Hospital's Ethical Committee.METHODS: All children were given exercise and occupational therapy based on standard treatments. ① In the control group, the children were additionally treated with routine acupuncture and massage during the one-month basic rehabilitative training. The acupuncture needles were manipulated alternately at the acupoints of Jianyu, Shousanli, Binao, Hegu, Huantiao, Xuanzhong, and Biguan. They were treated once per day, 6 days a week, followed by one day of rest. The children's limbs were first massaged by pressing, stretching

  4. The Clustered Needling, Massage and Cupping Used for Treatment of Obstinate Myofascitis of the Back——A Report of 68 Cases

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    Chen Shuliang

    2007-01-01

    @@ The clustered needling, massage and cupping have been used together for treatment of myofascitis of the back with good therapeutic results through the joint effects of removing blood stasis, promoting blood circulation, dredging the channels, promoting the metabolism and the repair of the tissues, impairing and relaxing the affected muscles.

  5. Report on an Intervention Involving Massage and Yoga for Male Adolescents Attending a School for Disadvantaged Male Adolescents in the UK

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    Powell, L. A.; Potter, L.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of providing an intervention involving massage and yoga in a school exclusively for male disadvantaged adolescents who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires completed by teachers and pupils prior to, and completion of,…

  6. A Journey of Self-Discovery: An Intervention Involving Massage, Yoga and Relaxation for Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Attending Primary Schools

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    Powell, Lesley; Gilchrist, Mollie; Stapley, Jacqueline

    2008-01-01

    This study reports on an intervention involving massage, yoga and relaxation delivered to young children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Children (n = 126) were invited to participate in the Self-discovery Programme (SDP) with parental consent. A total of 107 children aged 8-11 years completed the SDP and all measures. Children were…

  7. Comparing the Effect of Foot Reflexology Massage, Foot Bath and Their Combination on Quality of Sleep in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.

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    Rahmani, Ali; Naseri, Mahdi; Salaree, Mohammad Mahdi; Nehrir, Batool

    2016-12-01

    Introduction: Many patients in coronary care unit (CCU) suffer from decreased sleep quality caused by environmental and mental factors. This study compared the efficacy of foot reflexology massage, foot bath, and a combination of them on the quality of sleep of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: This quasi-experimental study was implemented on ACS patients in Iran. Random sampling was used to divide the patients into four groups of 35 subjects. The groups were foot reflexology massage, foot bath, a combination of the two and the control group. Sleep quality was measured using the Veran Snyder-Halpern questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 13. Results: The mean age of the four groups was 61.22 (11.67) years. The mean sleep disturbance in intervention groups (foot reflexology massage and foot bath groups) during the second and third nights was significantly less than before intervention. The results also showed a greater reduction in sleep disturbance in the combined group than in the other groups when compared to the control group. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the intervention of foot bath and massage are effective in reducing sleep disorders and there was a synergistic effect when used in combination. This complementary care method can be recommended to be implemented by CCU nurses.

  8. 脐周按摩治疗老年人便秘效果观察%Observation on Navel Massage Treating Senile Constipation

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    李剑辉

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To explore the effects of navel massage treating senile constipation. Methods: 88 cases of elderly patients with constipation were randomly divided into study group and control group, on the basis of conventional therapy, control group with abdominal massage, study group was treated with navel massage, to observe the therapeutic effects of two groups. Results:The total efficiency of study group was 95.45%, higher than that of control group by 79.55%(P<0.05). Conclusion:Navel massage treating senile constipation is exactly effective, being worth clinical pro-motion and application.%目的:探究脐周按摩治疗老年人便秘的效果。方法:88例老年人便秘患者随机均分为研究组与对照组,在常规治疗的基础上,对照组采用腹部按摩法,研究组予脐周按摩法,观察两组治疗效果。结果:研究组总有效率为95.45%,高于对照组的79.55%(P<0.05)。结论:脐周按摩治疗老年人便秘效果确切,值得临床推广及应用。

  9. Comparing the Effect of Foot Reflexology Massage, Foot Bath and Their Combination on Quality of Sleep in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    Ali Rahmani

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Many patients in coronary care unit (CCU suffer from decreased sleep quality caused by environmental and mental factors. This study compared the efficacy of foot reflexology massage, foot bath, and a combination of them on the quality of sleep of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was implemented on ACS patients in Iran. Random sampling was used to divide the patients into four groups of 35 subjects. The groups were foot reflexology massage, foot bath, a combination of the two and the control group. Sleep quality was measured using the Veran Snyder-Halpern questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 13. Results: The mean age of the four groups was 61.22 (11.67 years. The mean sleep disturbance in intervention groups (foot reflexology massage and foot bath groups during the second and third nights was significantly less than before intervention. The results also showed a greater reduction in sleep disturbance in the combined group than in the other groups when compared to the control group. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the intervention of foot bath and massage are effective in reducing sleep disorders and there was a synergistic effect when used in combination. This complementary care method can be recommended to be implemented by CCU nurses.

  10. Massage Therapy in Orthopedic Patients Pain%探讨按摩疗法在骨科患者疼痛护理中的作用

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    张琼; 邓小玲

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To assess the massage therapy of the nursing interventions on the degree of pain of orthopedic patients. Method: The study included 80 male patients with knee surgery in our hospital. Subjects were randomly divided into two groups. In addition to conventional treatment, the intervention group patients received a daily 20 minutes of massage therapy, then scored the degree of pain before and after massage therapy. Result: The pain scores before and after the intervention were significantly different in patients with massage ( P 0. 05 ), but this difference after the intervention was statistically significant ( P = 0.002 ). Conclusion: Massage as a simple, cheap and effective care measures, can be a positive way to ease the pain in orthopedic patients.%目的:评估按摩疗法这项护理措施对骨科患者疼痛程度的影响.方法:本研究纳入了80例在我院住院的男性膝关节手术患者.研究对象随机分为两组.干预组的患者除了常规治疗外,每天接受20min的按摩治疗,同时评估按摩治疗前后的疼痛程度.结果:干预组患者按摩前后的疼痛程度评分有显著差异(P 0.05),在干预后有显著统计学意义(P = 0.002).结论:按摩作为一种简单、廉价和有效的护理措施,可成为一种缓解骨科患者疼痛的积极方法.

  11. 抚触对早产儿生长发育的影响%Influence of massage on growth and development of premature infants

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    吴广华

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨抚触对早产儿生长发育的影响.方法:选择住院期间病情稳定后的早产儿70 例,将其随机分为抚触组(40 例)和对照组(30 例),抚触组给予正规的抚触,于第42 天评估两组体格(头围、身长及体重)增长幅度、摄入母乳量和睡眠时间,于纠正胎龄40 周时进行20 项新生儿行为神经测定,并作组间比较.结果:抚触组体格的增长、摄入量、睡眠时间及行为神经的发育明显优于对照组(P<0.05).结论:抚触对早产儿的生长发育有明显的促进作用.%Objective: To assess the influence of massage on the growth and development of premature infants. Methods: 70 premature infants who were considered medically stable were randomly divided into message group (ra=40) and control group (/I=30). The premature infants of massage group received routine massage. The premature infants in two groups were assessed in terms of physical growth (head circumference, length and weight), breast milk intakes and sleep time at the 42th postnatal day. They were assessed with twenty-item neonatal behavior neurologic assessment (NBNA) at 40 weeks of correcting gestational age. Comparison was done between the two groups. Results: Physical growth, breast milk, sleep time intakes and 20 developmental items in the massage group were significantly better than the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Massage can obviously promote the growth and development of premature infants.

  12. Clinical Analysis of Rehabilitation Massage Therapy for Lumbar Disc Herniation%康复推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症临床分析

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    李青松

    2015-01-01

    目的 探究分析临床应用康复推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效.方法 将我院收治的60例腰椎间盘突出症患者随机分为观察组及对照组.观察组行康复推拿治疗,对照组行一般推拿治疗,比较两组患治疗3周后的康复状况.结果 治疗3周后观察组患者的疼痛评分、JOA下腰痛评分等均优于对照组,观察组患者的临床疗效优于对照组.结论 对于腰椎间盘突出症(LDH)患者,临床采用康复推拿治疗后患者的疼痛改善情况、活动等效果均优于单纯的推拿治疗,临床康复效果较理想.%Objective To explore the efficacy of clinical application of rehabilitation massage treatment for lumbar disc herniation.Methods Selected 60 cases of patients with lumbar disc herniation in our hospital, randomly divided into observation group and control group, patients in observation group with rehabilitative massage therapy, the others in control group by general massage therapy, then compared two rehabilitation status of two groups after treated 3 weeks.Results The clinical curative effect in observation group was better than it in control group, in terms of pain score and JOA score after treated 3 weeks.Conclusion Rehabilitation massage treatment for lumbar disc herniation has better effect than the pure massage therapy, in terms of improvement pain and activity, so it has ideal rehabilitation effect in clinic.

  13. Massaging over the greater occipital nerve reduces the intensity of migraine attacks: evidence for inhibitory trigemino-cervical convergence mechanisms.

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    Piovesan, Elcio Juliato; Di Stani, Fabrizio; Kowacs, Pedro André; Mulinari, Rogério Andrade; Radunz, Victor Hugo; Utiumi, Marco; Muranka, Eder B; Giublin, Mario Luiz; Werneck, Lineu César

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    Activation of the trigemino-cervical system constitutes one of the first steps in the genesis of migraine. The objective of this study was to confirm the presence of trigemino-cervical convergence mechanisms and to establish whether such mechanisms may also be of inhibitory origin. We describe a case of a 39-years-old woman suffering from episodic migraine who showed a significant improvement in her frontal headache during migraine attacks if the greater occipital nerve territory was massaged after the appearance of static mechanical allodynia (cortical sensitization). We review trigemino-cervical convergence and diffuse nociceptive inhibitory control (DNIC) mechanisms and suggest that the convergence mechanisms are not only excitatory but also inhibitory.

  14. Fracture and Collapse of Balloon-Expandable Stents in the Bilateral Common Iliac Arteries Due to Shiatsu Massage

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    Ichihashi, Shigeo, E-mail: shigeoichihashi@yahoo.co.jp; Higashiura, Wataru; Itoh, Hirofumi; Sakaguchi, Shoji; Kichikawa, Kimihiko [Nara Medical University, Department of Radiology (Japan)

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    We report a case of stent fracture and collapse of balloon-expandable stents caused by shiatsu massage. A 76-year-old man presented with complaints of intermittent claudication of the right lower extremity. Stenoses of the bilateral common iliac arteries (CIAs) were detected. Balloon-expandable stents were deployed in both CIAs, resulting in resolution of symptoms. Five months later, pelvis x-ray showed collapse of both stents. Despite the stent collapse, the patient was asymptomatic, and his ankle brachial index values were within the normal range. Further history showed that the patient underwent daily shiatsu therapy in the umbilical region, which may have triggered collapse of the stent. Physicians should advise patients to avoid compression of the abdominal wall after implantation of a stent in the iliac artery.

  15. Prolonged closed cardiac massage using LUCAS device in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with prolonged transport time

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Edouard Matevossian1, Dietrich Doll4, Jakob Säckl1, Inga Sinicina5, Jürgen Schneider2, Gerhard Simon3, Norbert Hüser11Department of Surgery, 2Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive-Care Medicine; 3Department of Radiology, Technische Universität of Munich, Germany; 4Department of Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Philips University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany; 5Institute of Clinical Forensic Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, GermanyAbstract: Saving more human lives through more effective reanimation measures is the goal of the new international guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation as the decisive aspect for survival after cardiovascular arrest is that basic resuscitation should start immediately. According to the updated guidelines, the greatest efficacy in cardiac massage is only achieved when the right compression point, an adequate compression depth, vertical pressure, the correct frequency, and equally long phases of compression and decompression are achieved. The very highest priority is placed on restoring continuous circulation. Against this background, standardized continuous chest compression with active decompression has contributed to a favorable outcome in this case. The hydraulically operated and variably adjustable automatic Lund University Cardiac Arrest System (LUCAS device (Jolife, Lund, Sweden undoubtedly meets these requirements. This case report describes a 44-year-old patient who – approximately 15 min after the onset of clinical death due to apparent ventricular fibrillation – received cardiopulmonary resuscitation, initially by laypersons and then by the emergency medical team (manual chest compressions followed by situation-adjusted LUCAS compressions. Sinus rhythm was restored after more than 90 min of continuous resuscitation, with seven defibrillations. Interventional diagnostic workup did not reveal a causal morphological correlate for the condition on coronary

  16. Efficacy of Massage Therapy on Pain and Dysfunction in Patients with Neck Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Yong Hong Cheng

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    Full Text Available Objective. To systematically evaluate the evidence of whether massage therapy (MT is effective for neck pain. Methods. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs were identified through searches of 5 English and Chinese databases (to December 2012. The search terms included neck pain, neck disorders, cervical vertebrae, massage, manual therapy, Tuina, and random. In addition, we performed hand searches at the library of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Two reviewers independently abstracted data and assessed the methodological quality of RCTs by PEDro scale. And the meta-analyses of improvements on pain and neck-related function were conducted. Results. Fifteen RCTs met inclusion criteria. The meta-analysis showed that MT experienced better immediate effects on pain relief compared with inactive therapies (n=153; standardised mean difference (SMD, 1.30; 95% confidence interval (CI, 0.09 to 2.50; P=0.03 and traditional Chinese medicine (n=125; SMD, 0.73; 95% CI 0.13 to 1.33; P=0.02. There was no valid evidence of MT on improving dysfunction. With regard to follow-up effects, there was not enough evidence of MT for neck pain. Conclusions. This systematic review found moderate evidence of MT on improving pain in patients with neck pain compared with inactive therapies and limited evidence compared with traditional Chinese medicine. There were no valid lines of evidence of MT on improving dysfunction. High quality RCTs are urgently needed to confirm these results and continue to compare MT with other active therapies for neck pain.

  17. Study of Infant Massage Effect on Growth and Development of Neonates%新生儿进行抚触的效果评价研究

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    章会云

    2015-01-01

    目的探讨新生儿抚触护理对新生儿健康发育的影响。方法选择足日正常的新生儿60例随机分组。其中对照组和抚触组各30例进行比较研究。抚触组从新生儿出生后第1d开始进行抚触,2次/d、15 min/d;对照组则用常规方法进行护理。对两组新生儿足月以后进行体重、睡眠、觉醒、哭吵时间以及惊醒次数、吸奶量进行比较。结果抚触组的新生儿体重、睡眠时间、吸奶量明显大于对照组;而觉醒、哭吵时间、惊醒次数则明显小于对照组。结论对新生儿进行抚触有利于增加食量及睡眠时间、有益于新生儿的生长发育,以及自身免疫力的增强。%Objective To observe and discuss the ef ect of massage on the growth and development of neonates. Methods 60 normal neonates were selected casual y from Han-chuan second people's Hospital, and then divided into two groups:30 in massage group and 30 in control group. The infant of massage group was taking care through massage, which was performed one days after birth, twice a day and once for 15 minutes. While the comparison group was underwent the regular nursing care. After 60 days, compare the weight, sleeping and arousal,crying time and awakening times, intake of milk of those two groups. Results Index like, weight, sleeping time and milk intake in the massage group was inspected longer and bigger than those in comparison group. Moreover arousal and crying time and awakening times was shorter significantly. Conclusion Infant massage is helpful to aid appetite, lengthen sleeping time regularly, which benefit to the growth and development of neonates, and the improvement of infant immunity.

  18. Effects of Massage Therapy and Occlusal Splint Usage on Quality of Life and Pain in Individuals with Sleep Bruxism: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Gomes, Cid Andre Fidelis de Paula; El-Hage, Yasmin; Amaral, Ana Paula; Herpich, Carolina Marciela; Politti, Fabiano; Kalil-Bussadori, Sandra; Gonzalez, Tabajara de Oliveira; Biasotto-Gonzalez, Daniela Aparecida

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of massage therapy on the masticatory muscles and occlusal splint usage on quality of life and pain in individuals with sleep bruxism. Method: A randomized, controlled, blinded, clinical trial was conducted involving 78 volunteers aged 18 to 40 years with sleep bruxism. Quality of life and pain assessments were performed. Results: Significant differences (p < 0.05) were found on the physical functioning, general health state, vitality, role emotional and mental health subscales. A large effect size was found for all treatment protocols with regard to pain. The largest effect was found in the combined treatment group. Conclusions: The findings of the present study reveal that the occlusal splint usage alone led to improvements in components of quality of life among individuals with sleep bruxism. Moreover, both treatments (occlusal splint usage and massage therapy on the masticatory muscles) led to a reduction in pain. PMID:26733760

  19. 推拿在小儿脑瘫康复中的应用%The Application of Massage Therapy in Rehabilitation of Children Cerebral Palsy

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    康轶鑫

    2008-01-01

    推拿疗法用于小儿脑瘫的治疗,其疗效己得到学术界的普遍认可.本文介绍了推拿治疗小儿脑瘫的规范化操作方法,不仅有效且易于操作,有利于临床治疗中推广应用.%At present,children cerebral palsy is one of the major diseases causing children's disabilities.The disease delays the improvement of living quality and causes heavy economic burden to both society and families.The massage therapy is one of the treatment technologies to cure children cerebral palsy.and its therapeutic effects had been approved clinically.The essay focuses oh the standardization research of massage operating procedures and tries to provide effective and easy ways to operate the procedures clinically.

  20. 按摩治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效体会%Experience for treating lumbar disc herniation by massage

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    周光跃

    2014-01-01

    Lumbar disc herniation was common in clinical orthopedics. In this article, 271 patients with lumbar disc herniation were treated by massage, the total efficacy was 97%. Massage on lumbar disc herniation can relieve pain and restore limb function.%腰椎间盘突出症是临床骨伤科常见的疑难病之一。本文选取271例腰椎间盘突出患者行按摩治疗,总有效率97%,效果较好。按摩治疗腰椎间盘突出症可缓解疼痛,恢复肢体功能。

  1. Estimation of Comfort/Disconfort Based on EEG in Massage by Use of Clustering according to Correration and Incremental Learning type NN

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    Teramae, Tatsuya; Kushida, Daisuke; Takemori, Fumiaki; Kitamura, Akira

    Authors proposed the estimation method combining k-means algorithm and NN for evaluating massage. However, this estimation method has a problem that discrimination ratio is decreased to new user. There are two causes of this problem. One is that generalization of NN is bad. Another one is that clustering result by k-means algorithm has not high correlation coefficient in a class. Then, this research proposes k-means algorithm according to correlation coefficient and incremental learning for NN. The proposed k-means algorithm is method included evaluation function based on correlation coefficient. Incremental learning is method that NN is learned by new data and initialized weight based on the existing data. The effect of proposed methods are verified by estimation result using EEG data when testee is given massage.

  2. Try to Discuss Liu’s Infantile Massage Theory from the Differences Between Liu and Three Word Scripture Faction of Infantile Massage in Treating Infantile Spleen Deficiency Type of Diarrhea%试从刘氏与三字经派小儿推拿治疗脾虚型泄泻的差异看刘氏推拿理论

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    雷建波; 李江山; 王德军

    2013-01-01

    There are many differences between Liu's infantile massage and three word scripture faction of infantile massage in treating infantile spleen deficiency type of diarrhea. Liu's infantile massage was founded by Professor Liu Kaiyun, which was based on the theory of inter-generation and inter-inhibition and the visceral manifestation theory of the theory of the five elements, com-bined the physiological property and pathological characteristics of the five parenchymatous viscera of Infants, and the“Five channels massage”is a core content of massage. Three word scripture fac-tion of infantile massage is founded by Xu Qianguang. Li Dexiu inherited the quintessence and study with great concentration which was laid the foundation for the three word scripture faction of infantile massage. The main feature of it is the selection of acupoint is few, technique of operation is simple, operation of each acupoint is long, and the efficacy is good. These two infantile massage play an important role in different time and local, but they also have large differences. In order to definite the differences between Liu’s infantile massage and three word scripture faction of infan-tile massage, and definite the essence of Liu’s infantile massage, now analyze and explore the dif-ferences of treating infantile spleen deficiency type of diarrhea between them.%  刘氏小儿推拿疗法与三字经派小儿推拿法治疗小儿脾虚型泄泻存在着许多差异。刘氏小儿推拿疗法是刘开运教授创立的以五行学说的相生相克理论和藏象学说为基础,结合小儿五脏的生理特性和病理特点,以“推五经”为核心内容的推拿疗法。而三字经派小儿推拿疗法是由徐谦光创立,经李德修继承其精华并在此基础上潜心研究,从而奠定了三字经派推拿疗法的基础。其主要特点为取穴少,手法操作简单,每穴操作时间长,临床疗效好。这两种小儿推拿疗法都分别在不同

  3. 基于模糊控制的智能按摩椅研究%Reseach of intelligent massage chair based on fuzzy control

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    林朝阳; 陈临强; 任彧; 唐斌

    2011-01-01

    Aiming at the uncertainty of model parameters in control system of the massage chair,a fuzzy control method was proposed, which used the deviation and deviation rate of the user's heart rate as the input of the fuzzy control system to achieve intelligentized massage.The general structure of the intelligent massage chair was analyzed,then the design and implementation of fuzzy controller were introduced. Finally,experimental results were tested and analyzed.The results show that the method provides a viable technical reference to improve the intelligence level of massage chair.%针对按摩椅中控制系统模型参数不确定的特性,提出了一种基于模糊控制的智能按摩椅实现方法,该方法将用户按摩时心率偏差与心率偏差的变化率作为模糊控制器的输入参数,实现了智能化的按摩.首先给出了智能按摩椅总体结构,然后介绍了模糊控制器的设计和实现方法,最后对实验结果进行了测试和分析.研究结果表明,该方法为迸一步提升按摩椅的智能化水平提供了可行的技术参考.

  4. NINETY FOUR CASES OF INFANTILE DIARRHEA TREATED WITH CHINESE MASSAGE%推拿治疗小儿腹泻94例

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    李大民

    2008-01-01

    @@ Infantile diarrhea is one of the common infantile diseases,manifested chiefly in clinic as increased frequency of daily defecation or loose stool,even watery discharge.The improper and delayed treatment as well as persistent sickness will greatly affect the growth and development of child.The writer had treated 94 cases of infantile 4iarrhea with Chinese massage from July 2002 to October 2005 and had achieved quite good results.The report is as follows.

  5. [Comparison of medical practices of 'massage' and 'gymnastics' - at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century (England, France, Germany, Switzerland)].

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    Quin, Grégory

    2014-01-01

    Massage and medical gymnastics are very ancient form of medical practices and knowledge, nevertheless they seem to focus a growing attention between 1860 and World War I in Europe. These practices know a quick institutionalization, and the physiotherapy or "kinesitherapy" emerge as a discipline with some more structured training course for students and future practitioners. In fact, the determinants of this development are numerous, specialization, professionalization, cultural transfer, and more broadly with geopolitical influences and nationalist feelings, influence of the Swedish gymnastics.

  6. 揉摩治疗头晕43例病因、疗效观察%Effective observation on treating dizziness by massage

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    张蜀湘; 张辰

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe clinical effects of massage on treating vertigo. Methods:Massage therapy was applied in treating Yuanshang disease and relieve the dizziness. Results:6 of 43 patients were cured by massage, and dizziness was disappeared in 33 patients. Conclusion:Except meiaier vertigo, massage therapy had a good effect on dizziness from Yuanshang disease and was worthy of promotion.%目的:探讨眩晕主要病因,验证发生眩晕的疾病,并检验针对疾病治疗方法的应用的有效性。方法:使用揉摩方法检查和治疗远伤病而解除头晕症状。结果:43例经揉摩治疗患者当即头晕症状消失,病灶清除而治愈者6人,33人虽未达到病灶清除,但未再出现头晕,4例经两次揉摩后过三个月或一年后又出现轻微头晕,又继续揉摩。结论:除梅埃尔病眩晕之外,目前发现的眩晕,主要是远伤病发生的头晕症状,可以用治疗远伤病的揉摩方法有效消除头晕,值得推广。

  7. Effects of Slow-stroke Back Massage on Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting in the Pediatrics with Acute Leukemia: a Challenge of Controlling Symptoms

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    Mojtaba Miladinia

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of chemotherapy in the pediatrics with cancer which affect their quality of life. Use of some methods of complementary medicine in leukemia patients is problematic. Because, leukemia patients are at risk of infection and bleeding, therefore the use of acupressure, acupuncture, and deep massage can be risky in these patients. Slow- stroke back massage is applied on the surface of body, so does not have complications. No study has addressed the effect of massage therapy on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in pediatrics with acute leukemia in the world.  Material and methods This study was a two-group randomized controlled trial (RCT, double blind and repeated measures design. In this RCT, 45 school age children with acute leukemia were placed in the massage and control groups. Before start of the study, at the day of chemotherapy administration (day 1th, only nausea and vomiting were measured. Then during 6 days next (day 2 through 7, the intervention group received 5-minutes Super Smash Bros. Melee (SSBM, immediately before start of each session of chemotherapy. Nausea was measured during chemotherapy, 0.5 h and 3 h after each session of chemotherapy in the two groups. Also vomiting was recorded during 24 h after each session of chemotherapy. Repeated measures ANOVA, Chi-square, and t-test were used for analysis. Results Most of pediatrics were male (58.13%, and suffered from Acute myeloid leukemia (AML (81.7%. The repeated measure analysis showed that in the intervention group, the SSBM reduced progressive mean of nausea severity and frequency of vomit over time. While, this side effects have slightly increased over time in the control group. Conclusion The results of this study are suggesting that SSBM, as a non-pharmacologic, easy and safe method, is effective in controlling Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV in the pediatrics with acute leukemia.

  8. The effects of huko point massage with ice on intensity of pain due of Phlebotomy in children with thalassemia in Kerman Samen Alhojaj Medical Center, Iran

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    Rostami M

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objective: Venous catheter is one of the most painful medical procedures and frequently practiced in the children's thalassemia ward. Children with thalassemia experience moderate to severe pain during phlebotomy. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of huko point massage with ice on intensity of pain due of Phlebotomy In children with thalassemia. The relationship between anxiety and pain in children was also studied. Materials and Method: A randomized, clinical trial was conducted on 86 children of 6-12 years of age undergoing transfusion and referred to the thalassemia ward of Kerman Samen Alhojaj Medical Center in 2014. The children were selected using convenience sampling and assigned to the interventional and control groups using randomized block design. In the interventional group, 5 minutes before performing phlebotomy, huko point massage with ice was performed. In the control group, no intervention was performed. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire and the Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability Scale (FLACC scale. Data were analyzed using Spearman's correlation and Mann-Whitney test by SPSS software version 22. Results: The mean pain score in the interventional group was 0.65 ± 0.75 and in the control group was 3.81 ± 1.84. A significant difference was observed between the pain severity of the two groups (P = 0.001. Conclusion: Huko point massage with ice can reduce intensity of pain due of phlebotomy in children with thalassemia. Accordingly, the application of huko point massage with ice is recommended as a non-pharmacological method of pain relief during phlebotomy in children with thalassemia.

  9. 纤维肌痛患者压痛点的推拿效用分析%The Analysis about Tenderness Point Massage of the Fibromyalgia

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    林强

    2013-01-01

      通过查询搜索推拿治疗纤维肌痛的中英文随机临床试验资料,总结了宣蛰人的软组织压痛点与Janet Travell激痛点的特点与区别,并在宣蛰人“去痛致松、以松治痛”的推拿治疗椎管外软组织损害的原理归纳的基础上,进一步分析了推拿治疗纤维肌痛压痛点的疗效机理。结果显示推拿对纤维肌痛有一定的效果,但对于推拿治疗纤维肌痛的研究质量及内容的充实方面均有待进一步加强。%Summarized the characteristic and difference between soft tissue tender point and Ja-netTravell trigger point which were founded by Zhe-RenXuan through referring and searching the Chinese and English randomized clinical trials data of massage treating fibromyalgia. Further ana-lyzed the efficacy mechanism of massage treating fibromyalgia on the basis of the theory induction about massage of“remove pain lead to loosen, use loosen to treat pain”to treat external vertebral canal soft tissue. The result showed that it had a certain efficacy about using massage to treat fibro-myalgia. But, the research quality and substantial content still need to be reinforced.

  10. Clinical observation on treating hyperlipidemia by massage%推拿治疗高脂血症的初步临床疗效观察

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    王筱锋; 朱倩

    2012-01-01

      目的:探讨推拿足三里、丰隆、关元对高脂血症的疗效。方法:将60例高脂血症患者分为治疗组30例和对照组30例,14d 为1个疗程,治疗4个疗程后,观察疗效。结果:推拿足三里、丰隆、关元对高脂血症具有一定疗效。结论:推拿作为高脂血症的一种疗法,值得推广。%  Objective: To investigate the effects of massage zusanli, Fenglong and Guanyuan against hyperlipidemia. Methods: 60 cases of patients with hyperlipidemia were divided into the treatment group and the control group, 30 cases in each group, 14 days as a course, after four courses of treatment, the efficacy were compared. Results: Massage zusanli, Fenglong and Guanyuan were effective in treating hyperlipidemia. Conclusion: Massage as a therapy for hyperlipidemia, worthy of promotion.

  11. Effectiveness of Core Stability Exercises and Recovery Myofascial Release Massage on Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Irene Cantarero-Villanueva

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate the effects of an 8-week multimodal program focused on core stability exercises and recovery massage with DVD support for a 6-month period in physical and psychological outcomes in breast cancer survivors. A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed. Seventy-eight (n=78 breast cancer survivors were assigned to experimental (core stability exercises plus massage-myofascial release and control (usual health care groups. The intervention period was 8 weeks. Mood state, fatigue, trunk curl endurance, and leg strength were determined at baseline, after the last treatment session, and at 6 months of followup. Immediately after treatment and at 6 months, fatigue, mood state, trunk curl endurance, and leg strength exhibited greater improvement within the experimental group compared to placebo group. This paper showed that a multimodal program focused on core stability exercises and massage reduced fatigue, tension, depression, and improved vigor and muscle strength after intervention and 6 months after discharge.

  12. 推拿治疗颈椎病的机理研究进展%The Process of Studies on the Mechanism of Massage for Cervical Spondylosis

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    张辉; 程立红

    2014-01-01

    得益于科学技术的发展,现代影像学检查的应用和颈椎病的生理、病理及生物力学研究都得到了长足进步,对颈椎病的认识、诊断和治疗都有了很大提高。推拿作为治疗颈椎病的主要手段之一,疗效确切,但是如何进一步应用推拿仍然值得深究。本文将结合临床实践及新近研究对推拿治疗颈椎病机理的研究进展进行探讨。%Due to the development of science and technology, the application of modern imaging examination and studies on physiology, pathology and biomechanics of cervical spondylosis have both rapidly developed, which makes all the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of cervical spon-dylosis greatly improved. Massage, as one of the main means of treating cervical spondylosis, is effective, but the issue of further application of mas-sage is still worth exploring. This article would combine the clinical practice and recent studies to investigate the process of studies on the mecha-nism of massage for cervical spondylosis.

  13. Effective observation on treating cervical vertigo by acupuncture plus massage%针灸联合推拿治疗颈性眩晕临床观察

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    吴红晓

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinical effects of acupuncture plus massage on cervical vertigo. Methods: 82 cases were randomly divided into the control group and the treatment group. 41 cases in the control group received acupuncture. 41 cases in the treatment group were treated by acupuncture plus massage. Results: The total efifciency in the control group was 78.0%, and in the treatment group was 95.1%; the treatment group was higher (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture plus massage was obviously effective on cervical vertigo.%目的:观察针灸联合推拿治疗颈性眩晕的临床疗效。方法:选择82例颈性眩晕患者,随机分为对照组和治疗组,对照组41例,给予针灸治疗,治疗组41例,给予针灸联合推拿治疗。结果:对照组总体有效率为78.0%,治疗组总体有效率达95.1%;两组总体有效率比较,治疗组优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:针灸联合推拿治疗颈性眩晕的效果满意。

  14. Effect Observation of Massage in Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation%按摩治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效观察

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    程利群

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To observe the efficacy of massage in treatment of lumbar disc hernia-tion. Methods: 122 patients with lumbar disc herniation were treated by massage according to the type of disease. Results:28 cases were cured, 37 cases had marked effect, 53 cases were improved, and 4 cases were invalid. The total effective rate was 96.72%. Conclusion:The effect of massage in treatment of lumbar disc herniation is good.%  目的:观察按摩治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效.方法:根据分型施以相应的按摩手法治疗122例腰椎间盘突出症患者.结果:痊愈28例,显效37例,好转53例,无效4例,总有效率96.72%.结论:按摩治疗腰椎间盘突出症效果较好.

  15. Massage in Treating Obstinate Tennis Elbow%推拿治疗顽固性网球肘的疗效分析

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    董世德

    2013-01-01

      目的:分析推拿治疗顽固性网球肘的要点,以提高疗效.方法:选取门诊病例68例,采用推拿治疗结合运动疗法进行治疗.结果:治愈56例,好转12例,无效0例;治愈率82.35%、有效率100%.结论:推拿结合运动疗法治疗顽固性网球肘具有近远期疗效良好、恢复功能快的特点,优于局部封闭等疗法.%Objective: To analysis the main point of massage in treatment of obstinate tennis elbow to improve the efficacy. Methods:68 patients with tennis elbow were treated by massage therapy and motor therapy. Results: 56 cases were cured, 12 cases were im-proved, and 0 cases were invalid. The cured rate was 82.35%; the effective rate was 100%. Conclusion: Massage cooperated with motor therapy in treatment of obstinate tennis elbow has advantages of good efficacy in short and long term, fast recovery of func-tion, etc. It is superior to the therapy of partial closure.

  16. INDIGESTION OF FOOD RETENTION IN CHILDREN TREATED BY ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE%针刺推拿治疗小儿食积症

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    王辉

    2008-01-01

    目的:用针刺推拿方法治疗小儿食积之食欲不振,使其恢复食欲能正常进食.方法:采用针刺加推拿的方法治疗小儿食积症476例.结果:经一次治疗后痊愈者385例,好转91例,总有效率100%.结论:针灸推拿治疗小儿食积症疗效显著.%Objective By acupuncture plus massage to treat poor appetite induced by indigestion of food retention in children to restore their normal appetite.Methods 476 cases of indigestion of food retention in children were treated by acupuncture plus massage.Results 385 of the 476 cases were cured,and 91 cases were improved by one treatment with a total effective rate of 100%.Conclusion Acupuncture plus massage provided remarkable therapeutic effects on indigestion of food retention in children.

  17. Early Intervention with a Parent-Delivered Massage Protocol Directed at Tactile Abnormalities Decreases Severity of Autism and Improves Child-to-Parent Interactions: A Replication Study

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    Louisa M. T. Silva

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Tactile abnormalities are severe and universal in preschool children with autism. They respond well to treatment with a daily massage protocol directed at tactile abnormalities (QST massage for autism. Treatment is based on a model for autism proposing that tactile impairment poses a barrier to development. Two previous randomized controlled trials evaluating five months of massage treatment reported improvement of behavior, social/communication skills, and tactile and other sensory symptoms. This is the first report from a two-year replication study evaluating the protocol in 103 preschool children with autism. Parents gave daily treatment; trained staff gave weekly treatment and parent support. Five-month outcomes replicated earlier studies and showed normalization of receptive language (18%, P=.03, autistic behavior (32%, P=.006, total sensory abnormalities (38%, P=.0000005, tactile abnormalities (49%, P=.0002, and decreased autism severity (medium to large effect size, P=.008. In addition, parents reported improved child-to-parent interactions, bonding, and decreased parenting stress (44%, P=.00008. Early childhood special education programs are tasked with addressing sensory abnormalities and engaging parents in effective home programs. Until now, they have lacked research-based methods to do so. This program fulfills the need. It is recommended to parents and ECSE programs (ages 3–5 at autism diagnosis.

  18. Short-term effects of self-massage combined with home exercise on pain, daily activity, and autonomic function in patients with myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome.

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    Chan, Yuan-Chi; Wang, Tzyy-Jiuan; Chang, Cheng-Chiang; Chen, Liang-Cheng; Chu, Heng-Yi; Lin, Shiou-Ping; Chang, Shin-Tsu

    2015-01-01

    [Purpose] The aim of the present was to investigate the short-term effects of a program combining self-massage and home exercise for patients with myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome (MPDS). [Subjects and Methods] In this retrospective study, 63 patients were allocated to the experimental (n = 32) and control (n = 31) groups. Both groups received 6 sessions of treatment with physical modalities over the course of two weeks. The experimental group completed an additional program with a combination of self-massage and home exercise. The outcome measurements included a pain scale, pressure pain threshold (PPT), neck disability index (NDI), patient-specific functional scales (PSFS), and heart rate variability (HRV). The interactions between the groups and over time were analyzed using two-way repeated measures ANOVA. [Results] Only the experimental group demonstrated significant improvements in the pain scale with varying conditions. The PPTs of the trigger points increased significantly in the experimental group, and significant functional improvements in NDI and PSFS were observed in the same group. There were significant increases in high-frequency HRV and high-frequency % in the experimental group. [Conclusion] Treatment with physical modalities plus combination of self-massage and home exercise is more effective than the physical modalities treatment alone.

  19. Review of traditional Chinese medical massage on infantile diarrhea%推拿治疗小儿腹泻概况

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    李梅; 金宏柱; 申敬杰

    2015-01-01

    In recent years traditional Chinese medical massage has made remarkable achievements in the treatment of infantile diarrhea, besides, it has no toxic and side effect, no complaints and without affecting the growth rhythm of children and easily accepted by children. Massage manipulation and curative effects of treating infantile diarrhea was discussed in this text, the mechanism was analyzed, and the forecast of traditional Chinese medical massage on infantile diarrhea was proposed.%中医推拿治疗小儿腹泻疗效确切,且不良反应小,具有无痛苦、患儿易接受、不影响生长节律等特点。本文归纳了治疗小儿腹泻采用的推拿手法及其疗效,探讨其作用机理,并对中医推拿治疗小儿腹泻提出展望。

  20. 按摩治疗小儿肌性斜颈40例%Massage Therapy on 40 Cases of infants’Muscular Torticollis

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    于立金; 陈晓艳; 王丽波

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the efficacy of massage therapy in treating infants’muscular torticollis. Methods: 40 patients with muscular torticollis were selected in policlinic. All of them were treated by massage therapy, and were analyzed the efficacy. Results:In the 40 cases of chil-dren, 32 cases were cured (80%), 8 cases improved (20%), the total effective rate was 100%. Con-clusion:It has a great effect in treating infants’muscular torticollis by massage, which is worthy of popularization in clinic.%  目的:观察按摩治疗小儿肌性斜颈的疗效。方法:选取门诊小儿肌性斜颈患者40例,采用按摩手法治疗,并分析其疗效。结果:40例患儿中,治愈32例(80%),好转8例(20%),总有效率100%。结论:按摩治疗小儿肌性斜颈疗效显著,值得临床推广。

  1. Massage Combined with Physiotherapy Treating Periarthritis of Shoulder in 56 Cases%推拿配合理疗治疗肩周炎56例

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    韦旻佺; 雷龙鸣

    2013-01-01

      目的:观察推拿结合电脑中频与超短波治疗肩周炎的临床疗效.方法:56例肩周炎病人均进行推拿结合电脑中频与超短波治疗.结果:痊愈28例,好转24例,无效4例,总有效率92.9%.结论:推拿结合电脑中频与超短波对肩周炎有较好的治疗作用.%Objective: To observe the clinical effects of massage combined with computerized intermediate-frequency and ultrashort wave treating periarthritis of shoulder. Methods: 56 cases of patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis received therapy of massage combined with computer intermediate-frequency and ultrashort wave. Results: 28 cases were cured, 24 improved, 4 were invalid, and the total efficiency rate was 92.9%. Conclusion: Therapy of massage combined with computer intermediate-frequency and ultra-short wave is effective for periarthritis of shoulder.

  2. Efficacy Observation on Infantile Massage Therapy on Spastic Cerebral Palsy%小儿推拿疗法治疗痉挛型脑瘫效果观察

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    杨二红; 郭正权

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effects of infantile massage therapy on spastic cerebral palsy. Methods:54 cases of children with spastic cere-bral palsy were mainly treated with infantile massage. Results:4 cases were cured, 30 cases markedly effective, 16 cases valid and 4 cases ineffec-tive, the total efficiency was 92.6%. Conclusion:The clinical efficacy of infantile massage therapy on spastic cerebral palsy is significant, which is a good method for infantile cerebral palsy and worthy of promotion.%目的:探讨小儿推拿疗法治疗痉挛型脑瘫的效果。方法:54例痉挛型脑瘫患儿主要应用小儿推拿疗法。结果:临床治愈4例,显效30例,有效16例,无效4例,总有效率92.6%。结论:小儿推拿疗法治疗痉挛型脑瘫临床效果显著,是治疗小儿脑瘫的好方法,值得推广。

  3. 肌筋膜按摩疗法在小儿肌性斜颈治疗中的应用%Myofascial massage therapy in children with muscular torticollis Treatment

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    宋建辉; 张一粟

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To observe the myofascial massage therapy combined with traditional massage techniques in pediatric clinical efficacy in the treatment of muscular torticollis.Methods:Children with muscular torticollis in children 36 cases were randomly divided into treatment group of 19 patients (traditional massage techniques combined with myofascial massage therapy) and control group of 17 patients (conventional manipulation therapy), two groups of children were in accordance with established method 3 months after treatment effects were observed before and after treatment in two groups of children. Results: The treatment group was higher efficiency, the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05).Conclusion:The combination of traditional massage techniques myofascial massage therapy for children with muscular torticollis, its efficacy is better than the traditional massage therapy.%目的:观察肌筋膜按摩疗法结合传统推拿手法在小儿肌性斜颈治疗中的临床疗效。方法:将36例小儿肌性斜颈患儿随机分为治疗组19例(传统推拿手法结合肌筋膜按摩疗法治疗)、对照组17例(传统推拿手法治疗),两组患儿分别按照既定方法治疗3个月后,观察治疗前后两组患儿的疗效。结果:治疗组有效率高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:传统推拿手法结合肌筋膜按摩疗法治疗小儿肌性斜颈,其疗效优于单纯传统推拿疗法。

  4. Treatment of infantile anorexia with massage%推拿手法治疗小儿厌食症

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    冯硕

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical study on the treatment of infantile anorexia with Chinese traditional massage . Methods One hundred and forty-seven cases of patients with infantile anorexia in our hospital from January 2013~June 2014 were chosen ,of which 84 were male and 63 were female .The children were received massage ,and the content of trace elements ,the absorption rate of D-xylose ,the adverse reactions were observed .Results The overall effective ratein thetreatment of children with anorexia reached 94 .56% (139/147 ) .After the treatment ,the content offerrum (Fe ) ,zinc (Zn) ,calcium (Ca) improved ( P<0 .01) ,while the content of Mg and Cu decreased significantly ( P<0 .05) .Before and after treatment ,the absorption rate of D-xylose were (16 .02 ± 2 .98 )% ,(20 .11 ± 3 .16 )% ,the difference is statistically significant ( P<0 .05 ) ,there were no other adverse reactions including 2 cases of redness .Conclusion It’s effective and safe to treat infantile anorexia with chinese traditional massage ,which is improving the symptoms of anorexia ,digestion and absorption ,promoting the ability of disease resistance .%目的:探讨中医推拿手法治疗小儿厌食症的临床疗效。方法选取2013年1月—2014年6月于我院诊治的胃虚弱型厌食症的患儿147例,其中男84例,女63例。采用中医推拿疗法对小儿进行推拿按摩,观察患儿体内微量元素含量、D-木糖的吸收情况、不良反应及临床疗效。结果治疗后厌食症患儿的总体有效率达94.56%(139/147),治疗后患儿铁、锌、钙微量元素含量提高( P<0.01),镁、铜元素含量明显降低,差异具有统计学意义( P<0.05);治疗前后D-木糖吸收率为(16.02±2.98)%、(20.11±3.16)%,差异具有统计学意义( P<0.05),治疗期间2例患儿背部出现红肿,未出现其他不良反应。结论中医推拿疗法能够改善厌食等相关症状,促进消化吸收

  5. Efectos del masaje en el recién nacido y el lactante Massage effects at the newborn and suckling baby

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    Francisca Márquez Doren

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: masaje infantil, técnica relativamente nueva en occidente, importada desde India por el Dr. Leboyer, quien observó sus beneficios para los niños. Diseño: revisión bibliográfica de 10 estudios, cuyos límites de búsqueda fueron "infant massage", "infant tactile stimulation", ensayos clínicos randomizados, con menos de 7 años de antigüedad, de bases de datos Pubmed, Cinhal, Medline y Cochrane. Propósito: determinar el efecto del masaje en el recién nacido y lactante, considerando niños de pretérmino y término, con o sin patologías, que recibieron masaje. Resultados: mejor ganancia de peso, mejor desarrollo neurosensorial, periodos de alerta prolongados, aumento del tono vagal y motilidad gástrica, efectos analgésicos. También, mejor organización del sueño, disminución de hormonas del stress y recepción precoz de alimentos por vía oral, menos días de hospitalización y se observó una interacción madre hijo positiva. El masaje no mostró resultados significativos en disminuir cólicos en niños normales ni disminución del llanto en niños con lesiones cerebrales. Conclusiones: el masaje infantil demostró tener múltiples beneficios para el niño, su madre y su interacción, pero existen situaciones especiales en las que no fue efectivo.Background: infant massage is a relatively new technic in the western society, concerned from India by Dr. Leboyer, who observed his benefits for the children. Design: bibliographical review of 10 studies, whose limits search were infant massage, infant tactile stimulation, with just of 6 years of antiquity, randomized control trail, of data bases Pubmed, Cinhal, Medline and Cochrane. Intention: to determine the effect of the massage in new born and child, considering of preterm and term babys, with or without pathologies, that received massage. Main results: better gain of weight, better neurosensorial development, prolonged periods of alert, increase in vagal tone and

  6. Observation of Acupuncture Combined with Massage for Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation%针灸联合推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效观察

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    曹洪铭; 车伟军

    2014-01-01

    ObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of acupuncture combined with massage for treatment lumbar disc herniation.Methods 60 patients with lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into acupuncture combined with massage group and individual massage group, 30 patients in each group. The patients in the individual massage group received massage therapy, on the basis of this, the patients in the acupuncture combined with massage therapy group received acupuncture treatment, the clinical effect were evaluated after treatment.Results The clinical total effectiveness of the acupuncture combined with massage group was 90.00%, significantly better than that (76.67%) of the individual massage group, with statistically significant difference between groups (P<0.05).Conclusion Acupuncture combined with massage for treatment of lumbar disc herniation, can effectively improve the clinical symptoms of the patients, improve the clinical curative effect, it is worthy of popularization and application.%目的:观察针灸联合推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床效果。方法将60例腰椎间盘突出症患者按随机数字表法分为针灸联合推拿组和单独推拿组,每组各30例。单独推拿组患者进行推拿治疗,针灸联合推拿组在此治疗基础上,进行针灸治疗,治疗结束后评定疗效。结果针灸联合推拿组临床总有效率为90.00%,显著优于单独推拿组的76.67%,组间差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论针灸联合推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症,可有效改善患者临床症状,提升临床疗效,值得推广应用。

  7. 推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效观察%To Observe the Clinical Effect of Massage Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation

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    李新建

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical effect of massage treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Methods: 120 cases of patients with lumbar disc herniation were treated with acupuncture point massage, meridians massage, restitutional manipulation massage, which were evaluated therapeutic effect after one course of treatment. Results: 50 cases were cured, effective in 30 cases, 31 cases were improved, 9 cases ineffective, the total efficiency was 92.5%. Conclusion: Massage treatment of lumbar disc herniation is very effective, it is worthy of clinical application.%  目的:观察推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效.方法:120例腰椎间盘突出症患者均予推拿穴位、推拿经筋、推拿整复手法治疗,一个疗程后评价疗效.结果:治愈50例,显效30例,好转31例,无效9例,总有效率92.5%.结论:推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效显著,值得临床应用.

  8. 保健按摩的功能与注意事项%Features and precautions of health massage

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    尹林

    2014-01-01

    Massage and skills through a variety of means to act on the body in order to achieve a way of combating the disease. Regulate the internal organs, enhance physical fitness, Shujin .It has function of visceral, enhance physical fitness, Shujin, declared through blood, relieve spasms, pain, analgesic shift, along tendons orthopedic, plastic reset, etc. Vision through blood, relieve spasms, pain, and analgesic shift, along tendons orthopedic. Plastic reset function. Note the use of health should pay attention and take appropriate position and posture, moderate intensity. Particular attention to contraindications prevent discomfort .We should be on the basis of inheritance and innovation forward on to improve people's health.%保健按摩是通过各种手段与技能作用于机体以达到防治疾病的一种方法,具有调节内脏、增强体质、舒筋活络,宣通气血、解除痉挛,镇痛移痛、顺筋正骨,整形复位等功能。运用时应注意讲究卫生、采取适宜的体位与姿势、力度适中,尤其要注意禁忌症,以防不适。我们应在继承与发扬的基础上开拓创新,用以提高人们的健康水平。

  9. Sperm DNA fragmentation and morphological degeneration in chilled elephant (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta Africana) semen collected by transrectal massage.

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    O'Brien, J K; Steinman, K J; Montano, G A; Love, C C; Robeck, T R

    2013-05-01

    Ejaculates from nine Asian and two African elephants were analysed to gain a further understanding of mechanisms underlying variable semen quality after transrectal massage. Semen analysis was performed after collection (0 h; subjective motility parameters only) and after 24 h of chilled storage at 10 °C (24 h; all ejaculate and sperm characteristics). Ejaculates with ≤50% total motility (TM) at 24 h, which represented >90% of collection attempts, contained a sperm population with a high degree of DNA damage (64.2 ± 19.2% fragmented DNA) and an elevated incidence of detached heads (43.3 ± 22.5%). In contrast, good quality ejaculates designated as those with >50% TM at 24 h displayed higher (p < 0.05) values of sperm kinetic parameters, DNA integrity and normal morphology. Fertility potential was high for good quality ejaculates from two males (one Asian and one African bull) based on in vitro characteristics after chilled storage for up to 48 h post-collection. Urine contamination of semen, as assessed quantitatively by creatinine concentration, was confirmed as a significant factor in reduced elephant ejaculate quality. However, the identification of considerable DNA damage and morphological degeneration in the majority of ejaculates after only 24 h of chilled storage indicates that sperm ageing could be a primary contributor to inconsistent semen quality in the elephant.

  10. Clinical Evidence of Chinese Massage Therapy (Tui Na for Cervical Radiculopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Xu Wei

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The review is to assess the current evidence of Chinese massage therapy (Tui Na for cervical radiculopathy. Methods. Seven databases were searched. Randomised controlled trials incorporating Tui Na alone or Tui Na combined with conventional treatment were enrolled. The authors in pairs independently assessed the risk of bias and extracted the data. Results. Five studies involving 448 patients were included. The pooled analysis from the 3 trials indicated that Tui Na alone showed a significant lowering immediate effects on pain score (SMD = −0.58; 95% CI: −0.96 to −0.21; Z=3.08, P=0.002 with moderate heterogeneity compared to cervical traction. The meta-analysis from 2 trials revealed significant immediate effects of Tui Na plus cervical traction in improving pain score (MD = −1.73; 95% CI: −2.01 to −1.44; Z=11.98, P<0.00001 with no heterogeneity compared to cervical traction alone. No adverse effect was reported. There was very low quality or low quality evidence to support the results. Conclusions. Tui Na alone or Tui Na plus cervical traction may be helpful to cervical radiculopathy patients, but supportive evidence seems generally weak. Future clinical studies with low risk of bias and adequate follow-up design are recommended.

  11. Clinical Evidence of Chinese Massage Therapy (Tui Na) for Cervical Radiculopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Wang, Shangquan; Li, Linghui

    2017-01-01

    Objective. The review is to assess the current evidence of Chinese massage therapy (Tui Na) for cervical radiculopathy. Methods. Seven databases were searched. Randomised controlled trials incorporating Tui Na alone or Tui Na combined with conventional treatment were enrolled. The authors in pairs independently assessed the risk of bias and extracted the data. Results. Five studies involving 448 patients were included. The pooled analysis from the 3 trials indicated that Tui Na alone showed a significant lowering immediate effects on pain score (SMD = −0.58; 95% CI: −0.96 to −0.21; Z = 3.08, P = 0.002) with moderate heterogeneity compared to cervical traction. The meta-analysis from 2 trials revealed significant immediate effects of Tui Na plus cervical traction in improving pain score (MD = −1.73; 95% CI: −2.01 to −1.44; Z = 11.98, P < 0.00001) with no heterogeneity compared to cervical traction alone. No adverse effect was reported. There was very low quality or low quality evidence to support the results. Conclusions. Tui Na alone or Tui Na plus cervical traction may be helpful to cervical radiculopathy patients, but supportive evidence seems generally weak. Future clinical studies with low risk of bias and adequate follow-up design are recommended. PMID:28303163

  12. 浅谈高等中医教育中小儿推拿的现状与改革思路%Discussion about the Current Situation and Reform Ideas of Infantile Massage in Higher Education of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    初晓; 卢笛

    2013-01-01

    Infantile massage is a shining pearl in the traditional Chinese medicine, and it is not only an important part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), but also plays an indelible role in the prevention and treatment of pediatric diseases. With the increasing levels of medical, infantile mas-sage will be more highly valued. Therefore, we should increase the infantile massage education re-form dynamics. To improve the education level of infantile massage constantly, and make students to master the system, comprehensive infantile massage theory and methods;To train more and more excellent talents of TCM for our country, so that we can inherit and develop infantile massage bet-ter.%  小儿推拿是我国传统医学中的璀璨明珠,是中医学的重要组成部分,也在小儿疾病的防治中起到了不可磨灭的作用。随着医疗水平的不断提高,小儿推拿将受到更高度的重视。所以,我们应该加大小儿推拿教育的改革力度,以不断地提高小儿推拿的教育水平,使学生掌握系统的、全面的小儿推拿理论及方法,以为国家培养出更为优秀的中医人才,更好地继承、发扬小儿推拿。

  13. THE RESEARCH OF I ND I V I DUAL’S L I FE QUAL I TY LEVELS THAT PREFERS MASSAGE AND EXERC I S I NG I N THERMAL HOTELS

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    Nuray Oztasan

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Massage can be defined as systemic stimulation of soft tissues of body manually or mechanically to reduce pain, tiredness and tension by relaxing muscles. Besides, it is also used to reduce stress and ensure permanence of health. The study was carried out simultaneously with the voluntary participation of g uests staying in balneological water and demanding massage from s pa centers . The study was implemented with 173 people. The Quality of Life Scale, International Physical Activity Questionnair e and socio - demographic questionnaire, which was developed by the researcher, were used as data collection tools. Physical component score (PCS values of men who had massage were found to be significantly higher tha n women who had massage . Among the peopl e who had m assage, PCS values in one week of light physical activity; pain and general health, mental health and vitality in mo derate physical activity; PCS , general health, social function values in vigorous physical activity of participants who had had p hysical activity for 5 and 7 days were found to be higher than the participants who had exerc ised for 1 and 2 - 4 days . Preferring to have massage may stem from health, social and physical reasons. It is identified that general health, pain, physical function, physical role, mental health and vitality values and social function values of individuals who do exercise for 5 and 7 days in a week get more significance. It is observed in our study that, there are significant relations between reasons for preferring to have massage and exercise frequency and some values of quality of life.

  14. 推拿下腹部任脉经治疗前列腺炎的临床研究%Massage abdomen Conception Vessel by the treatment of prostatitis clinical research

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    卢松; 李宁; 庄志传

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of treatment of prostatitis massage therapy. Methods Experimental group of Chinese massage, massage a refers the Zen practices Shunni Conception Vessel by the upper and lower massage in Zhong-ji、Guan-yuan、Qi-hai hole to moderate press, morning and evening and massage ieach, 200 each under around. The control group received no treatment. Efficacy of comparative analysis of the two groups after one year. Result Experimental group efficiency of 88%, the two groups compared statistical y, P<0.01, significant difference. Conclusions Massage therapy in the treatment of prostatitis, the effect is significant, the treatment is simple. The subject with science, nature and replicability.%  目的探讨推拿法治疗前列腺炎的效果。方法实验组实施中医推拿法,即用推拿一指禅手法顺逆任脉经上下推拿,经中极,关元,气海穴时要中度按压,每日早晚推拿各一次,每次200下左右即可。对照组不做任何治疗。一年后两组进行疗效对比分析。结果实验组有效率88%,两组对比,经统计学处理,P<0.01,有显著性差异。结论推拿法治疗前列腺炎,效果显著,治疗方法简单。该项课题具备科学性、先进性和可推广性。

  15. 150 Cases from the Yin Cited Yang Massage Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation%从阴引阳法推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症150例疗效观察

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    郑兆俭; 周倩; 陈志瑞; 徐伟伟; 林樯

    2012-01-01

    [Objective]To observe the lead from the Yin to yang massage treatment of lumbar disc herniation. [Methods] 150 cases of lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into treatment group 75 cases(with the overcast cited'yang massage therapy) and control group (general massage therapy), observed after treatment, the efficacy of treatment before and after the JOA, VAS score, and comparative analysis. [Results]From other yin yang massage treatment of lumbar disc herniation, the JOA score, VAS scores were better than ordinary massage therapy( P< 0.05). [Conclusion]Cited from the Yin yang massage therapy is the treatment of lumbar disc herniation with efficiency.%[目的]观察从阴引阳法推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症临床疗效.[方法]将腰椎间盘突出症患者150例随机分为治疗组75例(从阴引阳法推拿治疗)与对照组75例(普通推拿治疗),观察治疗后的疗效、治疗前后JOA、VAS评分,并进行对照分析.[结果]从阴引阳法推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效、JOA评分、VAS评分均优于普通推拿治疗,P<0.05.[结论]从阴引阳法推拿治疗是治疗腰椎间盘突出症较有为效的方法.

  16. Clinical efficacy investigation of Dongshen massage treatment on neck stiffness%动伸推拿治疗落枕临床疗效观察与分析

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    蔡慧芳; 罗凛; 周纯祎; 周艳; 伍华兵

    2017-01-01

    目的:观察动伸推拿法治疗落枕病的临床疗效。方法将60例落枕患者随机分为对照组和治疗组,每组30例。对照组采用全国高等中医药院校规划第十版教材《推拿治疗学》中落枕的治疗方法(一般推拿疗法);治疗组采用罗氏动伸推拿疗法(动伸推拿疗法)。两组均每天治疗1次,每次30 min,治疗5个疗程后,比较两组治疗前后颈部活动度治愈率、显效率,并采用颈部视觉模拟评分法(the visual analog scales ,VAS)进行疼痛评分。结果2种疗法均能改善落枕症状,治疗组患者治疗后治愈率和显效率分别为86.7%、93.3%,对照组治疗后治愈率和显效率分别为76.7%、96.7%。治疗组患者临床疗效明显高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P <0.05);对照组和治疗组患者治疗后平均 VAS评分分别为(0.90±0.50)分和(1.06±0.80)分,差异有统计学意义(P <0.05)。结论动伸推拿疗法较一般推拿手法治疗落枕疾病的临床效果更佳。%Objective To observe the clinical curative effect of Dongshen massage method in the treatment of neck stiffness disease.Methods 60 patients with neck stiffness were randomly divided into control group and treatment group.Control group was adopted general massage therapy (GMT)from the tenth edition The Massage Therapy,the national TCM colleges planning teaching material in the treatment of neck stiffness,while treatment group was adopted roche Dongshen massage therapy (DMT),with 30 min once a day for each group,after five courses of treatment,neck mobility cure rate and efficiency,and pain scores (the visual analog scales,VAS)before and after the treatments of the two groups were analyzed. Results Both groups can improve the condition of neck stiffness,curative rate and efficiency were 86.7%and 93.3% respectively in the treatment group,while 76.7% and 96.7% respectively in the control group

  17. 中药足浴按摩治疗失眠症疗效观察%Foot Massage with Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Insomnia

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    刘智垠

    2009-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of foot massage with Chinese medicine in the treatment of insomnia. Methods In this paper, 93 cases of hospitalized patients with insomnia were randomly recruited into two groups. A treatment group with 47 cases was treated with foot massage, and a control group with 46 cases was treated with diazepam. The therapeutic efficacy was evaluated after being treated for 14 days. Results In the treatment group, the patients with good sleep quality accounted for 93.0% and poor sleep quality accounted for 17.0%; while in the control group, the patients with good sleep quality accounted for 52.2% and poor sleep quality accounted for 47.8%. The difference between the two gropus was significant (X2= 11.23, P<0.05 ) . Conclusion Foot massage with traditional Chinese medicine has good effects in improving sleep quality of insomnia patients.%目的 探讨中药足浴按摩治疗失眠症的疗效.方法 将93例失眠症患者随机分为两组,治疗组47例采用中药足浴按摩治疗:对照组46例口服安定治疗,14 d后评价疗效.结果 治疗组治疗后睡眠质量好者为93.0%,差者为17.0%:对照组睡眠质量好者为52.2%,差者为47.8%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 中药足浴按摩可有效改善睡眠.

  18. Acupuncture and Massage in Treating 38 Cases of Cervical Vertigo%针灸推拿辨治颈源性眩晕38例

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    肖琨; 刘正风; 曹建建

    2016-01-01

    Objective To explore the effect of the acupuncture and massage in treating cervical vertigo. Methods 38 cases of cervical vertigo patients treated in our hospital were selected as the observation objects, all patients meet the diagnostic criteria for cervical vertigo, were treated with acupuncture and combined with a variety of massage manipulation, their therapeutic effect was observed. Results After the treatment, the vertigo of 38 patients significantly reduced, and the head and neck activity were significantly improved. Conclusion Acupuncture and massage treatment of cervical vertigo is a typical treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine, can receive the obvious treatment effect, effectively alleviates the patient’s symptom, is worth for application in the clinical experience.%目的:探究针灸推拿辨治颈源性眩晕的效果。方法选取本院收治的38例颈源性眩晕患者作为观察对象,所有患者均符合颈源性眩晕的诊断标准,均采用针灸治疗,同时结合各种推拿手法,观察治疗效果。结果38例患者经过治疗后眩晕都明显减轻,头颈部活动受限明显好转。结论针灸推拿辨证治疗颈源性眩晕是采取了中医的典型治疗方法,能够收到明显的治疗效果,有效缓解患者的症状,值得在临床推广应用。

  19. To Explore the Influence of Postpartum Massage on Breastfeeding%探讨产后按摩对母乳喂养的影响

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    梁春明; 曾彩芬; 林琼芳

    2013-01-01

      目的:探讨产后按摩在增强母乳喂养效果中的作用。方法:将300例足月产孕妇随机分为对照组和实验组,对照组只进行母乳喂养,实验组则在产后行乳房按摩,对比两组产妇泌乳及母乳喂养效果。结果:实验组产妇泌乳时间早于对照组(P<0.01),母乳喂养成功率高于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:产后按摩可通过影响产妇泌乳时间和泌乳量而提高母乳喂养成功率。%Objective:To investigate the impact of postpartum massage enhancing effects of breastfeeding. Methods:300 cases of gravidas with par-tus maturus were randomly divided into control group and experimental group, the control group breastfeed only, while experimental group received postpartum breast massage, to compare maternal lactation of two groups and effects of breastfeeding. Results:The time of maternal lactation in exper-imental group was earlier than that in control group (P<0.01), the success rate of breastfeeding was higher than that in control group (P<0.05). Con-clusion:Postpartum massage can affect the time and amount of maternal lactation to improve the success rate of breastfeeding.

  20. PENURUNAN NYERI DAN DISABILITAS DENGAN INTEGRATED NEUROMUSCULAR INHIBITION TECHNIQUES (INIT DAN MASSAGE EFFLEURAGE PADA MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT SYNDROME OTOT TRAPESIUS BAGIAN ATAS

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    Veni Fatmawati

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Myofascia Trigger Point Syndrome (MTrPs is trigger point muscle happens in musculoskeletal. Factors which strengthen and trigger the emerge of MTrPs are the muscle contraction which happens continuously, poor body position, wrong body position or movement, poor occupation activity and unsuitable workplace arrangement that affect the unergonomic work behavior. The objective of this reseacrh is to reveal the effectivity of  integrated neuromuscular  inhibition techniques (init and massage efflurage in decreasing pain and disability in myofasial trigger point of upper trapesius muscle. The subjects this research are 34 people which are taken randomly in Puskesmas 2 Kartosuro, Surakarta with 17 samples of each group. Group 1 is integrated neuromuscular inhibition techniques (init and group 2 is massage efflurage. The data used in this research is NDI scale taken before and after therapy. The data collected is processed by using differential test through computer base of SPSS 15.0 version. The data analysis by using paired sample t-test, in group 1 the data resulted before therapy is 48,35±6,68 and the data resulted after therapy is 25,94±5,87 with p = 0,000 (p < 0,05. Whereas in group 2, the  resulted before therapy is 47,53±5,17 and the data resulted before therapy is 28,00±8,91 with p = 0,000 (p < 0,05. To conclude, based on the data resulted in this research, integrated neuromuscular  inhibition techniques (init and massage effleurage are there is no difference decrease pain and disability in myofascial trigger point of upper trapezius muscle.

  1. Treatment of manual massage matching function training for acute lumbar sprain%手法按摩配合功能锻炼治疗急性腰扭伤

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    李加斌

    2002-01-01

    @@ Background: Acute lumbar sprain usually results from improper posture and more fierce force when working, which can result in spasm of muscule and fracture of soft tissue.Mannual massage can eliminate local lumbar spasm,restore contortion of muscular fiber, improve congestion and swelling,and promote blood circulation so as to reach the purpose of regulating vital energy,activating blood circulation and analgesia,and restoring function. Objective: To discuss the treatment effect of manual massage matching function training for acute lumbar sprain.

  2. Fifty-one cases of urinary retention treated by warm needle moxibustion and massage%温针灸配合按摩治疗尿潴留51例

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    阎翠兰

    2011-01-01

    @@ Urinary retention is a common urological emergency.Sometimes multi-line tube catheterization is used to treat this urological emergency condition.In this instance, multi-line tube catheterization is considered to be a fast and helpful method, yet it does not treat the root cause.In addition, acupuncture therapy is another unique way used to treat this medical condition, but it is less helpful than the method of thermal acupuncture and massage therapy.therefore, the author used warm needle moxibustion and massage to treat urinary retention-urological emergency, and the report is as follows.

  3. Issues Discussion of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in Conjunction With Rehabilitation Care%针灸推拿与康复理疗护理结合若干问题的探讨

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    范学芹

    2016-01-01

    Objective Progress made on acupuncture and massage therapy treatments and rehabilitation combined for analysis.Methods The use of inquiry methods such as journal articles and academic research achievements related to acupuncture and massage therapy and rehabilitation in recent years, combining aspects of the summary, analysis requires attention to several issues.Results Present Ideas for acupuncture and massage combined with rehabilitation therapy is divided into three areas: one is the acupuncture and massage and rehabilitation therapy combined with each other to treat patients, and the other to the main acupuncture and massage, rehabilitation therapy, supplemented by the last one based Rehabilitation based, supplemented by acupuncture and massage, depending on the focus, in the clinical application of acupuncture and massage can be combined nursing and rehabilitation therapy, thereby improving clinical outcomes.Conclusion Acupuncture and massage and rehabilitation therapy combining targeted therapies if possible from different angles based on patients with different diseases, improve the treatment effect is very effective.%目的:针灸推拿和康复理疗护理相结合所取得的研究进展进行分析。方法采用查询等方法对最近几年有关针灸推拿和康复理疗相结合方面的期刊文献和学术研究部成果进行总结,分析需要注意的几个问题。结果现阶段针灸推拿与康复理疗相结合的思路研究主要分为三个方面:一个是针灸推拿和康复理疗相互结合治疗患者,另一个以针灸推拿为主,康复理疗为辅,最后一个是以康复理疗为主,针灸推拿为辅,根据不同侧重点,在临床应用中可以将针灸推拿和康复理疗护理相结合,从而提高临床治疗效果。结论针灸推拿和康复理疗相结合如果能够根据患者不同疾病从不同角度进行针对性治疗,对提高治疗效果十分有效。

  4. 李墨林按摩正骨临床经验总结%Conclusion in the clinical experience of massage and bone setting of LI Mo-lin

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    叶崇亚; 吴霄杨; 李建文; 郭建峰; 王为民

    2016-01-01

    Doctor LI Mo-lin is in teaching and inheritance of the experience of famous and veteran in massage in 1950's and 1960's. He founded the Li's massage genre, having a far-reaching influence on the contemporary massage technique. The author followed Mr Li Jian-wen learn the Li's massage genre, studied Li's book. Summarizing Li's academic thought as follow: 1)Li's massage is in the basic theories of Chinese medicine, massage pay attention to the overall, treatment based on syndrome differentiation. 2)Massage is guided by the meridian theory and centered on acupuncture technique. Acupuncture technique combined with massage manipulation. 3) Acupuncture technique can dredge meridian, stimulating the essence, and promotes the body's own repair.%李墨林先生是20世纪50、60年代河北一代推拿按摩名老中医,在推拿按摩方面造诣颇深,创立了"李氏按摩"流派,对当代按摩技术的发展有很深远的影响."李氏按摩"流派传人李墨林长孙李建文先生多年运用"李氏按摩"技术于临床实践,对"李氏按摩"精华体会深刻,研究整理了李墨林先生生前的著作,对他的临床经验进行了总结.1)在中医基础理论的指导下",李氏按摩"手法注重整体,辨证施治.2)"李氏按摩"以经络学说为指导,按摩手法以点穴手法为中心.3)手法点穴可以疏通经络,激发人体经气,促进机体自身机能修复.

  5. Efeito da massagem clássica estética em adiposidades localizadas: estudo piloto Effects of classic aesthetic massage on localized adiposity: a pilot study

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    Pascale Mutti Tacani

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Devido ao padrão de beleza imposto atualmente, tem aumentado a procura por tratamentos estéticos como a massagem clássica, porém sua suposta ação lipolítica ainda é uma questão controversa na literatura. O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar o efeito da massagem clássica estética nas adiposidades localizadas, por meio de perimetria do abdome, quadril e coxas e pela estimativa da espessura da tela subcutânea da parede abdominal (ETS por ultrassonografia. Oito voluntárias (idade 33,9±8,9 anos, peso 65,1±8,4 kg foram avaliadas quanto a MC, IMC e ETS 30 dias antes, logo antes do início da intervenção e após esta. Foram efetuadas 12 sessões de massagem clássica estética em coxas, glúteos e abdome por 30 minutos, três vezes por semana. Foi encontrada redução significativa apenas da perimetria na região do quadril (p=0,012, mas não da ETS (p=0,301. A massagem clássica estética contribuiu apenas para a redução da perimetria do quadril, e não modificou outras medidas nem a espessura da tela subcutânea da região abdominal.Due to current beauty standards, the search for aesthetic treatments, including classical massage, has increased; however, its presumed lipolytic action is still controversial in literature. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of classical massage on localized adiposity, by means of abdomen, hip and thigh perimeter measuring, nd by estimating thickness of abdominal wall fat by ultrasonography. Eight volunteers (33.9±8.9 years old, 65.1±8.4 kg were assessed as to weight, body mass index, body perimeter measures and by abdomen ultrasonography at three moments: control (30 days before treatment, just before, and after treatment. The latter consisted of 12 thrice-weekly, 30-minute massage sessions on thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Results showed a significant reduction at hip perimeter (p=0.012, but none of subcutaneous fat tissue thickness (p=0.301. Classical aesthetic massage hence did

  6. Treating one case frozen by warm acupuncture conbined with massage therapy%温针灸联合推拿治疗肩周炎1则

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    赵崇智

    2013-01-01

      肩周炎又称“五十肩”,是肩关节囊及其周围软组织的慢性非特异性炎症性疾病。运用温针灸联合推拿治疗该症,取得满意效果。%Frozen also known as“the fifty shoulder”, it is the capsule of shoulder joint and its surrounding soft tissue of chronic nonspecific inflammatory disease. To treat with warm acupuncture combined with massage therapy, makes the satisfactory progress.

  7. 经络抚触对早产儿生长发育的影响%Effect of meridians massage on the growth and development of premature children

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    蔡文晖; 肖婷; 潘家仪

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of meridian massage on the growth and development of premature infants.Methods 60 preterm infants were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group with 30 cases in each group,the control group adopted modified domestic simple meridian massage method,and the observation group increase meridian massage based on the control group,2 times a day and 15 minutes one time.Body weight,length,intake of milk,sleep time,time to regain birth weight,and meconium drained time were eomparel between two groups.Results The observation group was significantly better than the control group in body weight,length,intake of milk,sleep time,time to regain birth weight,and meconium drained time.Conclusions Meridian massage based on the domestic simple touch method plays a significant role in promoting the growth and development of premature infants.%目的 探讨经络抚触对早产儿生长发育的影响.方法 将60例早产儿随机分为观察组和对照组各30例,对照组采用国内改良简易抚触法,观察组在此基础上增加经络抚触,2次/d,15 min/次.比较2组早产儿的体质量、身长、摄奶量、睡眠时间等指标的情况.结果 观察组体质量、身长、摄入奶量、睡眠时间、恢复出生体质量时间、胎粪排尽时间显著优于对照组.结论 在国内改良简易抚触法基础上增加经络抚触对早产儿生长发育有明显的促进作用.

  8. Mobilizing by senses to allow teaming up Massages, messages and ways in and through the rugby locker room

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    Damien FEMENIA

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Element of folklore which gives rugby some of its flavour, object of curiosity for the medias and more generally for all those that are not accepted in it, the before the match lockers' room is a Mecca for Rugby. This contribution describes what is at stake inside those walls and shows how, through the mobilization of senses, collective preparation allows teaming up. We can see how the preparation time has moved from a silent moment to a collective sharing time of listening to the same music, or how each player is captured by and becomes one with the group during the camphor oil massage. Touching one's partner, rubbing on the same smell enables the player to connect with the group and with the expectations of the task to come : the symbolic charge of this esthetic transposition finds its energy in the mobilization of the senses on which it is grounded. The warming up is an expression of the values and goals of the group, trough gesture and words : it is about feeling together in order to better be together as one. All of the before the game activities is but a ritualised mediation, which, through the senses, adjusts and frames experiences, regulates emotions through focusing and introduces the player to the game's specific esthetics. Compulsory moment of expression, coded time and place, the lockers' room offers thus also an opportunity to question the effects of such a management shaped by our senses and which makes of the team both a political system and a galaxy of emotions.

  9. Male infertility workup needs additional testing of expressed prostatic secretion and/or post-massage urine.

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    Margus Punab

    Full Text Available The male factor accounts for almost 50% of infertility cases. Inflammation may reduce semen quality via several pathways, including oxidative stress (OxS. As male infertility routinely is assessed using semen analysis only, the possible presence of non-leukocytospermic asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis may be overlooked. We compared local and systemic OxS levels in male partners of infertile couples with different inflammation patterns in their genital tract and/or oligospermia. Subjects (n=143 were grouped according to inflammation in their semen, expressed prostatic secretion (EPS, and/or post-massage urine (post-M. Systemic (8-isoprostanes in urine and local (diene conjugates and total antioxidant capacity in seminal plasma OxS was measured The levels of OxS markers were significantly elevated in both severe inflammation groups--leukocytospermic men and subjects whose inflammation was limited only to EPS and/or post-M. Comparison between oligospermic and non-oligospermic men with genital tract inflammation, and oligozoospermic men with or without inflammation in the genital tract indicated that inflammation but not oligospermia status had significant impact on the measured OxS markers. Hence, a high leukocyte count in prostate-specific materials (EPS, post-M, even in absence of clear leukocytopsermia, is an important source of local and systemic OxS that may be associated with male infertility and affect general health. We suggest including the tests for detection of inflammation of the prostate into the workup of infertile men as was suggested in the WHO 1993 recommendation.

  10. Deep Tissue Massage and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Low Back Pain: A Prospective Randomized Trial

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    Marian Majchrzycki

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To investigate whether chronic low back pain therapy with deep tissue massage (DTM gives similar results to combined therapy consisting of DTM and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID. Design. Prospective controlled randomized single blinded trial. Settings. Ambulatory care of rehabilitation. Participants. 59 patients, age 51.8 ± 9.0 years, with chronic low back pain. Interventions. 2 weeks of DTM in the treatment group (TG versus 2 weeks of DTM combined with NSAID in the control group (CG. Main Outcome Measures. Visual analogue scale, Oswestry disability index (ODI, and Roland-Morris questionnaire (RM. Results. In both the TG and the CG, a significant pain reduction and function improvement were observed. VAS decreased from 58.3 ± 18.2 to 42.2 ± 21.1 (TG and from 51.8 ± 18.8 to 30.6 ± 21.9 (CG. RM value decreased from 9.8 ± 5.1 to 6.4 ± 4.4 (TG, and from 9.3 ± 5.5 to 6.1 ± 4.6 (CG. ODI value decreased from 29.2 ± 17.3 to 21.4 ± 15.1 (TG and from 21.4 ± 9.4 to 16.6 ± 9.4 (CG. All pre-post-treatment differences were significant; however, there was no significant difference between the TG and the CG. Conclusion. DTM had a positive effect on reducing pain in patients with chronic low back pain. Concurrent use of DTM and NSAID contributed to low back pain reduction in a similar degree that the DTM did.

  11. 针灸加推拿正骨手法配合牵引与推拿正骨手法配合牵引治疗腰椎间盘突出症的对比疗效观察%Comparison of Curative Effect Observation of Acupuncture Add Massage Manipulation with Traction and Manipulation of Massage with Traction on Treating Prolapse of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc

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    胡英

    2013-01-01

    目的:对比针灸加推拿正骨手法配合牵引与推拿正骨手法配合牵引治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效.方法:将94例患者随机分为针灸加推拿正骨手法配合牵引治疗组(47例),推拿正骨手法配合牵引治疗组(47例),两组均使用ATA-ⅡD型腰椎自动牵引床行间歇牵引,每日1次,10天为1疗程,在4个疗程后观察评定疗效.结果:针灸加推拿正骨手法配合牵引治疗组总有效率为87.23%,推拿正骨手法配牵引组总有效率为80.85%,两组差异显著(P<0.05).结论:针灸加推拿正骨手法配合牵引较推拿正骨手法配合牵引疗效更佳.%Objective:To compare the effect of acupuncture add massage manipulation with traction and manipulation of massage with traction to treat prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc.Methods:94 patients were randomly divided into treatment groups with 47 cases for acupuncture add massage manipulation with traction and treatment groups with 47 cases for massage manipulation with traction.Both two groups were using ATA-Ⅱ D type automatic traction beds,1 time a day and 10 days for 1 course.After 4 courses of treatment,curative effects of both methods were compared.Results:The total effective rate for acupuncture add massage manipulation with traction was 87.23%,while the rate for manipulation of massage with traction group was 80.85%.Difference about treatment effects between the two groups was significant (P<0.05).Conclusion:Acupuncture add massage manipulation with traction has better curative effects than that of manipulation of massage with traction.

  12. An Analysis of Blind Persons'Identity Anxiety in Bi Feiyu's Novel "Massage"%毕飞宇《推拿》中盲人的身份焦虑

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    林双

    2016-01-01

    毕飞宇在长篇小说《推拿》 中塑造了一批盲人形象,描绘出他们在上海边缘一角的生存状态,其中展示了盲人群体在个人 、 群体内部和社会三方面存在着身份焦虑.这样的身份焦虑言说着他们无处不在的错位和对身份认同的渴望,体现了他们对温暖与爱的回归 、 对尊严与自我的坚守.%Bi Feiyu portraits the images of a group of blind persons in the novel "Massage" and presents their survival state in a remote part of Shanghai - "ShaZongQi Massage Center" ,among which shows the identity anxiety of the blind group in individual ,groups inside and society three aspects .Such identity anxi-ety presents their ubiquity of dislocation and the longing for identity ,embodies their return of warmth and love ,as well as their persistence of dignity and self.

  13. Benefits of Massage-Myofascial Release Therapy on Pain, Anxiety, Quality of Sleep, Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia

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    Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome characterized by generalized pain, joint rigidity, intense fatigue, sleep alterations, headache, spastic colon, craniomandibular dysfunction, anxiety, and depression. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether massage-myofascial release therapy can improve pain, anxiety, quality of sleep, depression, and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed. Seventy-four fibromyalgia patients were randomly assigned to experimental (massage-myofascial release therapy and placebo (sham treatment with disconnected magnotherapy device groups. The intervention period was 20 weeks. Pain, anxiety, quality of sleep, depression, and quality of life were determined at baseline, after the last treatment session, and at 1 month and 6 months. Immediately after treatment and at 1 month, anxiety levels, quality of sleep, pain, and quality of life were improved in the experimental group over the placebo group. However, at 6 months postintervention, there were only significant differences in the quality of sleep index. Myofascial release techniques improved pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

  14. Considerations on Massage Industry of the Blind in Jilin Province%吉林省盲人按摩业发展思考

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    楚洪波

    2014-01-01

    从多个角度对国外、国内及吉林省盲人按摩行业状况进行系统的调查研究,提出转变盲人按摩师工作性质、脱离非正常就业的可行性措施,旨在从本质上改善盲人按摩师的工作状况、生活质量,提高整个中国社会残疾人保障体系的完善水平,为吉林省盲人按摩行业规范化管理提供有效方案。%This paper makes a systematic investigation and study on the massage industry status of foreign countries, China and Jilin Province from many angles, and presents feasible measures for changing working nature of blind masseurs and making them get rid of improper employment, hoping to improve blind masseurs' working condition and living quality, as well as the level of the security system for the disabled in the whole China society from essence, which provides effective solutions to the standardized management for massage industry of the blind in Jilin Province.

  15. Overview on Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation by Acupuncture and Massage%针灸推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症概况

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    范德辉; 曾姿霈; 刘建; 张振宁; 苏美意

    2013-01-01

    90%of lumbar disc herniation patients can be mitigated or cured through non-surgical therapy, while Chinese medicine for lumbar disc herniation plays an irreplaceable role in conservative treatments, at present, the comprehensive therapy like acupuncture, massage, traction, elec-troacupuncture for lumbar disc herniation all can achieve the satisfied efficacy. This article would review the research status of acupuncture and mas-sage for lumbar disc herniation.%90%的腰椎间盘突出症患者可通过非手术疗法得到缓解或治愈,而中医治疗腰椎间盘突出症在保守治疗方法中占有不可替代的重要作用,目前腰椎间盘突出症的治疗通过针灸、推拿、牵引、电针等综合治疗均能取得满意疗效。本文将就针灸推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的研究现况作一综述。

  16. Research Progress of Massage Therapy in Postpartum Lack of Lactation%推拿治疗产后缺乳的研究进展

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    吴菲; 刘兆娟

    2011-01-01

    To systematic review and summarize clinical methods of operation and efficacy of massage therapy on postpartum lack of lactation for the past 5 years,and explore its mechanism of action,and concluded that massage therapy to postpartum lack of lactation is economical,convenient,more effective,vorthy to clinical application, and provide ideas and approaches with a view to further scientific mechanism of the clinical summary.%系统回顾并总结近5年来有关推拿治疗产后缺乳的临床操作方法和疗效,并对其作用机理进行了初步探讨,认为推拿治疗产后缺乳经济方便、疗效肯定,值得临床推广应用,为进一步进行科学的临床总结和机理探讨提供思路和途径.

  17. Benefits of massage-myofascial release therapy on pain, anxiety, quality of sleep, depression, and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

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    Castro-Sánchez, Adelaida María; Matarán-Peñarrocha, Guillermo A; Granero-Molina, José; Aguilera-Manrique, Gabriel; Quesada-Rubio, José Manuel; Moreno-Lorenzo, Carmen

    2011-01-01

    Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome characterized by generalized pain, joint rigidity, intense fatigue, sleep alterations, headache, spastic colon, craniomandibular dysfunction, anxiety, and depression. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether massage-myofascial release therapy can improve pain, anxiety, quality of sleep, depression, and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed. Seventy-four fibromyalgia patients were randomly assigned to experimental (massage-myofascial release therapy) and placebo (sham treatment with disconnected magnotherapy device) groups. The intervention period was 20 weeks. Pain, anxiety, quality of sleep, depression, and quality of life were determined at baseline, after the last treatment session, and at 1 month and 6 months. Immediately after treatment and at 1 month, anxiety levels, quality of sleep, pain, and quality of life were improved in the experimental group over the placebo group. However, at 6 months postintervention, there were only significant differences in the quality of sleep index. Myofascial release techniques improved pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

  18. Curative effect of point massage in patients with chronic insomnia%穴位按摩治疗慢性失眠患者的疗效观察

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    李小敏; 陈慧; 赵连旭; 周月玲

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe the influence of point massage at head and body points on sleep structure in chronic insomnia patients.Methods 45 patients were treated by point massage on the same main points including Anmian,Sishencong,Shenmen,Sanyinjiao temple for two to five minutes,once every day,abidingly for 20 to 30 days(averaged 24 ± 5 days).The change of patients' sleep structure before and after treatment was tested by poly-somnography analytical system.Self-control statistical methods were used to analyze the data.Results Before treatment,sleep structure of 45 cases were all incomplete; some patients missed S3 or S4.Being treated with point massage for 30 days,all patients got some improvement of falt and broken sleep structure.Sleep Monitoring showed that Point massage shortened latency period of sleep,lengthened the time of slow-wave sleep(S + S4 period),shorten the time of somnolence(S1 + S2 period),and relatively lengthened the time of NREMS and REMS (P< 0.05).Conclusion Point massage can repair the sleep structure,remold its continuity to a certain extent,and lengthen the time of slow-wave sleep,which is the main mechanism of improving sleep quality by acupuncture.%目的 观察穴位按摩对慢性失眠患者睡眠结构的影响及其治疗效果.方法 45例患者均采用穴位按摩法治疗.穴位取安眠、四神聪、神门、三阴交及太阳穴为主穴,根据中医辩证施治原则,再选择其他辅助穴位按摩.每个穴位按压2~5分钟,按摩天数20 ~ 30天(平均24±5天).治疗前、后使用多道睡眠描记监测分析系统检测患者睡眠结构的变化.结果 治疗前,45例患者的睡眠结构均不完整,部分患者S3或S4缺失.治疗30天后,所有患者的睡眠结构得到一定程度的修复和改善;睡眠监测分析显示,患者的睡眠潜伏期缩短,慢波睡眠时间(S+S4)增加,REMS的释放延长,浅睡眠时间(S1+S2期)缩短,NREMS和REMS相对延长(P<0.05).结论 穴位按摩疗法能够修复

  19. Clinical Observation of with Massage Every Ginger in Treating Pediatric Jiu Leakage of Diarrhea%推拿配合隔姜灸治疗小儿泄泻疗效观察

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    朱曙光

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨推拿配合隔姜灸治疗小儿泄泻的临床疗效.方法:将63例患儿随机分为两组,观察组先行隔姜灸治疗加辨证施以推拿疗法;对照组仅辨证施以推拿疗法.结果:观察组治愈率100%,对照组治愈率93.4%,观察组优于对照组.结论:推拿配合隔姜灸治疗小儿泄泻的临床疗效满意.%Objective;To study the clinical curative effect of massage every ginger in treating pediatric sticks with discharge diarrhea. Methods;63 cases randomly divided into two groups,the observation group first lie between ginger,then the dialectical with sticks treatment massage therapy;Only to massage therapy dialectical control group. Results;The observation group and the control group cure rate was respectively 100% ,93.4% ,and in the control group cure rate observation group than in the control groups. Conclusion; Massage every ginger in treating pediatric sticks with diarrhoea relief the clinical curative effect was satisfaction,worthy to be popularized.

  20. 推拿结合关节松动术及中频电疗治疗肩周炎疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Massage Combined with Joint Mobilization and Medium Frequency Electrotherapy Treating Scapulohumeral Periarthritis

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    付文涛

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the therapeutic effects in massage combined with joint mobilization and medium frequency electrotherapy treat-ing scapulohumeral periarthritis. Methods:60 cases of patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis were randomly divided into treatment group, mas-sage group and rehabilitation group on average, treatment group with massage combined with joint mobilization and medium frequency electrothera-py, massage group only with massage technique, rehabilitation group with medium frequency electrotherapy, to compare shoulder joint function score and clinical efficacy in three groups. Results:after the treatment, the shoulder joint function score and effective rate of treatment group were significantly higher than those of massage group and rehabilitation group (P0.05). Conclusion:Massage combined with joint mobilization and medium frequency electrotherapy treating scapulohumeral periar-thritis is significantly effective, which can effectively improve patients shoulder joint function and activity of daily living.%目的:探讨推拿结合关节松动术及中频电疗治疗肩周炎的疗效。方法:60例肩周炎患者随机平分为治疗组、推拿组与康复组,治疗组采用推拿结合关节松动术及中频电疗治疗,推拿组仅采用推拿手法,康复组采用关节松动术及中频电治疗,比较三组肩关节功能评分及临床疗效。结果:治疗后治疗组肩关节功能评分、愈显率均显著高于推拿组及康复组(P0.05)。结论:推拿结合关节松动术及中频电疗治疗肩周炎疗效显著,能有效改善患者肩关节功能及日常生活活动能力。

  1. Influence of self massage health exercise on the cognitive function of community elderly%自我按摩保健操对社区老年人认知功能的影响

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    曾菲菲; 张绍敏; 彭莉莎

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To analyze the influence of self massage health exercise on the cognitive function of community elderly. Methods:66 cases of community elderly were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group with 33 cases in each.The observation group were given self massage health exercise for massage.The control group were not given massage.The mental status and cognitive function of patients in two groups were compared.Results:The simple intelligence score,self-care level, memory score of the observation group were significantly higher than those of the control group(P<0.05).Conclusion:Self massage health exercise can improve the mental status of the elderly population and improve their cognitive function.%目的:分析自我按摩保健操对社区老年认知功能的影响。方法:将66例社区老年人随机分为观察组和对照组各33例,观察组给予自我按摩保健操进行按摩,对照组不给予按摩,对比两组患者的精神状况以及患者认知功能。结果:观察组患者简易智力评分、生活自理程度、记忆评分明显高于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:自我按摩保健操能够改善老年人群的精神状况,提升其认知功能。

  2. Roles of simple external cardiac massage in the prehospital sudden death patients%单纯胸外心脏按压在院前猝死患者中的作用和意义

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    伍德生; 白志云; 吴晓飞; 马义芳

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To discuss the roles of simple external cardiac massage in the prehospital sudden death patients. Methods:Among three hundred and ten patients with cardiac arrest, eighty seven cases accepted external cardiac massage before the emergency ambulance arrived, while the two hundred and twenty-three cases didn't. The effects of cardiac resuscitation in above cases were analyzed with thirty two sudden death patients in hospital during the same period. Results:The rates of cardiopulmonary resuscitation had significant difference between the group of which accepted cardiac massage and the group of which didn't accept cardiac massage before the emergency ambulance arrived(P<0.05 ). The rates of cardiopulmonary resuscitation had no significant difference between above 87 prehospital patients and 32 hospital patients ( P> 0.05 ). Conclusions: The simple external cardiac massage has great significance on the recovery rates of cardiopulnonary resuscitation and increasing survival in the prehospital sudden death patients.%目的:探讨单纯胸外心脏按压在院前猝死患者中的作用和意义.方法:院前心搏骤停310例患者中,接受旁观目击者在救护车到达之前即实施胸外心脏按压87例(按压组),未按压223例(未按压组),同期院内猝死32例(对照组),比较3组复苏效果.结果:按压组复苏成功率和未按压组相比差异有统计学意义(P0.05).结论:单纯胸外心脏按压对复苏成功率和患者生存率的提高都有重要意义.

  3. 割积配合推拿治疗小儿疳积的疗效观察与护理%Clinical Observation and Nursing of Cut Product Combined with Massage in the Treatment of Infantile Malnutrition

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    崔俊芳; 程美英; 王延伟

    2015-01-01

    目的:对比割积配合推拿治疗与传统推拿治疗对小儿疳积的疗效. 方法:选取我院儿科小儿疳积患者80例,分为治疗组40例与对照组40例,治疗组采取割积配合推拿治疗,对照组采用传统推拿治疗,分别于治疗3疗程后评价2组体质量、精神、食欲恢复效果. 结果:治疗后2组体质量、精神、食欲恢复均有一定程度改善,且治疗组效果好于对照组( P<0.05). 结论:割积配合推拿治疗小儿疳积具有较好的恢复体质量、精神、食欲功能效果.%Objective:To contrast the cut plot combined with massage therapy and traditional massage therapy for treatment of infantile malnutrition.Methods:Select 80 cases of children malnutrition patients in our hospital, and 40 cases of control group were divided into treatment group 40 cases, the treatment group to cut product combined with massage therapy, the control group used the traditional mas-sage therapy, respectively in the two groups after 3 courses of treatment evaluation of body mass, spirit, appetite recovery effect.Results:After the treatment, two groups of body quality, spirit, appetite returns have a certain degree of improvement, and the treatment group is better than control group (P <0.05).Conclusion:cut product combined with massage in the treatment of infantile malnutrition has bet-ter recovery body quality, spirit, appetite function effect.

  4. Analysis on the curative effect of traditional Chinese medicine massage treating Insomnia%中医推拿治疗失眠的疗效分析

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    马学林

    2016-01-01

    To analyze the clinical effect of treating insomnia by TCM massage. Methods 150 patients with functional insomnia treated in our hospital from June 2010 to August, were randomly divided into control group and observation group. Estazolam drug treatment were adopted in the control group, the observation group taking Chinese medicine and massage therapy, the treatment lasted for 1 month and compared two groups of patients with clinical curative effect. Results In the observation group, the effective rate was 97.33%, the effective rate was 57, and the control group was 73 cases, the effective rate was 76%, the observation group was significantly better than the control group, the difference was statistically significant (P < 0.01, χ2=14.77). Conclusion TCM Massage has the advantages of high safety, the treatment effect is remarkable, and the medicine treatment has no side effect. It should be considered as an effective measure to treat the functional insomnia.%目的:分析中医推拿治疗失眠的临床疗效。方法:选取2010年6月~2014年8月期间来我院接受治疗的150例功能性失眠症患者为研究对象,将其随机均分为对照组和观察组。对照组采取舒乐安定药物治疗,观察组采取中医推拿治疗,疗程均为1个月,然后比较两组患者的临床疗效。结果:观察组中,治疗有效73例,有效率为97.33%;对照组中,治疗有效57例,有效率为76.00%;观察组的治疗效果明显优于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01,χ2=14.77)。结论:中医推拿具有安全性高,治疗效果显著,且较之药物治疗无毒副作用的优势,理应被视为治疗功能性失眠症的有效措施。

  5. The Design of Searching Bodies' Acupuncture Point for Chinese Massage Robot%中医按摩机器人人体穴位寻找功能设计

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    杜光月; 鲁守银; 张化凯

    2011-01-01

    Based on learning function in Neural Network theory and taking the project of Chinese medicine massage robot as background,this paper mainly designed and realized the function of searching bodies' Acupuncture point for Chinese massage robot. Neural Network theory is an important part of Intelligent Control theory, which is the theory to realize the intelligence of massage robot. According to the theory of Proportional Unit on body in traditional Chinese medicine, several bodies' Acupuncture point coordinates were measured by Three-Coordinate measuring instrument. Program training of the data was taken by MATLAB according to samples of Acupuncture point coordinates. Inputting another's noii-train-ing data into testing program, all coordinates can be got, and locating was realized for manipulator. In this way, the automatic function of searching Acupuncture point coordinates can be realized.%以中医按摩机器人项目为背景,基于神经网络理论中的学习功能,设计实现按摩机器人在人体穴位寻找方面的功能.神经网络理论是智能控制理论的一部分重要的内容,是实现中医按摩机器人的智能化的理论基础.根据传统中医中对于穴位同身寸的说法,利用三维坐标测量仪测量若干人体穴位坐标数据,以其中的几个穴位坐标数据为样本,并用MATLAB进行数据的编程训练.在测试程序中输入另一个人体的几个基本坐标,就可以推导出其本人的其他穴位坐标,实现为机械手的按摩定位.实现按摩机器人的自动寻找穴位的功能.

  6. 穴位按揉辅助治疗失眠临床观察%Clinical Observation on Point Massage in the Adjuvant Treatment of Insomnia

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    佟玲; 王冬梅

    2016-01-01

    为了提高中医临床治疗失眠的效果,改善失眠患者的睡眠质量,选取肝郁血虚型不寐失眠病例30例,以入睡时间、睡眠质量、醒后精神状态为指标,在服用中汤药治疗的基础上,配合运用穴位按揉的方法进行辅助治疗。治疗中,采用匹兹堡睡眠质量指数量表、中医症状积分量表对比观察分析了中医汤药配合膻中穴、百会穴等穴位按揉和中医汤药配合口服地西泮中西医结合两种临床辅助治疗失眠的方法。观察分析表明,辅助穴位按揉在实际临床应用中达到了疏肝解郁、调理阴阳、补益气血、安神宁心等功效,突出了中医特色优势,为临床改善失眠提供了一种简洁有效的方法。%To improve the therapeutic effect of TCM in the treatment of insomnia and ameliorate sleeping quality , in this paper , 30 cases of patients with stagnation of liver qi and blood deficiency type insomnias were selected .The sleeping time , sleeping quality and mental state after waking up as the index , and patients applied acupoint massage in the adjuvant treatment of insomnias based on taking TCM herb tea . Using Pittsburgh sleep quality index ( PSQI ) and TCM symptom score scale , this paper contrastively observed two kinds of treatment insomnia cases as follows:one case was taking traditional Chinese medicine herb tea cooperating adjuvant acupoint massage , and other case took traditional Chinese medicine herb tea cooperating adjuvant diazepam .The observation result showed that adjuvant acupoint massage can disperse stagnated liver qi for relieving qi stagnation , coordinate yin and yang , benefit qi and blood , tranquilize the mind and calm the mood , highlight the characteristics of advantages of TCM , and provide a simple and effective method for clinical treatment of the insomnia .

  7. Effect of aromatherapy massage on pain easing after cesarean section%香薰按摩对减轻剖宫产术后疼痛的效果

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    黄丽燕; 周嘉燕; 陈毓婵; 贺辉; 刘伟平; 罗震; 廖拾零; 余凤仙; 陈霞萍; 蔡丽萍

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨香薰按摩对减轻剖宫产产妇术后疼痛的效果.方法 随机选择无慢性躯体疾病、无精神障碍、新生儿出生时健康、术后不使用麻醉镇痛泵的住院行剖宫产的初产妇456例,随机分成对照组和干预组各228例.对照组实施产后常规护理,干预组在常规护理的同时实施全身植物精华香薰按摩,比较两组剖宫产术后产妇切口疼痛、子宫收缩疼痛及产后相关的其他躯体疼痛不适和镇痛药物的使用情况.结果 干预组产妇术后不同时间的疼痛程度明显优于对照组(P<0.05),干预组产妇术后24 h后不再需要使用镇痛药物.结论 香薰按摩能有效减轻剖宫产产妇术后的疼痛程度,减少镇痛药物的使用次数.%Objective To discuss the effect of aromatherapy massage on pain easing after cesarean section.Methods 456 primiparas without chronic body disease,mental disorder,postoperative analgesia or unhealthy neonates were selected and randomly divided into control group(228 cases)and experimental group(228 cases).The control group received routine care,and the experimental group received plant essence aromatherapy massage besides routine care. Postpartum incision pain,uterine contraction pain and other body discomfort,as well as analgesic drug use after cesarean section were compared between the two groups. Results The degree of the pain at different stages in the experimental group was significantly lower than the control group(P <0. 05). Analgesic drug was not needed 24 hours after cesarean section in the experimental group. Conclusions Aromatherapy massage effectively eases pain after cesarean section and reduces analgesic drug use.

  8. Clinical observation of massage on the community children with anorexia of spleen-stomach qi deficiency type%推拿治疗社区儿童脾胃气虚型厌食症的临床研究

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    罗汀

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨医务人员指导下的家庭推拿治疗社区儿童脾胃气虚型厌食症的疗效。方法将60例脾胃气虚型厌食症患儿随机分为推拿1组和推拿2组各30例,在行为干预和膳食指导的基础上,推拿1组由社区医师采用健脾益气法选取穴位推拿治疗,推拿2组由医务人员指导患儿家长推拿。8周为一个疗程。比较两组治疗前后中医症状积分及临床疗效,记录治疗过程中的不良反应。结果治疗后,两组患儿食欲、食量、面色、神疲、口气、腹胀、大便等症候评分均显著降低,与治疗前比较,差异有统计学意义( P<0.05)。推拿1组痊愈12例,显效8例,有效9例,无效1例;推拿2组痊愈9例,显效6例,有效13例,无效2例,两组疗效差异无统计学意义( P>0.05)。结论推拿治疗儿童脾胃气虚型厌食症安全有效且简便,在医务人员指导下的患儿家长的推拿也可达到相同的效果。%Objective To explore the clinical effects of medical staff guided-home massage on the communi-ty children with anorexia of spleen-stomach qi deficiency type.Methods Sixty cases were randomly divided into the massage group 1(n=30) and the massage group 2(n=30).Besides the behavioral intervention and dietary guid-ance, the children in the massage group 1 received acupoint selected massage by community medical staff;the chil-dren in the massage group 2 received massage by parents under the guidance of community medical staff.All patients were treated for 8 weeks.The clinical symptom scores and clinical efficiency were compared before and after the treat-ment in both of the two groups and their adverse reactions were recorded.Results After the treatment, the clinical symptom scores of appetite, colour of face, mental weariness, halitosis, abdominal distension and stools in the two groups decreased greatly(P0.05) .Conclusion Massage is a safe, effective, convenient and simple treatment

  9. Treatment of hyperplastic gonitis by manipulation of massage: 80 cases report%推拿手法治疗增生性膝关节炎80例

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    严祥松

    2003-01-01

    @@ BACKGROUND: Hyperplastic gonitis belongs to rheumatism involving the bone. According to traditional Chinese Medicine, knee is the government of tendons, where three Yang Channels and three Yin Channels of Foot converged. Liver is capable of storing blood, kidney is capable of nurturing bone, bone is capable of flexing and stretching, storing energy, and spleen controlls muscle and is the origin of blood generation. Deficiency of liver-yin and kidney-yin, deficiency of energy and blood, fatigue of tendon and bone will result in reduced working ability and hence hyperplastic gonitis. Manipulation of massage will remove obstruotion, relieve pain and nurture qi and blood by managing tendon and repairing, activating and removing stasis and dredging qi within channels of liver, stomach, spleen, and kidney.

  10. Acute effects of traditional Thai massage on cortisol levels, arterial blood pressure and stress perception in academic stress condition: A single blind randomised controlled trial.

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    Bennett, Surussawadi; Bennett, Michael John; Chatchawan, Uraiwon; Jenjaiwit, Patcharaporn; Pantumethakul, Rungthip; Kunhasura, Soontorn; Eungpinichpong, Wichai

    2016-04-01

    Traditional Thai massage (TTM) has been applied widely to promote relaxation. However, there is little evidence to support its efficacy on academic stress. A randomised controlled trial was performed to examine the acute effects of TTM on cortisol level, blood pressure, heart rate and stress perception in academic stress. This prospective trial included 36 physiotherapy students with a self perceived stress score of between 3 and 5. They were randomly allocated into the TTM (18 people) group or the control group (18 people). Saliva cortisol level, blood pressure, heart rate and stress perception rating were measured before and after the intervention. Both groups showed a significant reduction in cortisol level and heart rate when compared with baseline (p stress of TTM.

  11. Effect of massage application on venipuncture in infants%抚触在婴儿静脉穿刺中的应用效果观察

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    肖春光; 尹爱良; 盛芳

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察抚触在婴儿静脉穿刺中的应用效果.方法 将需要进行静脉输液且静脉穿刺后没有母乳哺喂的婴儿完全随机分成试验组(90例)和对照组(86例),试验组在静脉穿刺前5 min给予抚触,穿刺后继续抚触,时间15 ~20 min,对照组给予常规的哄抱、固定肢体等,比较2组婴儿的哭闹、觉醒时间、觉醒次数及睡眠时间.结果 试验组婴儿哭闹时间较对照组明显缩短[(4.8±2.5) min比(10.6±3.4) min,P<0.01];觉醒时间、觉醒次数减少[(3.2±1.3)min比(4.4±1.8)min;(1.0±0.7)次比(1.4±1.0)次;P<0.01或P<0.05].2组睡眠时间差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 婴儿静脉穿刺前后给予抚触可减轻疼痛感受,缩短哭闹及觉醒时间,减少觉醒次数,提高睡眠质量.%Objective To observe the effect of massage application on venipuncture in infants.Methods All the infants under 1 years of age without breast feeding lived in pediatric ward and needed intravenous infusion.They were randomly divided into experimental group and control group.Infants in the experimental group had massage 5 min before venipuncture and the massage would continue for 15-20 minutes.The data of crying behavior,waking time and times as well as sleeping time were compared between these two groups.Results Compared to the control group,the crying time of infant in the experimental group was significantly decreased,[(4.8 ± 2.5 ) min vs ( 10.6 ±3.4)min,P <0.0l] ; the time and frequency of awakening were also significantly decreased [(3.2 ± 1.3) min vs (4.4 ± 1.8 ) min; ( 1.0 ± 0.7) time vs ( 1.4 ± 1.0 ) time; P < 0.05].There was not a significant difference in the sleeping time between these two groups( P > 0.05 ).Conclusions Massage application in infants before venipuncture can relieve pain,reduce crying time and waking time and improve sleeping quality.It is a scientific and practical method which is worthy of clinical application.

  12. Massage, aromathérapie ou réflexologie: quelle approche de médecine complémentaire pour le patient en soins palliatifs ?

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    Araujo, Vasco Joao; Harduin, Muriel

    2015-01-01

    Massages, aromathérapie ou réflexologie : quel(s) soin(s) venant compléter la médecine conventionnelle, l’infirmier peut-il proposer au patient adulte et âgé en soins palliatifs, afin d’améliorer son confort et augmenter sa qualité de vie ? Suite au nombre croissant de la population vieillissante en Suisse et des prévisions de demandes en augmentation en soins palliatifs en Suisse, la médecine conventionnelle sera de plus en plus confrontée à ces capacités limitées d’apporter du confort chez ...

  13. The use of thermal imaging to assess the effectiveness of ice massage and cold-water immersion as methods for supporting post-exercise recovery.

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    Adamczyk, Jakub Grzegorz; Krasowska, Ilona; Boguszewski, Dariusz; Reaburn, Peter

    2016-08-01

    Cold water immersion (CWI) and ice massage (IM) are commonly used treatments to prevent the delay onset of muscle soreness (DOMS); however, little is known on their relative benefits and effectiveness to lower tissue temperature. This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of IM and CMI on tissue temperature and potential benefit to preventing DOMS. The research encompassed 36 subjects divided into three groups of twelve depending on the form of recovery: ice massage (IM), cold-water immersion (CWI), or passive recovery (PAS). All the participants were asked to jump as high as possible from a full squat for one minute. Thermal imaging was conducted at rest, immediately following the exercise, immediately after the trial, following the recovery treatment, and after 30min of rest. Their pain levels were assessed using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). After applying the selected method for supporting recovery, the LA level decreased by 4.25mmol/L in the IM group, and by 4.96mmol/L in the CWI group (IM vs. CWI p>0.05). The 2.75mmol/L decrease in lactate concentration in the PAS group was significantly lower than in the other groups (IM vs. PAS p0.05). Seventy-two hours after the exercise, a clear decrease in discomfort was observed in the IM and CWI groups compared to the PAS group. The two applied treatments have proven to be effective both in utilizing lactate and preventing DOMS. Depending on training requirements, we recommend the use of IM when athletes experience localized muscle fatigue. One the other hand, CWI is recommended in situations of global or generalized muscle injury or fatigue.

  14. The Summarize about The Tri-Finger Massage in Liu’s Department of Traumatology%刘氏伤科三指按摩手法概述

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    陈浩; 王善付; 王建伟

    2013-01-01

    Prominent TCM doctor Liu Bingfu was a famous orthopaedics and traumatology pro-fessor of TCM. Combining years of the clinical experience, He studied and organized the technique systematically basis on inheriting the classic and family biography of traumatology technique, sumed up the treatment of traumatology technique, and set up the tri-finger massage. The clinical treatment can get effect instantly, Combining other treatment can get more obvious curative effect. This paper preliminarily probe into the academic idea of the Liu’s tri-finger massage treating trau-matology, and try to see a spot to catch sight of the whole.%  名老中医刘秉夫是我国著名的中医骨伤科专家,他在继承经典和家传伤科手法的基础上,结合自己多年的临床经验对手法进行了系统的研究和整理,对伤科手法治疗进行归纳,创立了三指按摩手法,临床治疗往往可以立竿见影,与其他治疗结合更有明显疗效。本文对刘老三指按摩手法治疗伤科的学术思想进行初步探讨,力图窥一斑而见全豹。

  15. 整脊推拿联合超声波治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Chiropractic Massage Combined with Ultrasonic Treating Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy

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    刘军

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察整脊推拿联合超声波治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床疗效。方法:采用随机数字表法将90例神经根型颈椎病患者随机平均分为三组,推拿组采用整脊推拿治疗,超声组采用超声波治疗,联合组予整脊推拿联合超声波治疗,4周后评价三组临床疗效、症状体征评分、VAS评分及颈椎生理曲度变化情况。结果:联合组的总有效率明显高于推拿组与超声组(P<0.05);联合组症状体征评分、疼痛VAS评分较其他两组低,颈椎生理曲度评分较其他两组高(P<0.05)。结论:整脊推拿联合超声波治疗神经根型颈椎病临床疗效确切,明显改善患者颈椎生理曲度,值得临床推广应用。%Objective:To observe the clinical efficacy of chiropractic massage combined with ultrasonic treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. Methods:90 cases of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy were randomly divided into three groups equally with method of random digits table, mas-sage group adopted therapy of chiropractic massage, ultrasonic group treated with ultrasound, combined group treated with chiropractic massage and ultrasonic, to evaluate the clinical efficacy, symptoms and signs scores, VAS score and cervical physiological curvature of three groups after 4 weeks. Results:The total effective rate of combination group was significantly higher than that of massage and ultrasonic group (P<0.05);symptoms and signs score, VAS pain score of combination group, with higher score of cervical physiological curvature, were lower than those of two other groups (P<0.05). Conclusion:Chiropractic massage combined with ultrasonic treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy is of exact clinical efficacy, signifi-cantly improving the cervical physiological curvature, being worthy of clinical promotion and application.

  16. 中药沐足加穴位按摩治疗住院患者睡眠障碍的效果观察%Effect of Chinese Medicine Foot Massage Plus Acupressure Therapy on Hospitalized Patients with Sleep Disorders

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    马新梅; 黄玉芬; 黄雪屏

    2012-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine foot massage plus acupressure treatment on improving sleep quality of hospitalized patients with sleep disorders. Methods According to syndrome differentiation in TCM, the appropriate methods of traditional Chinese medicine foot massage and acupressure therapy were applied among 125 patients with sleep disorders respectively. Patients' sleep quality before and after treatment was assessed by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results After treatment, the patients' scores of each factor and the total score of PSQI all decreased (P<0.05). Conclusion Traditional Chinese medicine foot massage and acupressure therapy can effectively improve the sleep quality of hospitalized patients.Objective To observe the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine foot massage plus acupressure treatment on improving sleep quality of hospitalized patients with sleep disorders. Methods According to syndrome differentiation in TCM, the appropriate methods of traditional Chinese medicine foot massage and acupressure therapy were applied among 125 patients with sleep disorders respectively. Patients' sleep quality before and after treatment was assessed by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results After treatment, the patients' scores of each factor and the total score of PSQI all decreased (P<0.05). Conclusion Traditional Chinese medicine foot massage and acupressure therapy can effectively improve the sleep quality of hospitalized patients.%目的 观察中药沐足加穴位按摩治疗睡眠障碍的效果.方法 选择125例住院睡眠障碍患者,根据体质辨证分型采取相应的沐足方和手法按摩足部穴位,用匹兹堡睡眠质量指数量表评定患者治疗前(入院第2天)和治疗后(入院第9天)的睡眠质量.结果 125例患者治疗后,患者睡眠质量明显改善,睡眠质量指数各因子评分和总评分均下降(P<0.05).结论 应用中药足浴加足部穴位按

  17. A pre-experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of back massage among pregnant women in first stage of labour pains admitted in labour room of a selected hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Labour is a health state that most women aspire to, at some point in their lives. The first thought that comes to the mind of an expecting woman regarding her delivery is the pain of labour. The major role and responsibility of the nurse is in identifying the problems of the woman in labour, providing appropriate information regarding the alternative modalities of pain relief during labour. A pre-experimental study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of back massage on pain among pregnant women in first stage of labour pains in a selected Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab. The objectives of the study were to assess the pre-test level of pain in first stage of labour pains among pregnant women, to administer the back massage in first stage of labour pains, to assess the post-test level of pain and to compare the pre-test and post-test level of pain in first stage of labour pains among pregnant women and to determine the relationship of pre-test and post-test level of pain with the selected variables. Methods: Conceptual framework was based on General system theory by Ludwig Von Bertanlanffy. Modified Labour Pain Relief Tool and Participants Opinionnarie were used to assess the effectiveness of back massage. Results: Findings of the study were in the pre-test mean score was 5.83 and post-test mean score was 3.75 which was found statistically highly significant at p<0.01 level. Gravida had significant impact on level of pain. Back massage had impact on level of pain among pregnant women. Conclusions: Present study revealed that in the pre-test mean score was 5.83 and post-test mean score was 3.75 which was found statistically highly significant at p<0.01 level. Age, education, mother’s occupation, period of gestation and any history of abortion had no significant relationship with pain, and gravida had statistically significant relationship with pain. Back massage had impact on pain level. Therefore it was concluded that back massage

  18. Massage therapy in the management of myogenic TMD: a pilot study Massoterapia para o tratamento da DTM miogênica: um estudo piloto

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The Temporomandibular disorder (TMD is greatly prevalent in the population and can be associated with bruxism. This disorder produces several signs and symptoms. Among them, pain is one of the most important because it reduces life quality and productivity of people who have such disorder. The aim of this research was to study if massage causes pain relief and/or electromyographic (EMG changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects were chosen by a questionnaire and divided into 2 different groups. Their ages varied from 19 to 22 years. The experimental group consisted of 6 TMD patients, who were submitted to the massage treatment and 4 EMG-sessions (the 1st EMG-session occurred before the treatment and the others in the 1st, 15th and 30th days after the treatment. The control group consisted of 6 TMD patients, who were submitted to the same 4 EMG-sessions. While EMG activity was recorded, subjects were asked to keep mandibular rest position (MRP and to perform maximal voluntary clenching (MVC. The treatment consisted of 15 massage-sessions on face and neck and in application of Visual Analogue Scale (VAS for measuring pain level. The massage sessions had 30 minutes of duration and were performed daily. The EMG data were processed to obtain the Root Mean Square (RMS, which were normalized by MVC. RESULTS: It was demonstrated that (1 RMS-MRP of the right masseter in experimental group at the 1st EMG-session was higher than at the 2nd EMG-session and (2 statistically significant reduction was found for VAS values after massage session. CONCLUSION: Unfortunately the sample is insufficient to draw any conclusions, therefore, more studies regarding the use of massage in the management of myogenic TMD are necessary.INTRODUÇÃO: A disfunção temporomandibular (DTM tem grande prevalência na população e pode ser associada com bruxismo. Esta desordem produz vários sinais e sintomas. Entre eles, a dor é um do mais importantes porque

  19. American Massage Therapy Association

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    ... Intake Forms Managing Your Practice Workplace Options Business Finances Career Path Quiz Job Bank Job Bank AMTA's ... AMTA benefits Earn CE credit online Grow your skills and rest easy knowing every course is rigorously ...

  20. Analysis on Government Responsibility for the Development of Massage Industry of Blind%盲人按摩行业发展中的政府责任分析--以吉林省为例

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    楚洪波

    2015-01-01

    Blind persons as the most difficult group in vulnerable groups with disabilities, whose employment channels are narrow and have difficulties. Massage is the best way for the blind to get rid of their predicament, also is an important channel for their entrepre-neurship and employment. But blind masseurs are in the condition of big working and life pressure, lacking of social security, poor health, as well as big operating pressure and low efficiency of massage agencies. Based on the survey and investigation, this research gives some measures on the effective improvement of the management level of blind massage industry and points out that the government should take responsibilities of support, guidance, supervision, coordination, guidance and protection in the process of blind massage industry development, so as to promote its healthy and ordered development.%盲人是残疾人这个弱势群体中最困难的群体,就业渠道狭窄而且困难。按摩是盲人摆脱困境的最好途径,是盲人创业、就业的重要渠道。但盲人按摩师工作生活压力大,缺乏社会保障,健康状况差,按摩机构经营压力大、效益低。课题组根据调研情况,提出有效提高盲人按摩行业管理水平的措施,并指出政府在盲人按摩行业发展过程中应承担扶持、指导、监督、协调、引导、保护等责任,从而促进盲人按摩行业健康有序发展。

  1. 中医推拿治疗小儿脑性瘫痪研究现状%Research Progress of Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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    王丹蓉(综述); 吴云川(审校)

    2015-01-01

    Cerebral palsy is a common nervous system disease in clinical,and the morbidity is increasing these years,which is one of the major diseases causing disability of children. Traditional Chinese medicine ( TCM) massage has a very unique advantage on children with cerebral palsy because of low price,conven-ience,and safety. TCM massage has an obvious improving effect on the motor development,respiratory sys-tem,digestive system, five sense organs′ function of children with cerebral palsy. However currently most research on the effects of the TCM massage on children with cerebral palsy still focuses on the influence on the patients′motion system and its evaluating system is defective. Besides,study on the standardization of the differentiation therapy of the massage is also a development direction in the future.%小儿脑性瘫痪(脑瘫)是临床上常见的一种神经系统疾病,也是小儿致残的重要疾病之一,且发病率呈上升趋势。中医推拿在治疗小儿脑瘫方面独具优势,经济、简便、安全,对脑瘫患儿的运动发育、呼吸系统、消化系统、五官功能等可起到明显的改善作用。但目前中医推拿治疗小儿脑瘫的研究还是多集中在对脑瘫患儿运动系统的影响,且评定系统不够完善。另外,中医推拿对小儿脑瘫的辩证施术的规范化研究,也是今后的拓展方向。

  2. Effects of Massage Treatment on Cervical Muscles Mechanics in Cervical Spondylopathy%推拿对颈型颈椎病患者颈部肌群力学的影响

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    竺融; 沈国权; 张喜林; 吴耀持

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察推拿治疗对颈型颈椎病患者颈部肌群力学的影响.方法:37例颈型颈椎病患者(治疗组)采用推拿治疗,共10次;另选取37例无颈椎病人群作对照(正常组).应用等速运动测试仪测定两组颈部后伸和前屈肌群总功及主动/拮抗比值的变化.结果:颈椎病患者颈部后伸和前屈肌群总功及主动/拮抗比值较正常人群低(P<0.01);经推拿治疗后,治疗组的总功及主动/拮抗比值有明显改善(P<0.01).结论:推拿治疗可通过改善颈部肌群的协调性以治疗颈型颈椎病.%Objective: To observe the effects of massage treatment on the mechanics of cervical muscles in cervical spondylop-athy. Methods; Thirty-seven cases of cervical spondylopathy were treated by massage for 10 times (treatment group) and another 37 healthy people were enrolled as control (control group). An isokinetic test system was used to detect the total work (TW) and agon/antag ratio of extended and anteflexed muscles of all participants' neck. Results: The patients * cervical biomechanics such as TW and agon/antag ratio were lower than those in the healthy people ( P < 0.01); after massage, the TW and agon/antag ratio were improved obviously ( P < 0.01). Conclusion: Massage can balance cervical muscles to treat cervical spondylopathy.

  3. 针刺推拿康复训练治疗中风偏瘫80例疗效观察%Clinical observation on treating 80 cases of stroke hemiplegia with acupuncture and massage rehabilitation training

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    周卫星

    2013-01-01

      中风偏瘫是临床常见疾病,笔者运用针刺、推拿,配合康复训练治疗中风偏瘫,疗效确切。%Stroke hemiplegia is a common clinical disease. The author use acupuncture, massage, combined with rehabilitation training in treating stroke hemiplegia, achieve a good therapeutic effect.

  4. Effects of palma reflexology massage and music therapy on cancer pain management%足底按摩加音乐疗法对癌痛干预的研究

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    曹娟妹; 田利; 黄丽艳; 周群英; 李惠玲

    2011-01-01

    目的 应用足底反射区按摩、音乐疗法缓解癌症患者的疼痛,提高其生活质量.方法 将60例癌痛患者随机分为实验组和对照组各30例,分别采用足底反射区按摩加音乐疗法和单纯的足底反射区按摩进行干预治疗,观察比较两组患者的干预效果.结果 两组患者的疼痛情况均有不同程度的缓解,但两组患者的疼痛缓解情况无统计学差异(P>0.05).结论 足底反射区按摩对癌痛具有一定的缓解作用,音乐疗法在癌症患者疼痛干预中效果甚微,音乐疗法在癌痛干预中的应用还有待于进一步的研究.%Objective To investigate the therapeutic effect of palma reflexology massage and music therapy on the treatment of cancer pain and improvement of the life quality. Methods Sixty patients admitted were randomly divided into 2 groups: group Ⅰ palma reflexology massage plus music therapy; group Ⅱ palma reflexology massage. Results Pain alleviation was observed in both groups. However, the curative effects didn't show significant difference between this two groups ( P >0.05). Conclusion Palma reflexology massage proves to be an effective strategy against cancer pain. While the abirritation of music therapy was indeterminate. The application of music therapy in cancer pain treatment still needs more investigation.

  5. The effect of massage therapy and/or exercise therapy on subacute or long-lasting neck pain - the Stockholm neck trial (STONE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    2015-01-01

    Background Neck pain is a major health problem in populations worldwide and an economic burden in modern societies due to its high prevalence and costs in terms of health care expenditures and lost productivity. Massage and exercise therapy are widely used management options for neck pain. However, there is a lack of scientific evidence regarding their effectiveness for subacute and long-lasting neck pain. This study protocol describes a randomized controlled trial aiming to determine the eff...

  6. Efficacy Observation on Acupuncture, Massage and Traction Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation%针灸、推拿配合牵引治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效观察

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    韦棋

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To observe the curative effects of acupuncture, massage and traction treating lumbar disc herniation. Methods: 100 patients were randomly divided into observation group and control group, observation group adopted the treatment of acupuncture, massage and traction, con-trol group with the treatment of acupuncture and massage, the clinical efficacy was compared between the two groups. Results:The total effective rate of observation group was 94%, higher than that of control group by 70%(P<0.05). Conclusion:Efficacy of acupuncture, massage and traction treating lumbar disc herniation is significant, which is of simple operation and high safety, being worthy of clinical promotion and application.%目的:观察针灸、推拿配合牵引治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效。方法:将100例患者随机分为观察组和对照组,观察组采用针灸、推拿配合牵引治疗,对照组采用针灸、推拿治疗,比较两组临床疗效。结果:观察组总有效率为94.0%,高于对照组的70.0%(P<0.05)。结论:针灸、推拿配合牵引治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效显著,操作简单,安全性高,值得临床推广应用。

  7. 通腑泻实推拿法治疗小儿实证便秘疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Massage of Dredging and Purging Treating Children with Constipation of Excess Syndrome

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    利玉婷; 陈红蕾

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察通腑泻实推拿法治疗小儿实证便秘的临床疗效。方法:55例实秘患儿采取通腑泻实推拿法治疗,每日1次,5次为一疗程,2个疗程后观察疗效。结果:治愈39例,好转14例,无效2例,总有效率达96.5%。结论:通腑泻实推拿法治疗小儿实秘临床疗效确切,值得推广。%To observe the clinical efficacy in massage of dredging and purging treating children with constipation of excess syndrome. Methods:55 cases of sthenia constipation adopted massage of dredging and purging, 1 time per day, 5 times for a course of treatment, the therapeutic effect was observed after 2 courses of treatment. Results:39 cases were cured, 14 cases improved, 2 cases ineffective, the total effective rate was 96.5%. Conclusion:Massage of dredging and purging treating children with constipation of excess syndrome is clinically quite effective, being worth of promoting.

  8. 针灸、推拿治疗失眠症32例疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Acupuncture and Massage for 32 Cases of Insomnia

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    赖国敏

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe the efficacy of acupuncture and massage for insomnia. Methods:32 cases of insomnia patients were all treated by acupuncture and massage, then observed the efficacy. Results:26 cases were cured, 3 cases were marked effective, 2 cases turned better, 1 case inval-id, the total effective rate was 96.85%. Conclusion:Acupuncture and massage has significant curative effect on insomnia.%目的:观察针灸、推拿治疗失眠症的疗效。方法:对32例失眠患者均采用针灸、推拿进行治疗,观察其临床疗效。结果:痊愈26例,显效3例,好转2例,无效1例,总有效率为96.85%。结论:针灸、推拿治疗失眠症疗效显著。

  9. Efficacy Observation on"Liu's Infantile Massage"Treating Infantile Cough%“刘氏小儿推拿”治疗小儿咳嗽疗效观察

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    刘盈盈; 刘景元; 汤伟; 邓瑜; 贾元斌

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察“刘氏小儿推拿”治疗小儿咳嗽的疗效。方法:76例咳嗽患儿均运用刘开运教授的小儿推拿疗法治疗,观察其临床疗效。结果:治愈63例,好转9例,未愈4例,总有效率为94.7%。结论:“刘氏小儿推拿”治疗小儿咳嗽疗效显著,且具有安全、经济、便捷等特点,值得临床推广应用。%Objective:To observe the curative effect of"Liu’s infantile massage"treating infantile cough. Methods:76 cases of cough infants were all treated with infantile massage therapy of Professor Liu Kai-yun, its clinical therapeutic effect was observed. Results:63 cases were cured, 9 cases im-proved, 4 cases ineffective, the total effective rate was 94.7%. Conclusion:"Liu’s infantile massage"treating infantile cough is remarkably effective, with the features of safety, economy and convenient, being worthy of clinical application.

  10. 推拿联合刮痧、拔罐治疗小儿慢性鼻炎38例%Massage Combined with Scraping, Cupping Therapy for 38 Cases of Chronic Rhinitis Children

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    王开萍

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the efficacy of treating children's chronic rhinitis by massage combined with scraping and cupping therapy. Meth-ods:Used massage combined with scraping and cupping therapy to 38 cases of chronic rhinitis children, and compared the changes of symptoms and signs before and after the treatment. Results:28 cases were cured, 7 cases were improved, and 3 cases had no effect, the cured rate was 73.7%, the to-tal effective rate was 92.1%. Conclusion:Massage combined with scraping and cupping therapy has a definite therapeutic effect on children's chronic rhinitis, and is worth promoting.%目的:观察推拿联合刮痧、拔罐治疗小儿慢性鼻炎的临床疗效。方法:采用推拿结合刮痧、拔罐进行治疗38例慢性鼻炎患儿,比较治疗前后症状、体征的变化。结果:痊愈28例,好转7例,无效3例,治愈率73.7%,总有效率92.1%。结论:推拿联合刮痧、拔罐治疗小儿慢性鼻炎疗效确切,值得推广。

  11. Efifcacy of Acupuncture, Massage and Exercise Comprehensive in Treatment of Children With Cerebral Palsy%针灸、按摩与运动综合治疗小儿脑瘫的疗效观察

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    孔令霞

    2015-01-01

    Objective To analyze acupuncture, massage and exercise comprehensive treatment of children with cerebral palsy patients.Methods 120 patients were divided into two groups of 60 patients in the control group after physical therapy, joint observation group acupuncture, massage on this basis.Results The total effective rate 100% higher than the control group 78.3%, higher than that of daily living after treatment,P<0.05. Conclusion Children with cerebral palsy take acupuncture, massage and exercise combined treatment, the effect is signiifcant.%目的:分析针灸、按摩与运动综合治疗小儿脑瘫的疗效。方法将120例患儿分为两组各60例,对照组经运动疗法,观察组在此基础上联合针灸、按摩。结果观察组治疗总有效率100%较对照组78.3%高,治疗后日常生活能力高于对照组,P<0.05。结论对脑瘫患儿采取针灸、按摩与运动综合治疗,效果显著。

  12. Clinical Observation of Tendon Massage Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation in 100 Cases%经筋推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症100例临床观察

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    邓万祥

    2013-01-01

      目的:观察经筋推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效。方法:对本院采用经筋推拿治疗的100例腰椎间盘突出症病人的临床疗效进行总结。结果:痊愈53例,显效34例,有效13例,总有效率100%。结论:经筋推拿对腰椎间盘突出症具有良好的临床疗效。%Objective:To observe the clinical efficacy of tendon massage treating lumbar disc herniation. Methods:The clinical efficacy of tendon massage treating Lumbar Disc Herniation in 100 cases was summarized in our hospital. Results:53 cases were cured, with 34 cases effective, 13 cas-es valid, the total efficiency was 100%. Conclusion:There is good clinical efficacy of tendon massage treating lumbar disc herniation.

  13. Curative effect observation of acupuncture combined with massage in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation%针灸配合推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效观察

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    马会军; 张同欣

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察针灸配合推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效。方法:收治腰椎间盘突出症患者75例,采用针灸配合推拿治疗,观察其疗效。结果:75例患者中,治愈46例,好转25例,无效4例,总有效率94.67%。结论:针灸配合推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效显著。%Objective:To observe the curative effect of acupuncture combined with massage in the treatment of lumbar disc herni-ation.Methods:75 patients with lumbar disc herniation were selected.They were given acupuncture combined with massage treat-ment.Results:In 75 patients,46 cases were cured,25 cases were improved,4 cases were invalid,the total effective rate was 94.67%. Conclusion:Acupuncture combined with massage in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation have a significant curative effect.

  14. 推拿、针灸治疗颈肩腰腿痛临床分析%Clinical Analysis in Massage and Acupuncture Treating Neck-shoulder and Lumbocrural Pain

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    沈宇建

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the efficacy of massage and acupuncture treating neck-shoulder and lumbocrural pain. Methods:76 patients were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, control group with therapy of conventional analgesic, treatment group was treated with massage and acupuncture, to compare the efficacy and treatment time of two groups. Results:The total effective rate of treatment group was higher than that of control group, and treatment time was less than that of control group (P<0.05). Conclusion:The therapeutic effects of massage and acu-puncture treating neck-shoulder and lumbocrural pain are significant.%目的:观察推拿、针灸治疗颈肩腰腿痛的疗效。方法:将76例患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,对照组采用常规镇痛药物治疗,治疗组采用推拿、针灸治疗,比较两组临床疗效及治疗时间。结果:治疗组总有效率高于对照组,治疗时间少于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:推拿、针灸治疗颈肩腰腿痛疗效显著。

  15. 针灸推拿治疗中风后偏瘫痉挛疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Acupuncture and Massage Treating Hemiplegia Spasm after Stroke

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    李科全

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To explore the curative effects of acupuncture and massage treating hemiplegia spasm after stroke. Methods:46 patients were all treated with acupuncture and massage therapy, to compare the muscle tension improvement of upper and lower limbs before and after the treat-ment. Results:The normal rate of muscle tension after the treatment was significantly higher than that before the treatment (P<0.01). Conclusion:The therapeutic effects of acupuncture and massage treating hemiplegia spasm after stroke are significant, which can relieve spasm effectively and improve the symptoms of stroke, being worthy of clinical application.%目的:探讨针灸推拿治疗中风后偏瘫痉挛的疗效。方法:46例患者均采用针灸推拿治疗,比较治疗前后患者上、下肢肌张力的改善情况。结果:治疗后,患者的肌张力正常率显著高于治疗前(P<0.01)。结论:采用针灸推拿治疗中风后偏瘫痉挛疗效显著,可有效缓解痉挛,改善中风症状,值得临床推广应用。

  16. Clinical Observation of Massage and Herbal Packets Treating External Humerus Epicondylitis%按摩配合中药封包治疗肱骨外上髁炎的临床观察

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    罗卫泉; 杨兴杜

    2013-01-01

      目的:观察按摩配合中药封包治疗肱骨外上髁炎的疗效。方法:将90例患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,治疗组予按摩加中药封包治疗,对照组予常规口服药物(非甾体抗炎药)加电脑中频治疗仪治疗。结果:治疗组总有效率100.0%,高于对照组的84.4%(P<0.05)。结论:按摩配合中药封包治疗肱骨外上髁炎疗效显著。%Objective:To observe the curative effects of massage combined with herbal packets treating humerus epicondylitis. Methods:90 patients were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, treatment group was treated with massage and herbal packets, and control group re-ceived therapy of routine oral drugs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and computer intermediate frequency. Results:The total effective rate of treatment group was 100%, higher than that of control group by 84.4%(P<0.05). Conclusion:The curative effects of massage and herbal packets treating external humerus epicondylitis are significant.

  17. Chinese Medicine Massage Manipulation Treating 37 Cases of Infants with Congenital Talipes Equinovarus%中医推拿整骨手法治疗婴幼儿先天性马蹄内翻足37例

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    徐江英

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨中医推拿整骨手法治疗婴幼儿先天性马蹄内翻足的疗效。方法:中医推拿手法按摩放松患足软组织,用整骨手法矫正足踝关节畸形,辅以Dennis Browne矫形鞋治疗先天性马蹄内翻足患儿37例。结果:优35例61足,良1例1足,可1例2足。结论:中医推拿整骨手法治疗婴幼儿先天性马蹄内翻足疗效显著,是首选方法。%Objective:To investigate the curative effects of Chinese medicine massage manipulation treating infants with congenital talipes equinovar-us. Methods:Soft tissue of sick feet with Chinese medicine massage, osteopathic technique corrected ankle malformation, supplemented with Dennis Browne orthopedic shoes for 37 cases of infants with congenital talipes equinovarus. Results:35 cases and 61 feet were excellent, a case and 1 foot was good and a case and 2 feet were moderate. Conclusion:Chinese medicine massage manipulation treating infants with congenital talipes equin-ovarus is significant effective, which is the preferred method.

  18. The Summary of Professor Yu Juan's Experience of Massage for Infantile Anorexia%于娟教授推拿治疗小儿厌食症经验总结

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    蔡可燕; 于娟; 刘明; 任艳; 王莉; 霍晶晶

    2015-01-01

    Infantile anorexia is a clinical common disease, the growing development may even be affected in serious cases. Professor Yu Juan, as a few of domestic doctoral tutors that engages in infantile massage studies, has unique understanding on treating infantile anorexia by massage. This ar-ticle would try to summarize tutor's experience of massage for infantile anorexia, in order to provide some references for clincial practice.%小儿厌食症是临床常见病,严重者会影响小儿的生长发育。于娟教授作为国内为数不多的专业从事小儿推拿研究工作的博士研究生导师,对推拿治疗此病有独特认识。本文试将导师推拿治疗小儿厌食症的经验进行总结,以供临床参考。

  19. 穴位埋线配合按摩治疗周围性面瘫185例%Catgut Implantation Combined with Massage for 185 Cases of Peripheral Facial Paralysis Patients

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    袁有平

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察穴位埋线配合按摩治疗周围性面瘫的疗效。方法:185例患者均取颈面部及肢体部穴位进行穴位埋线及局部按摩治疗。结果:痊愈68例,显效72,好转43例,无效2例,总有效率98.9%。结论:穴位埋线配合按摩治疗周围性面瘫疗效显著,方便实用,值得临床推广应用。%Objective:To observe the efficacy of catgut implantation combined with massage for peripheral facial paralysis . Methods:185 cases of patients were all treated by catgut implantation in acupoints of neck face and body portion and local massage therapy. Results:68 cases were cured, 72 cases were marked valid, 43 cases were effective, 2 cases were invalid, the total effective rate was 98.9%. Conclusion:Catgut implantation com-bined with massage has a significant curative effect on peripheral facial paralysis, which is convenient and practical, and worth clinical promotion and application.

  20. 从经筋理论探讨项背肌筋膜炎推拿治疗%Discussion on Fasciitis of Nape Muscle Treated with Massage Based on the Reinforcement Theory

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    周超; 张俊; 吉登军; 顾非

    2015-01-01

    项背肌筋膜炎为临床常见病,推拿是其有效的治疗手段。本文回顾了项背肌筋膜炎的病因病机及中医、推拿治疗简况。分析了经筋与项背部的联系,在经筋理论的指导下,制订了推拿治疗项背肌筋膜炎的操作方法。以项背肌筋膜炎作为切入点,探讨经筋理论对推拿的指导意义。%Fasciitis of Nape Muscle is a common clinical disease. And among various treatment methods ,tu-ina is an effective treatment method. This paper reviews the etiology and pathogenesis of fasciitis of nape muscle and introduces the treatment methods in Chinese medicine and massage. At the same time ,the con-nection between the tendons and the back of the neck is analyzed. Under the guidance of the reinforcement theory,the operation method of massage in the treatment of fasciitis of nape muscle is formulated. This pa-per wants to choose fasciitis of nape muscle as the breakthrough point to explore the significance of rein-forcement theory to massage.

  1. Efficacy Analysis of Massage Combined with Functional Exercise Treating 80 Cases of Cervical Dizziness%推拿结合功能锻炼治疗颈性头晕80例效果分析

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    吴秋霞

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察推拿结合功能锻炼治疗颈性头晕的临床效果。方法:我院80例颈性头晕患者实施推拿结合功能锻炼治疗,分析临床效果。结果:显效64例(80.0%),有效14例(17.5%),无效2例(2.5%),总有效率为97.5%。结论:推拿结合功能锻炼治疗颈性头晕效果良好。%Objective:To observe the clinical effects of massage combined with functional exercise treating cervical dizziness. Methods:80 cases of cervical dizziness in our hospital were treated with massage and functional exercise, and the clinical effects were analyzed. Results:64 cases were valid (80%), 14 cases effective (17.5%), 2 cases invalid (2.5%), the total efficiency was 97.5%. Conclusion:Effects of massage combined with func-tional exercise treating cervical dizziness are excellent.

  2. 胆道蛔虫病推压按摩疗法二十八年回顾%On 28 Years'Practice of Pressure Massage for Treating Biliary Ascariasis

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    薛璇英

    1987-01-01

    本文回顾二十八年推压按摩治疗儿童胆道蛔虫病805例,除一例已并发肝脓肿行手术引流外,其它均由推压按摩完全治愈,无并发症.本文重点介绍推压按摩操作方法及推压按摩后驱蛔、利胆、矫正脱水等治疗时的注意事项.%During1957~1986. 906 cases of biliary as-cariasis were successfully treated non-surgicaliy by pressure massage upon the right upper abdomen in the author's hospital. All cases were simpe biliaryascariasis some complicated by mild biliary inflammation.Ultrasonography is helpful in monitoring the effect of pressure massage treatment and confirming the diagnosis. The typical figure of biliary ascariasis on ultasonography is a double-line Image of a moving worm. The teahnipue of pressure massage has been described in detail. The author concluded that such a non-surgical treatment,was simple, easy, effectiveand unexpensive.

  3. 推拿对腰椎间盘突出症患者腰椎曲度的影响%Effects of massage on lumbar curvature in patients with lumbar disc hernia

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    顾非; 房敏

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察推拿手法治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效及其对腰椎曲度的影响.方法 推拿治疗60例腰椎间盘突出症患者,疗程10天.观察治疗前后患者腰椎曲度、VAS评分、ODI评分和临床疗效.结果 总有效率为95.0%;治疗后患者腰椎曲度明显增加(P<0.01),VAS评分和ODI评分明显降低(P<0.01).结论 推拿手法能显著改善腰椎间盘突出症患者的腰椎曲度.%Objective To observe the clinical effects of massage therapy on lumlar curvature in treating lumbar disc hernia. Methods Sixty cases were treated by massage therapy for 10 days. The lumbar curvature( measured by Seze), VAS score, ODi( Oswestry dislbility index) and clinical effects were observed. Resuits The total effective rate was 95.0%; the lumbar curvature was increased( P < 0.01 ); the VAS score and ODI were significantly reduced( P < 0.01 ). Conclusion Massage therapy can increase the lumbar curvature in the treatment of lumbar disc hernia.

  4. 针刺、按摩配合拍打疗法治疗髌骨软化症的应用研究%Application study of acupuncture,massage and flapping therapy in treatment of chondromalacia patellae

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    卢铁元; 梁宇; 韩泽汉

    2013-01-01

    目的:达到髌骨软化症在早期诊断中得到及时发现并及时施以治疗。方法用实验法对60名髌骨软化症患者分组进行治疗并观察疗效。结果针刺、按摩配合拍打疗法明显优于传统疗法,且治愈率高,疗效显著。结论针刺、按摩配合拍打疗法对髌骨软化症有显著疗效,明显优于传统的针刺按摩技术。%Objective To achieve the timely detection and timely treatment of chondromalacia patellae. Methods Sixty patients with chondromalacia patellae were divided into groups according to the experimental method.The patients received treatment by group and the effects were observed. Results Acupuncture, massage and flapping therapy was significantly better than traditional therapy,with higher cure rate and more significant efficacy. Conclusion Acupuncture,massage and flapping therapy shows significant efficacy in the treatment of chondromalacia patellae and is obviously better than traditional acupuncture and massage techniques.

  5. Rehabilitation Effects of Massage and Nursing care on Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy%推拿及护理对小儿痉挛性脑瘫的康复作用

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    王玄; 郭新志

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the curative effects of massage manipulation and nursing care on children with spastic cerebral palsy. Methods:120 cases of children with spastic cerebral palsy were applied with massage and nursing care in our hospital, to observe the effects after 3 courses. Re-sults:24 cases were excellent, 89 cases effective, 7 cases invalid and the total efficiency of 94%. Conclusion:Massage manipulation and nursing care have a good effect on children with spastic cerebral palsy, being worthy of promotion.%目的:观察推拿手法及护理对小儿痉挛性脑瘫的疗效。方法:我院痉挛性脑瘫住院患儿120例应用推拿及护理方法,3个疗程后观察效果。结果:显效24例,有效89例,无效7例,总有效率94%。结论:推拿手法及护理对小儿痉挛性脑瘫有良好的治疗效果,值得推广。

  6. 推拿疗法配合中药湿敷治疗椎动脉型颈椎病30例%Massage Therapy with Traditional Chinese Medicine Wet Compress Treatment of Vertebral Artery Type Cervical Spondylosis 30 Cases

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    唐铭

    2013-01-01

    Objective:Observed with massage therapy medicine fumigation treatment of vertebral artery type cervical spondylosis clinical ef icacy. Method:For our hospital 30 cases of vertebral artery type of cervical spondylosis massage therapy with the use of traditional Chinese medicine fumigation treatment. Results:30 patients were cured15 cases,Significant in 10 cases,ef ective in 4 cases,Invalid in 1 cases,the total ef iciency of 97%. Conclusion:Massage therapy with traditional Chinese medicine fumigation treatment of vertebral artery type of cervical spondylosis significant.%目的:观察推拿疗法配合中药熏蒸治疗椎动脉型颈椎病的治疗作用。方法对我院收治的30例椎动脉型颈椎病采用推拿疗法配合中药熏蒸治疗。结果30例患者中,治愈15例,显效10例,有效4例,无效1例,总有效率97%。结论推拿疗法配合中药熏蒸治疗椎动脉型颈椎病疗效显著。

  7. 推拿治疗青少年电脑综合征35例临床观察%Clinical Observation on Massage Therapy for 35 Cases of Adolescent Computer Syndrome

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    刘家瑞

    2013-01-01

      目的:观察推拿治疗青少年电脑综合征的临床疗效。方法:将70例患者随机分成治疗组和对照组,治疗组予推拿治疗,对照组对证使用中成药治疗,观察两组临床疗效。结果:治疗组治愈率和总有效率均高于对照组(P<0.01)。结论:推拿治疗青少年电脑综合征具有显著的疗效。%Objective:To observe the efficacy of treating adolescent computer syndrome by massage therapy. Methods:70 cases of patients were ran-domly divided into treatment group and control group, the treatment group treated by massage therapy while the control group by orally taking Chi-nese patent medicine, and observed the efficacy of two groups. Results:The cured rate and total effective rate in treatment group were both higher than those in control group (P<0.01). Conclusion:It has a significant efficacy that treating adolescent computer syndrome by massage therapy.

  8. 小儿推拿疗法治疗小儿便秘的临床研究进展%Clinical Research Progress of Pediatric Massage Therapy Applied to Infantile Constipation

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    刘建邦; 罗桂青; 李磊

    2013-01-01

    Pediatric massage therapy has become a common means for clinical treatment of infantile constipation. This paper systematically analyzes the clinical research literature of pediatric massage therapy in the treatment of infantile constipation, and summarizes the progress of clinical re-search, in order to provide basis for establishing clinical research program strictly and standardly, and further to determine the value of pediatric mas-sage therapy.%小儿推拿疗法已成为临床治疗小儿便秘的常用手段,本文拟系统分析小儿推拿疗法治疗小儿便秘的临床研究文献,综述小儿推拿疗法治疗小儿便秘的临床研究进展,旨在为今后制定严格、规范的临床研究方案提供依据,并进一步确定小儿推拿疗法的应用价值。

  9. 敷脐疗法配合推拿用于小儿泄泻的作用观察%Observation on treating infantile diarrhea by umbilical therapy plus massage

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    王燕

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察敷脐疗法配合推拿用于小儿泄泻的疗效。方法:将60例患儿随机分为治疗组30例和对照组30例,治疗组采用敷脐疗法配合小儿推拿,对照组采用常规西医疗法。结果:经过5d的治疗,进行疗效判定,总有效率:治疗组90.0%,对照组63.3%,临床疗效中治疗组优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:敷脐疗法配合推拿用于小儿泄泻疗效显著。%Objective:To observe efficacy of umbilical therapy plus massage on infantile diarrhea. Methods:60 cases were divided into the treatment group and control group, 30 cases for each. The treatment group received umbilical compress therapy plus massage. Another group received conventional western medicine. Results:After 5 days, the total efficiency of 90%in the treatment group was better than that of 63.3%in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Treating infantile diarrhea with umbilical therapy plus massage could get good efficacy.

  10. Efficacy Observation on Massage for 99 Cases of Lumbar Disc Herniation Patients%推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症99例疗效观察

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    尹旭

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the efficacy of massage for lumbar disc herniation. Methods:99 cases of lumbar disc herniation patients were all treated by massage therapy. Results:58 cases were cured, 48 cases turned better, 3 cases invilid, the total effective rate was 96.97%. Conclusion:Use massage therapy to treat lumbar disc herniation is safe, less pain, no complication, and it has good efficacy, quickly becomes effective, and good pa-tient compliance.%目的:观察推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效。方法:对99例腰椎间盘突出症患者均给予推拿治疗。结果:痊愈58例,好转48例,未愈3例,总有效率为96.97%。结论:采用推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症安全、痛苦小、无并发症,且疗效高、见效快、患者依从性好。

  11. 推拿疗法配合中药熏蒸治疗椎动脉型颈椎病20例%20 Cases Massage Therapy with Traditional Chinese Medicine Fumigation Treatment of Vertebral Artery Type Cervical Spondylosis

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    李彬

    2013-01-01

    Objective: Observed with massage therapy medicine fumigation treatment of vertebral artery type cervical spondylosis clinical ef icacy. Method: For our hospital 20 cases of vertebral artery type of cervical spondylosis massage therapy with the use of traditional Chinese medicine fumigation treatment. Results: 20 patients were cured 10 cases, ef ective in 6 cases, ef ective in 3 cases, 1 case, the total ef iciency of 95%. Conclusion: Massage therapy with traditional Chinese medicine fumigation treatment of vertebral artery type of cervical spondylosis significant.%目的:观察推拿疗法配合中药熏蒸治疗椎动脉型颈椎病的治疗作用。方法对我院收治的20例椎动脉型颈椎病采用推拿疗法配合中药熏蒸治疗。结果20例患者中,治愈10例,显效6例,有效3例,无效1例,总有效率95%。结论推拿疗法配合中药熏蒸治疗椎动脉型颈椎病疗效显著。

  12. 中医刮痧、按摩治疗延迟性肌肉酸痛症的疗效比较%TCM Scrapping, Massage Therapy Doms Disease Curative Effect of Comparison

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    朱红香

    2011-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the experimental study on comparison of traditional Chinese scrapping therapy and massage treatment for Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). The experiment result indicates: both of them are workable solutions ; while the response rate of scrapping therapy group was 95.84%, the response rate of massage treatment group was 96.15% ;compared with massage treatment, scrapping therapy is much more effective (P 〈 O. O1 ).%采用中医刮痧、按摩治疗延迟性肌肉酸痛症,并对治疗效果进行比较,结果表明:刮痧和按摩治疗延迟性肌肉酸痛均有明显疗效,其中刮痧组有效率为95.84%,按摩组有效率为96.15%。两组相比较,刮痧组见效更快(P〈0.01)。

  13. Efficacy Observation on Massage Therapy Treating 40 Cases of Lumbar Disc Herniation%推拿手法治疗腰椎间盘突出症40例疗效观察

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    周伟花

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the clinical effects of massage therapy treating lumbar disc herniation. Methods:Massage therapy was implemented to treat patients diagnosed with lumber disc herniation. Results:Among 40 cases of patients with lumbar disc herniation, 22 cases were cured, with 9 cases effective, 7 cases improved and 2 cases ineffective, the total effective rate was 96.92%. Conclusion:The curative effects of massage therapy treating lumbar disc herniation are excellent, without much pain and complications.%  目的:观察推拿手法治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床效果。方法:对确诊的腰椎间盘突出症患者施行推拿手法治疗。结果:40例腰椎间盘突出患者中,痊愈22例,显效9例,好转7例,无效2例,总有效率为96.92%。结论:应用推拿手法治疗腰椎间盘突出症痛苦小、无并发症,疗效好。

  14. 牵引、推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症48例疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Traction and Massage Therapy for Lumbar Disc Herniation

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    陈斯亮

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察牵引、推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效。方法:对48例腰椎间盘突出症患者均采用牵引和推拿手法治疗。结果:治愈32例,显效8例,有效6例,无效2例,总有效率为95.8%。结论:牵引、推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效优良,值得临床推广应用。%Objective:To observe the efficacy of treating lumbar disc herniation by traction and massage. Methods:48 cases of lumbar disc herniation patients were all treated by traction and massage therapy. Results:32 cases were cured, 8 cases had marked effect, 6 cases were effective, 2 cases in-valid, the total effective rate was 95.8%. Conclusion:Traction and massage have a good curative effect on lumbar disc herniation, deserves clinical promotion and application.

  15. 针刀配合推拿与单纯推拿治疗神经根型颈椎病:100例随机对照分析%Needle scalpel combined with massage therapy and simple massage therapy for nerve-root type cervical spondylopathy:A randomized controlled analysis on 100 patients

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    林木南; 刘献祥; 刘建华; 张爱平; 许书亮; 郭健红

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To observe the curative effect of cervical spondylopathy of nerve root type mainly treated by needle scalpel therapy.METHODS: One hundred patients with typical cervical spondylopathy of nerve root type were divided into treatment group and control group according to random stratified grouping. Fifty patients in the treatment group were treated by needle scalpel combined with massage therapy, and 50 patients in the control group were treated by simple massage therapy. The patients were treated for 3 months respectively and followed up for 6 months to judge the curative effect that was compared and analyzed later to investigate the related mechanism of cervical spondylopathy of nerve root type mainly treated by needle scalpel therapy.RESULTS: The effective rate of treatment group was 98% (49/50) and that of control group was 83% (41/50) . The difference between the two groups was significant(X2 =7. 11, P <0.05).CONCLUSION: Needle scalpel therapy combined with massage for cervical spondylopathy of nerve root type can relax adhesion, remit spasm of soft tissues, remove compression to blood vessels and nerves, relieve pains and recover functions.%目的:观察以针刀为主治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效.方法:选择典型病例100例,按分层随机分组法分为治疗组50例,采用针刀配合推拿治疗神经根型颈椎病;对照组50例,采用单纯推拿治疗神经根型颈椎病.分别治疗3个疗程,随访6个月判定疗效.对两组临床疗效进行分析比较,并探析针刀为主治疗神经根型颈椎病的相关机制.结果:治疗组有效率为98%(49/50),对照组有效率为83%(41/50).两组疗效比较,差异有显著性意义(x2=7.11,0.01,P<0.05).结论:针刀配合手法推拿治疗神经根型颈椎病可松解粘连,缓解软组织痉挛,使血管、神经受压得到解除,缓解疼痛,恢复功能.

  16. Postpartum Rehabilitation Instrument and Massage and 450 Cases of Lactation%产后康复仪加手法按摩催乳450例

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    韦秋波

    2015-01-01

    Objective to explore the postpartum rehabilitation instrument plus massage galactagogue effect. Methods January 2012- January 2012 from 900 cases of rooming-in women, were randomly divided into experimental group and control group, the con-trol group conventional maternal breastfeeding guide nursing, the experimental group USES the postpartum maternal rehabilitation instrument and lactation care massage, observe two groups of maternal milk at the time and the amount of milk secretion, compar-ing two groups of maternal galactagogue effect. Results the results showed that in the experimental group maternal milk at the time of h (20.5±3.4), the control group (30.6± 5.3), maternal experimental maternal milk secretion initial time earlier than the control group obviously, and there were significant differences (P<0.05), statistically significant;Experimental maternal exclusive breastfeed-ing, 395 cases, 240 cases of control group pure maternal breastfeeding, maternal milk secretion significantly more than the controls, and there were significant differences (P<0.05), with statistical significance. Conclusion postpartum rehabilitation instrument plus massage can effectively advance the maternal milk secretion, promote maternal lactation and discharge, reduce the incidence of maternal postpartum hemorrhage, promote the growth and development of newborns, and is worth popularizing in clinical use.%目的:探究产后康复仪加手法按摩的催乳效果。方法采用随机抽样法选择2012年1月—2014年1月该院母婴同室的900例产妇,随机分为实验组和对照组,对照组产妇采用常规母乳喂养指导护理,实验组产妇采用产后康复仪加手法按摩进行催乳护理,观察两组产妇的乳汁分泌时间和乳汁分泌量,比较两组产妇的催乳效果。结果统计结果显示,实验组产妇乳汁分泌时间为(20.5±3.4)h,对照组产妇为(30.6±5.3),实验组产妇的乳汁初始分泌时间明显早于

  17. Preliminary Clinical Application of Massage Lysis on Posterior Atlantooccipital Membrane%寰枕后膜推拿松解术的初步临床应用

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    于高潞; 英健民; 李茵; 史华敬; 王琳

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To observe the curative effect of massage lysis on posterior atlantooccipital membrane (PAM) for treating contracture syndrome of PAM. Methods: All 60 patients in our division from October 2008 to May 2010 were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, with 30 cases in each group. The patients of treatment group were treated with massage lysis on PAM, and the patients of control group were treated with dexamethasone and chlorzoxazone tablets. Ten days was a course of treatment, and observed for two courses. All the patients were followed up. Results: The atlantooccipital space in the treatment group was significantly improved than control group (P<0. 01). All the CDFI index of vertebral artery in the treatment group were improved obviously than the control group (P<0. 05). The total effective rate of the treatment group and control group was 93. 33% and 56. 70% respectively (P<0. 05). Conclusion: The method of massage lysis of PAM, as a new way to treat contracture syndrome of PAM, is used feasibly and practically in clinic for its advantages of safe, convenient, and cheap.%目的:观察寰枕后膜推拿松解术治疗寰枕后膜挛缩症的临床疗效.方法:对2008年10月~2010年5月我科收治寰枕后膜挛缩症患者60例,运用SPSS16.0随机分为治疗组和对照组,每组30例.治疗组采用寰枕后膜松解术;对照组给予地塞米松和氯唑沙宗口服,10d为1个疗程,观察2个疗程.所有患者均进行随访.结果:治疗组寰枕后间隙间距改善情况明显高于对照组(P<0.01);治疗组椎动脉各项指标(CDFI)改善情况明显高于对照组(P<0.05);治疗组总有效率为93.33%,对照组总有效率56.70%,2组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:寰枕后膜推拿松解术作为治疗寰枕后膜挛缩症的新方法,具有安全、简便、廉验的特点,具有一定临床实用及推广价值.

  18. Design of Digital Control Circuit of Massaging Machine Drive Based on MCU%基于单片机的按摩机传动数字控制电路设计

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    张新荣; 张宇林; 周红标; 唐中一

    2011-01-01

    对基于单片机的按摩机传动控制电路进行设计。以单片机为核心控制芯片.以直流电机PWM调速技术为基础设计电源电路、复位电路、电机和指示灯控制电路、按键及显示电路等部分,利用软件编程实现人机交互及按摩功能。按键操作选择按摩机工作状态,报警装置示警或提示按摩完成,指示灯显示当前工作状态,LED数码管显示当前电机转速。经过理论分析及实验研究,该系统能够实现基本的按摩功能,结构简单、性价比高、体积小,可较好地满足人体腰部、足部以及颈部的按摩需要。%The digital control circuit of massaging machine drive based on MCU is designed. The MCU is used as the kernel control chip. The power circuit based on DC motor PWM speed control technology, reset circuit, motor, indicating lamp control circuit, key and display circuit are designed. The massaging machine working state is selected through the button. When massage is complete, the alarm device will prompt the user. The indicating lamp indicates the current work status. The LED displays the current speed of motor. Theory analysis and experimental study show that the system can implement basic massaging function and has advantages of simple structure, higher performance-cost ratio, small size and can better meet the human waist, foot and neck massage needs.

  19. 推拿结合分类牵引治疗腰突症的病例研究%The cases research of therapy of lumbar disc herniation cured by classified traction with massage

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    王伟

    2016-01-01

    Objective To investigate the improved therapy effect of lumbar disc herniation cured by classified traction with massage.Methods Divide the 80 patients with lumbar disc herniation conforming to diagnostic criteria into two groups,one is treatment group and the other is control group.As to the control group,the patients will be cured with the unified supine position and the same weight in the process of traction with massage.To the treatment group,the position should be different according to the patient’s condition,the traction weight should be changed in the process and the patient will be cure with the same massage methods.Observe the effect after 4 months.Results The total effect of the treatment group is 93.4%,the control group is 75.6%,there are statistical difference in the effect of the two groups.Conclusion The effect of staired classified traction with massage is ahead of the common traction with massage.%目的:研究推拿结合分类牵引对提高腰突症疗效的方法。方法将80例符合诊断标准的腰突症患者,按照随机分配的原则,分为治疗组和对照组,对照组予以统一仰卧位牵引和牵引过程中单一牵引重量,牵引结束后予以推拿治疗,治疗组根据病情分不同体位,牵引过程中牵引重量呈梯级变化,予以牵引治疗。治疗后予以相同手法推拿治疗。治疗4个月后予以疗效观察。结果治疗组总有效率为93.4%,对照组总有效率为75.6%,两组疗效对比有统计学差异(P<0.05)。结论采用推拿结合分类牵引治疗腰突症效果明显优于一般牵引加推拿治疗效果。

  20. 蒙医蒙药配合针灸、按摩治疗肩周炎%Mongolian Medicine and Acupuncture, Massage in Treating Periarthritis of Shoulder

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    白璋玉; 银梅

    2015-01-01

    肩周炎是肩周肌肉、肌腱和肩关节囊等组织的慢性炎症,形成关节内外粘连、阻碍肩的活动。针灸、按摩能迅速消除或改善局部组织水肿,充血、渗出、粘连、挛缩,缺血等病理变化,从而加速循环加速代谢,使病变组织和神经组织从新修复,缓解痉挛,减轻疼痛,按摩对局部直接作用,可缓解血管、肌肉等软组织痉挛,其疼痛也随之减轻。肩周炎的针灸疗效一般都很好,对疼痛剧烈,进行以上治疗仍不见好转者,可考虑封闭治疗,则更利于早日康复。%The periarthritis of shoulder is a chronic inflammation of shoulder muscles, tendons and capsule of shoulder joint and other organizations, both inside and outside the formation of joint adhesion, hinder the shoulder activities. Acupuncture, massage can eliminate or improve local tissue edema hyperemia, exudate, rapid, adhesion, contracture, ischemia and other pathological changes, thus speeding up the circulation accelerate metabolism, make pathological tissue and nerve tissue from the new repair, relieve spasm, reduce pain, massage to direct local ef ect, can al eviate vascular, muscle and soft tissue spasm, the the pain lessens. The therapeutic ef ect of acupuncture and moxibustion periarthritis of shoulder is general y very good, the pain is intense, the above treatment is stil not improved, can be considered closed treatment, is more conducive to a speedy recovery.

  1. “手随心转”在推拿临床中的探析%Analysis on Massage Therapy Method in Clinical Medicine

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    楚洪波; 徐明

    2012-01-01

      The classical description in The Golden Mirror of Medicine・ Bone Setting Gist by Wu Qian of Qing Dynasty has become the guideline for doctors in the process of massage or bone setting .The author thinks that masseuses should not only work with hand , but also with heart in the process of clinical massage .Doctors make diagnosis by touching and focus their attention on the patient , feeling disease condition by heart so as to select appropriate manipulation .Only in this way, can masseuses reach the high requirement .%  清代吴谦《医宗金鉴・正骨心法要旨》中经典的文字已成为后世医家在推拿或整骨操作过程中的准则。这其中句句经典,耐人寻味。笔者在临床推拿过程中对“手随心转”理解是,术者在推拿操作过程中必须要做到手到,心到,以达到神到。手到是基础,医者要亲自审视,手摸心会,察看诊断。心到是层次,是对推拿医师的较高的也是必须的要求,一心不可二用,必须把注意力集中在患者身上,感受手下的感觉,手法在心的指挥下运动、转换。神到是境界。神到有两层含义,一是术者要聚精会神,二是治病以神为本。做到以上要求,才能发从手出。

  2. 推拿治疗42例颈性高血压%Treating 42 cases of cervical hypertension with massage

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    王学锋

    2014-01-01

    颈部的推拿及牵引治疗42例颈性高血压疗效满意。本病由颈椎退行性改变所引起,其病理表现为颈椎间盘变性、突出、骨赘、无菌性炎症。其发作,往往因局部水肿,导致后关节不稳,错缝、椎间孔缩小刺激出椎间孔的神经根出现疼痛,同时无菌性炎症亦可刺激和压迫神经根、脊髓、椎动脉及交感神经,引起血压异常及增高。手法治疗本病,功能舒筋通络、消炎止痛。舒筋者,即能缓解肌肉痉挛而能通络,通络者即能加速血液循环,促进新陈代谢,从而消除水肿。同时手法亦可增宽椎间隙、纠正后关节紊乱,改变骨赘物、神经和血管的相对位置,缓解临床症状,故在发作时治疗尤为适宜,起到立竿见影的作用。%The neck massage and traction treatment on 42 cases of Cervical Hypertension showed satisfactory effects. The disease was caused by degenerative changes of the cervical spine and the pathology manifestations were degeneration and protrusion of cervical disc with osteophyte and aseptic inflammation. The attack was often due to local edema that caused joint instability and staggered joints, intervertebral foramen narrowing of intervertebral foramen stimulate nerve root pain. In addition, aseptic inflammation could also stimulate and oppress nerve root, spinal cord, vertebral artery and sympathetic nerve that caused abnormal blood pressure and increase. Massage can smooth tendon and unblocking channels, diminish inflammation and relieve pain. Smoothing tendons that muscular spasm can be relieved;unblocking channels that blood circulation can be accelerated so that metabolism can be promoted and edema gets eliminated. At the same time approaches can be widened intervertebral space, correct posterior articular disturbance, relative position changes of bone block and nerve, blood vessel and relieve the clinical symptoms, so that it is particularly suitable to treat in

  3. 新型按摩浴缸控制系统的研制%Development of new massage bathtub control system

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    陈光绒; 李小琴

    2013-01-01

    System research bathtub, developed a new massage bathtub which have controlled strength, constant temperature water massage function and sterilization function, as the core to the Controller PIC16F676, under program control, the speed of the motor can be controlled, so that the motor speed changes periodically, and also allows the motor to maintain a constant speed; through the detection of the temperature of the gas, the controller controls the internal state of the electric wire, so as to maintain a relatively constant temperature of the gas, so that the controller generates hot airflow with adjustable intensity of airflow and constant temperature , so that the tub bath have bath, health, leisure function; simultaneously with ozone generator, through a special tube path design to achieve sterilization of the various parts, to ensure the health of the system, the system is equipped with a non-contact level detection circuit to prevent air burning idling or in the anhydrous state, in order to guarantee the security of the system.%系统以浴缸为研究对象,研制了一款具有强度可控的、温度恒定的水流按摩功能和具有杀菌消毒功能的新型按摩浴缸.控制器以PIC16F676为核心,在程序控制下,能控制电机的速度,使电机速度周期性变化,也可使电机保持某一恒定速度;通过对气体温度的检测,控制内部的电热丝工作状态,从而保持气体温度的相对恒定,这样控制器产生了气流强度可调的具有恒定温度的热气流,从而使浴缸具有洗浴、保健、养生、休闲的功能;同时配有臭氧发生器,通过特殊的管路设计,实现对各个部位的杀菌,保证系统的卫生,系统配有非接触式水位检测电路,防止在无水状态下空转或空烧,以保证系统的安全性.

  4. Effects of Massage Therapy on Soft Tissue Tension in Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation%推拿治疗对腰椎间盘突出症患者软组织张力的影响

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    顾非; 黄湧; 房敏

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To explore the effects of massage therapy on waist muscular tension in patients with lumbar disc hemia-tion (LDH) by soft tissue tension test. Methods: Sixty patients with LDH were randomly divided into massage group and traction group, with 30 cases in each group. The massage group was treated by massage therapy, and the traction group was treated by traction therapy. The clinical effects and waist soft tissue tension were observed. Results: The total clinical effective rates of massage group and traction group were 90.00% and 56.67% respectively, with a statistical difference between two groups (P <0.01). After treatment, the soft tissue tension displacement of patients (including affected and unaffected side) in massage group increased obviously (P<0.01) , and the soft tissue tension displacement of patients (including affected and unaffected side) in traction group significantly decreased (P<0.05). Conclusion: Massage therapy can improve the waist soft tissue tension in patients with LDH, while traction therapy has no effects or even has negative effects on it.%目的:通过软组织张力测试,研究推拿手法治疗对腰椎间盘突出症患者腰部肌肉张力的影响.方法:60例腰椎间盘突出症患者随机分成手法组和牵引组,每组30例.手法组患者给予推拿手法治疗,牵引组患者给予牵引治疗.比较两组患者的临床疗效及其治疗前后腰部软组织张力的变化情况.结果:手法组和牵引组的临床总有效率分别为90.00%和56.67%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).治疗后,手法组患者的患侧和健侧软组织张力位移较治疗前均显著增加(P<0.01),而牵引组患者的患侧和健侧软组织张力位移较治疗前显著减少(P<0.05).结论:推拿手法治疗能显著改善腰椎间盘突出症患者的腰部软组织张力,而牵引治疗对患者的软组织张力无改善甚至加重其减退.

  5. 香薰按摩在产后抑郁患者中应用的效果评价%Application of aromatherapy massage in postpartum depression and effect evaluation

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    黄丽燕; 余凤仙; 廖拾零

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] To understand the application effect of aromatherapy massage by using plant extracts and its impact factors.[Methods] 94 pregnancy women whose Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale(EPDS)assessment score ranged between 10~20 points were selected in this study.They were implemented the aromatherapy massage 24 hours after delivery.49 cases treated with implementa-tion of the aromatherapy massage from maternal to puerperium were set as the observation group,45 cases whose aromatherapy massage was interrupted by various reasons after discharge were named as the control group.The EPDS score and growth and development indexes were compared 7,14,28,42 days postpartum.[Results] The EPDS scores in the observation group were lower than those in the control group 28,42 days postpartum.The growth and development indexes if infants were better than in the control group.Family-related factor was a direct impact on continuous implementation of aromatherapy massage postpartum.[Conclusions] Continuous implementation of aromatherapy massage by using plant extracts in the whole puerperium combined with psychological counseling by the massage nurses can regulate the maternal emotion,alleviate depression of these women.The puerpera with higher EPDS scores can't take good care of the infants,and can affect the development of the infants.%目的 探讨植物精华香薰按摩在产后抑郁患者中的实施效果及影响其实施的因素.方法选择《爱丁堡产后抑郁量表》(EPDS)评定总分在10~20分的产妇94例,产后24h实施香薰按摩,把持续实施按摩至产褥期结束的49例产妇作为观察组,出院后因各种因素影响,使按摩实施不能持续进行的45例作为对照组.比较2组产妇产后7、14、28、42 d的EPDS评分和婴儿出生28d时的各项生长发育指标.结果 产后28d、42d观察组产妇EPDS评分明显低于对照组,其婴儿发育相关指标明显好于对照组.家庭相关因素是直接影响按摩连续

  6. 穴位贴敷配合推拿治疗失眠症临床观察%Clinical Observation of Acupoint Application Combined with Massage Treating Insomnia

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    杜世华

    2013-01-01

      目的:观察中药穴位贴敷配合推拿治疗失眠症的临床疗效及安全性。方法:将80例失眠患者随机分成治疗组和对照组,治疗组给予中药穴位贴敷配合推拿治疗,对照组给予艾司唑仑片口服。观察匹兹堡睡眠质量指数(PSQI)评分,并评价临床疗效。结果:治疗后两组总有效率比较无显著性差异(P>0.05);治疗组PSQI总评分明显优于对照组(P0.05);But the total score of PSQI in treatment group was obviously better than that in con-trol group (P<0.01). Conclusion:There is better therapeutic effect of acupoint application combined with massage treating chronic insomnia, especially in improving sleeping quality, daytime dysfunction and addict of sleeping pills more significantly.

  7. Cervical and scapulothoracic stabilization exercises with and without connective tissue massage for chronic mechanical neck pain: A prospective, randomised controlled trial.

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    Celenay, Seyda Toprak; Kaya, Derya Ozer; Akbayrak, Turkan

    2016-02-01

    This study was planned to assess and compare the effectiveness of cervical and scapulothoracic stabilization exercise treatment with and without connective tissue massage (CTM) on pain, anxiety, and the quality of life in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain (MNP). Sixty patients with chronic MNP (18-65 years) were recruited and randomly allocated into stabilization exercise with (Group 1, n = 30) and without the CTM (Group 2, n = 30). The program was carried out for 12 sessions, 3 days/week in 4 weeks. Pain intensity with Visual Analog Scale, pressure pain threshold with digital algometer (JTech Medical Industries, ZEVEX Company), level of anxiety with Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory, and quality of life with Short Form-36 were evaluated before and after the treatment. After the program, pain intensity and the level of anxiety decrease, physical health increase in Group 1 and 2 were found (p pain threshold and mental health increase were detected in only Group 1 (p pain intensity at night, pressure pain threshold, state anxiety and mental health were seen in favor of Group 1 (p pain intensity at night, pressure pain threshold, state anxiety and mental health compared to stabilization exercise alone.

  8. The short-term effect of gloving in combination with Traditional Thai Massage, heat, and stretching exercise to improve hand mobility in scleroderma patients

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    Kunavut Vannajak

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Systemic sclerosis (SSc is a chronic, multisystem connective tissue disorder characterized by autoimmune activation, microvascular endothelium damage, and excessive collagen proliferation. The most affected hand presents claw hand deformity and microvascular disease. Deformed hands can cause functional disability and decrease the quality of life. A daily home program can improve mobility of scleroderma patients. Objective: We sought to determine the effect of a daily home exercise program on hand mobility among scleroderma patients. Materials and Methods: This was a randomized control trial. Twenty-eight participants were divided into two groups, both of which received the same daily home treatment: Group 1 with gloves (n = 14 and Group 2 without gloves (n = 14. The 2-week daily home program combined traditional Thai massage (TTM with stretching exercises and heat. Hand mobility was assessed using hand mobility in scleroderma (HAMIS. The study was conducted in patients who were already on vasodilator drugs. Results: Both groups showed a significant improvement in hand mobility after 2 weeks of daily home exercise program (P < 0.05. Wearing the glove, however, resulted in better thumb mobility. Conclusions: A daily home exercise program improved hand mobility among patients with scleroderma and wearing gloves may improve thumb mobility.

  9. 中药外洗配合手法按摩治疗髌骨软化症%Treating CP in TCM plus manual massage

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    陈桂林; 钱南平; 杜兵强; 李广

    2012-01-01

      目的:观察中药外洗配合手法按摩治疗髌骨软化症的疗效.方法:采用中药外洗髌骨部,手法点揉膝关节周围痛点、穴位,配合股四头肌锻炼治疗髌骨软化症.结果:总有效率97.9%.提示:本方法对髌骨软化症具有改善血液循环,缓解疼痛症状的功效.%  Objective: To observe the curative effect of external washout in TCM plus manual massage in treating chondromalacia patellae (CP). Methods: Washed the whirbone in TCM, kneaded the pain spots and acupoints around knee joint, plus musculus quadriceps fexoris training to treat CP. Results: The total effective rate was 97.9%. Conclusion: The method had obvious effect in improving blood circulation and relieving pains of CP.

  10. Comparative Effect of Massage Therapy versus Kangaroo Mother Care on Body Weight and Length of Hospital Stay in Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants

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    Priya Singh Rangey

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Massage therapy (MT and kangaroo mother care (KMC are both effective in increasing the weight and reducing length of hospital stay in low birth weight preterm infants but they have not been compared. Aim. Comparison of effectiveness of MT and KMC on body weight and length of hospital stay in low birth weight preterm (LBWPT infants. Method. 30 LBWPT infants using convenience sampling from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, V.S. hospital, were randomly divided into 2 equal groups. Group 1 received MT and Group 2 received KMC for 15 minutes, thrice daily for 5 days. Medically stable babies with gestational age < 37 weeks and birth weight < 2500 g were included. Those on ventilators and with congenital, orthopedic, or genetic abnormality were excluded. Outcome measures, body weight and length of hospital stay, were taken before intervention day 1 and after intervention day 5. Level of significance was 5%. Result. Data was analyzed using SPSS16. Both MT and KMC were found to be effective in improving body weight (P = 0.001, P = 0.001. Both were found to be equally effective for improving body weight (P = 0.328 and reducing length of hospital stay (P = 0.868. Conclusion. MT and KMC were found to be equally effective in improving body weight and reducing length of hospital stay. Limitation. Long term follow-up was not taken.

  11. Clinical observation of acupuncture and massage therapy for temporomandibular joint disorders%针刺加按摩推拿治疗颞下颌关节紊乱病的临床观察

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    卜令学; 陈涛; 陈欣; 荆恒; 李宁毅

    2011-01-01

    PURPOSE: To explore simple and effective treatment method for temporomandibular joint disorders by investigating 96 temporomandibular joint disorder patients using electroacupuncture pulse stimulation and massage therapy. METHODS: Ninety-six patients with temporomandibular joint disorder including 54 patients with myofacial pain and 42 patients with external pterygoid muscle spasm, were invloved and then divided into electroacupuncture group and massage combined with electroacupuncture group equally and randomly, with 48 cases in each group. Patients in the electroacupuncture group only received electroacupuncture pulse stimulation therapy alone at the acupoints in the affected sides, including Shangguan, Xiaguan, Jiache, Tinggong and Hegu acupoint. Patients in the massage combined with electroacupuncture group underwent both electroacupuncture pulse stimulation and massage therapy. Acupoints stimulated in the two groups were same. The therapeutic effect in the two groups was compared using SPSS11.0 software package. RESULTS: The therapeutic effect of massage combined with electroacupuncture pulse stimulation therapy was more effective than electroacupuncture pulse stimulation therapy alone, especially for the patients at early stage of myofacial pain. CONCLUSIONS: Electroacupuncture pulse stimulation combined with massage therapy has a good therapeutic effect on early temporomandibular joint disorders. Supported by Medical Health Program of Shandong Province (2001CAICBB2) and Science and Technology Program of Qingdao City(2001-49).%目的:通过对96例颞下颌关节紊乱病患者的电针脉冲电刺激及按摩推拿治疗,探索安全、简便、有效的治疗早期颞下颌关节病的方法.方法:随机选择临床诊断为颞下颌关节紊乱病的96例患者.其中,肌筋膜痛54例,翼外肌痉挛42例.按随机原则分为电针脉冲电刺激组48例,按摩推拿加电针脉冲电刺激组48例,分别进行上关、下关、颊车、听宫、合谷

  12. 电针、推拿结合牵引治疗慢性腰痛疗效观察%The Effects of Combined Electric-acupuncture with Massage and Traction on the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain

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    黄雷; 李军汉

    2011-01-01

    目的:回顾性分析比较电针、推拿结合牵引与单纯电针、推拿治疗慢性腰痛的疗效.方法:以本院2010年1月之后应用电针、推拿结合牵引治疗的100例慢性腰痛患者为A组,之前采用电针、推拿治疗的100例患者为B组.两组治疗前后均采用改良JOA腰痛问卷评分、疼痛视觉评分(VAS)以及指地距离(FFD)评定疗效.同时以治愈率、好转率和未愈率三个等级计算两组临床治疗总有效率,并对比二组疗效.结果:治疗后两组JOA问卷评分较治疗前均显著提高(P<0.05),且A组显著高于B组(P<0.05);治疗后两组VAS及FFD指标较治疗前均显著降低(P<0.05),且A组显著低于B组(P<0.05);A组临床治疗总有效率显著高于B组(P< 0.05).结论:两种治疗方法均可有效改善慢性腰痛患者功能障碍,缓解症状,电针、推拿结合牵引治疗法效果优于单纯电针、推拿治疗.%Objective To compare the treatment effects of chronic low back pain by the combined intervention of electric-acupuncture and massage and traction, and electric -acupuncture and massage. Methods From January of 2010, 100 patients suffered from low back pain and treated by combined electric-acupuncture and massage and traction were classified as group A, and the other 100 low back pain patients treated by electric-acupuncture and massage were classified as group B. FFD, VAS and JOA were used for the evaluation of effectiveness before and after treatment. The total clinic effective rates of two groups by calculating the healing rate, improvement rate and not-recovered rate were compared. Results The JOA score improved significantly after the treatment in both groups (P < 0.05) and group A was higher than B group (P< 0.05) . The VAS and FFD scores reduced significantly after the treatment in both groups (P<0.05) , and group A was lower than group B (P<0.05) .The total effective rate of group A was higher than group B (P < 0.05) . Conclusions Combined

  13. Analysis of Effect of Acupoint Massage on Gastrointestinal Function in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure%穴位按摩对慢性心力衰竭胃肠功能的影响

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    陈凤

    2014-01-01

    Objective The ef ective method of massage to improve gastrointestinal function of chronic heart failure point. Methods 60 cases of hospitalized patients with chronic heart failure were randomly divided into observation group and control group with 30 cases in each. Two groups were treated with conventional therapy and nursing, the observation group based on the selection, Tianshu, Zusanli, Zhongwan acupoint massage. Gastrointestinal compared two groups of patients after 14 days' function (abdominal distension, decreased appetite, constipation, diarrhea) to improve the situation. Results The total ef ective rate of the control group was 43%, total ef ective rate of observation group is 83%, the treatment effect of observation group was significantly bet er than the control group. Conclusion Acupuncture massage can ef ectively improve the gastrointestinal function in patients with chronic heart failure.%目的探讨穴位按摩改善慢性心力衰竭胃肠功能的有效方法。方法将60例慢性心力衰竭住院患者按随机数字表法分为观察组和对照组各30例。两组均按常规治疗护理,观察组在此基础上,选用足三里、天枢、中脘进行穴位按摩。干预14d后比较两组患者胃肠功能(腹胀、食欲下降、便秘、泄泻)改善情况。结果对照组总有效率43豫,观察组总有效率83豫,观察组治疗效果显著优于对照组。结论穴位按摩可有效改善慢性心力衰竭患者胃肠功能。

  14. Massage combined with Vojta neurodevelopmental treatments for 88 cases of cerebral palsy clinical experience%推拿结合Vojta神经发育疗法治疗脑瘫88例临床分析

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    刘木金; 罗向阳; 何展文; 李平甘; 李栋方; 姚沅勉

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] To investigate the effect of massage combining Vojta therapy for cerebral palsy. (Method! 88 cases of children with cerebral palsy were randomly divided into two groups,42 cases of the control group received traditional medicine rehabilitation including massage and acupuncture for three months, and 46 cases of the observation group received treatments of traditional rehabilitation combining Vojta therapy for three months. Vojta postural reflex test was used to evaluate the effect before and after treatment. [Results] The effective rate of the observation group was 95. 7 %, while the control group was 76. 2 % .difference between the two groups was statistically significant P<0. 05). [Conclusion] The treatment of massage combining Vojta therapy is effective for cerebral palsy.%[目的]分析推拿结合Vojta神经发育疗法治疗脑性瘫痪的疗效. [方法]将88例脑瘫患儿随机分为两组,对照组42例给予推拿、针灸、等传统医学综合康复治疗3个月;观察组46例在综合康复基础上加用现康复Vojta神经发育疗法进行治疗3个月.再运用Vojta姿势反射7项姿势检查对治疗前后进行测评. [结果] 观察组有效率达95.7%,而对照组有效率为76.2%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05). [结论]推拿结合Vojta神经发育疗法治疗脑瘫真实有效.

  15. Observation on cognitive therapy combined with massage in treatment for symptoms of perimenopause%认知疗法与改良抚触治疗围绝经期症状的观察

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    刘伟红; 刘福凤; 高海妮

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical effect of the cognitive therapy combined with massage on the treatment for perimenopause women.Methods 83 women with perimenpausal syndrome were randomly divided into two groups,control group (n=41) was given Chinese medicine,the observation group (n=42) was given cognitive therapy combined with improved modified massage based on the control group.Results The total effective rate was 78% in control group,88.09% in observation group.Conclusion Cognitive therapy combined with modified massage can effectively cure perimenopause sydrome,and improve the quality of life of patients.%目的 探讨认知疗法联合抚触治疗围绝经期的临床效果.方法 将83例围绝经期综合征患者随机分成两组.对照组41例给予中药口服,观察组42例在对照组的基础上给予认知疗法联合改良抚触进行治疗.结果 对照组总有效率为78%,观察组总有效率为88.09%.结论 认知疗法联合改良抚触治疗围绝经期综合症有较好的疗效,达到提高患者生活质量的目的.

  16. Clinical observation on treating shoulder pain after laparoscopic intervention by massage%按摩天鼎穴干预妇科腹腔镜术后肩痛的疗效观察

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    王忠叶; 逄瑞莲

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effects of massage intervention for shoulder pain following gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. Methods: 138 cases of laparoscopic surgery were randomly divided into observation group and control group of 69 cases. Control group recieving conventional care, observation group received massage at Tianding point. In the postoperative 0~6h, 24h, 48h, 72h by VAS score, the situation and the degree of pain occurs in patients with shoulder pain were compared. Results:The number of results and the degree of pain occurs in the observation group were significantly better than the control group (P<0.05 or P<0.01). Conclusion: Massage at Tianding following laparoscopic surgery can significantly reduce the incidence of shoulder pain and relieve the degree of pain, was safe and easy.%目的:探讨按摩天鼎穴干预妇科腹腔镜术后肩痛的影响。方法:将138例妇科腹腔镜手术患者,随机分为观察组和对照组各69例。对照组采用常规护理法,观察组采用按摩天鼎穴。在术后0~6h、24h、48h、72h采用VAS评分,比较两组患者肩痛的发生情况及疼痛程度。结果:观察组患者术后肩痛的发生例数及疼痛程度明显优于对照组(P<0.05或 P<0.01)。结论:按摩天鼎穴能明显降低妇科腹腔镜术后肩痛的发生及缓解疼痛的程度,安全易行。

  17. Clinical effects of acupoint massage on early maternal labor analgesia%穴位按摩对初产妇产程及镇痛效果的影响

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    张振

    2016-01-01

    目的:研究穴位按摩对加速初产妇产程以及镇痛的效果。方法:选取2013年3月-2015年3月我院符合入选标准的60例初产妇,平均分为对照组和观察组,每组30例。采用常规护理的为对照组,采用穴位按摩的为观察组。对初产妇的产程和镇痛效果进行比较。结果:在孕妇的产程以及出产儿质量方面比较,观察组均优于对照组(P<0.05)。在镇痛效果方面,观察组的效果明显优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:穴位按摩较常规护理存在很大的优势,值得借鉴。%Objective: To study effects of acupoint massage on early maternal labor analgesia. Methods: 60 patients were divided into the control group and observation group, 30 cases in each. Routine care was given to the control group; and TCM acupoint massage was given to the observation group. Results: Child labor and production quality of the pregnant women in the observation group were better than those in the control group (P<0.05). The analgesic effect in the observation group was better (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupoint massage on early maternal labor analgesia shows a big advantage.

  18. Acupuncture and Massage Treating 48 Cases of Facial Neural Paralysis with Cervical Dislocation%针灸配合正骨手法治疗面神经麻痹伴颈椎错位48例

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    梁伍; 陈双; 陈昌达; 李就文

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe the clinical effects of acupuncture combined with massage treating facial neural paralysis with cervical dislocation. Methods:96 cases of facial paralysis with cervical dislocation were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, each of 48 cases, treat-ment group were treated with acupuncture and massage, control group with acupuncture therapy, to observe the effects of two groups. Results:The cure rate of treatment group was 62.5%, and control group was 31.25%, the curative effects of treatment group was significantly better than that of control group (P<0.05). Conclusion:Effects of Acupuncture and massage treating facial neural paralysis with cervical dislocation are good, safe and reliable.%目的:观察针灸配合正骨手法治疗面神经麻痹伴颈椎错位的临床效果。方法:96例面神经麻痹伴颈椎错位患者随机分成治疗组与对照组各48例,治疗组采用针灸加正骨手法治疗,对照组用针灸治疗,观察两组效果。结果:治疗组治愈率为62.5%,对照组治愈率为31.25%,治疗组疗效显著优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:采用针灸加正骨手法治疗面神经麻痹伴颈椎错位效果良好,安全可靠。

  19. Efficacy Observation on Position Adjusting Method Combined with Massage Treating 112 Cases of Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy%调位法配合推拿治疗神经根型颈椎病112例疗效观察

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    齐笑千

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the efficacy of position adjusting chiropractic and traction method combined with massage treating cervical spon-dylotic radiculopathy. Methods:112 cases of patients with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy were all treated with position adjusting chiropractic and traction method combined with massage, to observe the clinical efficacy. Results:Among 112 patients, 52 cases were cured, 55 cases improved, 5 cas-es ineffective, the total effective rate was 95.53%. Conclusion:Efficacy of position adjusting chiropractic and traction method combined with mas-sage treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy is significant, safe and reliable, being worthy of clinical application.%目的:探讨调位整脊法、调位牵引法配合推拿手法治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效。方法:112例神经根型颈椎病患者均采用调位整脊法、调位牵引法配合推拿手法治疗,观察其临床疗效。结果:112例患者,治愈52例,好转55例,无效5例,总有效率为95.53%。结论:调位整脊法、调位牵引法配合推拿手法治疗神经根型颈椎病疗效显著,安全可靠,值得临床推广应用。

  20. Application Effect Analysis of TCM Hand Massage in Patients With Hand Injury%中医手部按摩在手外伤患者康复过程中的应用效果分析

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    孙丽敏

    2016-01-01

    ObjectiveTo investigate application effect of TCM hand massage in patients with hand injury rehabilitation process.Methods Selected 110 patients with hand injuries from the December 2014 to December 2015 in our hospital,according to a double-blind study were divided into two groups. The control group received conventional rehabilitation treatment,study group received TCM hand massage interventions on this basis.Results The excelent and good rate of the study group was 94.55%,and it was significantly higher than the 80.00% of control group(P<0.05).Conclusion TCM hand massage can effectively improve hand injury for rehabilitation patients,and the application has exact effect.%目的:探讨中医手部按摩在手外伤患者康复过程中的应用效果。方法选择2014年12月~2015年12月我院收治的手外伤患者110例,根据双盲法将其平均分为研究组与对照组。对照组采取常规康复治疗措施,研究组在此基础上给予中医手部按摩干预。结果研究组优良率为94.55%,高于对照组的80.00%(P<0.05)。结论中医手部按摩能够有效提高手外伤患者的康复效果,应用效果确切。