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

Title
Integrative Evaluation of Automated Massage Combined with Thermotherapy: Physical, Physiological, and Psychological Viewpoints
Author
임창환
Keywords
HEART-RATE-VARIABILITY; CONNECTIVE-TISSUE MASSAGE; AUTONOMIC NERVOUS-SYSTEM; POWER SPECTRAL-ANALYSIS; LOW-BACK-PAIN; PRETERM INFANTS; RANDOMIZED-TRIAL; REDUCES ANXIETY; LIGHT PRESSURE; MUSCLE FATIGUE
Issue Date
2016-12
Publisher
HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORP
Citation
BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, v. 2016, NO 2826905, Page. 1-8
Abstract
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.
URI
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2016/2826905/https://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/101645
ISSN
2314-6133; 2314-6141
DOI
10.1155/2016/2826905
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