May 18 2015

A proposed experimental model of myofascial trigger points in human muscle after slow eccentric exercise

Published by under research on massage

Abstract

Kazunori Itoh, research assistant1, Kaoru Okada, lecturer2, Kenji Kawakita, professor3

Background The purpose of this study was to develop an experimental model of myofascial trigger points to investigate their pathophysiology.

Methods Fifteen healthy volunteers who gave informed consent underwent repetitive eccentric exercise of the third finger of one hand (0.1Hz repetitions, three sets at five minute intervals) until exhaustion. Physical examination, pressure pain threshold, and electrical pain threshold of the skin, fascia and muscle were measured immediately afterwards and for seven days. [...]
[Read More...]

May 18 2015

The Effects of Employer-Provided Massage Therapy on Job Satisfaction, Workplace Stress, and Pain and Discomfort

■ Chris Back, BSc, CCPE ■ Helen Tam, BSc (OT) ■ Elaine Lee, BSc (Kin) ■ Bodhi Haraldsson, RMT Long-term care staff have high levels of musculoskeletal concerns. This research provided a pilot program to evaluate the efficacy of employer-funded on-site massage therapy on job satisfaction, workplace stress, pain, and discomfort. Twenty-minute massage therapy sessions were provided. Evaluation demonstrated possible improvements in job satisfaction, with initial benefits in pain severity, and the greatest benefit for individuals with preexisting symptoms. A long-term [...]
[Read More...]

May 01 2015

Feasibility and effect of chair massage offered to nurses during work hours on stress-related symptoms: A pilot study

Abstract This study assessed feasibility and effect of weekly, 15-min chair massages during work for 38 nurses. Mean Perceived Stress Scale-14 (PSS-14), Smith Anxiety Scale (SAS), linear analog self-assessment scale (LASA), and symptom visual analog scale (SX-VAS) scores were tracked at baseline, 5 weeks, and 10 weeks. Of 400 available massage appointments, 329 were used. At 10 weeks, mean PSS-14 score decreased from 17.85 to 14.92 (P = .002); mean SAS score, from 49.45 to 40.95 (P < .001). Mean LASA [...]
[Read More...]

May 01 2015

The effect of a corporate chair massage program on musculoskeletal discomfort and joint range of motion in office workers.

Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of workplace manual technique interventions for female participants on the degree of joint range of motion and on the level of musculoskeletal ache, pain, or discomfort experienced when performing workplace responsibilities. DESIGN: Nineteen (19) female volunteers were given chair massages on-site twice per week for 1 month. SETTINGS/LOCATION: Participants included individuals in administration and management from a company in Ljubljana, Slovenia. SUBJECTS: A total of 19 female volunteers 40-54 years of age enrolled for this study. [...]
[Read More...]

Apr 28 2015

its time to book your next corporate massages

Many offices are reaching out to companies like us to help their staff become more relaxed and be more productive. so please book your next chair massage, corporate massage, workplace massage, office massage, events massage, anytime any where in australia perth, melbourne, brisbane, adeliade, tasmania,.

www.therapy4u.biz

chair massage, corporate massage, workplace massage, office massage, events massage, anytime any where in australia perth, melbourne, brisbane, adeliade, tasmania,chair massage, corporate massage, workplace massage, office massage, events massage, anytime any where in australia perth, melbourne, [...]
[Read More...]

Apr 28 2015

Dalk (Therapeutic Massage) & Their Indication for Musculoskeletal Disorder in Unani Medicine

Abstract

Massage is one of those terms, which are easily understood then expressed. Throughout the history massage has been used not only by sick but also by the healthy people for therapeutic, restorative as well as preventive purposes. Massage is probably one of the oldest healing therapies known to mankind. The message of massage is universal: you can use your hand to help literally anyone. One of the many reasons for its increased popularity is that massage allows us to reach [...]
[Read More...]

Apr 28 2015

The effect of foot massage on long-term care staff working with older people with dementia: a pilot, parallel group, randomized controlled trial

Published by under reflexology,research on massage

Moyle et al. BMC Nursing 2013, 12:5 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/12/5 RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Wendy Moyle1,2*, Marie Cooke1,2,3, Siobhan T O’Dwyer1,2, Jenny Murfield1,2, Amy Johnston1,2,4 and Billy Sung1,2 Abstract Background: Caring for a person with dementia can be physically and emotionally demanding, with many long- term care facility staff experiencing increased levels of stress and burnout. Massage has been shown to be one way in which nurses’ stress can be reduced. However, no research has been conducted to explore its effectiveness for care staff working [...]
[Read More...]

Apr 25 2015

Impact of a Pedometer Program on Nurses Working in a Health-Promoting Hospital

Abstract Lavoie-Tremblay, Mélanie N.PhD, FRSQ; Sounan, Charles PhD; Trudel, Julie G. PhD; Lavigne, Geneviève L. PhD; Martin, Kara MA; Lowensteyn, Ilka PhD

The aim of this research was to describe the impact of a pedometer-based activity program on a subset of nurses in a university-affiliated, multisite health care center in Canada. This study used a longitudinal design with preintervention-postintervention (8 weeks) and follow-up (6 months). At baseline, 60 nurses participated; 51 (85%) remained for the postprogram assessment and 33 (55%) also completed [...]
[Read More...]

Apr 25 2015

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

Ali et al. Trials 2012, 13:185 http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/13/1/185 TRIALS METHODOLOGY Open Access Ather Ali1*, Janet Kahn2, Lisa Rosenberger3 and Adam I Perlman4 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 [...]
[Read More...]

Apr 25 2015

most often key words to find corporate massages

the most often key words you will find to find your best website for all your

corporate massages, workplace massages corporate events massages, events massages, office massages, workplace therapy massages, chair massage, desk massage, corporate massages australia, workplace massage australia, events massage australia, office massages australia.

www.therapy4u.biz

corporate massages, workplace massages corporate events massages, events massages, office massages, workplace therapy massages, chair massage, desk massage, corporate massages australia, workplace massage australia, events massage australia, office massages australia. corporate massages, workplace massages corporate events [...]
[Read More...]

Next »