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6081. Massage therapy improves the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. (Abstract)

Massage therapy improves the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Massage therapy has promise as an adjunct to standard alcohol detoxification procedures but has not been investigated comprehensively.The study was a randomized controlled trial comparing massage therapy to a "rest" (control) condition in patients undergoing alcohol detoxification.Hospital-based alcohol and drug detoxification clinic.Fifty (50) patients with alcohol dependence (41 males, 9 females).The massage intervention (...) involved a seated back, shoulder, head, and neck massage.Alcohol Withdrawal Scale, respiration, pulse rate, and subjective patient evaluation.Those receiving massage generally showed reductions in pulse rate on 3 of the 4 days of treatment compared to the control group. Massage was also more effective in reducing Alcohol Withdrawal Scale scores in the early stages of the detoxification process. Respiration in the massage group was reduced toward the end of the detoxification admission.Massage shows

2005 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6082. Does Scar Massage Improve Postoperative Pain and Function in Women With Breast Cancer?

Does Scar Massage Improve Postoperative Pain and Function in Women With Breast Cancer? Does Scar Massage Improve Postoperative Pain and Function in Women With Breast Cancer? - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov Hide glossary Glossary Study record managers: refer to the if submitting registration or results information. Search for terms x × Study Record Detail Saved Studies Save this study Warning You have reached the maximum number of saved studies (100). Please remove one or more studies (...) before adding more. Does Scar Massage Improve Postoperative Pain and Function in Women With Breast Cancer? The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our for details. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00175344 Recruitment Status : Completed First Posted : September 15, 2005 Last Update Posted : February 19, 2014 Sponsor: University of British

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6083. Weight gain in preterm infants following parent-administered Vimala massage: a randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Weight gain in preterm infants following parent-administered Vimala massage: a randomized controlled trial. Massage has been proposed as a way of facilitating development and growth of newborns through its effects on increasing blood flow, heart rate, digestion, and immunity. Massage might increase basal metabolism and nutrient absorption through endocrine effects such as increase in insulin and adrenaline and decrease in cortisol. Preliminary studies have suggested significant impact on weight (...) gain with shortening of in-hospital stays of up to 6 days. We compared weight gain among preterm infants receiving Vimala massage plus usual care versus usual care alone. A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Sixty clinically stable preterm newborns with a corrected gestational age of 30 to 35 weeks receiving enteral nutrition in the hospital nursery were included. Half of them were assigned at random to receive Vimala massage twice daily for 10 days plus usual nursery care; the others

2009 American journal of perinatology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6084. Massage after exercise--responses of immunologic and endocrine markers: a randomized single-blind placebo-controlled study. (Abstract)

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

2009 Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6085. Massage therapy for children with cancer. (Abstract)

Massage therapy for children with cancer. This pilot study aimed to determine the feasibility of providing massage to children with cancer to reduce symptoms in children and anxiety in parents. Twenty-three children/parent dyads were enrolled; 17 completed all data points. Children with cancer, ages 1 to 18 years, received at least 2 identical cycles of chemotherapy, and one parent, participated in the 2-period crossover design in which 4 weekly massage sessions alternated with 4 weekly quiet (...) -time control sessions. Changes in relaxation (heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol level) and symptoms (pain, nausea, anxiety, and fatigue) were assessed in children; anxiety and fatigue were measured in parents. Massage was more effective than quiet time at reducing heart rate in children, anxiety in children less than age 14 years, and parent anxiety. There were no significant changes in blood pressure, cortisol, pain, nausea, or fatigue. Children reported

2008 Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6086. Massage therapy reduces pain in pregnant women, alleviates prenatal depression in both parents and improves their relationships. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Massage therapy reduces pain in pregnant women, alleviates prenatal depression in both parents and improves their relationships. Prenatally depressed women (N=47) were randomly assigned to a group that received massage twice weekly from their partners from 20 weeks gestation until the end of pregnancy or a control group. Self-reported leg pain, back pain, depression, anxiety and anger decreased more for the massaged pregnant women than for the control group women. In addition, the partners who (...) massaged the pregnant women versus the control group partners reported less depressed mood, anxiety and anger across the course of the massage therapy period. Finally, scores on a relationship questionnaire improved more for both the women and the partners in the massage group. These data suggest that not only mood states but also relationships improve mutually when depressed pregnant women are massaged by their partners.

2008 Journal of bodywork and movement therapies Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6087. A randomized controlled trial of massage therapy in children with sickle cell disease. Full Text available with Trip Pro

A randomized controlled trial of massage therapy in children with sickle cell disease. This randomized controlled trial investigated the short-term effects of massage therapy on youth with SCD and their parents.Thirty-four children and adolescents, and their parents were assigned to a massage therapy or an attention control group. Parents were trained in massage in their homes once a week for 4 weeks, with instructions to provide nightly massages. Families in the control group were visited (...) weekly by a research assistant. Participants completed measures of depression and anxiety, functional status, pain intensity, medication use, and service utilization.Parents in the massage therapy group reported higher levels of depression and anxiety following the intervention. Youth in this group showed higher levels of functional status, and lower levels of depression, anxiety, and pain. Health service utilization rates were unchanged from pre- to post-intervention.These results offer preliminary

2009 Journal of pediatric psychology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6088. Moderate pressure massage elicits a parasympathetic nervous system response. (Abstract)

Moderate pressure massage elicits a parasympathetic nervous system response. 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

2009 The International journal of neuroscience Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6089. Reduction of subcutaneous fat and improvement in cellulite appearance by dual-wavelength, low-level laser energy combined with vacuum and massage. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Reduction of subcutaneous fat and improvement in cellulite appearance by dual-wavelength, low-level laser energy combined with vacuum and massage. This study compares the efficacy and safety of low-level, dual-wavelength laser energy and massage with massage alone for the reduction of subcutaneous fat in the thighs of normal women. The device was an early prototype of the FDA-cleared SmoothShapes system (Elemé Medical, Merrimack, NH, USA).The thighs of each individual (n=102) were randomized (...) to either laser light (dual wavelength of 650+/-20 nm and 915+/-10 nm) and massage or to massage alone (control). Individuals who completed the study (n=74) received a mean of 14.3 treatments over 4-6 weeks. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans quantified fat pad dimensions before and after the final treatment.Fat thickness decreased for the leg treated with laser-massage by 1.19 cm(2) (mean) and increased by 3.82 cm(2) (mean) for the control leg over time. The difference was statistically significant

2008 Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6090. Massage therapy reduces physical discomfort and improves mood disturbances in women with breast cancer. (Abstract)

Massage therapy reduces physical discomfort and improves mood disturbances in women with breast cancer. BACKGROUND. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate the efficacy of classical massage treatment in reducing breast cancer-related symptoms and in improving mood disturbances. METHODS. Women diagnosed with primary breast cancer were randomized into an intervention group and a control group. For a period of 5 weeks, the intervention group received bi-weekly 30-min classical (...) massages in the back and head-neck areas. The control group received no additional treatment to their routine healthcare. To evaluate treatment efficacy, the following validated questionnaires were administrated at baseline (T1), at the end of the intervention (T2), and at a followup at 11 weeks (T3): the Short Form-8 Health Survey, the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer quality of life questionnaire breast module (EORTC QLQ-BR23), the Giessen Complaints Inventory (GBB

2009 Psycho-oncology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6091. [Multi-central randomized controlled investigation on the massage for supplementing qi and removing obstruction in the Governor Vessel for treatment of infantile diarrhea due to spleen deficiency]. (Abstract)

[Multi-central randomized controlled investigation on the massage for supplementing qi and removing obstruction in the Governor Vessel for treatment of infantile diarrhea due to spleen deficiency]. To make multi-central clinical evaluation of the massage for supplementing qi and removing obstruction in the Governor Vessel for treatment of infantile diarrhea due to spleen deficiency.By using multi-central, randomized and controlled method, 275 cases were randomly divided into an observation (...) group (n = 137) and a control group (n = 138). The observation group were treated by the massage for supplementing qi and removing obstruction in the Governor Vessel, and the control group by routine massage therapy in Tuina Science, a teaching material for college and school of TCM. After treatment for 7 days, their therapeutic effects were compared.The cured rate was 83.2% in the observation group and 69.6% in the control group with a signifi cant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05

2008 Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6092. Massage with kinesthetic stimulation improves weight gain in preterm infants. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Massage with kinesthetic stimulation improves weight gain in preterm infants. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of massage with or without kinesthetic stimulation on weight gain and length of hospital stay in the preterm infant.A prospective randomized clinical trial was conducted evaluating the effects of massage with or without kinesthetic stimulation (KS) on weight gain and length of stay (LOS) in medically stable premature (<1500 g and/or massage therapy alone (massage), or massage therapy with KS (M/KS). Linear regression analysis was performed to evaluate differences in the primary outcomes between the groups after controlling for covariates. Post hoc analysis with stratification by birthweight (BW> and <1000 g) was also performed.A total of 60 premature infants were recruited for this study; 20 infants in each group. Average daily weight gain and LOS were

2009 Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6093. Quantitative application of transverse friction massage and its neurological effects on flexor carpi radialis. (Abstract)

Quantitative application of transverse friction massage and its neurological effects on flexor carpi radialis. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of transverse friction massage (TFM) on flexor carpi radialis (FCR) motoneuron (MN) pool excitability. Twenty-eight healthy subjects were randomly assigned into massage and control groups. Pre- vs post-TFM H-reflex data were collected. Controls received a rest period instead of massage. Massage dose was standardized by a novel (...) electronic method which recorded the massage rate, momentary pressure and total cumulative pressure (energy). Two-way ANOVA of H/M ratios derived from maximal amplitudes of Hoffman reflexes (Hmax) and motor responses (Mmax) was used to analyze neurological effects and group differences. Analysis of pressure/time curve data showed: mean massage rate was 0.501+/-0.005 Hz; mean duration of massage sessions was 184.6+/-26.4s; mean peak pressure was 4.990+/-1.006 psi. Hmax/Mmax ratios declined from 14.3

2009 Manual therapy Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6094. [Comparative study on effects of combined massage-smouldering-washing therapy and mini-invasive surgery in treating knee osteoarthritis]. (Abstract)

[Comparative study on effects of combined massage-smouldering-washing therapy and mini-invasive surgery in treating knee osteoarthritis]. To comparatively study the curative effects of combined massage-smouldering-washing therapy (MSW) and mini-invasive surgery in treating knee osteoarthritis (KOA) of mild-moderate degree so as to provide a suitable therapeutic protocol.Sixty patients with KOA were assigned to two groups. The treatment group was treated with MSW once a day for 10 days as one

2008 Zhongguo Zhong xi yi jie he za zhi Zhongguo Zhongxiyi jiehe zazhi = Chinese journal of integrated traditional and Western medicine / Zhongguo Zhong xi yi jie he xue hui, Zhongguo Zhong yi yan jiu yuan zhu ban Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6095. Psychophysiological effects of massage-myofascial release after exercise: a randomized sham-control study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Psychophysiological effects of massage-myofascial release after exercise: a randomized sham-control study. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of massage on neuromuscular recruitment, mood state, and mechanical nociceptive threshold (MNT) after high-intensity exercise.This was a prospective randomized clinical trial using between-groups design.The study was conducted at a university-based sports medicine clinic.Sixty-two (62) healthy active students age 18-26 (...) participated.Participants, randomized into two groups, performed three 30-second Wingate tests and immediately received whole-body massage-myofascial induction or placebo (sham ultrasound/magnetotherapy) treatment. The duration (40 minutes), position, and therapist were the same for both treatments.Dependent variables were surface electromyography (sEMG) of quadriceps, profile of mood states (POMS) and mechanical nociceptive threshold (MNT) of trapezius and masseter muscles. These data were assessed at baseline

2008 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6096. Effects of abdominal massage in management of constipation--a randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Effects of abdominal massage in management of constipation--a randomized controlled trial. Associated with decreases in quality of life, constipation is a relatively common problem. Abdominal massage appears to increase bowel function, but unlike laxatives with no negative side effects. Because earlier studies have methodological flaws and cannot provide recommendations, more research is needed.This study investigates the effects of abdominal massage on gastrointestinal functions and laxative (...) intake in people who have constipation.Randomized controlled trial.A sample of 60 people with constipation was included and randomized in two groups. The intervention group received abdominal massage in addition to an earlier prescribed laxative and the control group received only laxatives according to earlier prescriptions. Gastrointestinal function was assessed with Gastrointestinal Symptoms Rating Scale (GSRS) on three occasions; at baseline, week 4 and week 8. The statistical methods included

2009 International journal of nursing studies Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6097. [A randomized controlled trial of rotatory reduction manipulation and acupoint massage in the treatment of younger cervical vertigo]. (Abstract)

[A randomized controlled trial of rotatory reduction manipulation and acupoint massage in the treatment of younger cervical vertigo]. To explore the effects of rotatory reduction manipulation and acupoint massage on blood flow velocity of vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) in younger cervical vertigo of high velocity,and to observe the difference of clinical therapeutic effect between two manipulations.Seventy-six patients who diagnosed as high flow velocity of younger cervical vertigo were randomly (...) divided into rotatory reduction manipulation group (group A, 38 cases)and acupoint massage group (group B, 38 cases). The changes of flow velocity of VBA before and after treatment were observed using transcranial Doppler (TCD) and the therapeutic effects were observed also.The mean flow velocity in left vertebral artery (LVA)and basilar artery (BA)of group B and in BA of group A were significantly decreased as compared with those before treatment (P < 0.05, P < 0.01) 1 week after treatment

2008 Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedics and traumatology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6098. Effectiveness comparison between Thai traditional massage and Chinese acupuncture for myofascial back pain in Thai military personnel: a preliminary report. (Abstract)

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

2009 Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6099. [Controlled clinical trials on the Pizhen and massage for the treatment of thoracic lateral cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome]. (Abstract)

[Controlled clinical trials on the Pizhen and massage for the treatment of thoracic lateral cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome]. To investigate the clinical effects of Pizhen for the treatment of thoracic lateral cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome.From March 2004 to April 2008, among the 320 patients with thoracic lateral cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome, 160 patients (105 patients were male and 55 patients were female, ranging in age from 26 to 66 years, with an average of 46.00 +/- 0.79 (...) years) were treated with Pizhen for 3 to 7 days, and 160 patients (98 patients were male and 62 patients were female, ranging in age from 19 to 64 years,with an average of 47.00 +/- 0.35 years) were treated with massage for 1 to 2 months. The therapeutic effects of the two groups were compared based on changes of tension test of local soft tissues, local pain and tenderness.All the patients were followed up and the duration ranged from 7 to 12 months, averaged in 10.3 months. Among the patients

2009 Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedics and traumatology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6100. Benefits of combining massage therapy with group interpersonal psychotherapy in prenatally depressed women. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Benefits of combining massage therapy with group interpersonal psychotherapy in prenatally depressed women. One hundred and twelve pregnant women who were diagnosed depressed were randomly assigned to a group who received group Interpersonal Psychotherapy or to a group who received both group Interpersonal Psychotherapy and massage therapy. The group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (1h sessions) and massage therapy (20 min sessions) were held once per week for 6 weeks. The data suggested (...) that the group who received psychotherapy plus massage attended more sessions on average, and a greater percentage of that group completed the 6-week program. The group who received both therapies also showed a greater decrease in depression, depressed affect and somatic-vegetative symptom scores on the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D), a greater decrease in anxiety scale (STAI) scores and a greater decrease in cortisol levels. The group therapy process appeared to be effective

2009 Journal of bodywork and movement therapies Controlled trial quality: uncertain

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