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121. Case report: electrical automated massage chair use can induce osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture. (Abstract)

Case report: electrical automated massage chair use can induce osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture. This case report describes a case of an elderly woman diagnosed with acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) at thoracic spine after using an electrical automated massage chair (EAMC). Care should be taken when using an EAMC, especially by those with or at risk of developing osteoporosis. Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) is a common problem among elderly (...) population and presents a high burden to society. Osteoporotic fractures may occur after a minimal trauma of the vertebrae. Electrical automated massage chair (EAMC) is a device that uses a programmed algorithm to perform automated massage. The massage chair, a popular device among elderly with back pain, relies on friction and rhythmic tapping created by a motorized roller. However, research regarding the safety of this device is lacking, especially in the perspective of OVCF. We present a case

2019 Osteoporosis International

122. Effect of Self-Acupoint Massage on Blood Glucose Level and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of Self-Acupoint Massage on Blood Glucose Level and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The current study aimed to explore the effect of self-acupoint massage (SEAM) on blood glucose level and quality of life in community-dwelling older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Sixty-six older adults with T2DM were enrolled and randomly divided into observation and control groups. Participants in the control group received

2019 Journal of gerontological nursing Controlled trial quality: uncertain

123. The efficacy of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation. (Abstract)

The efficacy of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation. This study was conducted to determine the effects of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation.Designed as a randomized controlled trial, this study was conducted between February 2017 and January 2018 with the participation of 204 patients who had complaints of opioid-induced constipation. The experimental and control group, each of which included 102 patients, were randomised using a previously prepared (...) randomization checklist. Patients in the experimental group were given a 15-min video-guided abdominal massage training by the researcher, and the patients in this group were asked to perform abdominal massage for 4 weeks, twice a day, 30 min after breakfast and dinner. In the control group, the standard approach of the clinic was applied. A patient data form, the Defecation Diary, Visual Analogue Scale, and Patient Assessment of Constipation Quality of Life Questionnaire were used to the study.The data

2019 European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society Controlled trial quality: uncertain

124. Improving Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life with Massage Therapy in Youth and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis: a Pilot Study. (Abstract)

Improving Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life with Massage Therapy in Youth and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis: a Pilot Study. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder of exocrine glands characterized by abnormal production of thick mucus, primarily in bronchi of the lungs. Individuals experience recurrent respiratory infections, increased work of breathing, cough and musculoskeletal changes with pain. Previous research found that massage therapy (MT) decreased pain, muscle (...) tightness, and anxiety in individuals with CF, but did not use valid/reliable measurements of quality of life (QOL).To evaluate the effects of MT on QOL and clinical outcomes in individuals 8 to 21 years old with CF.A 622-bed nonprofit pediatric hospital in Ohio in the United States.Convenience sample of 24 patients with CF; 12 randomly assigned to treatment and control groups, respectively.Prospective two-group controlled pre/post pilot study using deep tissue myofascial trigger point massage over 10

2019 International journal of therapeutic massage & bodywork Controlled trial quality: uncertain

125. The Comparison of the Effects of Massaging and Rocking on Infantile Colic. Full Text available with Trip Pro

The Comparison of the Effects of Massaging and Rocking on Infantile Colic. Infantile colic is a painful condition in the first months of infancy. This study was carried out with the aim of testing the hypothesis that massage treatment has a clinically relevant effect on this condition.This randomized clinical trial was conducted among 100 infants of < 12 weeks of age with infantile colic. They were randomly assigned to either infant massage (n = 50) or rocking groups (n = 50). In the massage (...) group, trained individuals taught the parents of the infants the massage technique and gave them a brochure. Rocking group parents was recommended to rock their infants three times a day for 1 week. Parents recorded the pattern of crying (numbers, length, and severity of crying). After 1 week of intervention, data were analysed using t-test, Chi square test, and repeated measurement analysis of variance (P < 0.05).Significant differences were not observed in infant and mother demographic information

2019 Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

126. The Effect of Single-Dose Massage Session on Autonomic Activity, Mood, and Affective Responses in Major Depressive Disorder. (Abstract)

The Effect of Single-Dose Massage Session on Autonomic Activity, Mood, and Affective Responses in Major Depressive Disorder. Background: Massage therapy (MT) is a holistic procedure that includes hand pressure (HP), therapeutic communication (TC), and attentive care (AC); together, these procedures could decrease symptoms of depression. Purpose: To study the influence of TC and AC during MT. Methods: Within-subject experimental design with counterbalancing order of treatment. Comparison (...) analysis of the effect of a typical Swedish massage session (SM) with a "sham" massage (ShM; without HP) on the heart rate variability (HRV) mood and affective responses of patients with major depressive disorder (N = 11). During the ShM, clay stones were randomly placed on the body, and the patients were informed about the (sham) therapeutic effect of stones. Findings: A main effect of time showed that after intervention, both SM and ShM increased the HRV (high-frequency power; F[1, 10] = 7.58, p

2019 Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association Controlled trial quality: uncertain

127. Effect of abdominal massage on constipation and quality of life in older adults: A randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Effect of abdominal massage on constipation and quality of life in older adults: A randomized controlled trial. This study aimed to examine the effects of abdominal massage on constipation management and quality of life.In this study conducted in a nursing home, 220 older adults (over 65 years old) were identified with constipation based on the Rome II Diagnostic Criteria for Constipation. This controlled trial using blocked randomization was stratified by sex and age and was conducted with 35 (...) elderly participants, of which 17 formed the experimental group and were applied abdominal massage and 18 formed the untrained control group. The experimental group underwent abdominal massage training for eight weeks, five days, for 30 min/day after the meal under a research team member. The control group received no intervention. Data were collected from both groups by using a personal information form, the Constipation Quality of Life Scale. After the practice, each group was re-subjected

2019 Complementary Therapies In Medicine

128. Tuina Massage Improves Cognitive Functions of Hypoxic-Ischemic Neonatal Rats by Regulating Genome-Wide DNA Hydroxymethylation Levels. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Tuina Massage Improves Cognitive Functions of Hypoxic-Ischemic Neonatal Rats by Regulating Genome-Wide DNA Hydroxymethylation Levels. In addition to abnormalities of motor and posture, children with cerebral palsy (CP) often have intellectual disability. As a complementary and alternative traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy, Chinese Tuina massage, also called Tuina in China, has been widely applied in clinical treatment for CP in China for a long time. However, the molecular basis

2019 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM)

129. Local dissemination of osteosarcoma observed after massage therapy: a case report. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Local dissemination of osteosarcoma observed after massage therapy: a case report. Limited evidence is available regarding the dissemination of tumor tissues due to compression during massage therapy, a routine procedure in patients with various symptoms in Asian countries.A 12-year-old male presented at a massage clinic with pain and swelling of his left knee, which worsened the same night. Consistent with conventional osteosarcoma, radiography revealed cortical bone destruction, osteoblastic (...) examination revealed tumor cell proliferation with extensive pleomorphism and mitoses. Despite undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hip disarticulation, the patient died due to multiple metastases 13 months after the initial diagnosis.The present case suggests association of massage therapy with the local dissemination of tumor tissues, although influence of massage therapy on metastatic lesions remains unclear. Massage therapists should be aware of the possibility for dissemination of hidden

2019 BMC Cancer

130. The effects of enteral feeding improvement massage on premature infants: A randomised controlled trial (Abstract)

The effects of enteral feeding improvement massage on premature infants: A randomised controlled trial To prove the effects of an enteral feeding improvement massage for premature infants with regard to their feeding, growing and superior mesentery artery blood flow aspect by a randomised controlled trial.Premature infants have feeding-related problems related to eating and absorbing nutrition due to their immature gastrointestinal function. Studies regarding the effectiveness of premature (...) infants' enteral feeding improvement by tactile stimulation massage are rare.The study group was composed of 55 patients. Of the 55 patients, 26 were randomised into an experimental group and 29 were randomised into a control group.They were all born <34 weeks of gestational age between 1 July 2011 and 30 March 2012. Premature infants in the experimental group received enteral feeding improvement massage twice a day for 14 days, and infants in the control group received a sham exercise. The collected

2017 EvidenceUpdates

131. Effect of Hand and Foot Massage Therapy on Psychological Factors and EEG Activity in Elderly People Requiring Long-Term Care: A Randomized Cross-Over Study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of Hand and Foot Massage Therapy on Psychological Factors and EEG Activity in Elderly People Requiring Long-Term Care: A Randomized Cross-Over Study. Massage therapy is widely used as a complementary therapy in the elderly. Here, we investigate the effect of hand and foot massage therapy on psychological factors and electroencephalographic (EEG) activity in elderly people requiring long-term care. We included 12 elderly people requiring long-term care, who were randomly divided into two (...) groups (A and B). Group A received hand massage and group B received foot massage, both for 15 min each. After 1 week, group A received foot massage and group B received hand massage, both for 15 min each. We assessed emotions and mood states with a Likert scale after each massage and resting-state EEG activity was measured before and after each massage. Our results showed that both hand and foot massage led to a high degree of pleasant, relaxed, and refreshed feelings. Moreover, resting-state alpha

2019 Brain sciences Controlled trial quality: uncertain

132. Roller Massage: Difference in Knee Joint Range of Motion and Pain Perception Among Experienced and Nonexperienced Individuals After Following a Prescribed Program. (Abstract)

Roller Massage: Difference in Knee Joint Range of Motion and Pain Perception Among Experienced and Nonexperienced Individuals After Following a Prescribed Program. Context: Roller massage (RM) is a popular myofascial intervention. To date, no research has investigated the effects of RM on experienced and nonexperienced individuals and if there are differences between a prescribed RM program and a self-preferred program. Objective: The main objective was to measure the effects of a prescribed RM

2019 Journal of sport rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

133. The side effects and mother or child related physical harm from massage during pregnancy and the postpartum period: An observational study. (Abstract)

The side effects and mother or child related physical harm from massage during pregnancy and the postpartum period: An observational study. Women commonly use massage therapy during pregnancy for pregnancy-related health conditions such as lower back and neck pain; however, there is little to no research related evidence on the side effects or mother or child physical harm of massage during pregnancy and the postnatal period.This study aims to report on the side effects and mother or child (...) physical harm of massage during pregnancy and the postnatal period.An observational study methodology.Two massage clinics, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne recruited participants from December 2016 to December 2017.Massage.Side effects and mother or child physical harm from massage.One hundred and one participants were recruited to the study. Two fifths of the participants (n = 32, 40%) experienced one of more post-massage side effects. There were no mother or child physical harm events. Low back

2019 Complementary Therapies In Medicine

134. Should acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, Qi gong, relaxation therapy, device-guided breathing, yoga and tai chi be used to reduce blood pressure?: Recommendations based on high-quality systematic reviews. (Abstract)

Should acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, Qi gong, relaxation therapy, device-guided breathing, yoga and tai chi be used to reduce blood pressure?: Recommendations based on high-quality systematic reviews. This review aims to rate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations in high-quality systematic reviews of non-drug therapies. Hypertensive patients who are resistant or non-adherent to antihypertensive drugs may be easier to manage if they choose alternative non-drug (...) therapies for hypertension, based on this review.P: Adults (>18 years), except pregnant women, with essential hypertension. I: Cupping, moxibustion, acupuncture, acupoint stimulation, yoga, meditation, tai chi, Qi gong, Chinese massage, massage, spinal manipulation, biofeedback, device-guided breathing therapy, aromatherapy, music therapy, and relaxation approaches. C: 1. No treatment. 2. Sham therapy. 3. Conventional treatment, including antihypertensive drugs and lifestyle modification (e.g., exercise

2019 Complementary Therapies In Medicine

135. Massage for mechanical neck disorders. (Abstract)

Massage for mechanical neck disorders. The prevalence of mechanical neck disorders (MND) is known to be both a hindrance to individuals and costly to society. As such, massage is widely used as a form of treatment for MND.To assess the effects of massage on pain, function, patient satisfaction, global perceived effect, adverse effects and cost of care in adults with neck pain versus any comparison at immediate post-treatment to long-term follow-up.We searched The Cochrane Library (CENTRAL (...) . None of the trials were of strong to moderate GRADE level. The results showed very low level evidence that certain massage techniques (traditional Chinese massage, classical and modified strain/counter strain technique) may have been more effective than control or placebo treatment in improving function and tenderness. There was very low level evidence that massage may have been more beneficial than education in the short term for pain bothersomeness. Along with that, there was low level evidence

2012 Cochrane

136. Randomised controlled trial: Abdominal massage may decrease gastric residual volumes and abdominal circumference in critically ill patients

Randomised controlled trial: Abdominal massage may decrease gastric residual volumes and abdominal circumference in critically ill patients Abdominal massage may decrease gastric residual volumes and abdominal circumference in critically ill patients | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using (...) your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Abdominal massage may decrease gastric residual volumes and abdominal circumference in critically ill patients Article Text Adult nursing

2016 Evidence-Based Nursing

137. Evaluation of the efficacyof massage intervention for the treatment of post-stroke constipation: A meta-analysis

Evaluation of the efficacyof massage intervention for the treatment of post-stroke constipation: A meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated

2020 PROSPERO

138. Outcome measures used to evaluate the effects of massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy in clinical trials: a systematic review

Outcome measures used to evaluate the effects of massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy in clinical trials: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any

2020 PROSPERO

139. Short-duration therapeutic massage reduces postural upper trapezius muscle activity. (Abstract)

Short-duration therapeutic massage reduces postural upper trapezius muscle activity. Massage therapy has historically been used as a therapeutic treatment to help reduce pain and promote relaxation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of therapeutic massage on the upper trapezius muscles, which are commonly associated with increased muscle tension. This was a randomized crossover study. Seventeen healthy individuals (nine women; 24.5±4.0 years) participated in the study. All (...) individuals participated in two sessions that were held 24 h apart. In one of the sessions, the participants received a moderate pressure massage applied to the shoulders and neck. In the other session, participants sat quietly. The order of the sessions was counterbalanced across participants. Muscle activity, as measured by surface electromyography, of the upper trapezius muscles was recorded. The amount of muscle activity change following massage was compared with the change in muscle activity

2018 Neuroreport Controlled trial quality: uncertain

140. Effectiveness of antenatal perineal massage in reducing perineal trauma and post-partum morbidities: A randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Effectiveness of antenatal perineal massage in reducing perineal trauma and post-partum morbidities: A randomized controlled trial. The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of antenatal perineal massage (APM) in reducing perineal trauma and post-partum morbidities.A randomized controlled trial of 108 primigravidae at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria, was conducted from January 2013 to May 2014. The intervention group received APM, while the control group did

2018 The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

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