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Efficacy and Safety of Massage for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: a Randomized Clinical Trial Current treatment options for knee osteoarthritis have limited effectiveness and potentially adverse side effects. Massage may offer a safe and effective complement to the management of knee osteoarthritis.Examine effects of whole-body massage on knee osteoarthritis, compared to active control (light-touch) and usual care.Multisite RCT assessing the efficacy of massage compared to light-touch and usual (...) care in adults with knee osteoarthritis, with assessments at baseline and weeks 8, 16, 24, 36, and 52. Subjects in massage or light-touch groups received eight weekly treatments, then were randomized to biweekly intervention or usual care to week 52. The original usual care group continued to week 24. Analysis was performed on an intention-to-treat basis.Five hundred fifty-one screened for eligibility, 222 adults with knee osteoarthritis enrolled, 200 completed 8-week assessments, and 175 completed
The Effect of Foot Massage on Pain Intensity and Anxiety in Patients Having Undergone a Tibial Shaft Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial To determine the effect of massage therapy on pain intensity and anxiety in patients who have undergone tibial shaft fracture surgery.This study was a randomized clinical trial with a pre-post design. As the study included 2 treatment groups, it was a parallel study.Khatam-Al-Anbia Hospital in Zahedan, Iran, between July and August 2017.In all, 66 (...) patients who underwent a tibial shaft fracture surgery were enrolled and randomly assigned to intervention and control groups (33 patients each).The intervention included a 10-minute foot massage (5 minutes per leg) using sweet almond oil, the most common lubricant used in massage therapy.Data were collected using pain numeric rating scale and Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory before and after intervention.After intervention, the mean scores for pain intensity, and anxiety in the intervention
Management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia by an aroma-massage with acupressure treatment protocol: A randomised clinical trial This study evaluates the clinical effectiveness of a multicomponent aroma-massage with an acupressure treatment protocol and compared it to cognitive training for the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.Pharmacological interventions have been unsatisfactory in managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (...) 1: aroma-massage with acupressure + exercise, Group 2: cognitive training + exercise and Group 3: aroma-massage with acupressure + cognitive training.Sixty older adults were recruited and randomly assigned to the three groups (20 each). Using the 29-item Chinese Version of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory, Neuropsychiatric Inventory, Mini-mental State Examination and Barthel Index-20, the outcome measures were assessed at preintervention, postintervention and the 3-month follow-up
Aromatherapy Massage for Neuropathic Pain and Quality of Life in Diabetic Patients. This study aimed to examine the effects of aromatherapy massage on neuropathic pain severity and quality of life (QoL) in patients suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy.This open-label randomized controlled clinical study was conducted in a university hospital endocrine outpatient clinic in Turkey. The study sample consisted of 46 patients, randomly allocated to an intervention group (n = 21) and a control (...) group (n = 25). The intervention group received aromatherapy massage three times per week for a period of 4 weeks. The control group received only routine care. Data were collected from patients using the Douleur Neuropathique questionnaire, the visual analog scale, and the Neuropathic Pain Impact on Quality of Life questionnaire.Neuropathic pain scores significantly decreased in the intervention group compared with the control group in the fourth week of the study. Similarly, QoL scores
The effect of perineal massage during the second stage of birth on nulliparous women perineal: A randomization clinical trial Childbirth and puerperium are of the most important periods in women's lives and can affect different aspects of their lives.To determine the effect of perineal massage in the second stage of labor on perineal lacerations, episiotomy, and perineal pain in nulliparous women.This randomization clinical trial was conducted at Be'sat Hospital in Sanandaj, Iran, from 2013 (...) to 2014. A total of 195 nulliparous women were included in the study. The participants were selected through convenience sampling, and randomly assigned to two groups: intervention and control groups. The intervention group received 30-minute perineal massage during second stage of labor. Subsequently, we analyzed perineal laceration, episiotomy, and perineal pain among the two groups. All of them were taught about postpartum perineal pain and its severity, and the researcher followed them up 3 days
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
Responsiveness of Myofascial Trigger Points to Single and Multiple Trigger Point Release Massages: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial. This study aimed to assess the effects of single and multiple massage treatments on pressure-pain threshold (PPT) at myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in people with myofascial pain syndrome expressed as tension-type headache.Individuals (n = 62) with episodic or chronic tension-type headache were randomized to receive 12 twice-weekly 45-min massage or sham (...) ultrasound sessions or wait-list control. Massage focused on trigger point release (ischemic compression) of MTrPs in the bilateral upper trapezius and suboccipital muscles. PPT was measured at MTrPs with a pressure algometer pre and post the first and final (12th) treatments.PPT increased across the study timeframe in all four muscle sites tested for massage, but not sham ultrasound or wait-list groups (P < 0.0001 for suboccipital; P < 0.004 for upper trapezius). Post hoc analysis within the massage
Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map ESP Report: Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map Enter search terms Button to search HSRD ® Inside VA Budget and Performance Inside the News Room National Observances Special Events » » » » » ESP Report: Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map Health Services Research & Development ESP Report: Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map to the ESP Report RSS feed Principal Investigator: Isomi Miake-Lye, PhDc Co-Investigators: Jason Lee, MD, MPH; Tana Lugar, PhD, MPH; Stephanie (...) Taylor, PhD, MPH; Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD Research Associates: Roberta Shanman, MLS; Jessica Beroes, BS Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; September 2016. Download PDF: , , , Introduction Given the widespread use of various massage therapies for pain, we conducted an evidence mapping process to determine the distribution of evidence available for various pain indications as well
Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map Management Briefs eBrief-no123 -- Enter search terms Button to search HSRD ® Inside VA Budget and Performance Inside the News Room National Observances Special Events » » » » » Management Briefs eBrief-no123 -- Health Services Research & Development Management eBrief no. 123 » Issue 123 February 2017 The report is a product of the VA/HSR&D Evidence Synthesis Program. Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (...) (representative sample of U.S. adults) estimate that approximately 15.4 million adults (7%) used massage therapy in the past 12 months. Moreover, many Veterans desire complementary and integrative health or alternative medicine modalities, both for treatment and for the promotion of wellness. Given this – and the widespread use of various massage therapies for pain, investigators with VA's Evidence-based Synthesis Program Center located in West Los Angeles, CA developed an evidence map project to: Determine
The physical and physiological effects of vacuum massage on the different skin layers: a current status of the literature 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
Short-term effects of vacuum massage on epidermal and dermal thickness and density in burn scars: an experimental study Vacuum massage is a non-invasive mechanical massage technique invented to treat burns and scars. To date, no effects of vacuum massage on thickness and density of human scar tissue have been reported. The process in which external stimuli are converted into biochemical responses in the cell is known as mechanotransduction. In the skin endothelial cells, fibroblasts (...) and myofibroblasts embedded in the extracellular matrix (ECM) sense mechanical stimuli (created by vacuum massage) and may promote intracellular processes leading to matrix remodelling. Since mechanotransduction could be a plausible working mechanism for vacuum massage as an anti-scarring therapy, this study aims to investigate the short-term effects of vacuum massage on thickness and density of epidermis and dermis in burn scars in order to find proof of ECM remodelling.A one group experimental study
Massage is Beneficial for Managing Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) Pain in Patients Who Have Sleep Bruxism UTCAT3017, Found CAT view, CRITICALLY APPRAISED TOPICs University: | | ORAL HEALTH EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROGRAM View the CAT / Title Massage is Beneficial for Managing Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) Pain in Patients Who Have Sleep Bruxism Clinical Question Is massage therapy beneficial for TMD symptoms among patients who have sleep bruxism? Clinical Bottom Line Massage is beneficial (...) for TMD pain management, but professional massages (as used in the study) are expensive and time consuming. A more cost effective manner to manage TMD pain associated with sleep bruxism would be for the patient to wear an occlusal splint at night and use self-massage as an adjunctive therapy to manage the TMD pain. Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link) PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type (level of evidence) #1) Gomes/2015 78 women diagnosed with sleep
Occlusal Splint Therapy in Combination With Masseter and Temporalis Muscle Massage Significantly Improves TMD Muscle Pain UTCAT3027, Found CAT view, CRITICALLY APPRAISED TOPICs University: | | ORAL HEALTH EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROGRAM View the CAT / Title Occlusal Splint Therapy in Combination With Masseter and Temporalis Muscle Massage Significantly Improves TMD Muscle Pain Clinical Question For a patient with TMD muscle pain, will massaging the masseter and temporalis muscles improve (...) the patient’s symptoms in comparison to splint therapy alone? Clinical Bottom Line For patients with TMD muscle pain, a combination of splint therapy and massage of the masseter and temporalis muscles will significantly improve the patient’s symptoms as opposed providing either of these treatments alone. Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link) PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type (level of evidence) #1) Gomez/2015 78 women diagnosed with sleep bruxism between
The Effect of Head Massage on the Regulation of the Cardiac Autonomic Nervous System: A Pilot Randomized Crossover Trial. To evaluate the effect of a single 10-minute session of Chinese head massage on the activity of the cardiac autonomic nervous system via measurement of heart rate variability (HRV).In this pilot randomized crossover trial, each participant received both head massage and the control intervention in a randomized fashion.The study was conducted at Children's & Women's Health (...) Centre of British Columbia between June and November 2014.Ten otherwise healthy adults (6 men and 4 women) were enrolled in this study.The intervention comprised 10 minutes of head massage therapy (HMT) in a seated position compared with a control intervention of sitting quietly on the same chair with eyes closed for an equal amount of time (no HMT).The primary outcome measures were the main parameters of HRV, including total power (TP), high frequency (HF), HF as a normalized unit, pre-ejection
Randomized clinical trial assessing whether additional massage treatments for chronic neck pain improve 12- and 26-week outcomes This is the first study to systematically evaluate the value of a longer treatment period for massage. We provide a framework of how to conceptualize an optimal dose in this challenging setting of nonpharmacologic treatments.The aim was to determine the optimal dose of massage for neck pain.Two-phase randomized trial for persons with chronic nonspecific neck pain (...) . Primary randomization to one of five groups receiving 4 weeks of massage (30 minutes 2x/or 3x/wk or 60 minutes 1x, 2x, or 3x/wk). Booster randomization of participants to receive an additional six massages, 60 minutes 1x/wk, or no additional massage.A total of 179 participants from Group Health and the general population of Seattle, WA, USA recruited between June 2010 and August 2011 were included.Primary outcomes self-reported neck-related dysfunction (Neck Disability Index) and pain (0-10 scale
Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers affect approximately 10% of patients in hospitals and the elderly are at highest risk. Several studies have suggested that massage therapy may help to prevent the development of pressure ulcers, but these results are inconsistent.To assess the evidence for the effects of massage compared with placebo, standard care or other interventions for prevention of pressure ulcers in at-risk populations.The review sought to answer (...) the following questions:Does massage reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers of any grade?Is massage safe in the short- and long-term? If not, what are the adverse events associated with massage?We searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (8 January 2015), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2015, Issue 1), Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to 8 January 2015), Ovid MEDLINE (In-Process Other Non-Indexed Citations 8 January 2015), Ovid EMBASE (1974 to 8 January 2015), and EBSCO
Antenatal perineal massage RACGP - Antenatal perineal massage: reduce perineal injury during childbirth Search Become a student member today for free and be part of the RACGP community A career in general practice Starting the GP journey Enrolments for the 2019.1 OSCE FRACGP exams closing 29 March 2019 Fellowship FRACGP exams Research Practice Experience Program is a self-directed education program designed to support non vocationally registered doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship (...) Media Releases 2015 Media Releases 2014 Media Releases 2013 Media Releases 2012 Media Releases Search Antenatal perineal massage: reduce perineal injury during childbirth Antenatal perineal massage: reduce perineal injury during childbirth Introduction Although current recommendations advise avoiding routine episiotomies, rates of episiotomy vary greatly around the world, from 1% in Sweden to 80% in Argentina. Intervention Digital perineal massage from week 34 of pregnancy. Indication Women aiming