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Psychophysiological effect of massage and shiatsu while in the prone position with face down.
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PMID:  12153422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this study was to examine the psychophysiological effects of shiatsu and massage while in the prone position. Twenty-four healthy women gave informed written consent to participate. After resting in the prone position for 50 min, each subject was massaged and given shiatsu for 15 min and again rested for 15 min in the prone position. Every 5 min, skin temperature was measured along the neck and back. Blood pressure and pulse rate also were measured every 5 min throughout the procedure. A visual analog scale was used to assess the severity of pain experienced before the massage and shiatsu as well as at completion of the procedure. The subject's favorite sleeping posture and previous physical pain experienced during massage and shiatsu were assessed. The findings revealed that significant differences were found in skin temperatures (elevated 0.5 degrees) along the back after the procedure. Systolic blood pressure was found to be significantly lower after the massage and shiatsu when compared with systolic blood pressure prior to the procedure. No significant differences before and after the procedures were found in either the diastolic blood pressure or pulse rate. The procedure was found to give the subjects relief from pain. No significant differences were noted in the subject's favorite sleeping posture, the experience of previous physical pain, or the experience of the massage and shiatsu.
Junko Inagaki; Junko Yoneda; Misae Ito; Hiroshi Nogaki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing & health sciences     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1441-0745     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891857     Medline TA:  Nurs Health Sci     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  A5-6     Citation Subset:  N    
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