This 키스방 programme is designed to assess massages efficacy for treating Psi holistically. It is hoped that this research will be able to produce some reliable evidences and valuable medical references on treating PSI with massage therapy. Increased studies have evaluated massages effects in pain management and anxiety over recent years, but evidence is mixed regarding degree of effect and individual differences.
Massage therapy may not only be helpful for pain reduction, according to one study, but it may increase the range of motion as well. According to studies, massage is able to greatly improve sleep symptoms, provide an enjoyable sensation, and decrease significant negative events. Massage therapy is an effective method to control pain and its related fatigue, nausea, and depression, suggests one study.
Over the years, studies have shown the direct connection between using massage therapy to lower blood pressure, increase blood pressure, and relieve chronic pain, tendonitis, and frozen shoulders. Recent reviews found limited evidence of massage as an effective treatment for chronic back pain (4, 5) and no studies compared relaxing massage to structural massage, which is focused on correction of soft-tissue abnormalities. Implications Massage therapy appears to be effective as both a short-term and long-term treatment of chronic low back pain.
Contribution People with chronic low back pain receiving 10 weekly sessions of either structural or relaxing massage therapy showed clinically significant improvements in symptoms and disability, relative to those receiving usual care. The Kentucky Pain Research and Outcomes Trial evaluated the effects of massage on pain, disability, and health-related quality of life for primary care patients with chronic low back pain. In another randomised controlled trial, 140 patients suffering from chronic nonspecific low back pain received massage, with results that supported use of massage.
A second review from the same group looked more generally at complementary and alternative therapies for back and neck pain, finding massage to be superior to placebo, no therapy, relaxation, or physical therapy.14 These findings differed according to the severity of pain, and sometimes according to the type (e.g., chronic low back pain vs. non-specific low back pain). Meta-analysis results showed therapeutic massage had a significantly better effect compared to a control group (p0.05). Results showed that, after postintervention data were analysed, therapeutic massage was significantly more effective compared to control for improving MS [SMD = -0.46, 95% CI (-0.67, -0.24), p 0.00001] (Figure 5).
The results from this meta-analysis showed that therapeutic massage was more effective than the control in improving the UPDRS-III scores (p 0.05), suggesting therapeutic massage may mitigate MS and improve motor function. The systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the efficacy of therapeutic massage in improving MS in PD, by overall effectiveness and the UPDRS-series scores. Another detailed meta-analysis reviewed 58 studies and concluded massage therapy could be considered a pain management technique.
Of the eighteen high-quality systematic reviews, nine reviews suggested that massage may be better than a comparator for pain related to a variety of conditions, including fibromyalgia,65 temporomandibular disorder,64 neck and shoulder,63 cancer,9,59 postoperative pain,62 burn pain,60 cervical radiopathy,45 and back pain.5 Two reviews with very low power conclusions described mixed results for musculoskeletal pain10 and cancer pain.34 These reviews described studies that were split between showing no difference and improvement in pain with massage treatment, with small sample sizes and other methodological considerations creating additional uncertainty noted by the review authors. Of Eighteen high-quality systematic reviews, nine reviews suggested that massage may be better than the comparator for pain related to a variety of conditions, including fibromyalgia,65 temporomandibular disorder,64 neck and shoulder, 63 cancer,9,59 postoperative pain,62 burn pain,60 cervical radiopathy,45 and back pain.5 Two reviews with very low-strength findings described mixed results for musculoskeletal pain10 and cancer pain.34 These reviews described studies that were split between showing no difference and improvements in pain with massage treatments, with small sample sizes and other methodological considerations creating additional uncertainty noted by the review authors. There is also no systematic, quantitative, or meta-analyses that synthesize effective forms of manual therapies, but there is still no systematic and quantitative review, or meta-analyses that are still lacking in systematic reviews,23. The mechanisms potential mechanisms for the effectiveness of massage therapies are yet to be conducted, including those that are not specific to massage. A recent meta-analysis highlighted the methodological weaknesses in massage studies, and authors of SLBP Treatment Guidelines and others expressed concerns about massages insufficient evaluation in primary care.
Future studies should examine the relative contributions of nonspecific context effects and specific treatment effects to outcomes in patients with low back pain receiving a practitioner-based treatment, such as massage; whether different forms of massage produced benefits via the same or different physiologic pathways; whether less-experienced therapists would have produced similar results; whether less therapy might have produced the same outcomes; and whether education and self-care recommendations contributed to the efficacy of massage. The findings provide a significant signpost of massage effects on primary care patients with chronic low back pain and prompt additional studies using pragmatic designs with controlled groups. The aim of my case study was to investigate the effects of massage therapy in treating chronic low back pain associated with unilateral partial lumbarisation at S1, using both general Swedish massage techniques and a technique that is not Swedish.
Although the results obtained were positive, further elaboration on the effects of massage on TMD needs to be done. The effects in the massage group were similar and were usually greater than the effects in the usual care. Both groups received two treatments a week for a period of four weeks, half the group receiving Swedish massage, the other half receiving IMMT.
For subjects receiving initial massage treatment over an eight-week period, the twice weekly massage was compared to either no further intervention (usual care) or gentle touch followed by twice weekly maintenance treatment, or with no further treatment, for up to 52 weeks. Swedish massage was compared with 60-min light-touch treatments per week (active control) and with usual care (passive control) for eight weeks (primary endpoint of study), 16 weeks, and 24 weeks. Therapeutic massage did not exert a satisfactory impact on daily life quality, relative to control.
In the randomized controlled trial conducted in 2018, all participants (21 women suffering from chronic pain) received massage therapy for 8 weeks, and all individuals reported improved symptoms after the treatments were completed. Without a control group, we cannot definitively establish massages effectiveness; however, KYPROS results provide evidence for a massage-based benefit for CLP, and additional studies using our experimental method for application are warranted.