Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Massage therapy of moderate and light pressure and vibrator effects on EEG and heart rate.
Int J Neurosci. 2004 Jan; 114(1):31-44.IJ

Abstract

Three types of commonly used massage therapy techniques were assessed in a sample of 36 healthy adults, randomly assigned to: (1) moderate massage, (2) light massage, or (3) vibratory stimulation group (n = 12 per group). Changes in anxiety and stress were assessed, and EEG and EKG were recorded. Anxiety scores decreased for all groups, but the moderate pressure massage group reported the greatest decrease in stress. The moderate massage group also experienced a decrease in heart rate and EEG changes including an increase in delta and a decrease in alpha and beta activity, suggesting a relaxation response. Finally, this group showed increased positive affect, as indicated by a shift toward left frontal EEG activation. The light massage group showed increased arousal, as indicated by decreased delta and increased deta activity and increased heart rate. The vibratory stimulation group also showed increased arousal, as indicated by increased heart rate and increased theta, alpha, and beta activity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14660065

Citation

Diego, Miguel A., et al. "Massage Therapy of Moderate and Light Pressure and Vibrator Effects On EEG and Heart Rate." The International Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 114, no. 1, 2004, pp. 31-44.
Diego MA, Field T, Sanders C, et al. Massage therapy of moderate and light pressure and vibrator effects on EEG and heart rate. Int J Neurosci. 2004;114(1):31-44.
Diego, M. A., Field, T., Sanders, C., & Hernandez-Reif, M. (2004). Massage therapy of moderate and light pressure and vibrator effects on EEG and heart rate. The International Journal of Neuroscience, 114(1), 31-44.
Diego MA, et al. Massage Therapy of Moderate and Light Pressure and Vibrator Effects On EEG and Heart Rate. Int J Neurosci. 2004;114(1):31-44. PubMed PMID: 14660065.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Massage therapy of moderate and light pressure and vibrator effects on EEG and heart rate. AU - Diego,Miguel A, AU - Field,Tiffany, AU - Sanders,Chris, AU - Hernandez-Reif,Maria, PY - 2003/12/9/pubmed PY - 2004/2/11/medline PY - 2003/12/9/entrez SP - 31 EP - 44 JF - The International journal of neuroscience JO - Int J Neurosci VL - 114 IS - 1 N2 - Three types of commonly used massage therapy techniques were assessed in a sample of 36 healthy adults, randomly assigned to: (1) moderate massage, (2) light massage, or (3) vibratory stimulation group (n = 12 per group). Changes in anxiety and stress were assessed, and EEG and EKG were recorded. Anxiety scores decreased for all groups, but the moderate pressure massage group reported the greatest decrease in stress. The moderate massage group also experienced a decrease in heart rate and EEG changes including an increase in delta and a decrease in alpha and beta activity, suggesting a relaxation response. Finally, this group showed increased positive affect, as indicated by a shift toward left frontal EEG activation. The light massage group showed increased arousal, as indicated by decreased delta and increased deta activity and increased heart rate. The vibratory stimulation group also showed increased arousal, as indicated by increased heart rate and increased theta, alpha, and beta activity. SN - 0020-7454 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14660065/Massage_therapy_of_moderate_and_light_pressure_and_vibrator_effects_on_EEG_and_heart_rate_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00207450490249446 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -