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Tensegrity principle in massage demonstrated by electro- and mechanomyography.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009 Apr; 13(2):164-70.JB

Abstract

Based on a tensegrity principle, direct or indirect connections between fascia or muscles which stretch the aponeurosis or intermuscular septum may allow the transfer of tension over long distances, without loss of muscle force produced during rest and activity. The present study aimed to test an effect of massage on electrical (EMG) and mechanical (MMG) activities of a muscle lying distant, but indirectly connected to, the massaged muscle. Thirty-three healthy men participated in the study. To record the activity of the middle deltoid muscle the brachioradialis was massaged, and for the tensor fasciae latae-the peroneal muscles were massaged. An EMG/MMG hybrid probe was used to detect EMG and MMG signals from the middle deltoid and tensor fasciae latae muscles. The EMG amplitude increased during massage in the tensor fasciae lata only, while the MMG amplitude increased significantly in both muscles. It was concluded that there was an electrical as well as a mechanical response of muscle connected indirectly by structural elements with the muscle being massaged indicating an application for the tensegrity principle in massage therapy. It also has a practical importance, because it provides a means for a physiotherapist to influence adverse muscle tension by massaging another distant muscle.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Physiotherapy, University School of Physical Education, Faculty of Physiotherapy, 51-612 Wrocław, al. Paderewskiego 35/p-4, Poland. krzysztof.kassdik@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19329052

Citation

Kassolik, Krzysztof, et al. "Tensegrity Principle in Massage Demonstrated By Electro- and Mechanomyography." Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, vol. 13, no. 2, 2009, pp. 164-70.
Kassolik K, Jaskólska A, Kisiel-Sajewicz K, et al. Tensegrity principle in massage demonstrated by electro- and mechanomyography. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009;13(2):164-70.
Kassolik, K., Jaskólska, A., Kisiel-Sajewicz, K., Marusiak, J., Kawczyński, A., & Jaskólski, A. (2009). Tensegrity principle in massage demonstrated by electro- and mechanomyography. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 13(2), 164-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2007.11.002
Kassolik K, et al. Tensegrity Principle in Massage Demonstrated By Electro- and Mechanomyography. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009;13(2):164-70. PubMed PMID: 19329052.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tensegrity principle in massage demonstrated by electro- and mechanomyography. AU - Kassolik,Krzysztof, AU - Jaskólska,Anna, AU - Kisiel-Sajewicz,Katarzyna, AU - Marusiak,Jarosław, AU - Kawczyński,Adam, AU - Jaskólski,Artur, Y1 - 2007/12/21/ PY - 2007/07/12/received PY - 2007/10/18/revised PY - 2007/11/03/accepted PY - 2009/3/31/entrez PY - 2009/3/31/pubmed PY - 2009/7/2/medline SP - 164 EP - 70 JF - Journal of bodywork and movement therapies JO - J Bodyw Mov Ther VL - 13 IS - 2 N2 - Based on a tensegrity principle, direct or indirect connections between fascia or muscles which stretch the aponeurosis or intermuscular septum may allow the transfer of tension over long distances, without loss of muscle force produced during rest and activity. The present study aimed to test an effect of massage on electrical (EMG) and mechanical (MMG) activities of a muscle lying distant, but indirectly connected to, the massaged muscle. Thirty-three healthy men participated in the study. To record the activity of the middle deltoid muscle the brachioradialis was massaged, and for the tensor fasciae latae-the peroneal muscles were massaged. An EMG/MMG hybrid probe was used to detect EMG and MMG signals from the middle deltoid and tensor fasciae latae muscles. The EMG amplitude increased during massage in the tensor fasciae lata only, while the MMG amplitude increased significantly in both muscles. It was concluded that there was an electrical as well as a mechanical response of muscle connected indirectly by structural elements with the muscle being massaged indicating an application for the tensegrity principle in massage therapy. It also has a practical importance, because it provides a means for a physiotherapist to influence adverse muscle tension by massaging another distant muscle. SN - 1532-9283 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19329052/abstract/Tensegrity_principle_in_massage_demonstrated_by_electro__and_mechanomyography_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1360-8592(07)00117-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -