KANGO-KENKYU Volume 39, Issue 6 (October 2006)

Effects of Back Massage and Shiatsu on Autonomic Nervous Activity and Subjective Evaluation in Inpatients Natsuko Yanagi 1 1School of Health Sciences, Gunma University Keyword: マッサージ , 指圧 , バックケア , 自律神経活動 , RE尺度 , massage , shiatsu , back care , autonomic nervous activity , RE-scales pp.457-467
Published Date 2006/10/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1681100157
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 The purpose of this study was to evaluate effects of back massage and shiatsu for inpatients with back pain by autonomic nervous activity and subjective evaluation. The subjects were ten inpatients with back pain in a hospital. At first, three consecutive days (control period), inpatients rest on bed in the lateral position for ten minutes. After the control period, inpatients were given ten minutes massage and shiatsu to back for three days (massage period). At both periods, patients were measured heart rate, heart rate variability and subjective evaluation (physical symptom and RE-scales) before and after interventions.  At the control period, there was no change in heart rate. On the other side, at the massage period, heart rate significantly decreased by intervention. Although there were no significant changes, the high frequency (HF) decreased at the control period and increased at the massage period after the intervention. Although LF/HF increased at the control period and decreased at the massage period, the difference was not significant. At the massage period, the physical symptom significantly decreased and RE-scales significantly increased by intervention. These data suggested that massage and shiatsu was useful for inpatients that tended to lie in bed.

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39巻6号 (2006年10月)
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