Significance of Intensity of Swedish Massage Course in Improvement of Health Status

Una Veseta (Coresponding Author), Antra Gulbe, Oskars Onževs

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    The aim of the study is to compare the immediate and cumulative effects of Swedish massage on the physiological, emotional, and biochemical factors of healthy individuals, as well as the sustainability of the effects depending on the intensity of the course.The study subjects were 30 healthy young women. The subjects were randomly assigned into two groups. Subjects got in total ten Swedish back massages: twice and once a week. At the research the complete blood count was performed, salivary cortisol level, total antioxidant capacity were checked with the resources of laboratory “E.Gulbja Laboratorija”( Emotions were tested by using the FaceReader 6.0™. Body composition analysis was performed by using Tanita SC 330, blood pressure and heart rate were also measured (Omron M7–IT). The collected data was analyzed by using methods of mathematical statistics. Regression testing was performed by using the Fisher criterion. Analysis of the obtained data allows us to observe positive trends in Swedish massage to the improvement of health status. Differences in some summary results of massage effects were identified.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība = Society. Integration. Education
    Subtitle of host publicationstarptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = proceedings of the international scientific conference
    Place of PublicationRēzekne
    PublisherRēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija
    Number of pages11
    Volume6: Sabiedrības veselība un sports
    Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2020
    EventInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2020 - Rēzekne, Latvia
    Duration: 22 May 202023 May 2020

    Publication series

    NameSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
    ISSN (Print)1691-5887
    ISSN (Electronic)2256-0629


    ConferenceInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2020
    Internet address


    • course intensity
    • health status
    • Swedish massage
    • healthy individuals

    Field of Science*

    • 3.3 Health sciences

    Publication Type*

    • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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