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:: Volume 18, Issue 3 (Fall 2008) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2008, 18(3): 167-170 Back to browse issues page
The effect of Sweden massage on hypertention
Faezeh Sahbaie , Shahla Mohammadzadeh , Ebrahim Ebrahimi , Fatemeh Zolfaghari 1
1- , shad_dokht@yahoo.com
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Background: One of the most important current health problems is hypertension. Many hypertensive patients dye or become disabled every year due to the complications of this disease. The first step in the treatment of this disease is lifestyle modification. Sweden massage as a kind of alternative medicine is a method for changing lifestyle. This study aimed to assess the effect of Sweden massage on blood pressure of hypertensive patients.
Material and methods: In this semi-experimental study 30 individuals (15 males and 15 females) in the age range of 45-55 years were chosen with simple sampling method. Half an hour Sweden massage was performed in the mornings for back (17 minutes), neck (6 minutes), and chest (7 minutes) and blood pressure was measured and registered before and after the massage.
Results: The results showed that Sweden massage reduced the systolic and diastolic blood pressures of study subjects in each session (p<0.0001).
Conclusion: This study recommends using Sweden massage as a non-medical method of treatment in hypertensive patients without any adverse effect.
Keywords: Sweden massage, Hypertention
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Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2006/09/6 | Published: 2008/10/15
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Sahbaie F, Mohammadzadeh S, Ebrahimi E, Zolfaghari F. The effect of Sweden massage on hypertention. MEDICAL SCIENCES 2008; 18 (3) :167-170
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Volume 18, Issue 3 (Fall 2008) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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