Does post exercise massage on lower limbs improve recovery time, thus leading to improved performance on members of the BAF?
Burnell, Amy Marie
Cardiff Metropolitan University
MetadataShow full item record
Background: Although massage is widely used as a treatment modality, evidence regarding its use within recovery has an inconclusive base. A Single Subject Experimental Design (SSED) was conducted on members of the British Armed forces (BAF), to investigate the effects of lower limb massage on recovery time. This research was intended as a step towards uncovering the benefits of post exercise massage and the effect it has on recovery time, towards improving performance. Research question: "Does post exercise massage on lower limbs improve recovery time, thus leading to improved performance on members of the BAF?' Method: In a SSED, (n=4) members of the BAF underwent a timed running series with a massage intervention stage. Participants were asked to complete outcome measures; Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP), Brief Pain Inventory (BPl) and a Standardised Open Ended Interview. Results: It was evident that massage appeared to show a majority decrease in running time and pain severity rating, post intervention one; results post intervention two were inconclusive. 100% of participants recognised physical and psychological benefits. Conclusion: Findings suggest that massage has beneficial effects on recovery time. Further research is needed into the physiological effects of massage.
BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapies
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
THE EFFECT OF POST EVENT MASSAGE AFTER STRENUOUS EXERCISE ON FEMALE UNIVERSITY HOCKEY PLAYERS: ARE THE EFFECTS PHYSIOLOGICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL? Wilkins, Lindsey (University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2012)Aim - The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two different recovery interventions; post event sports massage and active recovery on 1) rate of perceived recovery, 2) 20m sprint times, 3) the height of ...
Comparing the Effects of Sports Massage and Active Recovery on Blood Lactate Clearance after High-Intensity Anaerobic Exercise Johnson, Joseph (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2015)Aim - The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of sports massage and active recovery on the removal of blood lactate clearance. Method - Eight students from Cardiff Metropolitan University participated ...
Evans, Eliza (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2015)Background: There is limited previous research into the effect of sports massage on recovery from plyometric exercise, proposing a need for a study in this area. The research into the mechanical effects and benefits of ...