Effects of massage on physiological restoration, perceived recovery, and repeated sports performance

28 Oct 1999Brian Hemmings, Marcus Smith, Jan Graydon, Rosemary Dyson

These findings provide some support for the psychological benefits of massage, but raise questions about the benefit of massage for physiological restoration and repeated sports performance.

Cohort Study
5 effects
20 minutes
8 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Strength Musculoskeletal outcome
Strength
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

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Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Anaerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Anaerobic Exerc...
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

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Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Blood Sugar - Hyperglycemia Lymphatic outcome

Minor Increase

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Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Notable Increase

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