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

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Strength Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Strength
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
-1.0%

Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Anaerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Anaerobic Exercise Ca...
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
-1.0%

Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Blood Sugar - Hyperglycemia Lymphatic outcome
Minor increase risk of Blood Sugar - Hypergl...
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
0.0%

Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
1.0%

Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Subjective well-being Brain outcome
Minor increase risk of Subjective well-being
Brain system

High evidence
3.0%