Research: CADY and JONES, De

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Abstract

CADY and JONES, Department of Management, Bowling Green State University, Ohio 43403-0270, USA evaluated the effectiveness of a 15 minute on-site massage while seated in a chair upon reducing stress, as indicated by blood pressure.

Background

Methodology

52 employed participants' blood pressures were measured prior to and following a 15-minute massage at work.

Results

There was a significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure after receiving massage, although there was no control group.

Conclusion

References

Cady SH and Jones GD. Massage therapy as a workplace intervention for reduction of stress. Percept Mot Skills 84(1): 157-8 Feb 1997.

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