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J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Jan;26(1):127-9. doi: 10.1589/jpts.26.127. Epub 2014 Feb 6.

Effects of manual lymph drainage of the neck on EEG in subjects with psychological stress.

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1
Department of Beauty and Health Therapy, Susung College, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Physical Therapy, Kangwon National University: 3 Hwangjo-ri, Dogye-eup, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do 245-907, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] The present study investigated the effect of manual lymph drainage (MLD) of the neck on electroencephalography (EEG) in subjects with psychological stress. [Methods] Twenty-six subjects were randomly allocated to receive one 15-min session of either MLD or resting on a bed (control). [Results] Analysis of EEG in the MLD group showed a significant increase in relaxation, manifested as an increase in average absolute and relative delta and alpha activity. [Conclusion] It is suggested that MLD provides acute neural effects that increase relaxation in subjects with psychological stress.

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Electroencephalogram; Manual lymph drainage; Psychological stress

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