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Percept Mot Skills. 1997 Feb;84(1):157-8.

Massage therapy as a workplace intervention for reduction of stress.

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Department of Management, Bowling Green State University, OH 43403-0270, USA.

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a 15-min. on-site massage while seated in a chair on reducing stress as indicated by blood pressure. 52 employed participants' blood pressures were measured before and after a 15-min. massage at work. Analysis showed a significant reduction in participants' systolic and diastolic blood pressure after receiving the massage although there was no control group.

PMID:
9132704
DOI:
10.2466/pms.1997.84.1.157
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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