Effect of massage on blood flow and muscle fatigue following isometric lumbar exercise.

  title={Effect of massage on blood flow and muscle fatigue following isometric lumbar exercise.},
  author={Hidetoshi Mori and Hideo Ohsawa and Tim Hideaki Tanaka and Eiichi Taniwaki and Gerald Leisman and Kazushi Nishijo},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  volume={10 5},
BACKGROUND This study attempted to investigate the influence of massage on the skin and the intramuscular circulatory changes associated with localized muscle fatigue. MATERIAL/METHODS Twenty-nine healthy male subjects participated in two experimental sessions (massage and rest conditions). Subjects lay prone on the table and were instructed to extend their trunks until the inferior portion of their rib cage no longer rested on the table. Subjects held this position for 90 seconds (Load I… CONTINUE READING
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