Therapeutic massage of the neck and shoulders produces changes in peripheral blood flow when assessed with dynamic infrared thermography.

@article{Sefton2010TherapeuticMO,
  title={Therapeutic massage of the neck and shoulders produces changes in peripheral blood flow when assessed with dynamic infrared thermography.},
  author={J. Sefton and Ceren Yarar and J. Berry and D. Pascoe},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={
          723-32
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study's objective was to determine the effect of therapeutic massage on peripheral blood flow utilizing dynamic infrared thermography in a constant temperature/humidity thermal chamber to assess noncontact skin temperature. DESIGN The design was a repeated-measures crossover experimental design; the independent variable was treatment condition (massage, light touch, control). SETTING The study setting was a university research laboratory. SUBJECTS Seventeen (17) healthy… Expand
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