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ISSN: 2637-4579

Open Access Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Biosciences

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4579)

Influence of Massage with Essential Oils to Human Energy

Volume 2 - Issue 2

Korotkov Konstantin*1 and Korotkova Anna2

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    • 1Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sport, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    • 2St Petersburg University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Russia

    *Corresponding author: Konstantin Korotkov, Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sport, Address: 8 Linia VO 33-11, St Petersburg, Russia

Received: March 28, 2018;   Published: April 05, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OAJBEB.2018.02.000131

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Abstract

Context: Massage is the most common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy used in hospitals worldwide. As such, it is often the first CAM therapy to be integrated with conventional medicine. However, there are no standard approaches to evaluating the effect of massage to patients mostly taking into account the variety of massage types.

Objective: The aim of this study was to develop approach to evaluation the influence of massage with essential oils to the energy and psycho-physiological condition of people.

Design: 83 participants-volunteers took part in the experiments. All experiments were conducted in always the same rooms of the Saint-Petersburg SPA Center (Russia). Specially designed the whole body Energy massage with 7 different types of essential oils and massage without oils have been used. All participants were randomly assigned to 8 groups with 10-11 people in each group. For the evaluation process we have used questioners and Electro photonic Imaging technique (EPI, www.bio-well.com).

Results: Statistically significant changes in EPI parameters and emotional state after massage were found.

Conclusion: Massage has direct influence to the energy resources of the human body and this role of massage treatment is important for the use in CAM medical practice, sport and SPA applications.

Effect of essential oils applications strongly depends on individual preferences, but when selected in accordance with human attention, may increase the influence of massage. Electro photonic technique (EPI/GDV) offers convenient, non-invasive, fast and reliable approach to follow up the energy effect of massage.

Keywords: Energy massage; Aromatherapy; Essential oils; Electro photonic Imaging

Abstract| Introduction| Participants and Methods| Results| Discussion| Conclusion| Limitations and The Potential Future Studies| References|

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