Comparing the Effects of Rest and Massage on Return to Homeostasis Following Submaximal Aerobic Exercise: a Case Study [Research Perch]
Posted:Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Listen in as we discuss, “Comparing the Effects of Rest and Massage on Return to Homeostasis Following Submaximal Aerobic Exercise: a Case Study.” Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron and Ruth Werner walk through the implications of the article and how it might inform practice and enable therapists to better serve their clients.
This article is published in the Foundation’s open-access, peer-reviewed journal, the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB). You can view the full article here.
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1. Case reports are by definition observational reports on what happens between one client and one therapist, who is doing massage-as-typically-practiced. What makes this project different?
2. The measures used in this report are collected by highly specialized equipment, which most MTs can’t access. That said, what can you use from what you learned in this project for your clients with goals for exercise recovery?
3. What do you think would happen if these data were gathered from someone who was less physically fit than the person in this study?
4. Many therapists have noticed that receiving massage is a learned skill: people get better at it over time. What do you think might happen if we compared metabolic readings from a “massage veteran” compared to a “massage newbie”? Or if we compared metabolic readings from a person receiving massage from a nervous newbie vs. a seasoned professional?