KOPS - The Institutional Repository of the University of Konstanz

Standardized massage interventions as protocols for the induction of psychophysiological relaxation in the laboratory : a block randomized, controlled trial

Standardized massage interventions as protocols for the induction of psychophysiological relaxation in the laboratory : a block randomized, controlled trial

Cite This

Files in this item

Checksum: MD5:81ec03040947d67032b5fe8e07d79c1d

MEIER, Maria, Eva UNTERNAEHRER, Stephanie J. DIMITROFF, Annika BENZ, Ulrike U. BENTELE, Sabine M. SCHORPP, Maya WENZEL, Jens C. PRUESSNER, 2020. Standardized massage interventions as protocols for the induction of psychophysiological relaxation in the laboratory : a block randomized, controlled trial. In: Scientific reports. 10, 14774. eISSN 2045-2322. Available under: doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71173-w

@article{Meier2020-09-08Stand-50862, title={Standardized massage interventions as protocols for the induction of psychophysiological relaxation in the laboratory : a block randomized, controlled trial}, year={2020}, doi={10.1038/s41598-020-71173-w}, volume={10}, journal={Scientific reports}, author={Meier, Maria and Unternaehrer, Eva and Dimitroff, Stephanie J. and Benz, Annika and Bentele, Ulrike U. and Schorpp, Sabine M. and Wenzel, Maya and Pruessner, Jens C.}, note={Article Number: 14774} }

<rdf:RDF xmlns:dcterms="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:bibo="http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/" xmlns:dspace="http://digital-repositories.org/ontologies/dspace/0.1.0#" xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/" xmlns:void="http://rdfs.org/ns/void#" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#" > <rdf:Description rdf:about="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/50862"> <bibo:uri rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/handle/123456789/50862"/> <dc:creator>Pruessner, Jens C.</dc:creator> <dc:contributor>Wenzel, Maya</dc:contributor> <dcterms:rights rdf:resource="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0"/> <dc:creator>Meier, Maria</dc:creator> <dc:contributor>Benz, Annika</dc:contributor> <dc:creator>Wenzel, Maya</dc:creator> <dc:contributor>Bentele, Ulrike U.</dc:contributor> <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/43"/> <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/43615"/> <dc:language>eng</dc:language> <dcterms:available rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2020-09-16T13:16:59Z</dcterms:available> <dspace:hasBitstream rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/bitstream/123456789/50862/1/Meier_2-1pgr0l3x1fijw4.pdf"/> <dc:creator>Dimitroff, Stephanie J.</dc:creator> <dc:creator>Bentele, Ulrike U.</dc:creator> <dc:creator>Schorpp, Sabine M.</dc:creator> <dcterms:hasPart rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/bitstream/123456789/50862/1/Meier_2-1pgr0l3x1fijw4.pdf"/> <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://localhost:8080/jspui"/> <dc:contributor>Meier, Maria</dc:contributor> <dc:contributor>Schorpp, Sabine M.</dc:contributor> <dc:creator>Unternaehrer, Eva</dc:creator> <void:sparqlEndpoint rdf:resource="http://localhost/fuseki/dspace/sparql"/> <dc:date rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2020-09-16T13:16:59Z</dc:date> <dc:contributor>Pruessner, Jens C.</dc:contributor> <dc:contributor>Dimitroff, Stephanie J.</dc:contributor> <dc:contributor>Unternaehrer, Eva</dc:contributor> <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/43"/> <dcterms:abstract xml:lang="eng">Health and disease are strongly linked to psychophysiological states. While stress research strongly benefits from standardized stressors, no established protocol focuses on the induction of psychophysiological relaxation. To maintain health, functioning regenerative systems are however likely as important as functioning stress systems. Thus, the identification of validated relaxation paradigms is needed. Here, we investigated whether standardized massages are capable of reliably inducing physiological and psychological states of relaxation. Relaxation was indicated by changes in high frequency heart rate variability (HF-HRV), a vagally-mediated heart rate variability component, and repeated ratings of subjective relaxation, and stress levels. Sixty healthy women were randomly assigned to a vagus nerve massage (n = 19), a soft shoulder massage (n = 22), or a resting control group (n = 19). During the intervention, HF-HRV and subjective relaxation increased, while subjective stress decreased significantly in all groups. Both massage interventions elicited significantly higher HF-HRV compared to the control group. Accordingly, both massage protocols increased psychophysiological relaxation, and may serve as useful tools in future research. However, future work will have to determine which of several protocols might be used as a gold standard to induce a psychophysiological state of relaxation in the laboratory.</dcterms:abstract> <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/43615"/> <dc:creator>Benz, Annika</dc:creator> <dcterms:title>Standardized massage interventions as protocols for the induction of psychophysiological relaxation in the laboratory : a block randomized, controlled trial</dcterms:title> <dcterms:issued>2020-09-08</dcterms:issued> </rdf:Description> </rdf:RDF>

Downloads since Sep 16, 2020 (Information about access statistics)

Meier_2-1pgr0l3x1fijw4.pdf 23

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Search KOPS


Browse

My Account