Effects of massage duration on recovery among the atheletes : a systematic review / Abdul Thaqif Abdul Rizal

Abdul Rizal, Abdul Thaqif (2021) Effects of massage duration on recovery among the atheletes : a systematic review / Abdul Thaqif Abdul Rizal. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perlis.


Introduction: Massage has been defined as a mechanical manipulation of body tissues with rhythmical pressure and stroking that can recover the muscle soreness which is delay onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after the exercise. The effects of massage on DOMS were examined are difficult to reconcile because of treatment length. The objective was to review the literature regarding studies' best duration of massage therapy intervention to be applied to the athletes to get the best time for recovery after the training or post-game. Methods: Google Scholar databases were searched during March 2020 for studies containing words ‘Sport’, ‘Massage’, ‘Performance’, ‘Recovery’, ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’ (DOMS), ‘Effleurage’, ‘Petrissage’, ‘Vibration’, ‘Tapotement’. PRISMA approached was used in the selection of studies. Result: Duration of massage intervention for 20-30 minutes was effective for recovery muscle soreness and improves performance based on the measurement of creatine kinase, visual analog scale, numeric pain rating scale, pressure pain threshold, and peak isometric torque on 8 studies. To be compared duration less than 20 minutes on 2 studies gives less effect on blood flow and duration more than 30 minutes cause of fatigue that will reduce the performance of the athletes. Conclusion: Massage therapy appears to have the best duration of massage intervention which is 20- 30 minutes that affect athletes to enhance recovery and increasing range of motion (ROM).


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Abdul Rizal, Abdul Thaqif
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports > General works. Athletes
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > Physical medicine. Physical therapy. Including massage, exercise, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, phototherapy, radiotherapy, thermotherapy, electrotherapy
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus
Programme: Health And Fitness
Keywords: Massage Duration ; Atheletes ; Systematic Review ; Google Scholar
Date: 2 February 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41467
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