The Effect of Stretches and Massage on Economy Class Syndrome The Effect of Stretches and Massage on Economy Class Syndrome

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    • Shin Young-Oh Shin young-Oh
    • Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University
    • Lee Jeong-Beom Lee Jeong-Beom
    • Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University
    • Bae Jun-Sang Bae Jun-Sang
    • Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University
    • Min Young-KI Min Young-Ki
    • Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University
    • Yang Hun-Mo Yang Hun-Mo
    • Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University
    • Min Ji-Won Min Ji-Won
    • Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University

Abstract

This study evaluated the effects of stretches and massage on economy class syndrome in normal subjects. 24 subjects (male n=12, female n=12) were randomized (after informed consent) into three groups (control, CON; stretching group, ST; massage group, MA). The treatment groups received stretches or massage in person according to guide, 10minutes every hour for 10 hours. Blood and urine were drawn before and after 10-hr flight-situated perform. The results are as follows. No differences were observed in electrolytes, D-dimer, creatinine, urinal protein, renin-aldosterone among groups. But, increase in ankle circumference in CON was significantly larger than that in MA. These results showed that flight edema, not economy class syndrome, was induced by physical problem such as less activity, circulation difficulty, fluid accumulation, etc. Massage or stretching have a possibility of attenuating edema. <b>[Jpn J Physiol 55 Suppl:S221 (2005)]</b>

This study evaluated the effects of stretches and massage on economy class syndrome in normal subjects. 24 subjects (male n=12, female n=12) were randomized (after informed consent) into three groups (control, CON; stretching group, ST; massage group, MA). The treatment groups received stretches or massage in person according to guide, 10minutes every hour for 10 hours. Blood and urine were drawn before and after 10-hr flight-situated perform. The results are as follows. No differences were observed in electrolytes, D-dimer, creatinine, urinal protein, renin-aldosterone among groups. But, increase in ankle circumference in CON was significantly larger than that in MA. These results showed that flight edema, not economy class syndrome, was induced by physical problem such as less activity, circulation difficulty, fluid accumulation, etc. Massage or stretching have a possibility of attenuating edema. <b>[Jpn J Physiol 55 Suppl:S221 (2005)]</b>

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  • Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan

    Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan 2005(0), S221-S221, 2005

    PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN

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