Effect of Massage Therapy in Cortisol Level (MTCL)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02440412|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 12, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2015
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|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Asymptomatic State||Other: Massage Therapy Other: Rest in supine||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||15 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Effects of a Single Session of Massage Therapy in Salivary Cortisol Levels in Asymptomatic Persons With Administrative Tasks and / or Office Work.|
|Study Start Date :||July 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2015|
Experimental: Massage Therapy
A 45 minutes massage therapy (manual) standardized session, based in Swedish techniques.
Other: Massage Therapy
It's a Physical Therapy manual procedure, based in Swedish technique, and applied in a standirzed way for all participants (stroke, kneading, pressure).
Placebo Comparator: Rest condition
45 minutes of rest in supine position, listening music with headphones, and warm condition.
Other: Rest in supine
It's only rest, in a clinic stretcher, with warm ambient temperature, and listening relaxing music with headphones.
No Intervention: Control
Normal working condition, as a office workers (secretaries and managements employees)
- Change of Salivary Cortisol Level [ Time Frame: All participants were measured in three different condition, one week apart one each other. In each condition, three measurements were performed, in the morning ]Data (a saliva sample in a Salivette (r) tube) were collected at: immediately before the intervention and placebo procedure, immediately after and later, one hour after. The control condition (normal working condition) was measured at the same hours (8:45 AM, 9.30 AM and 10.30 AM) in the workplace. After collected, were refrigerated.The three conditions (intervention, placebo and office work) were a week apart. Therefore, each participant had nine measurements. Determining the level of cortisol was performed by ELISA method, after all samples were collected.
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years to 60 Years (Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||Yes|
- Office/administrative workers of Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile.
- Musculoskeletal disease or injury in spine.
- Body Mass Index over 35.
- Smoking (over three cigars at day)
- Corticosteroid treatment.
- Skin wound or disease.
- Intolerance to the prone position.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02440412
|Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile|
|Santiago, Chile, 8380453|
|Principal Investigator:||Rodrigo A Rojo, Msc.||Physical Therapy Department, University of Chile|
|Responsible Party:||Rodrigo Antonio Rojo Castro, Academic Of Department of Physical Therapy, University of Chile|
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|First Posted:||May 12, 2015 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||May 12, 2015|
|Last Verified:||May 2015|