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Massage Therapy and the Well-Being of Police Officers

2017-08-02 13:53:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is intend to show the positive impact that massage therapy can have on the lives of police officers. The study will demonstrate how regular treatment can change sleeping quality, stress levels and mental health. It will also investigate the impact that police work can have on the body.

Study Design

Conditions

Police Officers

Intervention

Massage Therapy

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Academy Canada

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-08-02T13:53:21-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Rhythmic compression of the heart by pressure applied manually over the sternum (closed heart massage) or directly to the heart through an opening in the chest wall (open heart massage). It is done to reinstate and maintain circulation. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Services for reporting EMERGENCIES to the police department.

The assessment, treatment, and management of soft tissue injury or dysfunction. Therapy is designed to reduce tension and irritation in affected tissues and may include MASSAGE; muscle stretching, or direct pressure on muscles, connective tissue, and TRIGGER POINTS.

A drugless system of therapy, making use of physical forces such as air, light, water, heat, massage, etc. Treatments are often diet- and nutrition-oriented with attention given to the patient's personal history and lifestyle. (From Cassileth, Alternative Medicine Handbook, 1998, p329)

A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.

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