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doi: https://doi.org/10.20402/ajbc.2016.0104    [Accepted]
Effects of Back Fascia Relaxation Therapy on Stress Relief of 30–60s Women
Mijung Kim1, Seyeon Park1,2
1Department of Health and Cosmetics, Graduate School of Dongduk Women's University, Seoul, Korea, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Applied Chemistry, Dongduk Women's University, Seoul, Korea, Seoul, Korea
3Department of Beauty art, Youngsan University, Pusan, Korea, Pusan, Korea
Received: November 10, 2016;  Accepted: June 8, 2017.  Published online: August 10, 2017.
ABSTRACT
Purpose:
In this study, we tried to investigate if back fascia relaxation therapy could affect stress related factors of adult women’s in their 30–60s.
Method:
34 healthy women living in Busan were divided into groups according to the frequency (once a week and twice a week) and the age. The stress state was measured with questionnaire (quality of sleep, pain, fatigue, psychological stress, and physiological stress) and pulse wave detector (stress index, blood vessel health index, and average heart rate) before and after back fascia relaxation therapy. For data analysis, independent t test, descriptive statistics, and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) of repeated measures were performed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 20.0.
Results:
In this study, there was a significant difference showing that back fascia relaxation therapy affects quality of sleep, pain, fatigue, psychological stress, and physiological stress depending on measuring time (p<0.001). There was no significance depending on the frequency and the age. However, in the measurement using the pulse wave detector, stress index, blood vessel health index, and average heart rate had the significance differences according to the measuring time, but only stress index and average heart rate were significant on the age. The differences of stress index was noticeable in 30–40s (p<0.001), and the average heart rate showed a significant change in 50–60s (p<0.01). The difference depending on frequency was not displayed in the pulse wave detector.
Conclusion:
Back fascia relaxation therapy on adult women in their 30–60s turned out to be effective in alleviating stress. It is thought that this will help to develop effective management plans for both customers and managers.
Key words: Fascia, Stress, Fatigue, Sleep, Pain
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