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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 9(4); 2011 > Article
에센셜오일과 마사지가 중년여성의 복부비만 감소에 미치는 효과
신동화, 진정화
The Effects of Essential oil and Massage on Abdominal Obesity Improvement of Middle-aged Women
Dong-Hwa Shin, Chung-Hwa Chin
ABSTRACT
This study examines the comparative effect of essential oil (instead of jojoba oil) and the effect of simultaneous massage treatments in abdominal obesity improvement. We selected middle-aged women in their 40s~50s residing in Seoul city, and treated a control group with jojoba oil. As a experimental groups, a group A was treated with essential oil, a group B was treated with jojoba oil and alongside massage treatments, and a group C was treated with essential oil and alongside massage treatments - applying the massage with a frequency of twice a week for four weeks, to a total of eight treatments. The experimental group A showed a decrease of the following data: body fat (0.93 kg), BMI (0.16 kg/m2), abdominal fat percentage (0.01%), waist size (1.76cm), . All of these are not statistically significant. The experimental group B showed a decrease of the following data: body fat (1.02 kg), BMI (0.36 kg/m2), abdominal fat percentage (0.03%), waist size (4.17cm). All of these are statistically significant. The experimental group C showed a decrease of the following data: body fat (1.56 kg), BMI (0.51 kg/m2), abdominal fat percentage (0.01%), waist size (7.32cm). All of these are statistically significant. As can be seen from these results, essential oil showed a larger increase than jojoba oil, and massage-applied groups clearly show a larger improvement than those without.
Key words: Abdorninal Obesity, Essential Oil, Jojoba Oil, Body Fat, BMI
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