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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 8(1); 2010 > Article
Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2010;8(1): 41-51.
스웨디쉬마사지가 체형 관리에 미치는 영향 -하체를 중심으로-
장승희, 한효선, 김진아, 황완균
A Study on the Influence of Swedish Massage up on Physical Fitness Care -Focusing on the Lower Part of the Body -
Seung-hee Chang, Hyo-sun Han, Jin-Ah Kim, Wan-gyun Hwang
ABSTRACT
In this vein, the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Swedish Massage upon physical fitness care focusing on the lower part of the body as an alternative to vital-energy-pathway massage and soon. Study findings are as follows: First, respondents think physical fitness care against obesity is an important matter. Second, the practice of Swedish Massage seems to lower blood pressure temporarily and decrease the average circumference of the femoral region gradually. But it is difficult to conclude that the change in the body mass index (BMI) and the body fat amount is derived from the practice of Swedish Massage. Third, as for the satisfaction of lower body part care by Swedish Massage, their overall satisfaction is high in general. In conclusion, the Swedish Massage has positive influence upon physical slimming, skin improvement, body circumference reduction, beauty culture and soon. Since current laws are uncertain in that whether a vital-energy-pathway massage is allowed at a skin or obesity care center or not, the Swedish Massageis seemingly an alternative program of physical fitness management.
Key words: Swedish Massage, Obesity, BMI, Slimming, Fitness
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