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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 8(2); 2010 > Article
Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2010;8(2): 171-180.
추나마사지와 스웨디시 마사지가 중년여성의 복부비만관리에 미치는 효과
한채정, 정은애
The effect of Chuna and Swedish massages on abdominal obesity in Korean middle-aged women
Chae Jeong Han, Eun Ae Jung
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of Chuna and Swedish massage on abdominal obesity in Korean middle-aged women. The subjects of this study included 20 middle-aged women were assigned to either the Chuna group(CG; n=10) or Swedish group(SG; n=10). As for the method of experiment, two groups were received total 16 sessions of treatment(20 minutes of hot pack and 20 minuted of chuna or swedish massage/ per treatment) for eight weeks(twice weekly). Anthropometry(weight, BMI, waist circumference, waist/hip ratio) and fat degree(%) were assessed 0 week and 8 weeks. After a massage of 8 weeks, a significant decrease in weight, waist/hip ratio, fat degree, BMI, waist circumference were found for CG(p<0.01) and SG(p<0.01). As for the difference of weight, waist/hip ration, fat degree, BMI and waist circumference, CG experienced its significant reduction comparing to SG. In conclusion, Chuna and Swedish massages are significantly effective in improving on abdominal obesity in middle-aged women. Therefore, Chuna massage seems to be a new intervention strategy for middle-aged women's abdominal obesity.
Key words: Chuna massage, Swedish massage, Abdominal obesity, Middle-aged women
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