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Mirnasuri R, Sabzevari S. The effect of massage therapy on restless leg syndrome. yafte. 2016; 17 (4) :92-98
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-2146-en.html

Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and Corrective Actions University of Lorestan
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Background: Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a kind of mal-movement which is identified by too much movement of the feet during rest. Although a host of scientific resources have pointed to the significant effect of massage on this disease, no well-designed study to date has explored the efficiency of massage on the RLS.

Materials and methods: This study adopted a quasi-experimental design with pre-and post-test. Two groups served as the participants of the study. Experimental group received treatment, while control group received no intervention. Both groups were pre- and post-tested. The participants were 300 male and female students (at higher education centers of Lorestan province), whose age ranged from 18 to 30 years. Also, their height ranged from 155-1990, while their weight was 55-85 kg. A researcher-made questionnaire, including multiple-choice questions associated with RLS which show gravity of the mal-movement on a four-point Likert scale from very weak to very strong. T-test was used for data analysis.

Results: The results of the study  showed that a period of massage therapy had a significant effect on tingling therapy on the foot, the foot throbbing, burning feet, the sudden jump feet, sleep the sleep quality

Conclusion: The current study revealed that performing a massage-therapy protocol have a significant effect on reducing the symptoms of RLS.

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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2016/02/20 | Accepted: 2016/02/20 | Published: 2016/02/20

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