What is Self massage?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Self massage involves the application of pressure, tension, motion or vibration manually or with mechanical aids to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle and joint pain 5 1
Muscle pain 4 2
Fibromyalgia 2 2
Pain 2 0
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Self massage

Side effect Patients Percentage
Exhaustion 1
Nausea 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Self massage

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Self massage

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently going to Self massage

Duration Patients Percentage
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Self massage

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 6
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