What is Self deep tissue massage?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Massage Therapy

Self deep tissue massage or self-myofascial release helps to decrease tightness in muscles because it essentially breaks up the knots in muscles, allowing for muscles to lengthen properly.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 6 0
Stiffness/spasticity 4 1
Depressed mood 1 1
Fibromyalgia 1 1
Muscle and joint pain 1 0
Muscle spasms 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Self deep tissue massage

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Self deep tissue massage

Dosage Patients
100 min monthly 1
60 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Self deep tissue massage

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently going to Self deep tissue massage

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped going to Self deep tissue massage

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Self deep tissue massage

Nov 30, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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