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Beröringens betydelse för upplevt lugn: Känsla av upplevt lugn hos massageterapeuter
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The significance of skin on skin contact for perceived calmness : The sense of perceived calm in massage therapists after giving massage (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka hur upplevd stressnivå påverkas av hand mot hudkontakt vid och efter massage hos massageterapeuter. Studien avgränsas till att endast undersöka massage där massageterapeutens händer har kontakt mot klientens hud, av diplomerade massageterapeuter inom svensk klassisk massage. En enkät utformades specifikt för att undersöka massageterapeuternas upplevelse av stressnivå i samband med och efter massagebehandling. Enkäten besvarades av 78 diplomerade massageterapeuter inom svensk klassisk massage från hela Sverige. Resultatet visar att skattning av upplevd stressnivå var lägre i samband med massagebehandling och direkt efter massagebehandling än 12 och 24 timmar efter utförd massagebehandling. En majoritet (73 procent) angav att de upplevde stressreducering och känsla av lugn under och efter utförd massagebehandling. Ett en-vägs ANOVA test visade att desto längre tid som passerade efter massagebehandlingen, desto högre upplevelse av stressnivå rapporterade respondenterna. Skattningen direkt efter massage jämfört med 24 timmar efter massage visade på en signifikant skillnad. Medan skattning under massage och direkt efter massage visade på en mindre signifikant skillnad. Ett tvåsvansat T-test visade att det fanns en statistiskt signifikant skillnad direkt efter massage och 24 timmar efter. Alltså är det mindre än en chans på 1000 att den upplevda stressnivån (upplevt lugn) beror på slumpen.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine how perceived levels of stress are affected by skin on skin contact during and after giving massage. The study is limited to licensed massage therapists within Swedish massage, where the therapists’ hands are in contact with the clients’ skin during the entire massage. A questionnaire was specifically designed to investigate with the objective to measure the experienced levels of stress during and after giving massage. The questionnaire was answered by 78 certified massage therapists across Sweden. The results show that the perceived level of stress was lower during and shortly after having given massage, than after 12 and 24 hours respectively. With more time passing since the massage was administered, the level of stress increased. A majority (73 percent) of the massage therapists stated that they experienced reduced levels of stress and increased level of calmness during and after giving the massage treatment. A one-way ANOVA test showed that the longer time that passed after giving the massage, the higher levels of stress was reported. The reported level of stress directly after giving massage compared to 24 hours later showed significant difference. While the reported level of stress during and directly after giving massage did not show a significant difference. An independent two-tailed T-test demonstrates that there was a statistically significant difference immediately after giving massage and 24 hours after. Meaning that there is a 0,1 percent risk that the perceived levels of stress (sense of calmness) is a result of random factors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 18
Keywords [en]
massage, massage therapy, massage therapist, Swedish massage, stress level, calm
Keywords [sv]
massage, massagebehandling, massageterapeut, svensk klassisk massage, stressnivå, lugn
National Category
Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73863OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-73863DiVA, id: diva2:1314194
Educational program
Psychology, bachelor's level
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Available from: 2019-05-08 Created: 2019-05-07 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved

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