The 2021 JING Clinical Research Conference
Presentations will include:
Dr Dana Allen, B.A., M.A., PhD, BTEC 6 Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage
Title : The Moderating Effects of Online Self-Care Massage on Academic Burnout in a University Student Population
Summary: A cohort of 124 university students in Texas participated in an online survey. The participants were surveyed about their levels of stress and their mental and physical exhaustion. They, then, watched a 15-minute pre-recorded video exhibiting techniques which focused on self-massage. Afterwards, they answered questions about their current feelings of mental and physical exhaustion and other questions regarding their general use of online videos for self-care. The results indicated that for 70% of the participants, the video has a highly positive mitigating effect on their mental and physical exhaustion.
Caroline Williams BTEC 6 Clinical & Sports Massage
Title: A double-blind randomised trial to assess the efficacy of Jing Advanced Clinical Massage and Earthing as interventions in the treatment of chronic low back pain.
Summary: Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and more research into viable, accessible treatments is urgently needed. The aim of this research was to assess the efficacy of massage and earthing (the transference of electrons from the earth into the body) in the treatment of chronic low back pain
Tracey Cleeve ACMT, BTEC 6 Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage, Dip Functional Kinesiology, Dip Systematic Kinesiology
Title: The Effectiveness of Using Advanced Clinical Massage by Pre-Recorded Video for a Frozen Shoulder in Menopausal Women
Summary: This research project for the treatment of frozen shoulder showed 78% of participants had a gradual improvement in range of motion, reduction of pain and reduction in stress over a six-week period that improved all results. Two questionnaires were used to acquire these results the Quick DASH questionnaire and the Cohen Perceived Stress questionnaire
By using an online self-care delivery of the Jing Method for the treatment of Frozen shoulder showed a gradual improvement in range of motion, reduction of pain and reduction in stress in the majority of participants over a six-week period.
Violet Meyer ACMT, BTEC 6 Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage
Title: The Effects of The Jing Method of Advanced Clinical Massage Self-care Program Delivered Online for the Treatment of Sleep Quality in Women during COVID-19 pandemic.
Summary: Nine female participants aged 35-64 took part in the 12-week controlled study, where week 1-6 was a controlled period and week 7-12 was experimental part. Data has been analysed on a total of 7 participants. The participants were required to complete the self-reported The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in week 1, 6 and 12, which measures seven components of sleep quality. PROMIS Sleep disturbance short form (SD) measures sleep depth and satisfaction and was completed during 7 consecutive days of intervention and in week 8 as follow up. The intervention required participants to follow a 20 minutes standardized pre-recorded self-care program and self-apply routine. PSQI global mean score reduced by 22% between week 1 and week 12. Five components improved: sleep quality 30.8%, latency 12.5%, duration 30%, sleep disturbance 16.7%, sleep dysfunction 36.4%. The PROMIS SD T-score improved by 6.3% in week 7.
Emma Davies, ACMT, Btec 6 Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage
Title: Evaluating the effects of the Jing method for online self-care treatments in adults with tension type headaches
Summary: 7 adults participated in an online study. Using the HIT-6 questionnaire, the impact of tension type headaches on daily lives before, during and after the online sessions was gathered. Sessions were provided via zoom to small groups and the results shows a decrease of 39.6% in the impact of headaches on their ability to work or do daily activities and a reduction of 15.6% in headache severity after completion of the online sessions.
Alex Watson-Bance BTEC 6 in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage
Title: Treatment of Non Specific Shoulder Pain (NSSP) online using Jing Method
Summary: 14 people participated in an online clinical trial to see if their NSSP could be treated online using the Jing Method. All but one showed significant improvement in both pain reduction and mobility increase.
Ian Kinnaird ACMT, BTEC 6 in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage
Title: Investigating the effects of a group guided online seated chair massage on participants wellbeing
Summary: During Covid, 17 participants were recruited and they took part in a 12 week project. Week 1-6 They were required to submit a Profile of Moods scale (POMS) questionnaire. his formed the control phase. On week 7-12 a guided seated massage exchange was delivered via Zoom. The POMS questionnaire being completed prior to the massage exchange. The results clearly showed an improvement in overall wellbeing of 30%. Clearly indicating the benefits of Touch.
Jenny Hyde BTEC 6 Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage.
Title: Evaluating the efficacy of the Jing Method online to treat menopause symptoms
Summary : A research project looking at whether the Jing Method adapted to online can relieve menopause symptoms. The sessions took place over Zoom with small intimate groups of women. They were encouraged to share their experiences and the focus was on guided self massage, meditation, stretching, acupressure, breath-work and education. The Menopause Rating Scale questionnaire measured 11 symptoms from extremely severe to none each week. The results showed a lowering in severity of all symptoms. The top 4 results were for Musculoskeletal pain, irritability, exhaustion and anxiety.
For over a decade Jing Massage has been proud to be the only school in the UK offering a BTEC Level 6 Professional Diploma in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage. Allowing students a chance to study at the highest accredited level of massage and soft tissue therapy, developing research opportunities to add to the worldwide pool of clinical research in massage
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