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Master Thesis

L’efficacité du massage sportif sur la récupération musculaire chez les adultes amateurs de course à pied d’endurance

Abstract : Background : Running is a very common sport all over the world. However, the runner is subject to many injuries that can be caused by a poor management of the muscle recovery process. In order to avoid this, several recovery techniques exist in the sport’s world. One of the most commonly used in practice is massage because of its numerous physiological and psychological benefits. Purpose : The purpose of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of sport massage on the muscle recovery in adult long-distance runners (3 to 21,100 km). Acordingly, this review studies muscle soreness and strength. Method : The research was carried out using 3 scientific databases (PubMed, Pedro, Cochrane). An accurate article selection process was established after which 5 studies were included. The methodological quality of these 5 studies was evaluated by the Pedro scale. Results : The statistical analysis and interpretation was carried out to best answer this question. However, no results showed a clinically signifiant effect of massage on muscle soreness and strength compared to the control group. Conclusion : Despite numerous beliefs in favour of a beneficial effect of massage in the world of sport, this review does not conclude that massage has an efficacity on muscle recovery in the case of long-distance runners. Better methodological research would be needed to confirm or not these results.
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Camille Blanquer. L’efficacité du massage sportif sur la récupération musculaire chez les adultes amateurs de course à pied d’endurance. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03354032⟩



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