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The effect of effleurage and abdominal lifting massage in the labor pain

Sri Wulan, Ariawan Soejoenoes, Sri Wahyuni M, Syarief Thaufik Hidayat, Melyana Nurul Widyawati, Rahmad Gurusinga.


This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of effleurage and abdominal lifting massage against a decrease in pain in pregnant women. A total of 36 pregnant women would divided into two groups, i.e. control group (untreated group) and effleurage and abdominal lifting group (group who would undertake efflurage and abdominal lifting massage exercise). The pain assessment was carried out by using a numerical rating scale. In the intervention group, a combination of effleurage massage and abdominal massage was applied simultaneously lifting any contraction in the active phase (2-3 minutes) for 60 minutes. The reduction in the value of pain was found to be significantly greater in the group of pregnant women who undertook effleurage and abdominal lifting massage workout (p < 0.05). In conclusion, the results of this study showed that effleurage and abdominal lifting massage is an effective, healthy, and feasible method in reducing pain in the third trimester of pregnancy. Thus, this method is one of the workout alternatives to suppress the pain in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Key words: Workout, pregnancy, pain, musculoskeletal dysfunction

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