Mutual Massage as a Recreation Means for Students of Schools of Physical Training and Sports

  • С. А. Пашкевич G.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University
  • А. В. Попова G.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University
  • І. К. Петрушко G.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University
Keywords: physical recreation, mutual massage, students’ physical health

Abstract

The purpose of the research is to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation of health-improving mutual massage practice into the recreational program of the School of Physical Training and Sports pursuant to the dynamics of students’ physical health.

Methods. Fifteen students (6 – test group, 9 – referece group) of the School of Physical Training and Sports with the sports specialization “Volleyball” would receive ten sessions of mutual massage in five weeks or passive rest for the same period of time after the training. We used the Apanasenko method to measeure the effectiveness of their recovery by the changes in the parameters of their physical health before the recreational method, immediately after it, at the end of the course, and a month after the course. We used the relative risk indicator (RR) to approximately evaluate the cause-effect relationship between the acting factor and the emergence of the effect. We used the χ2 tests (binary variables) to compare the initial characteristics in the groups, the t–tests (continuous variables) and the Mann–Whitney U test to compare the distribution of the ordinal variables, and the Wilcoxon test (related samples).

Results. After five weeks of mutual massage, the significant majority of sportsmen of the test group improved their physical health indicators. Mutual massage had positive effect on the life index (relative risk (RR) = 6.0; χ= 5.0, p < 0.05), the Robinson Index (relative risk (RR) = 3.7, χ2 = 5.4, p < 0.05) and the overall assesment of physical health (relative risk (RR) = 7.5; χ= 6.1, p < 0.05).

The significant difference in the physical health indicators of the sportsmen groups was evident during and immediately after the course of massage, and disappeared after a month of conventional trainings.

The study shows that mutual massage is not costly, while it is a simple and safe means of physical recreation for students of Schools of Physical Training. However, its effect is short-term.

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Methods of Physical Recreation of Students Trained in Kickboxing Section
Пашкевич C. А. & Крюков Е. В. (2016) Teorìâ ta Metodika Fìzičnogo Vihovannâ
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Published
2015-12-25
How to Cite
Пашкевич, С., Попова, А., & Петрушко, І. (2015). Mutual Massage as a Recreation Means for Students of Schools of Physical Training and Sports. Teorìâ Ta Metodika Fìzičnogo Vihovannâ, (4), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.17309/tmfv.2015.4.1156
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Physical Training Education