Effects of mechanical massage, manual lymphatic drainage and connective tissue manipulation techniques on fat mass in women with cellulite.

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TitreEffects of mechanical massage, manual lymphatic drainage and connective tissue manipulation techniques on fat mass in women with cellulite.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Année de Publication2010
AuthorsV Tunay B, Akbayrak T, Bakar Y, Kayihan H, Ergun N
JournalJ Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol
Volume24
Issue2
Pagination138-42
Date Published2010 Feb
ISSN1468-3083
Mots-clésAdipose Tissue, Adult, Connective Tissue, Female, Humans, Lipodystrophy, Lymphatic Vessels, Massage, Middle Aged
Résumé

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the effectiveness of three different noninvasive treatment techniques on fat mass and regional fat thickness of the patients with cellulites.

METHODS: Sixty subjects were randomized into three groups. Group 1 (n = 20) treated with mechanical massage (MM), group 2 (n = 20) treated with manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and group 3 (n = 20) treated with connective tissue manipulation (CTM) techniques. Subjects were evaluated by using standardized photographs, body composition analyzer (TBF 300) (body weight (BW), body mass index (BMI), fat %, fat mass (FM), fat free mass (FFM), total body water (TBW)), circumference measurement from thigh, waist-hip ratio (WHR), fat thickness measurements from abdomen, suprailium and thigh regions with skin fold caliper.

RESULTS: All groups had an improvement in thinning of the subcutaneous fat after the treatment (P < 0.05). Thigh circumference decreased by an average of 0.5 cm in all groups and thigh fat thickness decreased 1.66 mm in Group 1, 2.21 mm in Group 2 and 3.03 mm in Group 3. Abdomen and suprailium fat thicknesses decreased 2.4 and 2.58 mm in Group 1, 1.78 and 2 mm in Group 2 and 1.23 and 0.64 mm in Group 3, respectively. The mean difference in waist-hip ratio was 0.1 cm in all groups.

CONCLUSION: All the treatment techniques are effective in decreasing the regional fat values of the patients with cellulites.

DOI10.1111/j.1468-3083.2009.03355.x
PubMed ID19627407