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Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2016;38(2): 22-27.
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A Comparative Study of Massage with Lavender (Lavandula) Essential Oil and Almond Oil on Pain Relief after Cesarean Operation in Primiparous Women

Seyyed Ebrahim Hosseini 1*, Fateme Keramaty 2, Khaterea Safavy Naeiny 2

1 Department of Biology, Shiraz Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran
2 Department of Biology, Islamic Azad University Arsanjan Branch, Arsanjan, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Email: ebrahim.hossini@yahoo.com

Abstract

Background & Objectives: Pain control after cesarean operation is very important for mothers on infant care and breastfeeding. Aromatherapy massage and massage are two of the CAM therapies are useful in controlling pain and anxiety. Lavender plant has analgesic properties that are used in aromatherapy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of massage with lavender oil on pain relief after cesarean operation in primiparous women. Material and Methods: In this experimental study, 30 volunteers among primiparous women between 18 and 30 years who were undergoing cesarean operation were selected and randomly were assigned to experimental and control groups of 15. The experimental group in three steps is received massage with lavender oil for a 10 minute massage and a 10 minutes relaxation and control group were treated under massage with almond oil. Pain intensity was measured by VAS diagram in the two groups. Results were analyzed by using independent and correlated t-test. Results: The results showed that the pain intensity in the experimental group than the control group in the first massage step was decreased round at the P=0.05, the second stage at P=0.001 and the third stage at P=0.0005 significantly. Conclusion: This study showed that massage with lavender oil led to decrease pain in the experimental group than the control group, which was due to anxiety reduction and Morphines-like increasing.
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Submitted: 12 Jun 2016
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