International Journal of Preventive Medicine

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Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 98-

Effects of geranium aromatherapy massage on premenstrual syndrome: A clinical trial


Seyede Maryam Lotfipur-Rafsanjani1, Ali Ravari2, Zohreh Ghorashi1, Saiedeh Haji-Maghsoudi3, Jafar Akbarinasab4, Reza Bekhradi5 
1 Geriatric Care Research Center; Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
2 Geriatric Care Research Center; Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
3 Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Kerman University of Medical sciences, Kerman, Iran
4 Geriatric Care Research Center; Department of Health, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
5 Department of Research, Barij Essence Pharmaceutical Company, Mashhad, Iran

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Seyede Maryam Lotfipur-Rafsanjani
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Parastar Street, Rafsanjan
Iran

Introduction: This study evaluated the effects of geranium aromatherapy massage on premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Methods: A total of 120 female students with diagnosed PMS were randomly divided into three groups as control group, aromatherapy massage group, and massage group. Essential oil of geranium 2% in almond oil and sweet almond oil were used in aromatherapy massage group and massage group, respectively. Aromatherapy massage protocol was run for 8 weeks. Results: The study revealed that aromatherapy massage decreased the PMS physical and mental symptoms and massage therapy decreased the PMS physical and mental symptoms too (P < 0.001); however, this decrease was more in aromatherapy massage group (P < 0.001). Conclusions: This study recommends aromatherapy massage, as a complementary treatment, to improve PMS.


How to cite this article:
Lotfipur-Rafsanjani SM, Ravari A, Ghorashi Z, Haji-Maghsoudi S, Akbarinasab J, Bekhradi R. Effects of geranium aromatherapy massage on premenstrual syndrome: A clinical trial.Int J Prev Med 2018;9:98-98


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Lotfipur-Rafsanjani SM, Ravari A, Ghorashi Z, Haji-Maghsoudi S, Akbarinasab J, Bekhradi R. Effects of geranium aromatherapy massage on premenstrual syndrome: A clinical trial. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];9:98-98
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