Clinical Trial

Mechanisms of Massage

Study Description

Mechanisms of Massage

The investigators have previously found moderately painful massage produces comparable changes in pain sensitivity as a conditioned pain modulation paradigm in healthy participants suggesting shared underlying mechanisms. The researchers aim to extend these findings by understanding the influence of expectation on these findings.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Pain Inducing Massage

A pain inducing massage (pain intensity = 50/100) will be applied for 60 seconds, 4 times.

Pain Free Massage

A pain free massage (pain intensity = 0/100) will be applied for 60 seconds, 4 times.

Positive Expectation Instructional Set

Participants will be instructed that the massage is effective for some people with neck pain.

Negative Expectation Instructional Set

Participants will be instructed that the massage is ineffective for some people with neck pain.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Mechanisms of Massage

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04108403

ParticipAid ID

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