Spa Effects After Exercise

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Malaga
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01765387
First received: January 7, 2013
Last updated: January 8, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to evaluate the recovery effect of Spa therapy after aerobic exercise in cardiovascular, performance and perceived fatigue. A pragmatic controlled repeated measures, single-blind, trial is conducted. Thirty-four recreational sportspeople are required to visit a Sport-Centre and are assigned to a Spa-therapy or rest in a bed (control group) after complete a spinning session.


Condition Intervention
Health Behavior
Behavioral: Spa session

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Official Title: SPA THERAPY AS RECOVERY PROCEDURE AFTER EXERCISE: A PRAGMATIC CONTROLLED TRIAL

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Further study details as provided by University of Malaga:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • blood pressure [ Time Frame: baseline, 5 minutes after spinning session, 5 minutes after recovery session ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • heart rate [ Time Frame: baseline, 5 minutes after spinning session, 5 minutes after recovery session ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • vertical jump test [ Time Frame: baseline, 5 minutes after spinning session, 5 minutes after recovery session ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • force handgrip [ Time Frame: baseline, 5 minutes after spinning session, 5 minutes after recovery session ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • visual analogue scale fatigue [ Time Frame: baseline,5 minutes after spinning session, 5 minutes after recovery session ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • body core temperature [ Time Frame: baseline, 5 minutes after spinning session, 5 minutes after recovery session ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: February 2012
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Spa therapy
A cycle of 3 Vichy shower and whirlpool baths are applied during 30-minutes period. Vichy sedative shower is applied for 90-120 sec to the sides of the trunk and the abdomen, avoiding as much as possible the gall bladder area, at a temperature of 36-38ºC. A short, partial jet spray followed the shower. A whirlpool bath is administered where subjects immersed the body until their clavicle level for a 10min period with a water temperature ranging 33.5-35.5 ºC. Aromatherapy application using lavender and chamomile oils is used in all Spa therapy sessions.
Behavioral: Spa session
No Intervention: Control group
The control group perform a rest session in supine position in a room with neutral temperature condition with a same duration to Spa session. Participants of both groups are encouraged to drink water "ad libitum" to prevent dehydration.

Detailed Description:

Subjects perform the recovery session after completing the exercise protocol. Participants are allocated to the control or intervention group following an order of arrival to the study.

The spinning session is performed using the same protocol for all participants after 24h physical rest. They were asked to perform this session as a regular spinning class. The session is carried out in the afternoon (room temperature 22±3.5°C) on a modified spinning bike (Keiser®, M3). They are allowed to drink water during the session and performed the test, while they listen a compilation of music that lasted 50min composed of 9 tracks.

Each track corresponds to a specific phase of the spinning session. The phases being labeled as warm-up, sitting, seated climbing, jumping, and running, based on the official spinning program manual. Some phases are repeated during the session, the compilation being purposely designed for beginner practitioners of a spinning class. In addition to the music protocol, the participants are asked to maintain a pedal stroke cadence that had previously been established for each track. For the resistance applied to the flywheel, the participants are free to adjust it according to their sensation and interpretation of the spinning session.

Recovery Procedures

A cycle of 3 Vichy shower and whirlpool baths are applied during 30-minutes period. Vichy sedative shower are applied for 90-120 sec to the sides of the trunk and the abdomen, avoiding as much as possible the gall bladder area, at a temperature of 36-38ºC. A short, partial jet spray followed the shower. A whirlpool bath is administered where subjects immersed the body until their clavicle level for a 10min period with a water temperature ranging 33.5-35.5 ºC. Aromatherapy application using lavender and chamomile oils is used in all Spa therapy sessions.

The control group performed a rest session in supine position in a room with neutral temperature condition with a same duration to Spa session. Participants of both groups are encouraged to drink water "ad libitum" to prevent dehydration.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 5-10 hours/wk of physical activity, no pharmaceutical drug intake in the past 3 months,
  • No use of tobacco or other addictive substances,
  • No pain symptoms from at least one year,
  • No contradiction for high-intensity exercise following previous study about recovery after exercise

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Signs or symptoms of medical disease
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Locations
Spain
Sport Club yo10
Granada, Spain, 18071
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Malaga
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Manuel Arroyo Morales, PhD University of Granada, Spain
  More Information

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Responsible Party: University of Malaga
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01765387     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FGEUGR01
Study First Received: January 7, 2013
Last Updated: January 8, 2013
Health Authority: Spain: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Malaga:
Spatherpy
Aerobic exercise

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 28, 2014