Manfaat Aromassage untuk Lansia dengan Hipertensi: A Literature Review

Ni Luh Putu Dian Yunita Sari, Etty Rekawati

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The increasing number of elderly led to the health problems, one of them is hypertension. Hypertension is a non communicable disease being most experienced in Indonesia’s elderly. The purpose of this study is to know the kind of therapeutic massage for the elderly with hypertension, the kind of an essential oil that recommended for aromassage and assessing aromassage benefits for the elderly with hypertension. The method of searching conducted online database such as Science Direct, Scopus, Sage, Pubmed and ProQuest. The keywords that used were aromatherapy”, “massage”, “blood pressure”, “elderly” and “hypertension”. The literatures restricted in 2008 year until 2019 in English. The result was that 20 articles analyzed, kind of a therapeutic massage for the elderly with hypertension that most widely used is foot massage and the essential oil recommended is Lavender. Aromassage gives benefits such as decreasing blood pressure and other vital signs, affecting the quality of sleep, affecting self-esteem and another psychological disturbance. The literature review is expected to be a basis for complemeting hypertension drugs in the community and also developing another further advanced research.
Original languageDanish
JournalJurnal Penelitian Kesehatan Suara Forikes
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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