The Effectiveness of Effeurage Massage Using Lavender Aromatherapy for Menstrual Pain Relief

Yuni Purwati


Dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain due to uterine contractions as a result of increased production of prostaglandin and release of the endometrium during menstruation. Dysmenorrhea causing discomfort in women, difficulty walking, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, which can interfere with routine activities. Lavender aromatherapy is believed to alter the perception of pain. The purpose of this research is the effect of using aromatherapy lavender against menstrual pain level of SMA Negeri I Kasihan Bantul. This research uses pre-experimental design method of time series design, with purposive sampling technique, consisting of 40 students. Assessment of pain intensity before and after being given effeurage massage using lavender aromatherapy immediately on the first day mestruasi and repeated 6 hours later. The analysis using the Wilcoxon matched pairs test, Z count -3.640 and asymp sig. (2-tailed) 0.000. There is significant influence giving effeurage massage using lavender aromatherapy to decrease disminorea.

Keywords: Dysmenorrhea, effeurage massage, aromatherapy lavender

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