Massage therapy is an effective method of treating various injuries and diseases. Its modifications change in accordance with the nature of the functional disorders of the body.
For injuries and diseases, massage should be used as early as possible to normalize blood and lymph flow, relieve pain, resolve the edema (effusion), hematoma, regenerate and repair tissues, and normalize redox processes.
Each disease has its own massage technique, which depends on the cause, pathogenesis of the disease, the clinical forms of its manifestation, the specificity of the effect of certain massage techniques on the body.
The effect of massage on the body
During the massage, a positive effect occurs both on the surface structures (skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles) and on the deeper tissues of the body (ligaments, joints, periosteum).
Massage causes the expansion of capillaries and accelerates the movement of blood and lymph in the vessels, which improves the supply of tissues with oxygen and nutrients. There is also an outflow of stagnant blood, which helps to reduce tissue edema.
Under the influence of massage improves muscle elasticity, eliminates the feeling of numbness, soreness and swelling of the muscles.
Due to the transferred overloads and microtraumas in the joints, immobility, swelling, wrinkling of the articular bags, and a change in the composition of the synovial fluid can be observed. With the help of massage, leading to improved nutrition of articular tissues, you can not only get rid of these painful phenomena, but also prevent them. A timely massage prevents damage to cartilage, leading to arthrosis.
In addition, massage techniques help reduce pain sensitivity, improve nerve excitability and nerve impulse conduction.
Therapeutic and prophylactic massage is a way to treat and prevent various diseases. This is a great way to prevent the occurrence of numerous diseases, as well as prevent their development in the early stages. In addition, massage is indispensable for maintaining muscle tone in case of insufficient physical activity.
Massage allows you to relax the muscles, supply the clamped areas of the body with blood, and, therefore, oxygen, glucose and other substances necessary for life. In people who do not lead an active lifestyle, many parts of the musculoskeletal system do not work correctly. Therapeutic and prophylactic massage is the most pleasant and easy way to return the body to good shape.
Massage for diseases of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system
Massage is one of the important means for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system.
Indications for its use are:
- osteochondrosis of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and its complications;
- headaches due to vertebro-basilar insufficiency;
- heart pain on the background of thoracic osteochondrosis;
- sciatica, shoulder-scapular periarthritis, shoulder-wrist syndrome;
- arthrosis, arthritis, joint contracture;
- neuralgia, neuritis;
- paresis, paralysis;
- myalgia, tendonitis;
- rehabilitation after injuries (bruises, sprains, dislocations, fractures) and operations;
Massage is usually carried out in a course of 7-12 procedures every day or every other day.
The duration of one procedure depends on the disease, the exposure zone and is 15-60 minutes.