Massage: indications and contraindications

Massage: indications and contraindications

Physiotherapy is a powerful tool helps the whole body: stimulates the immune system, improves heart, heals the joints, restores health after injury.

For example, Julius Caesar had a massage every day for the treatment of epilepsy. And in Australia on farms massaged the backs of pigs to stimulate their growth. However, improper use can hurt. Who is helpful and who is harmful massage? Let’s find out.

The effect of therapy

According to the statistics, 60% of women doing massage regularly, but men love it much less. And in vain, after all, therapeutic massage provides integrated therapeutic effect on the entire body:

  • strengthens the cardiovascular system;
  • stimulates lymphatic drainage (helps to remove the swelling of the legs and prevents lymphostasis);
  • removes disorders of blood circulation in the veins (congestive phenomena in the pelvis);
  • improves metabolism, stimulates tissue nutrition;
  • increases the level of endorphins (happiness hormones) in the blood;
  • beneficial effects on the nervous system, as well as an 8-hour sleep.

Usually the result is noticeable already during the first session, and the maximum efficiency is achieved after course of procedures. The duration is chosen depending on the disease.

Who needs a massage?

For prevention it is useful to all. But there are medical indications for diseases:

  • cardiovascular system (hypertension, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease);
  • of the respiratory system (pharyngitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, pleurisy, rhinitis, chronic pneumonia and bronchitis);
  • musculoskeletal system (osteochondrosis, dislocations, sprains, bruises);
  • disorders of the nervous system (children’s cerebral paralysis, neuralgia);
  • of the digestive organs (gastritis, colitis, liver and gall bladder);
  • inflammatory diseases of the male and female genital organs (prostatitis, chronic urethritis, pain in the intermenstrual period);
  • at violation of exchange substances (cellulite, excessive obesity, gout, diabetes).

And who are they damaging?

There are three types of contraindications:

  • absolute (tumors, gangrene, osteomyelitis, blood disease, aneurysm, aorta and heart, the circulatory failure of the third degree, pulmonary heart disease third degree, acute cardiovascular failure, active tuberculosis);
  • temporary (skin diseases of infectious, fungal and unknown etiology, diseases of the nails, suppurative processes, inflammation of the lymph nodes, hemorrhage, bleeding, high fever, pain in the heart);
  • local: (warts, lesions and skin irritation, abrasions, cracks, psorias, eczema (tumor site is not massaged, even after the passage of the acute period), enlargement and tenderness of lymph nodes, varicose veins with trophic disorders, mastopathy).

Lumbar area and the abdomen is not massaged at the diseases of organs of abdominal cavity, with possible bleeding.

Remember that the main feature of the massage is to stimulate blood flow. This means that people with infectious or viral diseases it is better to wait. Otherwise, because of “acceleration of blood” virus quickly spread throughout the body.

If you’re wondering what to do survey before a massage, view the plot of the program “Live healthy”