Massage is an excellent tool for the treatment and prevention of many diseases. Massage, like any other procedure, has a number of indications and contraindications for massage.
Indications for massage
Diseases of the cardiovascular system – cardiac ischemia, a heart attack, in particular the postoperative period, cardiosclerosis, high blood pressure, hypotension, functional disorders of the cardiovascular system, myocarditis of an infectious or allergic nature, all kinds of heart muscle defects, vascular diseases.
Respiratory system diseases – chronic pulmonary diseases, bronchitis and pneumonia, pulmonary sclerosis, bronchial asthma during remission.
Disorders of the musculoskeletal system – arthritis and rheumatism, joint degeneration, osteochondrosis and other diseases of all parts of the spine, injuries and bruises, muscle and ligamentous strains and fractures, scoliosis and flat feet of all degrees and varieties.
Diseases and injuries of the central nervous system – neurasthenia and neurosis, consequences of central nervous system injuries, complications of circulatory disorders in the brain, complications after poliomyelitis, developing paralysis; cerebral palsy and its prevention, atherosclerosis; childhood diseases of the central nervous system.
Diseases of the peripheral NS.
Contraindications to massage
Contraindications to massage are divided into several groups.
Unconditional contraindications: neoplasms, both benign and malignant, of different places of formation, trophic ulcers, all kinds of blood diseases, various aneurysms of blood vessels, aorta, thrombophlebitis and thrombosis, circulatory failure, heart valve defects and aortic defects, aortic narrowing, cardiac ischa stages of exacerbation, sclerosis of cerebral vessels. In addition, heart failure and pulmonary insufficiency, pulmonary edema, kidney and liver failure, acute tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, mental illness, manifested in severe agitation, are considered unconditional contraindications to massage.
Transient contraindications to massage include dermatological diseases, diseases of the skin of fungal origin, all kinds of skin rashes in an acute form, inflammatory processes of the skin, pus formation, inflammatory processes of lymph. In addition, any bleeding, diseases of the autonomic system in the acute stage, allergic reactions, fever, fever, acute inflammation, acute hypertensive crisis, pain in the heart, vomiting, respiratory diseases during exacerbation and in the period of several days after they passed, all kinds of exacerbations and complications after serious illnesses. Also, transient contraindications to massage include injuries and intoxication.
Local contraindications to massage are minor injuries and growths on the skin, for example, large moles or scratches, eczema and psoriasis. A slight increase and pain in the area of the lymph nodes. Varicose veins and mastitis. Neoplasms in the ovaries, fibromas and fibromyomas, pain during palpation of the abdominal cavity, diseases of the internal organs of the abdominal cavity, bleeding in the uterus and abdominal cavity. We cover this disease of the female reproductive system, the period of menstruation and pregnancy. I must say that the contraindication to massage associated with pregnancy is quite relative. Pregnant women are allowed to perform a special massage. But after childbirth and after an abortion for several months, massage is prohibited.