TECHNOLOGY AND TYPES OF M
The first type is sports massage. This type is used to improve the athlete’s shape, relieve fatigue and increase tone, as well as for the prevention of the musculoskeletal system. Sports massage is divided into preliminary and restorative.
Preliminary or mobilization is carried out immediately before training, in order to prepare the neuromuscular apparatus for loads, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, as well as to prevent the occurrence of injuries and sprains. Restorative massage is usually done after training or competition so that the athlete can relieve fatigue, if possible, with body oil and massage. Most often, restorative sports massage is carried out general, less often – local: depending on the sport and loads.
The most famous and often used among all types of massage is therapeutic. The technique of massage may vary depending on the ailments that the body should be rid of. However, therapeutic massage has its own indications and contraindications. Therapeutic massage can be either general or local. Five main techniques of stroking, vibration, rubbing, squeezing, kneading.
Contraindications to massage are pain after injuries, mental illness, circulatory failure of the third degree, nausea, vomiting, unexplained pain, palpation of the abdomen, pulmonary, cardiac, renal and liver failure. These contraindications are temporary and act during a period of acute exacerbation of the disease.
The next of the various types of massage is hygienic. It is used for complex body care, disease prevention and to promote health. In combination with gymnastics and regular trips to the sauna, you can easily forget about all kinds of acute respiratory infections and acute respiratory viral infections. Hygienic massage combines the same techniques as therapeutic.
Cosmetic massage is another type of massage. Unlike the previous types, this one is local, used to treat skin imperfections, its aging, as well as for various cosmetic diseases. It is of three types – preventive, curative, plastic. Preventive cosmetic massage is aimed at preventing skin aging and eliminating its dryness. Therapeutic is designed to eliminate wrinkles and wrinkles. Plastic massage is intended for the elderly, as well as for young people who want to smooth out premature wrinkles and wrinkles.
Massage technique, that is, techniques, can be classified as medium-deep, deep and percussion. To the medium-deep are stroking, rubbing, squeezing, to the deep – kneading, and to the percussion – vibration. You need to start the massage with large areas of the body, and then move on to smaller ones. This sequence improves blood circulation.
Massage is a good disease prevention, as well as the ability to quickly tone the body. Whatever the technique, if it is specially chosen for your body, massage will bring only positive emotions and a long-awaited recovery.