Diseases of the spine today can bother you already at the age of twenty. And one of the main reasons is physical inactivity. A sedentary lifestyle does not represent anything good for the spine, and the missed treatment of osteochondrosis can lead to the appearance of an intervertebral hernia. Massage for a spinal hernia plays an important role in recovery from the main therapeutic course. Massage is considered not only recommended, but necessary when it comes to a hernia of the spine or a hernia in the lumbar spine.
Important! The appointment for a massage course must be given by the attending physician. The masseur who will perform the procedure must have a medical education. In addition, massage is not recommended in the presence of acute pain at the site of the disease.
Massage for spinal hernia
In order to maximize the effectiveness of the massage, the massage therapist must follow the following rules:
- Working out not the hernia itself, but the area around it.
- Particular attention is paid to the limbs, as a hernia of the spine affects the limbs.
- Massage techniques are only gentle! With a hernia of the spine, strong pressure, strong rubbing, claps, etc. are unacceptable. Kneading the zone, rubbing and pressing should be as gentle and soft as possible.
Thus, to the question: “Is it possible to do massage with a spinal hernia?”, You know the answer. Yes, massage is possible and even necessary, but only with the appointment of a doctor and the procedure is performed by a masseur with medical education.
How is massage effective for spinal hernia?
- Blood circulation is improved. Tissues and muscles are nourished and muscle pain is reduced.
- Elimination of pain in joints and muscles. In addition, the pressure on the discs is reduced.
- Of course, do not forget that massage is an automatic increase in the level of endorphins in the blood. General health improves and irritability is removed.
Lumbar disc herniation massage
Very often it is the lumbar spine that suffers, if the work is associated with a large load or work “on legs”, and the body is too little in a relaxed state.
With an intervertebral hernia of the lumbar spine, the vertebrae also suffer. The dislocation of the vertebrae causes severe pain and restricts movement. When performing a massage, one of the specialist’s tasks is to gently align the vertebrae. The attending physician, who makes an appointment for massage sessions, will say about the advisability of repositioning the vertebrae.
What types of massages are acceptable for a hernia of the spine or lumbar spine?
Classic full body massage
In this type, massage is actively used, the main technique is stroking. Elements of acupressure are also used. The movements used in this type of massage are aimed at stretching the spine and relieving pressure on the damaged disc.
Therapeutic back massage
Here the problem area and the area around it are being worked out pointwise. Therapeutic massage for hernia of the lumbar spine, the masseur selects the techniques individually
We have already said that a hernia of the spine often adversely affects the limbs. And most often these are the feet. The massage therapist does a point massage for hernia legs, acting on active points, each of which is responsible for the state of a particular organ or system of the body.
If you have any questions about massage in the presence of a spinal or lumbar hernia, we are always ready to advise. At the first massage session, the masseur will determine the required type of massage individually for you, as well as determine the duration of the massage course to restore the affected area and improve the general condition of the body.