Scoliosis, we, most often, “earn” in childhood. This is sitting at a desk in a skewed position, and bags on one shoulder (especially important for girls). Today, doctors write a diagnosis in a medical book for every second schoolchild: scoliosis. How to remove scoliosis? We will tell you how effective massage is for the problem of scoliosis, and why massage should be the basis of treatment.
Therapeutic massage for scoliosis has the main goal: to relax the muscles of the back and here’s why. Since scoliosis is an arcuate deformity of the spine, the muscles of the concave vertebral zone are in a state of constant tension. The muscles of the convex zone are strongly weakened. It is important that the concave area of the spine is relaxed. The muscles on the inside should be stretched and relaxed as on the outside. Some experts believe that the opposite is true: the convex zone is in constant tension, and the inner zone is relaxed. In any case, it is important to relax the muscles near the spine.
Scoliosis in children
The concavity zone is the lower back, so rubbing and vibration techniques are required here. The same techniques are used for thoracic massage. How to massage a child with scoliosis? The massage is performed in several positions: on the back, on the stomach, on the side. The procedure ends with stroking and rubbing in order to completely relax the muscles of different zones (spine, thoracic region, lumbar region).
Features of massage for scoliosis in adults
Depending on the complexity of the problem and the degree of scoliosis, the specialist will select the necessary techniques. Typically, massage techniques for scoliosis in adults are identical to those used for massage in children.
Important! There are several key features of adult massage:
- First of all, the specialist identifies the bends in the spine
- The back is visually divided into squares
- Several areas are massaged: back, chest, abdomen
- Among the techniques: kneading, rubbing, stretching
Massage for scoliosis of the 2nd degree also includes shock movements. The strength is selected individually by the masseur.
Contraindications for massage with scoliosis:
- Hypertensive crisis
- Diseases of the nervous and cardiovascular system
- Previous hemorrhage
- Nausea or vomiting
- Inflammation of the lymph nodes
- Dermatological diseases
- Fungal nail diseases
Indications for scoliosis:
Massage for scoliosis has a preventive and therapeutic effect, therefore, if there are no contraindications, it is better to go through a whole course to achieve the desired result. The massage is recommended for scoliosis of varying degrees: 1,2, 3, 4.
How often to massage for scoliosis? It is recommended to massage every day or every other day. This way you can achieve a visible result after a few sessions (three or more). The massage course itself is recommended from 10 sessions. An individual course is already prescribed by a massage therapist, after studying the problems and health conditions.
In our studios work massage therapists with medical education, and you can always get competent answers to questions and advice. It is important that massage for scoliosis is performed by a massage therapist with a medical education. Only such a specialist will be able to competently think over the entire course: from the techniques used, to the duration of each individual procedure and the course as a whole.
Correct massage for scoliosis gives a feeling of lightness and relaxation after the first session. This massage is also recommended for the prevention of scoliosis if you have a sedentary job and you do not always control the level of your back. In fact, no more than 10% of people working at a computer control an even back position. That is why the problem of scoliosis can appear not only in childhood, but also in adulthood.
You can sign up for a therapeutic massage for scoliosis right now, after consulting with a specialist. Let yourself be healthy and happy and let us improve your health with professional and quality massage.