Massage

During the massage (a manipulative and body-based technology), the body tissues are processed with the hands (manipulated) to promote the well-being and reduce pain or stress. In terms of many symptoms of the musculoskeletal system or stress the therapeutic value of massage is widely recognized. Massage has shown that it is useful in the following cases: muscle soreness pain due to back injuries fibromyalgia anxiety, fatigue, pain, nausea and vomiting in cancer patients with massages can be treated and underweight newborns, prevent maternal perineal injuries during birth, solve chronic constipation and asthma attacks better control. In the Cochrane Review1 of massage therapy from 2004 for infants with low birth weight that the evidence of effectiveness were weak and broader application is not justified, it was found. The evidence for other uses, which have been reported, initially provisionally; Further studies are required. Massage can cause bruising and bleeding in patients with thrombocytopenia or bleeding disorders. Therapists must avoid pressure on bones that are affected by osteoporosis or metastatic cancer. 1Vickers A, Ohlsson A, Lacy JB, et al: Massage for promo ting growth and development of preterm and / or low birth-weight infants. Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2): CD000390., 2004

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