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Self massage

increases efficiency, reduces fatigue, restores strength after physical and mental stress; especially effective in combination with morning exercises. It should be carried out only on the recommendation of a doctor, having mastered the basic techniques of classical massage. Perform 1.5-2 hours after a meal, lasting up to 30 minutes (with massage of individual parts of the body - up to 5 minutes). During the procedure, you should not hold your breath, it should be smooth, rhythmic. Small pauses for relaxation are helpful. Consistently massage the back, buttocks, hips, legs, chest (only for men), stomach, arms. You can not massage the area of ​​the lymph nodes. Observe all the basic rules of massage, taking into account contraindications.
General rules for massage. It is carried out using massage means (liquid paraffin, petroleum jelly, talcum powder), which are applied to the cleanly washed skin of the patient. It takes a position in which the muscles of the massed groups relax as much as possible.
Massage begin with slow smooth movements. Gradually, the intensity of the effect is enhanced (while maintaining the rhythm of movements) and then also gradually weaken, ending with light, calming movements. The procedures at the beginning of the course should not be long, the dosage should increase gradually from. The technique itself is determined by the nature of the disease or damage, as well as the individual characteristics of the patient (for example, his age, state of health). Massage in the elderly should be especially gentle. Rough, unsystematic, excessive movements can cause pain, convulsive muscle contraction, nervous system overexcitation. The main directions of massage movements are from the periphery to the center, along the impulse and blood vessels. The duration of the procedure is from 10 to 2030 minutes (in some cases up to 40 minutes), depending on the number of areas covered by the massage. Spend it daily or every other day. The course of treatment is usually 10-15 procedures. A break between courses (at least 15 days) is determined individually. According to the method of implementation, both therapeutic and hygienic massage can be manual and hardware.