Cryo-massage (ice massage)

Cryo-massage (ice massage)Cryo-massage (ice massage) Since ancient times, the cold has been used as a therapeutic agent. About cold treatment is mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates, Galen, Avicenna and other ancient doctors. All, of course, known that compresses of ice, snow, reduce pain for contusions, sprains and other injuries. The effect will be greater if you RUB the sore spot in a circle, zigzag celofanovyi bag filled with ice ( you can pad with water to put on 30 minutes in the freezer cooler and also get ice massage device). Duration of massage from 2-3 to 5 minutes to avoid persistent narrowing of the blood vessels, cyanosis. Massage should not only direct injury site, but also a little above and below it. Under the influence of cold is spasm of small blood vessels (capillaries), blocked nerve impulses, slowed blood flow, decreases the permeability of small blood vessels and prevents the occurrence of edema. The cold lowers the sensitivity of nerve endings, pain relieving. Under the influence of ice massage increases joint mobility, reduces pain. For the best blood flow to the massaged area should be raised. After the massage, you can perform a series of exercises (starting position of the victim is sitting, standing or lying down), including on simple machines. Ice massage and exercises to perform repeatedly throughout the day. It is especially recommended for such diseases as arthritis, arthrosis, shoulder-scapular periarthritis, tendovaginitis and other diseases. Ice massage (or applications) are doing in the first 2 to 4 hours after injury. Then cold treatments alternated with heat. The effect of cold on the body's tissues is accompanied by the anaesthetic, homeostatic and anti-inflammatory effect. The cold reduces the sensitivity of nerve endings, relieving pain. Under the influence of ice massage increases range of motion in the joint being massaged, and the cold reduces swelling injure tissues. This type of massage helps to improve muscle blood flow and excretion of metabolic products, the elimination of hypoxia, regeneration and repair of tissues, increases the range of motion in joints..

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