Varicose veins are a serious condition in which the veins expand and stretch, which is a result of the veins' inability to handle blood flow. Many women and men know this problem. Do not run it, without treatment the disease will progress. One of the most common methods of prevention and treatment is varicose vein massage.
There are many contraindications for varicose veins. Therefore, it is quite logical to ask the question: is it possible to massage varicose veins? With this disease of the veins, the massage can be carried out preventively and therapeutically. The massage process increases blood circulation, reduces venous stasis, eliminates spasms, swelling. It is not recommended to perform massage actions with ointments, honey or the use of cans.
Hydromassage for varicose veins
With varicose veins, warming up the legs and hot baths are prohibited. In contrast, hydromassage in warm water strengthens the walls of blood vessels, reduces swelling and stimulates blood circulation.
This type of procedure is performed under a large pressure of warm water from the shower, all movements are performed smoothly. The hydromassage begins with the feet, then the knees. The lumbar zone is necessarily treated with water, the hips and abdomen are massaged, only after that they come to the calves of the legs.
Lymphatic drainage massage for varicose veins
One of the methods of preventing and treating varicose veins is lymphatic drainage massage.
Lymphatic drainage massage for varicose veins is performed along the lymph flow to the nearest lymphatic vessels. Movements are performed smoothly and in waves. In the case of varicose veins, a massage is performed several times a week.
There are two types of lymphatic drainage for varicose veins: superficial and deep. The superficial massage helps to open the capillaries, the deep massage stimulates the lymphatic drainage.
To influence the vessels, strokes are carried out from the knee to the inside of the thigh and the hip joint (in the direction of the lymph). Movements are performed 5-7 times. Likewise, the lower leg massage is performed from the back: movements from the ankle to the area below the knee. We perform movements at a slower pace at first, gradually increasing the intensity and power of the pressure. If the procedures are performed correctly, there should be no pain.
Anti-cellulite massage for varicose veins
Varicose veins are almost always accompanied by cellulite. During anti-cellulite massage for varicose veins, movements should be made softer. The massage is full-surface from the knee to the pelvis: the buttocks are massaged in circular movements from the center to the sides, then massaged from bottom to top. From the inside of the thigh we work with gentle movements from bottom to top, from the outside - from top to bottom.
Massaging stimulates circulation, strengthens and helps to get rid of excess fat. With severe varicose veins, anti-cellulite massage procedures are contraindicated. Before starting the implementation, you should consult your doctor.
When performing a varicose vein massage, you should follow the general recommendations:
- before massages, you should lie down and raise your legs for a while;
- all movements are easy, avoid strong pressure;
- carry out procedures in the morning;
- avoid pain during and after the massage;
- Remember various individual contraindications and be sure to consult your doctor.