Muscle pain is a common complaint that can affect people of all ages. It is experienced by both people with a sedentary lifestyle and those who choose an active lifestyle.
Although it is an inevitable consequence of modern life, ignoring muscle pain can lead to more serious risks, from limited mobility to worsening underlying conditions.
Fortunately, massage is a powerful tool for relieving muscle pain. They provide benefits beyond simple relaxation, relieving discomfort and improving quality of life.
When there is muscle pain, can massages be given?
Massage offers substantial benefits to the body. Numerous studies have shown that massages can be effective allies alongside painkillers in relieving muscle aches and pains.
The scientific community affirms that the choice of massage-centred rehabilitation therapy contributes to the recovery of damaged muscle tissue and the reduction of symptoms resulting from muscle injuries.
When should massage not be applied?
Massage is contraindicated in any of the following circumstances:
- Allergies and feverish infections: Avoid massage in case of severe allergies, infections with high fever or other contagious diseases.
- Early pregnancy: Massage is not recommended during the first 3 months of pregnancy due to possible risks.
- Skin lesions and wounds: Avoid areas with lesions, bleeding or open wounds to prevent infections and complications.
- Increased pain and rheumatic flare-ups: In these cases massage may worsen the condition.
- Hernias and vascular fragility: Hernias and fragile blood vessels should be avoided to prevent further damage.
- Heart problems: In the presence of decompensated heart disease, tachycardia or bradycardia, massage may be harmful.
- Severe muscle injuries: We avoid areas with unconsolidated fractures, muscle or tendon ruptures to prevent further damage.
- Bursopathies and inflammation: In case of inflammation of the synovial bursa or accumulation of joint fluid, massages could aggravate the situation.
These precautions are taken to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals. In case of doubt, our recommendation is to consult a health professional.
Massage for muscle pain in the legs
If you need a massage to relieve muscle pain in your legs, we can help you. There are different types of massages to suit your needs, these are some of the most common:
- Sports massage: Designed especially for athletes and active people, sports massage is tailored to the specific needs of muscles used in physical activities. It can help reduce muscle tension and speed recovery after exercise.
- Relaxing massage: This type of massage focuses on working the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. It can help release tension and reduce muscle soreness by loosening knots and improving blood circulation.
- Lymphatic drainage massage: Focused on stimulating the lymphatic system, this massage can help reduce fluid retention and swelling in the legs.
Massages to relax leg muscles are among the most requested, along with massages for back pain. If you need to relieve muscle tension, don’t wait any longer, contact us today and we will come to your home on the agreed date and time.
How to do a massage to relieve muscle pain
If you don’t live in Malaga or you prefer to try to relieve your muscle pain yourself, we give you a series of steps so that you can try. These massages will serve to enhance the analgesic effect:
- Choose the most suitable position: Whether lying down, sitting or in a chair, select the optimal position for the massage.
- Prepare the area with oil: Start at the lower area and gently spread the oil in long strokes.
- Apply upward friction: Direct the rubbing movements steadily upwards.
- Use your fingertips in circles: Alternate pressure while massaging in circles with your fingertips.
- Use the taming technique: Spend a few minutes massaging a specific area with your thumb and palm.
- Keep a steady rhythm: Make sure to keep an even rhythm and avoid interruptions or abrupt changes.
If you prefer to put yourself in the hands of a professional masseuse who comes to your home, contact Body and Soul now. We offer our massage services in the Marbella and Estepona area.