Chiropractic massage

The Chiropractic massage is a type of massage, and as such, “is the act of kneading, rubbing and hit the external parts of the body with hands” (E. Caffarelli and Flint, 1992).

“Massage is more than a simple gesture or set of therapeutic procedures manuals. It is an exceptional way to communicate without words, and transmitted through hands, pleasant feelings, pleasant, healing energy and psychophysical relaxation “(Dr. Vazquez Gallego, 2000).

The Quiromassage (chiro = hand masser = hands) is a form of manual massage, from the classic massage (Swedish massage). His technique was developed by the Spanish doctor Dr.Ferrándiz, who in turn founded the Spanish School quiromassage in 1943.

Definition quiromassage

The Chiropractic massage is a type of massage, and as such, “is the act of kneading, rubbing and hit the external parts of the body with hands” (E. Caffarelli and Flint, 1992).

“Massage is more than a simple gesture or set of therapeutic procedures manuals. It is an exceptional way to communicate without words, and transmitted through hands, pleasant feelings, pleasant, healing energy and psychophysical relaxation “(Dr. Vazquez Gallego, 2000).

The Quiromassage (chiro = hand masser = amass) is a form of manual massage, from the classic massage (Swedish massage).His technique was developed by the Spanish doctor Dr.Ferrándiz, who in turn founded the Spanish School quiromassage in 1943.

It differs from other types of massage in technique you use and we will see.

Other types of massage

  • Classic Massage (Swedish) from which derives the Quiromassage
  • Oriental Techniques: Acupressure, Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Massage, Massage Qui Gong, Tuina, Do-In, Zen Massage, Thai Massage, etc.
  • Cyrix Massage
  • LymphaticDrenaj
  • Reflections Massage
  • Californian Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Rolfing (Technical Ida Rolf)
  • Etc.

Effects of Quiromassage

  • Relaxation (periods of stress, nervousness, irritability, etc.)
  • Analgesia (suppression of painful sensation)
  • Afterglow
  • Increases microcirculation (very important in case of bedridden to prevent ulcerations)
  • Improving skin elasticity
  • Creams and oils absorption through the skin.

Indications

  • Sprains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle Preparation for sport
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Physical and mental exhaustion
  • Prevention of bedsores and pressure ulcers
  • Cellulite
  • Sedentary
  • Anxiety Relief
  • Decreased pain
  • Sexual stimulation
  • Sense of confidence and support

Technical

Before starting Quiromassage

  • Friction. No creams or oils. We make movements with the palms on the treatment area, producing heat and relaxation.
  • Exploration. Also, before beginning, grope massaging the area to check muscle tone and possible pain points.

Home Quiromassage

First they apply cream or oil on the chiropractor’s hand and then the practitionerstarts with the lumbar region of the client / patient. From this point, the therapist will always have at least one hand on the client /patient; although at that time have to change position on the stretcher.

Magnetic and sedatives passing

They are soft, surface applied with the fingertip movements and it produces in the patient a nice tingle.

Maneuvers

Kneading

  • Digital: Done with the fingertips, toes semi flexed, circling, starting with the little finger and ending with the thumb. Always alternating one hand and then the other.
  • Digit palmar: kneading with palms, alternating both.
  • Knuckles: Kneading fingers, supporting the second phalanx.
  • Kneading: Kneading performed with the heel of your thumbs, making circles.

Percussion

  • Slap Concave: To tone the muscles and nervous system made ​​with the concave hand, alternating both hands, and made ​​with wrist movement.
  • Slap Palm: With the entire palm.
  • Digital Slap: Applied with fingers only.
  • Concave cheek: With the gaping fist.

Completion Quiromassage

  • Veins technique
  • Sedatives magnetic passes

The patient / client to the Quiromassage

  • Trust in the therapist and the Quiromassage
  • Devote enough time to this therapy, allowed a time for you, before and after Quiromassage.
  • Try to relax tensions, breathing slowly and avoid recurring thoughts during Quiromassage.

The Quiromassage

  • It will take her hair, even a tape is placed on the forehead to keep the sweat may get onto the stretcher.
  • It will not take rings, bracelets, etc. To prevent injury or scratches in the skin of the client / patient.
  • His hands are clean and nails cut and filed.
  • It is convenient to put a visible clock (on furniture, wall, etc.) to go checking the duration of each of the maneuvers Quiromassage, and the total duration of Quiromassage.
  • Before each session, gymnastics hands (quiromassage) to have prepared his tool.
  • Never wait by the patient / client as he undresses. Indicate that in a few minutes and get back to him, to lay face-up, covered with two large towels that you have been provided, leaving only slip or panties.
  • Throughout the duration of the Quiromassage, the chiropractor will keep at least one hand on the patient / client, to give no sense of abandonment.
  • At the time of Quiromassage only broach the area of ​​the patient / client to treat the body, keeping always an exquisite modesty.
  • It is very convenient to use Aromatherapy in Quiromassage. Use essential oils dissolved in carrier oil quality (e.g. calendula oil or avocado). Aromatherapy potentiates Quiromassage.

Stay

  • The place where we do this therapy has to be clean, ventilated and no annoying noises.
  • The table will be located at a height such that the arms straight, the therapist can support the palms of your hands on the surface.
  • There will be enough space around the table so that the chiropractor can easily access the client / patient from anywhere.

And finally say that Quiromassage is the sum of technical and Intention, that is, we must learn and follow the technique, and also, and very importantly, we focus on the patient and the task you are undertaking, i.e. in Quiromassage we are applying at the time.

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