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Correct massage for scoliosis

Curvature of the spine disturbs posture, leads to pain and negatively affects the work of internal organs

Spinal curvature disrupts posture, internal organs work, causes pain

One of the most common methods of treating scoliosis in people of any age is a back massage. Its effectiveness depends on the professionalism of the masseuse and the degree of development of the disease. As a rule, massage with scoliosis is used in conjunction with other methods of treatment, which include swimming, physiotherapy, special exercises on simulators, exercise therapy. Such manual therapy helps relieve tension and strengthen the muscles of the back by improving blood circulation in tissues. In order to understand how therapeutic massage works, it is necessary to understand the peculiarities of the disease.

Scoliosis is the curvature of the spine in the side. It is believed that in the modern world, this disease affects almost every person. Associate this phenomenon with the fact that people do little physical labor, spend a lot of time in a fixed position and in the wrong posture. Television, computers, cars have become an integral part of human life, taking away the most valuable for health - movement.

But experienced doctors and scientists disagree with this. They refer this disease to the peculiarities of the physiological development of a person, caused with genetic causes. It is also believed that scoliosis is any deviation from the correct position of the spine, characterized by pain symptoms. Often such deviations can be determined only after a special survey.

Types and forms of curvature

To ensure that the patient has scoliosis, a routine radiographic examination is used. Radiography also reveals the degree of curvature. Curvature of the 1st degree is a deviation away from the direct axis of the spinal column by 1-10 °, the 2nd degree by 11-25 °, the 3rd degree by 26-50 °.

Degrees of development of the disease of the spine

Degrees of development of the spine disease

There are 3 types of the disease.

  1. Functional scoliosis is the development of curvature due to other health problems such as dysplasia( different leg lengths), spasms in the back muscles and the like.
  2. Neuromuscular scoliosis is the appearance of curvature due to the presence of various genetic diseases, congenital anomalies, in which the spine is incorrectly or not fully formed. These are such ailments as infantile cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy. For this type of disease is characterized by elongated C-shaped curvature, weakness of the muscular corset around the spine. This type of curvature of the back in scoliosis in a newborn is considered congenital and requires active treatment.
  3. Scoliosis is degenerative - a curvature caused by inflammatory processes in vertebral joints, weakness of ligaments and soft tissues of the spine against the background of the appearance of bone formations( osteophytes).This type of curvature can be found in people of different age groups.
What forms of curvature occur in patients

What are the forms of curvature

There are different forms of curvature of the spine:

  • C-shaped, having 1 arc of curvature;
  • S-shaped - 2 arcs;
  • Σ-shaped - 3 arcs of curvature.

According to the location of the curvature, scoliosis is divided into 5 varieties according to the departments of the spinal column: cervicothoracic, thoracic, thoracolumbar, lumbar, lumbosacral.

Scoliosis may appear due to a number of other diseases, such as osteoporosis, intervertebral disc disease, oncology. The cause of the development of the disease can be various injuries, including a fracture of the spine. With such serious violations and diseases, therapeutic massage is applied only during the rehabilitation period.

How to make a massage

To cure a scoliosis with a massage, you need to find a qualified specialist. At the same time, it is necessary to have the doctor's instructions indicating the degree and shape of the curvature of the spine. The specialist must see and understand which muscles are strained and which ones are relaxed. At a curvature of a backbone always there is a convex and concave part of a back. If one of them is tense, then the other is relaxed.

It is very good to periodically diagnose muscle tension when performing therapeutic massage. This is due to the fact that the muscles with time strengthened or become less stressed. If one does the same manipulations all the time, it can provoke inflammation of one or another muscle. You should always pay attention to the sensations of the patient with a massage.

Therapeutic massage for scoliosis is carried from the legs to the top of the back. With each type of scoliosis, a special technique is used, aimed at correcting this or that part of the back. Each procedure begins with stroking. With a C-shaped curvature in the thoracic area, therapeutic massage is first done on the concave side, and then goes over to the convex side. Straightforward movements knead muscles located between the ribs.

The procedure has a beneficial effect on the patient Circular movements are used for wide and long muscles. The trapezius muscle and cervical region are kneaded at the end. The intensity and duration of manipulation at each site should be the same. The purpose of the first session of therapeutic massage is maximum relaxation of the muscles, especially the convex part of the curvature of the spine and cervical region. The following sessions should be aimed at strengthening and stimulating the muscles of the concave part of the back. It is necessary to pay attention to relaxing the muscles of the chest for and strengthening - the abdomen.

With C-shaped curvature of the spine in the lumbar region, a therapeutic massage with squeezing techniques is used. Massage first the concave side of the back, then the convex one. Then, wide and long muscles are kneaded, after which they move to the intercostal muscles. The lumbar region is massaged with circular and rectilinear movements. Then go to the pelvic area, where they do the squeezing, knead the sacrum and the crest of the ilium. Near the end of the massage, they return to the convex part of the back, pressure is applied to it. In massage feet, from the hip and ending with the shin from 2 sides.

For S- and Σ-shaped curvatures of the spine, massage is performed using the same techniques as in the C-shaped bend. Particular attention is paid to the lumbar and thoracic parts of the back.

Massage at home in scoliosis in children

It is better for an adult to seek help from qualified specialists even at the 1 st degree of scoliosis, since with age, the recovery processes are more difficult. Different types of massage for scoliosis in children can be done at home. The fact that the child's body is very quickly restored.

Parents can massage themselves from a 1 degree curvature, but only under the supervision of the attending physician. To do this, you need to study medical literature, take massage courses for scoliosis. Video training can be included in each procedure to properly maintain the intensity of action and to orientate on time.

The child should talk about his feelings with these manipulations. Often, massage specialists can specifically do their work poorly to increase the number of sessions and earn more money. In such a situation, it is better to invest in training and to treat children with your own hands than to pay a lot of money to an outsider, whose services you can not be sure of.

A parent who himself does massage to his child, can at any time help him, if suddenly there is a pain syndrome. Thus, it is also possible to control the tactics of treating a doctor, which will facilitate a speedy recovery.

Photo: scoliosis 3( left) and 4( right) degree

Massage with scoliosis I - IV carried out as follows:

  • bends in the frontal region of the spine;
  • the back is visually divided into squares;
  • the technique of influence on vertebral muscles is chosen, considering the degree of curvature;
  • massages the back, abdomen and chest area to strengthen the muscular corset.

It is carried out in 3 stages:

  1. Massage process( kneading, vibrations of various types, stretching, shearing, rubbing movements, percussion techniques).
  2. Relaxing stage( stroking, pressing and kneading methods).
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Children's massage

When a child's scoliosis is carried out by a certain technique:

  • The child lies on his stomach. On the part of the thoracic department, the specialist performs relaxing movements( stroking, sedation and relaxing techniques).Then, rubbing and vibratory actions are performed in the zone of thoracic scoliosis, then in the region of lumbar concavity.
  • The child lies down on his left side. Here the masseur uses methods that allow you to pull the iliac crest on the right.
  • The baby rolls over on the stomach. Massage continues in the lumbar region. Then, the subscapular zone is relaxed and stretched.
  • The child lies on his back. The anterior thoracic surface is massaged.
  • The massage session ends with strokes of the back and shoulder area.

Adelie Maksovna Chunts massage technique is very effective and widely used. Specially designed techniques take into account all the nuances of childhood scoliosis.

With lumbar scoliosis

Here the massage usually begins with stroking the entire entire back area.

Then the expert-masseur acts directly on the long back muscles( circular kneading, as well as the neck double, special flags annular / combined, performed only by bent fingers).Intercostal spaces are also massaged carefully.

In the loin area, the muscles are gently kneaded with a pad or sweat of the big toe only in a straight line;In this case, the sawing / crossing is used.

Massage ends, as a rule, with relaxing movements and easier pats on the entire dorsal surface.

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With thoracic scoliosis

Usually, massage with breast scoliosis by specialists is assigned directly to relax the muscles and give the shoulder a natural position.

The masseur pulls the deformed shoulder so that it can take a symmetrical position to the adjacent shoulder. Then, only the muscles of the chest are affected( these are only ordinary techniques, special ring / combined kneading, as well as the double bar).

Absolutely all gaps between the ribs are gently massaged in a straight / circular direction.

With s-shaped bending

This type of massage affects the lower back and thoracic spine. It is produced according to the methods described above.


In the treatment of scoliosis, Thai massage techniques are used, the emphasis is on eliminating problems with mechanical techniques.

During the session the patient lies on the floor, his hands are wound behind his back, a pillow is placed under his shoulder.

The masseur is located next to the buttocks of the patient and performs soft pressing actions in the dorsal zone. Then the massage is subjected to the lumbar region.

Further the side part is massaged. Here, manipulations are performed by rotating the body of the masseur, excluding hands.

The last stage is stretching the arms and soft pressure on the sides of the body.


This massage method uses differentiated pressure techniques on the back muscles( relaxing, toning and stretching).

Manipulations are performed with the spinal muscles, as well as the abdomen, the entire chest area, the buttock zone and the limbs.

Video: differential massage


Manual massage refers to a class of medical procedures. His technique is now widely used in the treatment of diseases of the spine.

It includes a complex of mechanical effects on problem areas of the body. A good masseur usually uses kneading, stretching, vibrating movements and stroking.

Manual massage helps to restore the vertebral structure and throughput of blood vessels. Before the beginning of carrying out of such massage necessarily it is necessary to pass or take place full inspection.

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You can read the material about chest osteochondrosis here, and information about osteochondrosis of the lumbosacral department can be found here.


Jar massage is a specific treatment procedure - a direct effect on the diseased organ is provided with a vacuum.

This massage enhances the process of blood and lymph circulation and actively feeds tissues.

It can be carried out at home. It is believed that this does not require special skills and knowledge.

As a rule, first the lumbar zone of the patient is rubbed and heated by massaging movements.

After, his back is treated with a usual Vaseline / massage oil or a fat baby cream. And only after all the oil has already absorbed, you need to take a medical jar, alcohol and tweezers.

Clean cotton swab dipped in alcohol and immediately ignited. A specialist masseur introduces tweezers with this burning tampon into the jar for 2 seconds, in order to create a vacuum and dilute the air. Then this jar is quickly installed on the patient's body.

At the next stage, the so-called rectilinear light cannon motions are already performed.

They are produced exclusively in the length of the spine.

You can perform not only rectilinear, but also circular, and various zigzag movements with a medical jar. Massage lasts 5-15 minutes, after which the can is removed, and the remaining oil is removed with a napkin.

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It's no wonder that acupressure nowadays is increasingly used directly for the treatment of scoliosis. This method is connected with the general theory of point theory.

In our body, as you know, there are simply a huge number of points that are interrelated with certain organs. If the organ is healthy, the point on a particular site will be painless, and vice versa.

To cope with the disease, you need to know exactly the points on the body and their meaning.

Pressing with your fingertips on the painful point for 5 seconds helps restore the performance of a particular organ.

For the treatment of scoliosis, points of "large vertebra", "curved pond" and "joint of bones" are used.

Acupressure requires specific knowledge and professionalism.

The course of any massage in adults and children is 10-20 days and depends on the degree of curvature of the spine. In a month or half a year the doctor prescribes a second course of medical massage.

In a year it is necessary to spend approximately 2-3 courses of individual massage procedures.

With a little longer or too often, the effectiveness of the massage is gradually reduced.

It should be borne in mind that in scoliosis, massage is performed in conjunction with exercise therapy. Physical exercises are selected individually and performed daily or several times in 7 days.

It is recommended to exercise physiotherapy and improve the condition of the spine to prevent the appearance of scoliosis in the future.

Professional and, of course, a therapeutic massage against scoliosis helps not only to eliminate back pain, but also has a very beneficial effect directly on the entire body.

Specialists recommend a therapeutic massage at any degree of scoliosis.

Regular massage procedures allow you to adjust the curvature of the spine and the whole body. In general, they perfectly strengthen muscles, increase blood circulation, reduce pain syndromes and feelings of chronic fatigue.

As a result of back massage:

  • is gradually correcting vertebral curvature;
  • relieve the pain.

One course of massage is not enough to eliminate scoliosis and alignment of the vertebrae.

It is necessary to pass a one-year course, together with other procedures( exercise therapy, physio procedures).

With properly selected techniques, you can permanently get rid of scoliosis. The main thing is not to delay this process, but in time to consult a doctor.

It is not recommended to do massage procedures on your own.

Massage is an important and effective component in the proper treatment of scoliosis. But, it's impossible to limit oneself to just one massage. But the combination of other methods and massage procedures will bring tangible benefits.

Techniques and techniques of back massage for scoliosis

Therapeutic back massage with scoliosis is aimed at increasing the tone of stretched and relaxing tense muscles.

For this, on the concave side of the arc, methods of squeezing, kneading, shaking, rubbing and rough vibration are used.

on the concave side of the arc, the

squeezing techniques are applied. On the convex - stroking, rubbing, sliding and weak vibration.

on convex - stroking, rubbing, sliding

The muscular nodules and foci of seals affect reflexively.

on muscular nodules and foci of seals affect reflex

The method of massage depends on the severity of the ailment and the individual characteristics of the patient. Therefore, before the start of the course, it is necessary for the attending physician to thoroughly instruct the manual technician how to properly work with the patient.

Especially neat treatment requires children's scoliosis. The manipulations of the masseuse must be regulated according to the strength and intensity in accordance with the age and constitution of the child.

During the session, follow the usual massage sequence:

  1. first act on the back,
  2. then - on the lumbar region and buttocks,
  3. lastly - on the chest and stomach.

If necessary, massage the cervical-collar zone.

The duration of the orthopedic massage should not exceed 2-3 minutes in one part of the body.

Total time of the procedure: in the first stages - 15-20 minutes, starting from the middle of the course - 40-50 minutes. All movements the masseur performs strictly along the lymph nodes. To the skin was sufficiently elastic, during the procedure, creams and ointments made on the basis of natural vegetable oils are used.

To achieve a sustainable result, at least 2 courses consisting of 20-25 sessions are recommended per year. The first 8-10 procedures are performed daily, then - every other day. Scoliotic children need massage during the whole period of growth.

Scoliosis massage video

One of the most common forms of ailment is scoliosis of the thoracic spine.

For patients in this group who have a C-shaped deformation, the specialists suggest the following massage technique: 1. The patient lies on the abdomen, the head is turned towards the vertex of the curvature of the spine. An ankle is placed under the ankle joints. The masseur performs stroking long movements all over his back, affecting only the superficial muscles.2. Next comes the classical differential massage( relaxing at the concave part of the arc and tonic at the convex).3. The patient rolls over on his side, lying on the table with the side with which the thoracic spine is concave. In this position, deep intervertebral muscles relax, the pathological arc is additionally affected by the force of gravity, facilitating the straightening of the vertebrae. The specialist massages the waist and buttocks.4. The patient lies on his back, hands along the body. The masseur rubs and kneads the intercostal and pectoral muscles.5. After several sessions begin to apply reflex-segmental massage techniques. By influencing the places of exit of nerve fibers from the spinal cord, the specialist removes pathological changes in those segments of the body that are controlled by these fibers. From receptions apply screwing, vibration, displacement-displacement, rubbing-shearing, stretching-stretching. The technique helps to relax the coverslips, correct the position of the scapula, stretch the ligaments, and improve the blood supply to the internal organs.

The first course of this massage is designed to increase the mobility of the spine, relieve stiffness of the muscles, reduce pain syndrome. The intensity of the performance of receptions and the duration of procedures increase from session to session. During manipulation, the appearance of acute pain and bruising is unacceptable. After the procedures, painful sensations in the muscles may appear, which serves as a signal to reduce the intensity of physical influences. Repeated courses should be aimed at consolidating the achieved effect.

Choosing a specialist for massage

There is an opinion that orthopedic massage can be performed by almost any masseur or physiotherapist. It's a delusion. The use of manual techniques in scoliosis requires the master to have a thorough knowledge of the clinic of the disease, experience and perfect technique. Illiterate actions on the spine, muscles, ligaments can lead not only to deterioration, but also to trauma. Therefore, before enrolling for a course, the patient should inquire about the degree of qualification of a specialist in the field of orthopedic massage.

A massage for young children should only be performed by a well-trained professional with special knowledge in pediatric anatomy and physiology.

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