Massage for a child up to 1 year
An important and necessary procedure forNewborn baby, as well as for older children, is considered a massage. It has a beneficial effect on the child's body. Massage promotes blood circulation, the work of the entire cardiovascular system, as well as the musculoskeletal and nervous system. In order to massage a baby for up to a year, you can hire a specialist who has the skills of this procedure at a professional level, or try to do it yourself.
It is worth noting that, no matter how goodSpecialist in massage, no one can replace the warm mother's hands. Remember that massage, especially for newborn babies, is not just a healing procedure, it is also the communication of the child with the mother.
Types of massage and therapeutic effect of massage
There are several types of massage -Preventive, correctional, curative. Prophylactic massage is recommended to perform for the full development of the child's organism, it begins to be done at a time when the child is 1.5-2 months old. This type of massage parents can perform themselves or turn to a professional for help. However, it is recommended to consult a pediatrician before starting the massage procedure on your own.
Corrective and therapeutic massages are prescribed by a pediatrician. What kind of complex of procedures will enter into them depends on the pathology revealed in the baby.
By the age of 2 months the child must be examined by an orthopedist or surgeon, according to the results of such an examination, and this or that type of massage is prescribed.
Do not neglect the recommendations of doctors andIf massage is prescribed, bring the baby to the procedure. This is especially important in the first year of life of the baby, as it really helps to cope with many health problems.
Very effective massage with diseasesThe musculoskeletal system (clubfoot, dysplasia, flatfoot, scoliosis), with diseases of the respiratory system (bronchitis, pleurisy, rhinitis, bronchial asthma), with therapeutic diseases (rickets, hernia, krivoshe, hypotrophy, hyper- and hypotension), with diseases Organs of the digestive system, as well as the nervous system.
In case the child was born prematurely, has a certain disease, pediatrician consultation is not recommended, but mandatory.
Do not self-medicate, trust professionals.
Contraindications to massage
Massage to the child is contraindicated if it hadRevealed any of the diseases listed below: acute fever, purulent and other inflammatory lesions of skin epithelium, subcutaneous fat in the acute phase, as well as inflammatory processes in the lymph nodes, muscles, bone tissue (pemphigus, eczema, lymphadenitis, osteomyelitis, impetigo, Phlegmon, etc.). Massage is contraindicated in diseases that lead to fragility and pain in bones, acute forms of rickets, acute forms of arthritis, tuberculosis of joints and bones, congenital heart defects, acute nephritis, hepatitis of various etiologies, with large inguinal, femoral, umbilical and scrotal hernias , Accompanied by loss of abdominal organs or a tendency to infringe them. In other cases, in the presence of hernias, it is possible to do a massage, but with mandatory fixation of her plaster bandage.
Always remember that if a child has anyHealth problems, massage procedures should be carried out in strict accordance with the indications and prescriptions of the attending physician, and exclusively with the participation of a specialist - a children's masseur.