Massage for High Blood Pressure
By K McCarty, Student
Benefits of massage include reducing hypertension and lowering blood pressure.
Symptoms: Most people do not notice problems with their blood pressure. Numbness, headache, and stiff neck, hands, and feet are common signs.
It is possible that blood pressure can increase due to tension. It is necessary to warm up before therapeutic massages by massaging softly first. Avoid applying intense pressure.
Vascular massage is a way to help to lower blood pressure.
For example, a 15 minute vascular massage would look like the following:
Arms: Using the whole palm, twist the forearm between the wrist and shoulder.
Legs: Twist the legs from the toes to the thighs in the same manner in which the fingers and arms are massaged.
Head: Use the palm of the hand and massage in a circular motion, between the forehead and the temple.