Abstract:Using An Infusion Mat For MassageAn Infusion Mat is a common therapeutic massage tool used for relief of chronic pain and other conditions where a pat
Using An Infusion Mat For MassageAn Infusion Mat is a common therapeutic massage tool used for relief of chronic pain and other conditions where a patient experiences some numbness or tingling sensations in his body.
Used in over 70 countries around the world, it was originally developed by Dr. Johari Saad who was studying the effects of electric shock on the body. It's main function is to create an immediate superficial physical sensation on the part of the patient by injecting small amounts of electrically charged gel into the targeted area.An Infusion Mat is often used firstly on the painful areas of the body such as the arms, wrists, shoulders, neck, or back to reduce swelling and therefore allow the body to begin healing itself.
In cases where the trauma is more severe or the patient requires immediate pain relief, the top layer of the Mat can be used to penetrate deeper into the skin to reach the injured area. This will enable more nutrients and oxygen to reach the affected area and accelerate the rate of healing.The exact use of an Infusion Mat will depend on the condition that it is being used for, but most therapists will place the Mat on the body before the start of any massage.
The Mat should be used every thirty to sixty seconds for one to two minutes to achieve optimal results. It can be used in conjunction with other therapeutic treatments such as trigger point therapy, ultrasound, or cold laser therapy to achieve even better results. An additional benefit of using an Infusion Mat is that it can be used in conjunction with traditional forms of massages to help increase circulation and the healing process. For instance, it can be used to quickly increase blood flow to the limbs when receiving a deep tissue massage.An Infusion Mat is made from high quality synthetic latex rubber.
The exact amount of latex used will depend on the condition of the patient and the therapist. It should not feel like rubber, but rather feel like a smooth and slightly cool feeling. Latex does not contain any lanolin which may cause allergic reactions in some patients. It should also not cause the patient to feel cold or numb.The main benefit of using an Infusion Mat is that it helps to increase blood flow to all parts of the body when receiving a massage.
This increased blood flow reduces feelings of fatigue and tightness in the muscles. In addition to this, it also increases the amount of nutrients and oxygen carried by the blood. The increased circulation also allows more nutrients to reach the parts of the body where they are needed most. With the increase in blood flow and nutrients to the muscles, pain from inflammation and stiffness of the muscles are relieved.One of the main uses of an Infusion Mat is for Trigger Point therapy.
Trigger Points are tiny muscle knots found throughout our body. The sudden rise in stress, rapid weight change or movement, or any other form of rapid activity can sometimes cause these knots to become activated. When this happens the knots will often release pressure into surrounding areas, resulting in an immediate and very painful ache. Trigger Points can also become activated by over exertion from exercising or even just sitting down for prolonged periods.