Abstract:An Infusion Mat is a common tool used in massage therapy. It consists of a cylinder and a flexible cord, which when inserted into the skin provides a
An Infusion Mat is a common tool used in massage therapy. It consists of a cylinder and a flexible cord, which when inserted into the skin provides a friction free delivery of therapeutic energy to the area needing treatment.
Often, the use of an Infusion Mat is combined with other types of massage therapy techniques such as trigger point manipulation, Swedish massage, acupressure, or any number of other types of techniques. It is most commonly used in sports medicine, but is also finding use in many massage therapy offices.The principle behind using an Infusion Mat is that the skin is broken down to its various layers and the targeted pressure points are stimulated.
When the skin is broken down, the blood flow is increased, creating a temporary increase in oxygen and blood pressure. This increased blood flow activates the healing process of the body. One may use the Mat for sports injuries or just for relief from everyday stress and tension. Many people are using an Infusion Mat for tension headaches, as well as many other ailments.The use of an Infusion Mat is most effective when used in conjunction with another type of treatment.
For example, trigger point therapy can be used with an Infusion Mat to treat chronic tension headaches, while Swedish massage can be used on a sore body part to soothe away the pain. Acupressure on the other hand is used to treat those suffering from numerous aches and pains, as well as arthritis, muscle spasms, and other problems. It can even be used to treat serious injuries that have occurred during some type of traumatic event in the past.It is important to keep in mind that an Infusion Mat is not used to stimulate the entire body.
It is used to target specific areas or pressure points. In this way, it not only increases the blood flow in the area that is being treated, but it also stimulates the body's natural healing abilities. This, in turn, helps to increase the overall effectiveness of the massage treatment.An infusions therapy is often performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that the patient will be able to return to normal activities the day after receiving the treatment.
This is very beneficial for people who have a large area of pain or stress in one particular area of their body. In addition, since the patient will only be receiving mild to moderate pressure, they will not be in any physical or psychological danger, as opposed to someone who is receiving full deep tissue massage. However, because it is more of a hands-on technique than a full massage, some patients may feel slightly discomfort or be uncomfortable in some areas of their body.
When used for relief of muscle tension in a joint, the results are usually immediate. The increased circulation causes a swelling effect, which makes it easier for the muscles to contract without pain.
For people who suffer from chronic aches and pains in various areas of their body, an inversion table is often used by the massage therapist. These devices are designed to help the user to rotate their body while in a seated, supine, or prone position, allowing for easier blood flow. When used on the back, it is used to stretch the muscles, release negative energy and stress, and increase range of motion.