Massage is an important part in traditional Chinese medicine and dates back 4000 years ago. It can improve health by manipulating muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Based on some researches, massage has certain effect in reliving symptoms of Renal Failure.
For the patients with Renal Failure, as the metabolic products accumulate in
body, it can lead to an array of symptoms. The patients will become fatigue and
sleepy. However, when night comes, they often find it hard to sleep at night. If
untreated, the patients will lose consciousness gradually. Moreover, certain
minerals accumulating in body can lead to muscle cramp, itching and so on.
Massage as a natural therapy may relieve theses symptoms of Renal Failure and
ease their sufferings.
Particular massage techniques may either stimulate or calm the body’s muscles
and tissues to create a desired effect. When massage is performed on muscles and
soft tissues, some signals are transmitted both to local area and throughout the
body. As a result, these signals can help relieve the symptoms of muscle cramp,
stimulate blood circulation, clear wastes products as well as induce a claming
effect. Therefore, massage can improve the patients’ sleeping quality and
alleviate some symptoms.
In Taiwan China, a study is performed to find if massage is effective to
alleviate fatigue and depression for Renal Failure patients on dialysis. To be
excited, the results of the study revealed a significant decrease in perceived
fatigue from the start of the finish of the study for subjects in the
experimental group. This experiment actually proves the favorable effects on the
patients with Renal Failure.
However, in some cases of Renal Failure, the patients should avoid massage
for their special disease conditions. Therefore, before receiving massage, you
should learn if you are suitable for it.