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How to massage the calf

2018-03-24 20:48:29

Healthy calves will slowly warm up after being surrounded by hands, and elastic, gently pinch the feeling of soft muscles, skin tension, with the finger to press the abdomen is not much pain, release the finger can soon recover. The unhealthy calf, immediately to the temperature will be a little colder than the hand, with the hand for a while will be hot, no elasticity, on the contrary, a little hard, sometimes swollen, with the finger to press down will be a little painful, after loosening there will be traces of press.

Methods/Steps
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Knees-assisted massage: Sit in a chair with your legs together and knees bent, support your arms straight on both sides of the chair, straighten your upper body and slightly lean back, raise your right leg so that your calf rests on your knee, and then move your right leg up and down so that your left knee massages the back of your calf.

2

Tilt the right calf to the left and right, moving up and down to massage the inside and outside of the calf. Then simultaneously twist your ankle from the inside out to increase blood flow. When you're done, switch to the left leg.

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Massage with hand assistance: Sit slightly back, so that the back of the back of the chair, lift the right leg, lower leg slightly toward the thigh, heel on the edge of the chair. Holding the Achilles tendon of the ankle with both hands, thumb behind and four fingers in front, press the Achilles tendon with the folded thumb, then massage the calf upward while pressing, while the rest of the fingers gently press the inner and outer calves.

4

Sit in a chair, bend your left leg, bend your right knee outward, raise your calf, put the instep on your left thigh, hold the ankle with your left hand, fix it, surround the calf with your right hand, and massage the calf from the ankle with your thumb inside and four fingers outside.

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Effects of massage: lateral leg: headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, dizziness, tinnitus, intercostal nerve pain, knee pain, etc. Back leg: arrhythmia, insomnia, emotional restlessness, asthma, headache, sciatica, lumbago, edema, cystitis, chest pain, etc. Inner leg: cold disease, irregular menstruation, constipation, endocrine disorders, menopausal diseases, urination, liver disorders, etc.

Matters needing attention
1

To get the blood pooling in the calf back up to the heart, be sure to massage it in the direction from the Achilles tendon to the knee socket.

2

When pressing the abdomen with the fingers, perform abdominal breathing at the same time, exhale when pressing down, inhale when releasing, and slowly not quickly.

3

People with stiff calf muscles may feel pain when pressing, so Xiaobian suggests that the strength must be mastered, without too much force, to achieve the effect of stimulating the muscles.

4

When and where you can massage, if you are really busy, once a day is enough, it is best to take a bath and fully warm up the body.

5

This massage will make you sweat and urinate more smoothly, and expel toxins and waste smoothly. In order to prevent the body from being in a state of dehydration, drink warm water before and after the massage. ​

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