Dry skin, feeling cold and numb, and experiencing a pins and needles sensation in your feet and legs are all symptoms of poor circulation. Venous insufficiency, which is defined by faulty valves can affect good circulation in the legs. Symptoms may include aching, swelling, a feeling of heaviness in the legs, and fatigue. Varicose veins may also appear as poor circulation becomes a long-term problem. Prolonged poor circulation can lead to dangerous complications such as blood clots. If you have circulation problems in your legs, you may benefit from vascular massage therapy.
Vascular Massage Therapy
Vascular massage therapy is a type of massage performed on the legs to aids circulation. You want your legs to have good blood flow as much as possible since it is the blood that carries oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. Vascular massage therapy involves short strokes that aim to move the blood that may have been backed up instead of freely flowing. Regularly massaging the legs helps improve vascular health. In a study of people who receive vascular massage therapy, it shows an improvement of vascular health regardless of the level of physical activity. Patients with symptoms of vein disease, such as aching and a feeling of heaviness, can also experience relief.
Who Can Benefit from Vascular Massage Therapy?
Vascular massage therapy is part of a comprehensive treatment for vein disease. The benefits of vascular massage therapy combined with other treatments produce optimal results for patients.
For people with certain vein diseases that are in early stages may benefit from vascular massage therapy, as well. Twisted and bulging veins are symptoms of advanced vein disease, and it may be risky to perform vascular massage on the area. People without vein disease who are looking to maintain good circulation can add vascular massage therapy to their regimen, too.
Vascular massage therapy can be beneficial to most people. If you are interested in getting vascular massage therapy, consult with a board-certified vein doctor who can not only provide professional vascular massage therapy services but also other therapeutic options that can help improve vascular health.
Vein Doctor in Liberty and Marshall, MO
At Missouri Vein Specialists, vascular massage therapy is just one of many conservative methods of treatment we offer our patients. For safety and to ensure that the therapy is most beneficial to the patient, we perform a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s condition. Each patient is assessed by our board-certified vein doctor, Dr. Scott Darling, one of the first in the country to be certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
In our vein clinic, we also offer lymphatic drainage massage, which involves light strokes to get the lymphatic fluid going and direct it to the lymph nodes. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with Dr. Darling, call 816-792-3400 or request an appointment online now.