Muscular dystrophy is a disorder affecting the different muscles of the body parts. This disorder is characterized by the weakening and wasting of muscles with prolonged contractions and unable to relax muscles of the body. As such, this condition prevents or makes it hard for the person with muscular dystrophy to control one’s muscles for specific actions even those muscular movements necessary for living such as breathing and eating. Moreover, it also affects other movements and actions of the person such as speaking and walking. Thus, some patients suffer being bed-ridden or under the vegetative state while others struggle to express themselves through speech.
In addition to these difficulty in leg and arm movements as well as slurs in speaking, the person under this condition also experiences sudden attacks such as difficulty of releasing or holding certain objects. Illustratively, once one holds your arm and the person suffers muscular dystrophy attack, it might be that he or she would not be able to release your arm immediately even if the person wants to simply because the control over the muscles of the arm is already damaged or impaired taking it away from him or her. The symptoms of this disorder can become apparent at birth since this condition is commonly congenial in character. It can also be passed through genes.
Despite the continued research for a cure to this disorder, scientists, medical practitioners and researchers have only come up with the best so far to lessen the agony and difficulty of people with this type of congenial and genetic disorder. They can only recommend at best specific types of massage. Although there are also drugs that help the patient, these are still not curative but merely provides for a relief. Hence, in most cases, massage is the commonly resorted therapy by the families of patients suffering from muscular dystrophy.
The best massage that relieves pain and suffering from this disorder is one that sustains as long as possible the capability of the patient to be mobile. Among the important features of such massage is that it should be able to relieve muscle pain. Since this disorder is primarily in the form of muscle deformities, the process of which is certainly painful to the patient hence a massage that eases such tensions would be very best. It should also relax the tight and contracted muscular areas of the body. By way of relaxing the affected body parts, the higher is the chance that the said area shall sustain its mobility and movements. The massage should increase the blood circulation within the affected area since it is deprived of such flow of blood and nourishments.
Finally and most importantly, the best massage for someone suffering from muscular dystrophy is one that helps them restore at least some range of motion and movement of the person’s body. These features of massage effectively relieve the sufferings of the patient and slow down the process of further deforming and damaging the muscles of the body of the patient. In short, the best massage does not really cure the muscular dystrophy disorder but it significantly lengthens the period of life of the person having such disorder.