Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage is a wonderful solution, particularly recommended for people who move little, or lead a standing/sedentary lifestyle - all of these ways of living life create a lot of muscular tension. If this is you, we encourage you to visit a massage parlour at least once - to have the experienece of releasing this tension with a professional, and witness the benefical effects for yourself.

Keep in mind that the frequency of sessions affects the effectiveness of this massage. The fastest and best results of therapy occur after a series of about 4-8 massage treatments.

Therapeutic massage should be done at least 2 times a week. Fortunately, the first positive changes can be observed as soon as the first visit!
This type of massage has a very wide range applications - we publish most of the basic indications below.

Indications for therapeutic massage:

Diseases of the circulatory system:

Therapeutic massage is recommended for sick patients, especially those immobilized in bed. It is used prophylactically against bedsores, in geriatric loss of elasticity of venous vessels and in reduced tension of lymphatic and capillary vessels.

  • Chronic circulatory insufficiency and varicose veins, especially of the lower limbs (without ulcers),
  • Lymphatic vascular insufficiency; reduced blood pressure,
  • Hardening of peripheral arteries (recommended a gentle massage),
  • Raynaud's disease.

Respiratory diseases:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
  • Emphysema, chronic bronchitis,
  • Bronchial asthma (during the intermittent period - in-between asthma flares).
  • States after thoracic surgery.

Diseases of the nervous system:

Diseases of the peripheral nerves:

  • Paralysis and paresis of peripheral nerves,
  • Inflammations of nerves and nerve plexuses,
  • Lumbago (pain in the lumbar region),
  • Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc (PIVD).

Diseases of the central nervous system:

  • Inflammation of the anterior horns of the spinal cord,
  • Cerebrovascular diseases with muscle paresis or paralysis (especially during periods of reduced muscle tone),
  • Insomnia,
  • Parkinson's disease.Choroby reumatyczne:

Rheumatic diseases:

  • Osteoarthritic changes of the joints,
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine,
  • Periarticular inflammation of the shoulder,
  • Rheumatoid gout.

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system:

  • Post-traumatic conditions and contusions (48 hours after injury),
  • States after dislocations and sprains, combined with injuries to ligaments and joint capsules (2-3 weeks after injury),
  • States after bone fractures (consensual massage during immobilization period),
  • States after prolonged, forced immobilization,
  • Changes in musculoskeletal organs resulting from overburdening,
  • Diseases of bones and joints associated with periarticular contractures,
  • States after surgical procedures of the motor organs (after healing of wounds),
  • Chronic inflammation of joints, ligaments and joint capsules,
  • Osteoarticular deforming lesions,
  • Congenital defects and developmental disorders of the musculoskeletal organs.

Skin diseases:

  • Disorders of skin's blood supply,
  • Chronic frostbite,
  • Post-traumatic and post-surgical scars,
  • Skin flaccidity.

Pediatric diseases:

  • Cerebral palsy,
  • Postural defects, curvature of the spine, rickets,
  • Hypotrophy (low tissue and skin nutrition),
  • Flat feet.

Occupational diseases:

  • Overload lesions of the musculoskeletal organs - from prolonged forced body positions(sitting/standing work), static work or changing microclimates,
  • Diseases of the nervous system resulting from occupational exposure to harmful agents,
  • Vibration disease.

Contraindications to therapeutic massage:

Contraindications to therapeutic massage can be relative or absolute.

Relative contraindications do not exclude, but limit the method, time and place of performing the massage,

Absolute general and local contraindications do not allow the massage to be performed, as it could negatively affect the patient's health.

Relative contraindications for therapeutic massage:

  • Subacute inflammatory conditions,
  • Subfebrile states (up to 37 degrees C),
  • Pregnancy,
  • MS disease during remission (multiple sclerosis),
  • Hemophilia (lack of clotting factor in the blood),
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA),
  • Osteoporosis,
  • Epilepsy,
  • Heart disease (cardiorespiratory failure),
  • Peripheral ischemia,
  • Hypertension,
  • Migraine (severe headaches).

Absolute general contraindications for therapeutic massage:

  • Inflammation of the lymph nodes,
  • Acute purulent inflammation,
  • Thromboses,
  • Inflammation of veins,
  • Advanced atherosclerosis of peripheral vessels,
  • Febrile states (above 38 degrees C),
  • Bleeding, hemorrhages, conditions threatening bleeding,
  • Cancer (massage may cause metastasis),
  • Acute inflammatory conditions,
  • Menstruation,
  • Progressive muscular atrophy,
  • Multiple sclerosis (during periods of exacerbation and relapse),
  • Syringomyelia,
  • Parkinsonian tremor,
  • Uncompensated heart defects,
  • Aneurysms,
  • Gout,
  • Mental illnesses,
  • Infectious diseases.

Absolute local contraindications for therapeutic massage:

  • Inflammatory and allergic skin conditions,
  • Epidermal lesions (eczema, ulcers), skin injuries (wounds, etc.),
  • Varicose veins and ulcers of the lower limbs.

Contraindications of abdominal shell massage:

  • Ulcer disease of the stomach and duodenum,
  • Liver and kidney stones,
  • Inflammatory conditions of the biliary tract,
  • Acute and subacute inflammation of the pelvic organs,
  • Menstruation and pregnancy.

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