Therapeutic massages are derived from the classical form of massage. They are aimed at the treatment of various disorders of the body through the implementation of specific manual procedures such as stroking, grinding, kneading and compression of the body. It also uses many other special techniques.
Therapeutic massage is performed using hand which allows the palpation and assessment of the massaged tissue and detect any defects such as thickening of connective tissue, tenderness, pain, hyperalgesia and changes in muscle tone. The therapist's hands are also an indispensable tool for therapeutic massage - they use force and the type of techniques depends on the massaged area and the sensitivity of the patient.
The correct therapeutic massages are performed in series (the basic series are 10 treatments) and only then can we expect its therapeutic effect. Otherwise, when such a procedure will be made only once it will have only a miniscule effect.
Therapeutic massage is mainly used in the treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases. It is used to relieve stiffness, muscle tension and pain as well as tension headaches and lumbar-sacral pain. It is recommended especially for those who, due to the nature of the work, complain of back or neck pain. Regular medicinal massage is an important element of the prevention of back pain and arthritis.
Therapeutic massage brings many positive therapeutic effect: reduces muscle tone, thus acting as an analgesic, relaxes, accelerates muscle recovery and improves their flexibility. It also has a positive effect on the appearance of the skin. It improves blood circulation and thus speeds up the removal of metabolic waste products and provides nutrients to the tissues and organs. Therapeutic massage has also an effect on the nervous system via the peripheral sensory fibers and depending on the intensity of techniques, can act as a stimulant or a calming agent.