The term “massage” is understood as a mechanical, usually performed manually, treatment of the skin, connective tissues and muscles. The classical massage is the most frequently used form of manual therapy and is used mainly for prevention and treatment of issues related to the musculo-skeletal system.
Using the hand’s pressure, kneading and stroking motions are applied to the tissues and muscles. The massage has a direct physical effect in which the muscles are stretched and relaxed. Additionally it stimulates the metabolism and increases the local blood circulation. It reduces painful tension, has a positive influence on the heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and digestion. This treatment promotes relaxation and general well-being.
- Musculoskeletal complaints (acute or chronic)
- Acute or chronic overstrain syndromes (for example trigger points, tendonitis and more)
- Posttraumatic syndromes (For example painful contractions of the muscles, paresthesia)
- Back- and neck complaints
- Digestive issues
- Stress symptoms
- And more…