Therapeutic Massage and its Benefits

The most common and effective method of non-drug therapy is therapeutic massage. It is included in the treatment of various diseases of the body.

Professional back massage has a wide range of indications and a minimum of restrictions for holding. It is widely used in therapy, neurology, surgery, orthopedics and other branches of medicine. Moreover, it can be used as an independent method of treatment.Massage chairs are also available in market. You can buy them according to your choice and budget. For more details about therapeutic massage chairs please visit

The benefits of therapeutic back massage

During and after the procedure, the patient's subjective sensations are expressed as a feeling of pleasant warmth throughout the body, relaxation, improvement of overall well-being and increase in tone.

Back massage has a beneficial effect on the skin condition. It is cleansed of keratinized epidermal flakes, the work of sweat and sebaceous glands improves, blood flow and lymph flow are activated, skin and muscle tone improves, and local and general metabolism normalizes.

Classical back massage increases the elasticity and contractility of muscle fibers, increases the efficiency of muscles and accelerates their recovery after exertion. Massage procedures have beneficial effects on the joints; strengthen the joint-ligamentous apparatus.

Upper back massage has a profound effect on the peripheral nervous system. It helps reduce or stop pain, improves nerve conduction, promotes the regeneration of nerve fibers, and reduces vasomotor, sensory and trophic disorders.

Thanks to therapeutic massage, the functioning capillaries expand and reserve ones are activated, which increases blood flow in the massaged area, as well as in nearby organs. Massage technique have a beneficial effect on the lymphatic system, improve the tonic and vasomotor function of the lymphatic vessels.

Indications for professional back massage

  • Massage methods are carried out:
  • if necessary, maintain muscle tone;
  • muscle cramps and increased physical exertion;
  • physical inactivity, sedentary work - to prevent health problems caused by a sedentary lifestyle;
  • neuralgia, neuritis, radiculitis, paralysis;
  • discomfort and aching back pain;
  • osteochondrosis;
  • violations of posture (scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis);
  • headache;
  • diseases of the cardiovascular system (arterial hyper- or hypotension, rehabilitation after a heart attack);
  • respiratory diseases (bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma);
  • Stress, chronic fatigue.

Contraindications to therapeutic back massage

Do not carry out procedures at elevated body temperature, acute febrile conditions of the body and acute respiratory infections. They are not recommended in the presence of purulent processes of any localization, dermatological diseases, and violations of the integrity of the skin in the area ofexposure.

It is forbidden to massage the upper back with acute cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm, a tendency to bleeding, acute myocardial ischemia, and acute hyper- or hypotension, pulmonary heart disease of the 3rd degree. The list of contraindications also includes tumor processes in the body and mental illness.


Methods and techniques for back massage

The procedure consists of a preparatory, main and final part. Every qualified massage therapist knows how to do a general body massage. The preparatory part usually includes such techniques as stroking, rubbing, kneading. The main part of the correct back massage involves special methods of segmental exposure. The final part includes stretching, shaking, and stroking.

The back massage technique combines various techniques that the doctor alternates according to the nature of the problem being solved:

  • grinding (sawing, shearing);
  • kneading (drilling, squeezing, pressing, tweaking, stretching);
  • vibration;
  • Stroking.

An experienced doctor knows how to do a relaxing back massage and relieve fatigue and psychological stress. It is possible to undergo massage procedures in order to prevent if you experience increased psycho-emotional stress.

Among the proven effects of classic back massage are:

improved blood flow, increased circulation, normalization of the cardiovascular system;

elimination of muscle hypertonicity;

posture correction;

treatment of pain in the neck and back caused by muscle cramps;

stimulation of cellular nutrition processes;

improved metabolism;

accelerated lymph flow;

strengthening the muscle corset;

getting rid of psychological fatigue, stress;

Improving mood and well-being.

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