is one of the types of massage, along with relaxation or classical massage. What distinguishes it from other types of massage is that it is primarily used to treat illness, pain and other ailments. But importantly, in addition to its purely medical effects, it also has a relaxing and calming effect on the body. The techniques used in it are derived from classical massage, among others, and consist of rubbing, pressing, kneading, squeezing, patting the body – both muscles, skin and joints.
Point massage is also called needleless acupuncture. It involves applying pressure to specific areas on the body (so-called acupressure points) using the thumb at regular intervals. It is extremely effective in reducing or even completely eliminating headaches, neck, tooth, ear, muscle and joint pain. It removes tension in the body, regulates metabolism, combats fatigue, lethargy, lack of energy, and relaxes and improves mood.
Deep massage, or deep tissue massage, affects the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It involves slow and precise movements that cause pressure with a force that matches the level of tissue tension. Although patients sometimes feel soreness after this type of therapeutic massage, it effectively has a relaxing effect and can be truly enjoyable. The techniques used are aimed at increasing mobility and tissue flexibility. So they are used to treat injuries and trauma, chronic muscle pain, long-term fatigue or problems related to poor posture.
Segmental massage is based on the premise that skin, connective tissue, muscle tissue and internal organs interact with each other. Thus, disease states of internal organs cause changes in the tissues of specific body segments. Therefore, this type of therapeutic massage is most often used for diseases of internal organs. But not only that, as it also helps fight some disorders of the circulatory and nervous systems, some diseases of the spine and joints, as well as some injuries. It removes superficial tensions first, and then tensions located deeper in the body.
Sports massage is designed for physically active people, those doing physical labor and athletes. It is used primarily to treat injuries and traumas and prevent their occurrence in the future. It also often helps improve performance in professional and amateur sports. Before training, it warms up the body and increases muscle flexibility. And after training, it speeds up the recovery process, helps rebuild muscle mass and removes the effects of overtraining.
It is the most common type of massage in Europe and its techniques are often used in physiotherapy. Depending on the techniques used, the force and rate of pressure, it can have a relaxing or stimulating effect. Among other things, classical massage aims to relax or activate muscles, improve blood circulation and accelerate the removal of waste products of metabolism.
This is the second most commonly performed massage. Due to their effectiveness, the techniques used here are just as likely to be incorporated into therapeutic massages by physiotherapists. They make it possible to relieve muscular-nervous and mental tension, thereby relaxing the body and mind. Relaxation massage is especially recommended for people under stress and after prolonged physical or mental exertion.
This type of massage is gaining popularity due to the fact that many people today are struggling with overweight or obesity, and want to take care of their health and regain a healthy weight. With the help of slimming massage techniques, you can improve blood circulation to the skin and muscles, break down subcutaneous fatty tissue, speed up metabolism and model your figure.