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Dry massage

Dry massage


This type of classical massage, whose essence is exerting and relaxing mechanical pressure on the tissues, is one of the oldest forms of physiotherapy. There are two basic massaging methods – manual and mechanical. Manual massage is mostly classical massage. Mechanical massage can be divided into underwater, subatmospheric pressure, vibration and whirlpool massage.

Therapeutic effect

Massage is recommended in disorders, where it is necessary to improve the turgor and trophicity of the skin, eliminate skin blood supply disturbances, get rid of venous and lymphatic stasis, accelerate muscle recovery, regulate muscle tone, relieve pain, stimulate metabolism, relax mentally, etc. Mechanical stimulation of receptors improves local circulation, accelerates the absorption of exudates and transudates, and increases the excretion of endocrine glands.

Indications

  • muscle function disturbances resulting from muscle or joint diseases, injuries, inactivity
  • breathing muscles functional disturbances (e.g. in some lung disorders)
  • rheumatic diseases
  • conditions after motor organ surgery
  • post-traumatic conditions
  • muscle overburdening
  • swellings due to various causes
  • neuralgia, backbone pain
  • metabolic disturbances
  • chronic circulatory failure
  • atheromatous arteriosclerosis
  • obliterative thrombangitis
  • lymphatic vessels failure in lower legs
  • obesity
  • peripheral nerves injuries
  • neuralgia
  • rheumatoid arthritis

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