Manual therapy ― is a scientific field and area of medical practice, which represents a complex system of manual therapeutic interventions aimed at restoring physiological statics, dynamics and biomechanics of the spine as a single organ, as well as at rehabilitative treatment of patients with musculoskeletal problems, including internal organs.
Manual therapy has combined the achievements of neurology, biomechanics, orthopedics, and neurophysiology and is used in the treatment of the following diseases:
- Spinal injuries (scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis, kyphosis)
- Herniated nucleus pulposus (pinched nerves)
- Muscle spasms
- Joint / muscle disorders
- Digestive system diseases and diseases of the internal organs
- Cranial nerve disorders
Any treatment has its contraindications, and manual therapy is no exception.
Manual therapy is contraindicated in the following cases:
- Malignant tumors
- Rheumatoid diseases
- Children’s pathologies
- Blood disorders
- Old myocardial infarction or stroke
- Cerebral circulatory disorders
- Mental disorders
- Injuries and inflammatory stages of diseases
- Acute forms of gastrointestinal diseases
General therapeutic massage is used to treat and prevent various diseases, as well as to stimulate the metabolism and regain stamina. This procedure is considered the most popular and suitable for people of any age.
Therapeutic massage is indispensable for:
- Nervous system disorders
- Recovery from injuries and surgeries
- Hypertonia and hypotonia
- Chronic headaches
- Pain in the lumbar and neck areas.
Before you arrange a general massage session, you should consult your attending physician. Your attending physician will determine the need for this procedure, as well as advise you on the duration and intensity of treatment of affected areas.
Food intake should be planned so that at least one and a half hours remain before the massage session. You are advised to remove all jewelry in advance and plaster small scratches and other skin defects, if any.