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Massage therapy

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At the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation we give a professional therapeutic massage. During the course of massage therapy, we treat the deep back muscles that support the spine. Massage therapy eliminates muscle spasms and asymmetry that lead to back pains.

Types of massage

Relaxing massage is a procedure aimed at body relaxation, though not at treatment of muscle cramps and back pain relief.

Massage therapy is a medical procedure that must be prescribed by a doctor after a medical consultation:

  • back muscles massage,
  • upper and lower extremities massage,
  • shoulder joints and shoulder massage,
  • hand and forearm massage,
  • hip joint massage,
  • hip massage,
  • foot and lower leg massage,
  • chest massage (front surface),
  • head and neck massage.

Massage therapy for radiculitis

Massage therapy is considered to be especially useful for radiculitis, but never in the acute phase of the disease. Massage therapy for radiculitis is very useful when there is no acute inflammation, and for chronic radiculitis as well. Since in 70% of cases radiculitis is considered to be a disease of office workers, massages  are exactly what helps to improve blood circulation and tissue nutrition, thus improving muscle tone.

Many of our massage therapists have more than 10 years of experience. There are strict standards for work and an internal training system for our doctors and specialists in medical massages. The doctor selects a treatment course for each patient individually and always instructs the massage therapist as to what areas of the body special attention should be paid to and how to achieve the required impact on these areas. The first three sessions of massage therapy are conducted under the guidance of a doctor.

What diseases are indications that a massage is required?

  • Chronic (non-acute) low back pain, back pain, neck pain;
  • Chronic radiculitis;
  • Osteochondrosis;
  • Neuralgia;
  • Arthritis, etc.

Massage therapy should be prescribed only after consultation with the doctor!

A massage is contra-indicated in: 

  • Inflammatory, febrile and purulent conditions;
  • Predisposition to bleeding of  internal bodily organs;
  • Hyper- and hypotonic crises;
  • Tumors;
  • Cardiovascular diseases, etc.

Contra-indications may be absolute (e.g., tumors) and temporary as well. Absolute contra-indications should be clarified by the chief physician during the first consultation while collecting information on the health status of the patient. Temporary contra-indications should be clarified by the massage therapist before each individual massage session (for example, painful menstruation in women may be a temporary contra-indication for a massage).

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