It was used already in ancient times and constitutes one of the oldest methods of manual treatment. Today it experiences its renaissance and is successfully used in rehabilitation and physical therapy as a separate or supplementary treatment with other forms of therapies and manual techniques.
Classical massage is aimed at affecting the musculoskeletal system (muscles, tendons, articular capsules, periosteum, bones), improving elasticity and skin vascularisation, connective tissue, adipose tissue, nerve endings in the skin as well as cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. Moreover, classical massage indirectly affects internal organs.
TTechniques of stroking, rubbing, squeezing, tapping, vibration and rolling regulate the reaction of skin’s sensory nerves.
They stimulate the cardiovascular system, help to remove adhesions and soften scars, ease the body’s excretion of harmful metabolism products.