Why come for a massage?
Massage is one of the oldest treatments used by our wise ancestors thousands of years ago. It has been known since ancient times that massage improves a person’s well-being and reduces muscle tension and, through it, pain. To date, it has already become clear that massage can boost the immune system and balance the nervous system, which has a relaxing effect.
An experienced specialist performs a procedure that helps to relax, relieve body tension, relieve pain and strengthen the immune system.
The masseur of our clinic performs an excellent massage that stimulates blood circulation, reduces muscle tension, increases muscle tone and improves skin elasticity, helps to keep the body in shape. Massage also stimulates the lymphatic system and helps to remove toxins and waste products from the body.
When performing the procedure, it is important that it is performed by an experienced specialist with the appropriate education. Our clinic masseuse is the best in his field. For us, an individual approach is important so that the client feels safe and comfortable throughout the procedure.
What kind of massage to choose?
The list of Melior Clinics massage services is diverse and focused on different needs. We guarantee that our specialists offer a high level of service that will have a positive effect on your well-being. Massage has a relaxing effect. After the procedure, you are relaxed and relieved of tension, and you want to come back to us soon.
Classical massage is the most traditional and common type of massage, where the masseur uses his hands to affect the human body. The effect of massage on the body is multifaceted, especially by improving blood and lymphatic circulation, which helps to speed up the metabolism of the whole body, activates the functioning of the heart and other organs. Massage also helps to relieve muscle tension by increasing muscle elasticity and improving the supply of oxygen to the muscles, as a result of the massage, muscle fatigue passes faster than simply resting. The massage has a relaxing effect on both mental and physical overexertion.
Lymphatic massage or manual lymphatic drainage is a superficial massage affecting the skin and subcutaneous tissues, which stimulates the flow of lymph fluid and stimulates the removal of waste products from the body, relaxes and relieves muscle tension, has a good effect on edema, circulatory disorders and metabolic diseases.
Regular lymphatic massage speeds up metabolism, strengthens the immune system and prevents cellulite. Lymphatic massage is effective and promotes healing after surgical procedures, in which the lymphatic pathways and other traumas are cut to reduce swelling.
Aromatic massage is a massage performed with essential oils, which is suitable for relieving stress, mental and physical overload. Skillful selection of aroma oils and slow and stroking movements alleviate many problems, such as emotional instability, sleep disorders, blood pressure fluctuations, stress, tense muscles, cellulite. Aroma massage is a good reliever of tension and stress. The aromatic oil is selected according to the customer’s wishes and the preference of fragrances, taking into account his health condition.
Sports massage is intended primarily for athletic and physically active people. Sports massage consists of specific massage techniques and exercises that help to increase the athlete’s / health athlete’s ability to achieve and recover faster after physical exertion. Depending on the need, sports massage is basically divided into pre-competition and post-competition massage.
Cellulite massage uses special massage techniques that activate the lymphatic and blood circulation. Depending on the indications, the massage uses special oils, creams, gels and other aids, which help to improve the metabolism of the body area affected by cellulite and restore the elasticity of the skin. If you have cellulite, it is necessary to have a regular massage and a longer massage course to achieve the result. Also suitable for prophylactic purposes to prevent the formation of fat deposits.
The mechanism of action of cupping or vacuum massage is based on the activation of the lymphatic and blood circulation and the induction of skin hyperaemia (flushing), through which the skin receptors and related organ systems are affected. The cupping massage is combined with a classical massage. Cupping massage supports the treatment of colds, relieves joint ailments and has a preventive effect on the development of cellulite and reduces existing cellulite.
NB! A strong vacuum created by the cups can cause hematomas (bruising). Not suitable for vasotomic (vascular) problems!
The choice of honey as a massage aid depends on its sticky property, viscosity and bioactive substances, which in turn depends on the composition of the honey. The masseur uses honey as a contact agent to achieve sticky contact with the client’s skin. During the massage, the masseur removes the hand stuck to the skin, surface tension occurs, removes dead cells and accumulated residues from the skin. Active lifting movements on the skin cause hyperaemia, ie the blood supply in the massaged area is activated.
NB! Honey massage is not suitable for people with honey allergies or dense hair. The massager must be clean and not creamed
Lava stone massage
Lava stone or chakra-stone massage is an ancient art that combines the effects of a balancing and cleansing massage with the lava stone’s ability to accumulate energy and heat. Massage stimulates the immune system, blood microcirculation, blood circulation, speeds up metabolism and relaxes. Lava stone massage eliminates stress and fatigue, chronic back and neck pain, gently and gently relieves tension. Massage has a balancing effect on the chakras by redistributing energy flows.
Contraindications to massage:
As each case is different and requires a separate assessment, it is not possible to say exactly to what extent massage is contraindicated in many conditions – either completely or locally, or the masseur simply has to consider certain circumstances and adapt the massage session to the nature of the problem.
It is necessary to inform the masseur if any medication is consumed. More intensive techniques are a contraindicated example of anticoagulants (anti-clotting agents) and anti-inflammatory drugs – bruising. If you take painkillers just before the massage, you may no longer have adequate pain perception, as may anti-inflammatory medicines.
In case of doubt, it is always possible and advisable to consult a doctor.
General or complete contraindication
- All acute conditions requiring immediate medical intervention – eg myocardial infarction, stroke or stroke, acute renal, hepatic, cardiac or respiratory failure, etc.
- All conditions in the acute phase, with fever and other general symptoms
- Infectious diseases, acute inflammatory diseases, aortic aneurysm or suspected aorta, bleeding, severe asthma attack or status of consecutive asthma attacks (status asthmaticus), epileptic seizure or status epilepticus
- Advanced atherosclerosis, very high or unstable blood pressure, haemophilia (in milder cases, massage with the permission of a doctor), liver failure, advanced chronic kidney, heart or breathing failure
- The massage is completely contraindicated for scabies, erysipelas, impetigo, acute and extensive rashes of various skin diseases.
- Massage is contraindicated if cancer is suspected and not yet diagnosed. In the case of a diagnosed malignancy, the treating doctor decides whether massage is possible in any way and gives the necessary instructions. The complete contraindication applies to cancers that easily metastasize if the disease has not reached an irreversible phase. In the latter case, massage therapy tailored to the patient’s condition may help alleviate the ailments involved.
Local or partial contraindication
- Acute inflammatory processes (if contraindicated, also a complete contraindication), exacerbations of inflammatory joint disease (may also be a complete contraindication), acute neuritis, song, acute phase injuries, impaired skin integrity, frozen tissues, recent burn, or undiagnosed tissue formation, undiagnosed tissue formation , varicose veins or varicose veins
- Inflammatory processes, disc prolapse or lumbar disc herniation (must not eliminate protective muscle spasm), after minor surgeries, after injuries, fracture (immediately after plaster removal), myositis ossificans, edema or edema, carotid sinus syndrome sensitivity disorders, loose complete or partial paralysis, chronic inflammatory joint disease, joint instability or hypermobility, chronic gastrointestinal disorders, during menstruation, after abortion or childbirth
- Thrombophlebitis or suspected venous inflammation due to thrombus, phlebotrombosis or deep vein thrombosis or suspected thrombosis, aneurysms. A complete contraindication may also apply to all of the above conditions, depending on the location
- Of the skin diseases, massage is locally contraindicated in the area of acne, glare disease and psoriasis foci, as well as in individual defined foci of infectious skin diseases. The latter may in some cases be completely contraindicated
What do you need to know?
- You should not eat a heavy meal or drink alcohol for 3-6 hours before the massage
- Before going to the massage table, tell the masseur about your wishes and problems
- After the massage, it is worth drinking more water or tea than usual, as it promotes the removal of residues from the body
- Just as it is not recommended to drink alcohol before the massage, the same recommendation applies afterwards
- It is recommended not to rush and rest calmly so that the positive effects of the massage will bear fruit