Contemporary lifestyle, work, stress is just some of the factors that contribute to malaise. A high level of stress lead to enhanced muscular tension, long working in a similar position, in turn, promotes overloading of the muscles and spine.
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Man in pain becomes less efficient at work and private life. Painkillers are only agents that suppress the cause of the pain and do not protect the organism against its recurrence.
Massage is a set of manoeuvres, which are designed primarily for loosening the tight muscles, providing thermal energy to the tissue and thereby improving the well-being. Professionally conducted massage is also a diagnosis of the causes of the pain and help in their suppression.
Everyone will feel the sensation of neck stiffness, stabbing, dull, pulling pain in the lower back. The average person takes the painkillers in such cases. You can compare this situation to inserting a finger between the door frame and the door. When you slam the door, you will feel incredible pain. Can you take painkillers then? Yes, and they will relieve the pain, but will they liquidate its cause? Isn’t it easier and healthier to open the proverbial “door”?
A holistic, that is comprehensive , taking into account the man as a bio-psycho -physical being, approach and treatment of patient allows the massage/physical therapist to more quickly and accurately detect the on-going lesions and start helping in their diminishing early enough.
Living in the daily stress, certainly a lot of people is looking for calm and relaxation for body and soul. Natural medicine knows the perfect way to achieve inner calm – it is the relaxing massage. It is commonly mistakenly associated with an erotic massage. The main purpose of relaxing massage is to reduce or abolish the muscle tension that arose as a result of stress, effort. This massage is based on the grips and techniques that have a soothing effect on the body. Note that when the mother puts a child on her lap and performs calm movements of the head stroking, child falls asleep, breathing returns to normal. Similarly, in a relaxation massage: massage therapist performs quiet, rhythmic movements, and they should be related to the patient’s breath. We can conclude that a relaxing massage does not only consist in stroking, gentle vibration, relaxation massage is also appropriate position of the patient, conversation with him/her. Aromatherapy is also used for it – scented candles, oils, etc. It is worth mentioning that massage is an interdisciplinary technique, that is associated with many areas of science and life, and it refers to them. The massage therapist should demonstrate knowledge not only of the anatomy and psychology. In order to effectively perform a relaxing massage, massage therapist must demonstrate a knowledge of philosophy and logic. The element of sound is also often used – music therapy. It induces the expression of various kinds of emotions – anger, joy, sadness. The massaged person can cry, increasingly sweat. These reactions are completely normal and the masseur should be prepared for them and s/he should then adjust the technique, tricks, conversation with the patient adequately to the situation.
Relaxation massage can be used as a prophylaxis of stress, learning proper breathing and relaxation. From psychology we know that the necessary condition for good relaxation is the integration of body and mind. In other words, if we have a hole in the bottle, then covering it with a piece of paper will only stop the leak for a moment. In order to prevent further spillage of the liquid from the inside, the bottle must be sealed, e.g. with play dough, etc. The same is true with the human body – by affecting only the body – relaxing the muscles, forgetting about the soul, we will cause only momentary relaxation. However, if we combine the spirit with the body, we will achieve a long-lasting effect.