At our practice in Munich’s city centre, traditional massage therapy involves the targeted application of pressure and stretching to muscles, tendons and ligaments. The aim of massage is to relax the muscles, release muscle tension, promote circulation and alleviate pain.
Massage is one of the oldest forms of treatment in the world. The first recorded massage movements to alleviate pain date from China 2600 years before Christ. The various techniques have been continually refined since then. Today, medical massage is an established method of treatment in physiotherapy to release muscle tension.
Massaging body tissue and stimulating the nerve cells in skin, connective tissue, muscles and tendons increases circulation, promoting the removal of deposits from tissue. Cramps, tension and stiffness are released. By stimulating the secretion of anti-stress hormones, massage also helps restore mental balance.
Traditional massage therapy is successfully used to treat musculoskeletal tension and pain. Massages are often supplemented with heat treatments.
Combining traditional massage with active methods of treatment has also proved beneficial. By releasing tension and alleviating pain, the massage helps the patient to be able to move better. This in turn means that the patient is better able to carry out exercises, as in therapeutic exercise, for example.