MASSAGE BENEFITS

At all times people knew and appreciated the benefit of massage. Even Hippocrates said that: "A doctor should be able to perform many things and surely he must own the art of massage”.

So, what are the effects of massage and what are its useful properties?

INDICATIONS

  • Stress, emotional burnout syndrom, hyperexcitability, neurosis.

  • Backaches, lumbar pain, pain in cervical vertebrae.

  • Headaches.

  • Postural disorders (lateral curvature, lordosis, anterior curvature).

  • Osteochondrosis.

  • Cosmetic problems (cellulite, skin aging, flabby muscles).

  • Bruises; muscle, tendon and ligament sprains.

  • Fractures in all regenerative process stages.

  • Functional disabilities after fractures or dislocations (arthrodial joints, changes in muscles, wrong adhesion of tissues)

  • Periods of intense physical activity.

  • Heightened brain intensity during mental workload.

  • Radiculitis.

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure).

  • Arterial hypertension.

  • Bronchitis.

  • Bronchial asthma.

  • Rehabilitation period after lengthy illness.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS

  • Acute fever or fever heat.

  • Bleeding or hemorrhagic tendency.

  • Blood diseases.

  • Suppuration processes in any location.

  • Different kinds of skin, nail and hair diseases.

  • Any kinds of acute blood-vessel and lymph tube inflammations, thrombosis, varicose vein hyperextension.

  • Peripheral or brain blood-vessel expansion.

  • Heart or aorta aneurysm.

  • Allergies with skin rash.

  • Abdominal cavity organ diseases with hemorrhagic tendency.

  • Chronic osteitis.

  • Tumors.

  • Mental illnesses with hyperexcitability.

  • Circulatory inefficiency in 3rd severity level.

  • Periods of hypertensive or hypotensive crisis.

  • Acute myocardial ischemia.

  • Brain blood-vessel sclerosis.

  • Acute respiratory disease (ARD).

  • Intestinal tract functioning problems (bad well-being, vomiting, diarrhea).

  • Cardiopulmonary decompensation in 3rd severity level.

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT MASSAGE

How long does it take to feel the results after massage?
You will feel an improvement of your health state after several massage visits. In some cases the result is seen after the first massage. You will feel a burst of strength, stress reduction, pain will stop entirely or partly.
Will I feel pain during massage?
It must be emphasized that massage techniques enable you to relax and reduce amount of stress in human body (see „Why Alexeys massage is special”). It is important to understand that pain usually warns us about dangers of our body. For example, stress caused by a prolonged tension can cause pain and stiffness in cervical spine or in shoulders. In order to restore our wellness we usually change the position, bend the back, follow gravity but this causes more tension and fatigue. Sometimes massage of tensed muscles can cause a little pain but it quickly disappears. It is necessary to keep the balance, to make sure that during the massage session a new pain does not appear or does not increase in strength but it is considerable that sometimes by increasing pain for a short time period it is possible to get rid of any pain at all.
How long does one massage session take?
Normally the session lasts 60 or 90 minutes. Often 30 minutes is enough to give a massage to a particular part of body, for example, back or legs but it is possible to give a light massage to whole body in an hour. In one and a half hour it is possible to give a full massage and work with all groups of muscles and joints properly.
What is the optimal number of massage sessions?
The short massage course consists of 10 sessions, each one after a day, the medium course – 12 sessions, the full course covers 15 visits to Alexey.
Can I eat prior to massage?
It is recommended to attend a massage session at least an hour after a food consumption.
How often should massage sessions be attended?
It is advisable to repeat the massage course every 6 months or after a year. If you want to get the best effect from the massage, it would be perfect if you would attend one full massage course and then enjoy the massage 1-2 times a week regularly. If it is hard to find a possibility to attend the full course for some reasons, even a couple of visits to Alexey will improve your wellness.