The Therapeutic Massage or Massotherapy is a rehabilitative and preventive therapeutic practice carried out through the massage of the muscles and connective tissues, generally performed with the hands. Massage therapy is therefore based on solid and scientific skills, it includes various massage techniques, with the aim of promoting the health and well-being of different systems of the human body, including mainly the musculoskeletal system.
Sports massage is a particular manipulation that prepares, relaxes and helps athletes (agonists and amateurs) and not. It can be useful before and after training, as well as before, during and after a competition. There are specific techniques for the sport in which the athlete in question engages. And usually, the maneuvers focus on the areas of the body that are most used and stressed by repetitive and often aggressive movements (usually the limbs).
MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE
BANDAGE AND TAPING
Manual lymphatic drainage
Lymphatic drainage, or "manual lymphatic drainage" is a particular type of massage practiced in areas of the body with an excessive reduction of lymphatic circulation and a stagnation of fluid. After a course of treatments, a reduction of several centimeters can be obtained based on the initial size of various parts of the body.
The Classic or Swedish massage is a decontracting, relaxing, toning and draining massage. It also acts on the blood and lymphatic circulation and is useful in the prevention of fat and cellulite. Generally it is performed on the whole body, but having fairly free maneuvers between them and non-rigid sequences, it can also be performed only on single parts. It is performed with massage oil and on a bed.
Bandage and Neuromuscular Taping
Functional bandaging is a type of partial immobilization technique used for injuries to tendons, muscles and ligaments. It is called "partial immobilization" because the bandage slightly restricts the mobility in the direction of movement in which the pain appears, so as not to aggravate the pain. However, it allows the rest of the joint movements. The advantage of this type of dressing is to avoid the discomfort of complete immobilization (loss of muscle mass, risk of loss of bone density or osteoporosis, circulation problems, thromboembolism, etc.). It also acts as a support for the joint while granting relative range of motion. Neuro Muscular Taping (TNM) is a non-invasive and non-pharmacological method which, through the application of an adhesive and elastic tape with particular mechanical characteristics, provides a stimulation capable of creating space between the tissues, promoting cell metabolism, activating the natural the body's ability to self-heal and normalize neuromuscular proprioception. The application of the tape (bandage) on the skin has a direct local therapeutic effect and at a distance by reflex way.
For those who have undergone an operation or a trauma, from which they have recently reported a scar, it may be useful to treat it to prevent adhesions or keloids from forming which consequently will create imbalances, tensions and inflammations.
Myofascial massage is a massage technique that works in depth by acting on the fascia of the muscle and on the structural aponeurosis, that is, on the resistant connective tissue, which covers the muscle bellies, joins them to each other and allows them to slide together. it is a manual therapy that does not work on the muscles but between the muscles. To practice myofascial massage, the professional makes use of the use of the hands, knuckles, forearms, elbows, again according to the area and the severity to be treated. Among the manual skills used we find gentle but deep stretching, tractions and compressions. It is a slow and rhythmic massage, localized to the affected area, the operator moves the planes under the skin with his fingers, hooking and moving transversely to the line of the affected tissue. This tissue can undergo "densifications" which limit its normal mobility, thus giving rise to muscular, joint, postural and tissue problems in general.