Effects and contraindications of massages

Effects of massages and contraindications

Massages have been used for more than 5,000 years to return to balance. However, even after such a long period of time, the luster of their effects has not got any lesser, quite the contrary. In today’s hurried time, it is very practical to have the tools you can use to bring your body and mind back into balance.

And because the mantra of today is “prevention,” we have several distinctive positives combined within massages. These include pleasant relaxation, restoration of self-healing mechanisms, relief of pain and thus perfect prevention against a whole range of health complications.

What are the effects of massages?

Reflexology and relaxing massages:

– prevent diseases

– release muscles and tendons

– relieve stress

– release tension from the nervous system

– improve the function of the heart and blood circulation

– remove digestive disorders

– have an anti-inflammatory effect

– restore hormonal balance

– support the lymphatic system

– accelerate the detoxification of the body

– relieve pain

– strengthen immunity

– increase mental well-being

– harmonize glandular activity

– increase concentration ability

– ward off fatigue and exhaustion

– encourage the excretion of toxic and waste materials

Biodynamic massages help in cases of:

– chronic pains

– recurring head and back pains

– migraines

– sleep disorders

– long-term fatigue or stress

– nervousness

– psychosomatic problems

– anxiety or depression

It helps to restore the body’s self-healing abilities. The goal is to eliminate chronic tension and restore the free flow of energy in the body.

For trigger points method:

What reactions can occur after a massage?

Reactions to massages are different, but mostly predictable and preventable.

What reactions can we normally encounter in reflexology and relaxing massages?

– fatigue

– weakness

– slight pain in the massaged parts

– increased sensitivity of the massaged parts, but also in general.

– mild nausea

– temporary skin deterioration

– more frequent urination

Of course, it always depends on the type of massage, the client and her/his sensitivity and also the difficulties he/she has come up with.

For example, if there is a problem with the neck, it can be expected that the day after the massage, the neck will be more sensitive, but it should always be more relaxed than before the massage. Well, if the masseur didn’t rush and performed the massage sensitively.. However, sometimes it happens that the neck stiffens to the same extent as it was before the massage or even more. In such a case, some event following the massage or tension in the tissue that was not released may be the cause. I cant influence a client’s life after the massage, but if the cause of a problem is tension in the tissue, then application of biodynamic massage will probably prevent re-occurrence of possible stiffness. 

How about people with migraines?

In case of clients suffering from migraines, I have also occasionally encountered the onset of milder migraines after massages. For this reason, I now routinely apply biodynamic massage that prevents this condition. For clients suffering from migraines, it is more than necessary to work with the tension in the tissues and nervous system that cause these complications.

For trigger points method.

The situation is a little more complicated when we release trigger points in muscles. Very often, trigger points have not been solved for years, and after their release, the relaxed muscles are allowed to extend. However, since we do not have the ability to release the whole muscular systems at once, other muscles that have not been released yet may become more painful after therapy, as they can now be more stressed.

I always try to bring these facts to the attention of my clients.

At the same time, a common post-massage reaction is pain and high sensitivity of the released site for several following days.

When not to perform massages – contraindications

It is forbidden to perform massages with organ transplant clients. Furthermore, it is forbidden to perform any massages in these cases:

– acute vein and lymph nodes inflammation

– high fevers

– infectious conditions and thrombosis

– severe heart disease

– impaired integrity of the skin at the site of the massage

– Other disease states, such as painful varicose veins, postoperative conditions, cancer, etc., are always at the discretion of the therapist, client, and physician.

The massage is also not performed with clients in the first 3 months of pregnancy, in puerperium, and in the first 3 days of menstruation.

If you are experiencing any unpleasant symptoms following massages, try a combination of classic and subtle techniques that can prevent such reactions.

Do not hesitate to discuss your possible questions regarding the reactions with me.