Reflexive massage does not focus on the primary affective tissue or organ, but on the area (skin, subcutaneous tissue, ligaments) where the disorder of the tissue or organ was manifested through reflexes.
The principle of a reflexive massage consists of stimulation of the nerve receptors and expected reaction to the stimulation. The goal is to influence the tissue or organ through reflexes. Therefore, there is the term “reflexive massage”. Reflexive massage uses a set of special techniques and touches selected by the physiotherapist depending on the current condition and needs of the client.
The massage impacts the nervous system which is the main controlling system of the human body. Therapeutic effect is achieved by means of nerve connections through reflex arcs.
The massage stimulates the receptors, and the stimuli are transferred on centripetal paths to the brain. It means that peripheral stimuli reach the CNS where they are processed and from where reactions are sent, i.e., a response to a stimulus to the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles or organs. The aim of the massage is to find by touch and massage any changes in the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles and determine areas with altered skin sensitivity. Using the reflexive pathway, we achieve healing effects, i.e., eliminate the difficulties caused by the disease.
The segment technique is used for the fast elimination of pain and to normalise the condition associated with vegetative stimulation.
It is meant to provide overall relaxation without a larger pressure, it is very shallow, suitable for kids and sensitive patients. It has a beneficial effect on scar healing following accidents and major surgeries, healing painful and crawled, the so-called contracted scars.
Periosteal technique is suitable for massaging bones and bone areas, only covered with skin and subcutaneous tissue. Effects: local effect is manifested by improved nutrition of the periosteal area and the surrounding bone tissue; remote effect is manifested in organs with the same nerve supply as the respective bone (i.e., are interconnected with reflexes).
Manual lymphatic drainage
Lymphatic drainage is a drainage, lymphatic massage. This reduces venous and lymphatic oedema (swelling) and supports the venous and lymphatic circulations. It also prevents and treats various diseases (obesity, sclerosis, thrombosis, cellulitis, acne, varicose veins and many others).
Pressotherapy is done using a device for lymphatic drainage and the treatment should be done regularly.
This is an ancient method of traditional Chinese medicine. A suction is created, and a cup is attached to critical spots, such as muscle lumps (the so-called trigger point) or reflexive changes and left on a single spot. This results in the formation of bruises which are eliminated only after several days.
SM – system
The SM system consists of systemic exercises that focus on the human musculoskeletal system, in particular the spine. It connects rehab therapy with prevention, recovery and conditioning training in a single methodological procedure.
Oxygen therapy is a recovery method using the inhalation of the appropriate doses of oxygen. It involves even the distribution of oxygen to body tissues, allowing for the improvement of the body’s energy potential, increasing mental and physical performance and speeding up the process of regaining strength, improving metabolism, supporting immune function, depriving the body of toxins, smoothing wrinkles and slowing down the ageing process.
Acupressure is a traditional Chinese method similar to acupuncture. Acupressure is an alternative healing method involving the massage of sensitive spots on the patient’s skin. Most often, the pressure is applied using fingers or a blunt end of a sharp object.
Electric therapy uses electric energy for medical treatment. In medicine, the term electric therapy is used for various treatment procedures, including the use of electric devices.
Healing with heat, i.e., thermotherapy, is a physiotherapeutic method consisting of the application of thermal stimuli to the human body. The thermal stimuli may be carried by a solid, liquid or gaseous substance. Examples include the application of paraffin, peat, infrared light, sauna or electromagnetic waves.