- What is a medical massage?
- What effects does it have?
- The different massage techniques and grips
- When should it not be used?
- Duration, costs and booking
What is a medical massage?
The biggest difference between a medical massage and a wellness massage is that a medical massage application is performed by a medically trained masseur and is designed to help treat diseases, dysfunctions and other physical ailments. This is usually done in consultation with the attending physician. Medical massage functions as a generic term for all types of massage that not only contribute to the physical and mental well-being of the patient, but also treat a pathological condition. All these massages are tailored to the individual needs of the patient and are often part of a therapy that is supplemented by physiotherapy and other treatments. Usually several massage sessions are required, because the body needs time to react to the massage stimuli in the desired way. A short anamnesis on the part of the masseuse always takes place beforehand.
What effects does it have?
- Tensioning solution
- pain relief
- Relaxation of the musculature
- organ stimulation
- Decongestion of lymphatic and venous flow
- improvement of blood circulation
- Dissolving of tissue adhesions
- Dissolving scar tissue
- Releasing trigger points
- Removal of blockades
- Acceleration of wound healing
- increase in mobility
The effects of medical massage are as versatile as the subcategories of the massage form itself. Basically, it can be used as a supportive measure for all kinds of complaints. It relieves pain before and after operations, helps to heal wounds and improves blood circulation in the body. The specific effect of a medical massage depends on the type of massage used. The intensity of the massage also changes depending on the desired mode of action. For example, there is manual lymph drainage, which is used to assist the body in draining fluid from the tissues (accumulation of fluid in the tissue). Manual lymphatic drainage uses very gentle massage techniques. Deep tissue or deep massage, on the other hand, mainly uses massage techniques with strong pressure to reach the deeper layers of the body tissue and loosen knots and cramps. Different massage techniques used among other things are:
In all medical massages, the patient can and should inform the masseur if something is unpleasant or too painful at the massage.
When should it not be used?
- blood clots
- drainage of the skin, excretions
- Fresh scars and wounds
- blood-circulation diseases
In addition to the contraindications that vary from massage form to massage form, there are general factors that make medical massage inappropriate. These include blood clots. Because a massage stimulates the tissue and can loosen a clot and clog a vessel. Inflammation of the skin and exudations, fever, fresh scars and wounds, as well as cardiovascular diseases, are also among the exclusion criteria.
Duration, costs and booking
The duration of a medical massage treatment is between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the type of massage and the discomfort.
Prices vary depending on the duration of the massage:
90 min. / CHF 195.-
75 min. / CHF 162.-
60 min. / CHF 130.-
45 min. / CHF 100.-
30 min. / CHF 70.-
You can book the treatment online directly here on the website.