Therapeutic massage is performed with a variety of hand-to-patient contact techniques used on body tissues to assess and relieve pain, soften muscle spasms, stimulate nerve tissue, restore mobility, increase venous and lymphatic return / circulation and mobilize tissues (tendons, muscle fibers, skin, scar tissue). Physiotherapeutic massage can be combined with stretching, passive or active movements, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, cryotherapy or heat therapy.
Muscle fascia is a mass of connective tissue that surrounds, connects and supports all muscles, tendon and joints. Treatment of the facia is performed with massage-like manipulations to stretch and soften the fascia and muscle spasms, so that the range of motion and tissue elasticity can be restored.
Special manipulations to mobilize joints passively in order to increase the range of motion and relieve pain.