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  • Frequently asked questions – Massage

    • What is a massage?

      It is a set of movements exerting pressure on tissues and involves the masseur using specific movements at a specific pace and with adequate strength in accordance with the course of muscles, tissues, blood and lymphatic vessels, from their circumference to the heart.

    • How long does it take to massage to achieve a specific therapeutic goal?

      One massage can bring relief in a given ailment but it won't stop the problem. In order for the healing effect to persist permanently, it is required from several to several treatments with 2-5 day intervals.

    • How do you meet a good masseur or masseuse?

      A good masseur is a person who massages from day to day, not just on holidays. This is a kind of craftsman which improves his workshop every day. It is not enough to have a lot of dubious quality diplomas on the wall - you must have heart and experience in one of the hardest jobs in the world.

    • Can a woman prove herself in classical massage?

      In our opinion, no. Classic massage requires very high physical strength and fitness. While women have the latter, the strength of massage when massaging e.g. men is visible at the beginning of massaging and weakens very quickly, therefore we think that these types of massages are intended for men. There are other massages where women find themselves better, e.g. Thai massage, Thai foot massage.

    • Can sports massage be performed pre-start?

      Everything depends on the sport discipline and whether we are dealing with an amateur athlete or a professional. The habits of a given athlete are also important because if the therapist wants to improve the result of his / her pupil excessively by funding a tiring massage just before the start, it is unlikely to bring sporting success. Reasonably, when planning such massages, sports results are much higher.

    • How much should a good massage cost?

      A very good question! A good masseur would ask, and what do you want to achieve. Why? Because the masseur strives to achieve a specific therapeutic goal. He knows more or less what he has to do in advance and how much effort it will bring. There are many miracle workers specialists, however, their fame is usually short-lived as long-term effects of their actions. However, referring to the question and comparing the costs of similar treatments in the European Union and making everything dependent on the type of massage and its complexity, e.g. classic massage should not be cheaper than PLN 120-200 for 45 minutes. Of course, we are talking about a well-made massage, not just a massage. We would like to point out here that on numerous group shopping portals you can find a massage for 39 PLN for 60 minutes, and when buying 3 vouchers the massage is 1 free. So if you are wondering about the price, not your own health, we encourage you to take advantage of the offer of these "masseurs".

    • I am after an accident. How many massage treatments do I have to take to get me better?

      Everything depends on the degree of damage to the body. Patients in our office who want to take advantage of massage treatments, and who have suffered accidents or other misfortunes are subjected to a medical interview conducted by our doctor before the massage. He analyzes the state of health as well as medical records and x-rays of the client and then directs him to specific treatments. Returning to your questions - with light injuries it is usually from 5 to 20 massages in the series, and with serious health damage their number can reach up to several dozen.

    • How to best prepare for a massage?

      The patient should be clean. It is best to take a shower before the planned massage. Do not lubricate the body with emulsions or moisturizing creams. Clothing should be light, ensuring high mobility of the limbs. If a masseur is required, he will ask you to remove a particular piece of clothing and then cover the place with a towel. The masseur always before the procedure should inform the person about the possible exposure of certain parts of the body and whether the patient does not mind.

    • How to proceed after the massage?

      After the massage we dress in warm clothes because the body cools down quickly. Especially in winter time, warm clothing after treatments is important. If a lot of oil was used during the massage, and the patient feels some discomfort with it, it is worth taking a shower. Olive has the property that it may sensitize with many treatments, so leaving it on the skin for longer is not recommended.

    • Can I get a massage myself?

      Yes. Such massages are called self-massages. However, they will not replace a specialist's normal body work procedure.

    • Can I feel pain in my limbs after the massage?

      After a visit to a good masseur, such pains are completely normal. You can ask for less strength during your next massage. The masseur, however, should feel the strength he can use to avoid damaging the patient.

    • Is it possible to damage the patient during a massage?

      This should not happen but such cases are possible. Even masseurs with extensive experience occur in such situations. This is due to the poor assessment of the patient's strength for a given procedure. Sometimes it can be caused by a person concealing their ailments or not knowing about their true state of health, e.g. bone decalcification.

    • What are the benefits of a good Eastern medicine therapist?

      A masseur or a good therapist working with the body constantly improves his qualifications. In Poland, he can attend specialized courses and trainings. The level of these courses is sufficient to achieve average massage skills. A therapist who wants something more from his profession must look for a teacher whom is extremely difficult in Poland. A good masseur from Eastern massage will combine all massages into one original program using the most beneficial techniques of body work therapy in specific diseases. Chiropractic is well known to therapists from the East.

    • Do Eastern Medicine masseurs also deal with the rehabilitation of people after accidents?

      No. Rehabilitation after accidents is the domain of physiotherapists, i.e. a special group of body work therapists specializing in the treatment of specific ailments. Eastern masseurs can help in the post-rehabilitation period to improve limbs for further work.

    • Are there any contraindications for massage?

      There are a lot of them and it depends on the type of massage we want to use. It is best if we ask the therapist directly, giving your purpose of visit and ailments for which we want help.

    • I am after a multi-site bone fracture. How many massages would you recommend?

      It all depends when the accident happened, whether you are in the post-rehabilitation period and how much time and money you can spend on treatment. Generally, we would recommend regular leg massages from day to day for about 30 minutes a day (sick leg) for 30 days (free weekends - swimming pool, light walks, bike). You can also ask a family member who will help you during this time. A lot of techniques a therapist can show you and it doesn't require any knowledge.

    • What relaxing massage should you choose?

      We recommend ordinary classic massage. There you will find a lot of relaxation movements from stroking, rubbing, kneading, pulling through patting and more. Please mention to the masseur that you want a typically relaxing massage. He will choose the right strength and movements to meet the client's expectations.

    • What is the difference between eastern massage and classical massage?

      Eastern massage is typically therapeutic and classic massage is typically relaxing. In the Eastern massage you will find a lot of acupressure compressions, which can be painful, chiropractic techniques or stretching (adjusting) joints. Eastern massage is to give the patient relief after, and not like in the case of classic massage during the procedure.

    • How long does eastern massage take?

      Generally, massages should be long, i.e. over 60 minutes. This is due to the obligation to prepare the body well for the procedure, and it never comes easily and quickly. It is important that the tissues are well warmed up and only then you can proceed to the right movements directed to a specific therapeutic effect.

    • Can you massage a man well in an hour?

      There are no such miracle workers. To get it right, a full body massage should last about 3.5 hours. We strongly advise against using the services of masseurs who promise to sweep the whole body in an hour. Such massage can be treated only with a grain of salt. In an hour you can realistically massage two or maximum 3 body parts. By part of the body we mean, for example, the back, arm, leg, abdomen, head, feet, but large parts of the body are massaged for a minimum of 30-40 minutes.

    • What do you think about duet massages?

      Massaging by two masseurs simultaneously. It is often used in sports massages, where the massage is short but very intense. This is to heat the tissues very quickly and to get rid of muscle soreness. During this time, two masseurs massage together - one takes care of one leg and the other the other. The massage usually lasts up to 20 minutes.

    • What massages are used in your office?

      We have a full range of massages from relaxing to therapeutic. For some time we have focused only on Eastern massages, which in our opinion contribute most to the treatment of patients. We assume that you can go for a relaxing massage anywhere, and typically therapeutic massages are the crowning achievement of the masseur's profession - and we also offer such.

    • Can therapeutic massage help in recovery after accident?

      Yes and no. The most important is a proper accident diagnosis and establishment by the attending physician of recommendations for recovery. Unfortunately, Polish hospitals have that they don't write patients in black and white what to do to be healthy again. Very often, they send people home without any recommendations except rest and reporting to the Health Care Center after a specified time. This really ends the care in the state "health service". We personally encourage you to deepen your knowledge of therapeutic massages and their impact on health. You can use these methods as a faster source of recovery. Unfortunately, these are quite expensive things. Sample treatment can cost up to 3-5 thousand a month, and we are talking only about body work therapies.

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