Massage is the interaction of touch with the body, head, hands and feet. However, massage does not only affect the skin or muscles, but impacts on how the immune system functions. It also improves operation of internal organs through neurostimulation. A thorough massage infuses the entire body and the whole being.
Different forms of massage has been used for thousands of years for healing or pain relief. Ancient Greek and Roman physicians used it as one of their main means of healing and pain relief. In the 5th century B.C. Hippocrates, “the father of medicine” wrote the following: “The physician should be experienced in many ways, but primarily in rubbing. Because rubbing can either rearrange a loose joint or loosen a stiff one.”
Pliny, the famous Roman naturopath received constant massages to get rid of his asthma, and Julius Caesar, who had been suffering of epilepsy was tweaked every day from head to toe to reduce his neuralgia and relieve him of his torturing headaches.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the Swedish Per Henrik Ling has developed a technique that is the “Swedish massage” as we know it. It is in reality no other than a mixture of the Chinese (he gained practical experience, learned massage, exercises and the use of herbs from a Chinese kung-fu master called Ming), the Egyptian, the Greek and the Roman physical and physiological exercises.
Our treatments are based on the Swedish massage technique.
A wide variety of massage sessions are available to our guests.
TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE
The traditional Thai Massage is a so-called dry massage. Guests wear a comfortable dress made of natural materials allowing unrestrained movement. In order to achieve the necessary impact, the physician massages using several parts of their body. They can use their palms, thumbs, legs, forearms and knees. The masseur treats guests in different positions, which start from the following basic positions: supine, lying on their side and sitting. Massages are performed on a mattress placed on the ground.
During a Thai massage, our physicians work along energy lines, based on the belief that the foundation of all life are invisible energy channels that permeates and sustains the body.
- Dissolution of energy bottlenecks and restoration of balance
- reduces stress, reduces pain and stimulates circulation
- enhances the mobility of joints
- increases flexibility, facilitates the energy flow
- absorbs emotional burden
Thai massage is not recommended in case of phlebitis, osteoporosis, dermatological treatments, hypertension, cardiovascular problems (following stroke), cancer, or after operations.
In which cases does the Medical SPA give the best healing results?
- intellectual and physical fatigue
- preventive, preventative health maintenance
- musculoskeletal diseases
- inflammatory musculoskeletal and locomotor disorders, chronic conditions (ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, diseases associated with psoriasis, osteoarthritis, etc),
- soft tissue rheumatism (soft tissue infections around joints, fibromyalgia, tunnel syndromes, tennis and golf elbow, etc),
- degenerative joint and spine diseases (arthrosis, wear of intervertebral discs, spinal calcification, etc)
- Secondary locomotor diseases
- endocrine disorders with locomotor manifestations of metabolic diseases, rheumatology aspects (eg . gout),
- reactive arthropathies (after the acute phase)
- bone metabolism diseases
- Trauma injuries, musculoskeletal disorders following sports injuries
- cases of orthopedic, rheumatic surgery, rehabilitation treatments before spinal surgery, when wishing to avoid surgery (small and large joint replacement surgery, reconstructive surgery, spinal surgery , fixation surgeries, etc)
- rehabilitation treatment following orthopaedic or rheumatic surgery and post-surgical spinal surgery (late postoperative)
- chronic nerve pain, nerve inflammations
- chronic pain syndrome
- neurosurgical disorders, paralysis, post-rehabilitation (after a stroke or brain surgery, Heine-Medin disease, spinal surgery and related conditions, sclerosis multiplex, etc.).
- chronic muscle pain
- chronic gynecological diseases (chronic inflammation of fallopian tubes)