is one of the methods in modern medicine that is used as a therapeutic, preventative, health and hygiene means, and, in some cases, to restore and maintain overall performance. The popularity of the massage and its distribution has recently reached its climax. Massage conquers more and more people, there are many new techniques, “secrets” of massage. A wide application of massage finds in traumatology, surgery, cardiology, gynecology and other fields of science. All this causes close attention of specialists and requires detailed study at the highest scientific level. In general, massage is a combination of techniques of mechanical and reflex action through vibration, friction, pressure. A massage is performed in order to improve the self-regulation of the organism, and to activate the protective mechanisms of the body. It is performed directly by hands, but it is possible to use special devices that work in water and air (vacuum massage). If the entire body is massed in a certain sequence – this is a general massage, selective manipulation of massage on certain parts of the body – this is a local (local) massage. Also known is cryomassage (effect with temperature), medical, hygienic, sports, children’s, anti-cellulite, self-massage, etc. During the massage, aromatic oils, incense, pleasant quiet music, muffled light are often used. These activities contribute to complete relaxation of the body, relaxation and help to strengthen the therapeutic effect of massage.

Head massage will save from alopecia.

Prove a scientific version that head massage can prevent baldness until it was possible. However, you have a significant anti-stress effect and a placebo effect. Also, during the head massage, hair follicles are intensively supplied with oxygen and nutrients, which is what leads to positive results in some cases, but not in all.

During the massage, “subcutaneous fat” is broken.

As a result of the conducted scientific researches it is possible to say with confidence that this is a great exaggeration. Yes, indeed, by means of massage the metabolism is accelerated, the secretion of fat is increased, the “combustion” of its excess occurs. But to get a specific effect, massage should necessarily be combined with physical activities and diets, and massage for weight loss should be conducted by long courses (at least 15 sessions).

The masseur must have great physical strength.

In this difficult matter, the sensitivity of the hands of the masseur is of the greatest importance, and not his enormous strength. In support of this statement in professional massage rooms, you can often see a fragile defenseless woman, not a strong, muscular man. One of the rules that will help determine the class of a massage specialist is sensations during it, the massage should be done very deeply and painfully.

Everyone can do the massage. Massage is easy to learn.

Yes, in our time there is a lot of literature, courses on teaching many types of massage, self-massage and everyone can learn this, but only a few can achieve professionalism. Only an experienced, with many years of practice, a specialist can make you a quality massage. A session with a non-professional masseuse can cause weakness, deterioration of well-being, negative general and local reactions. Such symptoms are possible due to an overdose of massage movements, especially in those who have increased sensitivity.

Massage relieves dizziness.

Massage really helps to solve the problem of dizziness. Problems arising in the cervical spine, eventually lead to a periodic disruption of coordination of movements, gait instability and dizziness. A huge number of nerve endings are in the skin, and the nervous system first reacts to it.Massage can affect the peripheral nervous system, which contributes to the acceleration of the regeneration process, reduces the excitability of tissues, has a calming effect, stops the pain.

Thai massage is an erotic massage.

In fact, this is a delusion, as well as a healing Thai massage has existed for 2,5 thousand years, and erotic – a little more than 50 years. The founder of the Thai massage is the personal physician of the Buddha. To this day, Thai massage therapists have been trained in monasteries for 5-7 years, but first of all it is necessary to master yoga. In general, such a massage is a medical procedure, and no piquant moments for lovers of “strawberry” does not contain.

Treat the prostate with a massage.

Yes, really prostate massage is one of the most effective methods of treating prostate disease. And there is no alternative for him today. If the expert performs manipulations during the massage, there will be no pain or other unpleasant sensations.

A kiss is a kind of therapeutic massage.

A passionate kiss is really a vascular massage and helps slow the atherosclerotic processes in the human body. Fans of kisses rarely suffer from vegetovascular dystonia, rarely have violations in the circulation. Also, a kiss is a universal remedy for wrinkles and for maintaining vitality. Kisses are a kind of vascular massage and contribute to slowing of atherosclerotic processes. It is noted that lovers of kissing are less prone to vegetative dystonia, less likely to have circulatory disorders and are more reliably protected from stress.

Cosmetic massage is done only on the face.

There is an opinion that cosmetic massage is exclusively a facial massage. This is not true. The main purpose of cosmetic massage is to maintain the elasticity of the body, the slender shape, giving freshness to the face. In general, cosmetic massage, designed to improve the appearance, is performed on any part of the body and is a form of general massage. A professionally performed cosmetic massage will give freshness to the skin, relaxation and improvement of your emotional state.

Honey and canned massages are a salvation from cellulite.

We can confidently say that canned and honey massages are perfectly treated for bronchitis, but not for cellulite. These kinds of massages are known for a long time. Since ancient times, they were conducted with the purpose of influencing the reflex zones (“collar zone”) for the treatment of pneumonia, bronchitis and tonsillitis. When the zone of action moves to the inner and outer surfaces of the thigh, a strong pain effect results, since these areas of the human body are very sensitive. As a result of the pain shock during the massage, the adrenal glands of the person emit adrenaline, as a result of which the biochemical processes in the body are accelerated, and there comes an insignificant temporary weight loss.

The use of anti-cellulite cream during massage significantly improves the effect.

In general, with anti-cellulite massage, it is better not to use anti-clyulite cream. Dry massage gives a much greater effect than massage with the use of cosmetics. The fact is that during the massage due to the drainage effect, the creams that were used before and during it are well displayed on the contrary. To obtain the desired result, all kinds of gels, creams and lotions should be applied after the massage.

A four-handed massage carries twice as much benefit.

The so-called tandem massage, or a four-hand massage, really gives a special feeling, is very useful and really saves your time almost twice. During such a massage, the patient becomes entangled in the actions of the hands of massage therapists and is given to inexpressible feelings. It can also be argued that it is incorrect to believe that a tandem massage necessarily carries an erotic character. Such massages as Japanese shi-atsu, massage under the shower (Vichy massage), Thai, classical and so on are also done in four hands.

Pregnant women should not massage.

It can be said with certainty that it is not only possible for pregnant women to do massage, but also it is necessary. It is during pregnancy that the load on the back, the cervical region, the pelvic area and many women experience an acute need for massage, because the massage provides a relaxing, healing, healing and strengthening effect.

A blind massage therapist performs a massage better than the sight.

Blind masseur, due to the fact that he is deprived of the opportunity to look around, at the time of the procedure he concentrates his attention directly on the technique of hands, on the patient’s breathing, and is not at all distracted, but “listens” to the patient. As you know, the loss of sight sharpens other senses, and from here there is a difference between the blind and the sighted masseur. However, both can reach the highest level in their work at the expense of giftedness, talent and vast experience.

There is no absolutely painless massage.

In the massage, there are many methods of influencing the areas of the body, and if absolutely painless procedure is required, the movements of the masseur must be slow, smooth, and not cause pain. Such massage is used at a lower threshold of sensitivity, when any pain can cause a person to shock, with neurasthenic hypersthenic form, etc.

Breast massage can increase its size.

Beautiful, firm breasts are the dream of any woman. And, in principle, any woman can achieve by doing massage and hydromassage of the breast, if not increasing the size, then, at least, the elasticity and beauty of the breast. As is known, in the process of massage, the metabolism is normalized, lymph drainage is significantly increased, blood circulation improves, skin elasticity and muscle tone increase. But from the pressing and exfoliating massage it is better to refuse, since there is a risk of damaging the mammary glands. A huge distribution recently received aqua or hydromassage. Water, providing gentle, gentle action perfectly tones and strengthens the muscles of the chest. In addition, a contrast shower, massage by a stream of water, dousing and massage by sea water is very useful. All these actions can strengthen the muscles responsible for “maintaining” the bust.

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