Russian Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been an integral part of the traditional health care systems of many ancient civilizations including the Chinese, Indian and Greek civilizations. Massage therapy assumed a great deal of significance in the erstwhile Soviet Union during the Second World War when medicines were in short supply.

This shortage of essential medicines prompted additional research into the therapeutic uses of massage as a means of treating various illnesses.


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.Russian massage is derived from the extensive research that was carried out during those years and is now considered one of the most beneficial kinds of massage therapy all over the world.

How Does Russian Massage Work?

Russian massage is considered to be one of the most non-invasive and relaxing from of massage therapies. It employs techniques such as petrissage, effleurage, friction and vibration to relieve pain and induce relaxation. A typical course of treatment may last from fifteen minutes to an hour depending on the nature of the ailment. The therapist uses a combination of gentle stretching, kneading, gliding strokes, vigorous rubbing and vibratory motions to massage the muscles and joints. The relaxing effects of the massage are felt almost immediately. A complete cure may take a dozen or more sessions, depending on the severity of the ailment.

What Are The Benefits Of Russian Massage?

Russian massage is beneficial in a wide number of situations including musculoskeletal imbalances, gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular or neurological disorders, and gynecological problems.

It has been used to treat ailments such as arthritis, sprains and strains, TMJ, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pains, rotator cuff injuries, colic and constipation, spastic colon and disorders of the immune system. It is also an excellent method of speeding up post-surgical recovery.

Russian massage also helps to stimulate the circulation of blood and lymph. It also promotes the release of endorphins and thereby activates the body's natural pain ameliorating system. Russian massage is also an excellent method of relieving stress and tensions and helps to relax, refresh and reenergize the body and the mind.

Studies have shown that Russian massage can have a beneficial effect on atrophied muscles. Proper treatment can also help to remove any restrictions in the joints and restore proper range of movement to the affected areas. Due to its non-invasive and gentle nature, it is also ideal for young children, the elderly and the infirm. It is also widely used in the field of professional sports to help in recovery from sport's injuries and improve performance.

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