Therapeutic massage within physiotherapy is a treatment performed by a medical massage therapist, which is always provided on the basis of a medical indication. Its purpose is rehabilitation, most of the time it focuses only on the ill part of the body. Therapeutic massage is a form of massage performed for medical purposes, in accordance with the instructions of a doctor, based on Swedish massage.
Therapeutic massage includes Swedish, segmental, connective tissue and periosteal (bone) massage. After the massage, the masseur uses the appropriate movements and mobilization techniques.
These techniques also relieve pain by causing joint regeneration, loosening of adhered muscles, and blood flow.