Alternative treatments

It has been proven that massage – or otherwise the treatment of mollification – works beneficially on the body and its movements and more broadly on its smooth functioning, contributing to its rejuvenation and creating a feeling of euphoria.

Today, massage is one of the main forms of alternative therapy, where through a wide range of therapeutic applications, it improves mental and physical health.

The practical application of therapeutic massage can have a beneficial effect on people suffering from muscle pain caused by injuries or chronic diseases, while another positive effect is observed in metabolism and heart function. Finally, for the modern individual, whose daily life is flooded with intense anxiety and stress, therapeutic massage brings relaxation and calm.

The specialized team of Physio New Body therapists covers all types of therapeutic massage, depending on the needs of each patient.

1. Classic Μassage

Classic massage is well known to the general public and belongs to the Swedish massage system. It is a technique of physical therapy, through which the pain of the muscle spasm is reduced and the elasticity of the muscles is increased. It also affects the central nervous system causing a feeling of relaxation, decongestion, and rejuvenation.

2. Sports Μassage

Sports massage is aimed at professional and amateur athletes. It contributes greatly to the recovery after intense training but also to the prevention of injuries. In addition, it helps prepare the body for the maximum possible performance of the athlete.

3. Lymphatic Μassage

Lymphatic massage, which is a more common name for manual lymphatic drainage, is a gentle and rhythmic technique that improves lymph circulation in the body, stimulates the immune system, and speeds up the removal of metabolic products, thus contributing to the detoxification of the body.

This technique is part of the treatment of lymphedema (see here: Treatment of Lymphedema and Edema – MLD / CDT), but can be applied individually and with beneficial results, in people with fatigue and heaviness in the legs from long-term posture or sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, but also aesthetic problems.

4. Cupping Τherapy

Cupping therapy has been used since antiquity as an alternative form of treatment to treat various symptoms and pathologies.

Today, this therapeutic practice has returned to the forefront, as it has been proven that its benefits are multiple and for this reason, it is used by physiotherapists to treat muscle spasms, but also as a recovery treatment after intense exercise.

More specifically, in cupping therapy sessions, small containers are used, which are applied to the skin causing suction (causing the skin to flow upwards), during which the blood and lymph flow increases both in the specific area that is touched and around the perimeter, thereby achieving better perforation and oxygenation of the tissues.

5. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient healing method, which the first reports place it in China, around the 4th century B.C. It is recognized by the World Health Organization and is used as a therapeutic tool for the treatment of various musculoskeletal and neurological diseases such as back pain, sciatica, headache, tendon diseases, osteoarthritis, trigeminal neuralgia, staff paralysis and more.

In recent years, scientific research has shown that acupuncture is effective in treating acute and chronic pain, reducing muscle spasms, improving the immune system, while it has anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic effects.

Acupuncture uses particularly thin disposable needles, which are placed in specific places on the body according to all health and safety rules. The frequency of the sessions depends on the combination of the patient’s problem and our extensive evaluation.