There are more than 250 different types and techniques of massage in the world. However, it is very important to distinguish the difference between cosmetic or hygienic and therapeutic massage and distinguish its benefits. 

Cosmetic massage is a prophylactic massage. It is designed to maintain the body’s normal functioning, strengthen health, and prevent aging. The purpose of cosmetic massage is to improve the appearance of certain parts of the body.

Meanwhile, therapeutic massage is a procedure performed by a certified specialist. This massage is a complex part of the treatment of various diseases and a passive kinesitherapy method. The body surface is usually massaged by hands or by using special massage equipment. The purpose of a therapeutic massage is to restore or normalize body functions. During this massage, the soft parts of the body are stimulated systematically and proportionally by neuro-reflective action. In this way, a positive effect is created for the body, its parts, and systems. The essential principle of such healing massage is to regulate the nervous system functioning.


Healing massage can help not only when an illness is diagnosed, but also when the first symptoms of a certain illness appear. For example, if you experience severe pain in the neck or waist, the tension of back muscles, or severe muscle and joint pain, the therapeutic massage can help to prevent serious ailments. You must know that this massage is not always a pleasant procedure. You may feel discomfort both during and after the procedure. Do not be afraid if you are suffering from muscle ache the next day after the first massage. After a few procedures, the body adapts, so the discomfort which is felt during or after the massage will disappear. Professional massage, can relieve pain, reduce muscle tension, warm up and calm down.

Therapeutic massage can help:
  • Manage chronic pain;
  • Overcome insomnia;
  • Manage stress;
  • Recover muscle and joint mobility;
  • Deal with psychological ailments;
  • Get rid of headaches and migraine;
  • Relieve back and neck pain;
  • Boost the immune system;
  • Prevent sports injuries;
  • Etc.

The therapeutic massage lasts about 30 minutes and it restores body, removes lactic acid from the muscles, tones tissues and gives them elasticity. Not surprisingly, this type of massage is especially recommended for people who have sedentary jobs. Also prophylactically, in case of various illnesses related to muscle and joint stiffness, spine, joints, respiratory tract, digestive organs, central and peripheral nervous system disorders, after surgery, in sports medicine and so on.

With the permission of a pain specialist, the massage can help to relax and calm down for patients who suffer from chronic pain. Regular massage reduces nervousness, fatigue, relaxes muscles, raises mood and improves well-being. All this helps to overcome the physical and psychological discomfort which is caused by chronic pain.

If you are suffering from spinal pain and wish to experience the benefits of therapeutic massage, please contact the experienced Clinic AGATAS masseuse Vilmantė Rapkevičienė for therapeutic massage treatment.