Lyapko's action is based on superficial acupuncture. The applicator needles are located on a rubber base, natural medical rubber and are made of metals that are part of acupuncture needles - copper, iron, zinc, nickel, silver. The main metals are iron and copper, they form the basis for the Lyapko applicator needles.
The principle of operation of the applicators is very simple and straightforward. They irritate the skin, increase blood flow in the capillaries and improve microcirculation. It helps well with congestion, muscle tension, clamps. Of course, if you have serious back problems, the applicator will not cure you, but with regular use, it will definitely relieve symptoms and improve well-being.
For my patients, I recommend lying on the massage applicator after sports or at the end of a long working day, and also stand on the applicator during the morning brushing. Eastern medicine believes that projections of all vital organs are located on the feet, and it is good for the body to stimulate them in the morning.
So, in general, applicators are definitely yes. The main thing is not to use them if you have a high fever or inflammation. Improving microcirculation can drive the infection throughout the body and make the condition worse.
As for professional massage: that is, there is only one device - an electro-vibration massager. It is used for pinching the nerve roots. This device gives a high frequency vibration that the massage therapist cannot reproduce with his hands. This vibration shakes out the pinched nerve. This vibration even helps with fractures in accelerating bone healing. The rest of the devices are made on the basis of a vibrating massager, but with additional options such as infrared radiation, tourmanium heating, and some even forget about the initial mechanical vibration and concentrate only a magnet, radiation, heating in the device ... Such devices must have a recommendation from the World Health Organization WHO.
But I cannot say anything about the effectiveness of applicators for effective therapeutic massage.