As the linchpin of manual therapy system, this practice aims to open up the microcirculation and regulate body temperature. MTs is the oldest recorded manual therapy of the Greek practicing physicians in the city of Trebizond (Trapezounta being the authentic name) on the Black Sea coast and is included in the online courses of the University of Athens.
According to MTs, the human being is conceived as a single psychosomatic entity. This particular treatment aims at leading the individual back from a state of imbalance to being in temperament. Implementing specialized massage manipulations, originally while the patient is in a seated position and then in the prone as well as the supine position, MTs intends to restore the microcirculation and fluid balance. Originally, the medical practitioner Irini Iatridou passed on her knowledge to Sotirios Antonopoulos, founder of MTS Centres. Since 2015, MTs has been provided as a therapy treatment in the MTS Centres. In 2019 the University of Athens launched online course on MTs.