Massage

by Brenda Baber on October 1, 2012

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.

These days massage isn’t just for feeling good anymore. It is a wholistic therapy that reduces the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins, (body’s natural painkillers).

Therapeutic massage enhances medical treatment and helps people feel less anxious and stressed, relaxed yet more alert. It had been said that, “Massage is to the human body what a tune-up is for a car.”

TYPES OF MASSAGE

Relaxation Massage:

A smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of movement, and relieves muscular tension.

Remedial Massage:

A paramedical treatment that helps to restore function to injured “soft tissues” (muscles, tendons and ligaments). Therapy may involve the use of various types of Massage, as well as a range of other physical treatments to assist your recovery. In addition, you may be asked to perform some activities at home to assist the process of recovery.

Sports Massage:

Combines different Massage techniques to enhance sports performance and recuperation. An effective component of any training program.

Aromatherapy Massage:

Combining the therapeutic properties of essential oils with specific Massage techniques to promote health and well-being.

Oriental Massage Therapies:

Oriental-based systems of finger pressure Massage, such as Acupressure and Shiatsu, that treat points along the acupressure meridians, aiming to release discomfort and rebalance energy.

PHILOSOPHY

Our bodies are living records of every physical and emotional event we experience. Layers of experience, habitual movements and patterns of holding ourselves on a daily basis are the knowledge that gives our bodies tone and posture. As a result tension, limited flexibility and even pain can become a part of our lives. Massage centres our body experience to the “here and now,” physiologically increases our natural healing power and educates us how we may change life patterns by increasing appreciation of ourselves. Consequently, every massage emerges as a positive and unique healing treatment with clear physiological and emotional results that connect the body/mind of each individual.

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