What is Massage?
Massage therapy is a range of therapeutic manipulative techniques that are applied directly to the body in order to facilitate healing and deep relaxation. The physical intervention combines techniques and methods to relieve pain, improve flexibility and mobility and enhance wellbeing. Different types of massage are widely used all over the world and the treatment is considered to be part of the popular alternative and complementary therapies recommended for a variety of health related issues and problems.
How it works:
Therapeutic massage is a healing technique that dates back through the centuries and is applied to the body to soothe specific areas and to relieve tension and aches and pains. Oils are often used to facilitate easy gliding action across the skin. A combination of rubbing, pressing, gliding, kneading, friction, circular motions, manipulation, tapping, compression and vibration movements are used but depend on the specific therapy and treatment plan involved. Typically the patient lies on a massage table, although some treatments use a special massage chair.
Touch is one of the oldest forms of healing and has many therapeutic qualities. When applied through physical massage the results produce many highly effective benefits. Whether the treatment requires gentle fluid motion or firm and direct pressure a sense of relaxation, inner calm and wellbeing is achieved. Massage is ideal for relaxing all parts of the body and benefits the lymphatic, musculoskeletal, nervous and circulatory systems of the body simultaneously. It also provides an excellent source of pain relief.