Benefits of Massage:
Massage has been recognized as an important ingredient of a holistic and happy lifestyle. It has helped people improve their health and heal themselves.
Here are some basic benefits of massage:
- Reduce stress and tension
- Relief from muscle aches and pains
- Improve joint mobility and flexibility
- Promotes relaxation and peace of mind
- Helps the body repair itself
Swedish Massage - Uses gliding, smoothing and kneading strokes.
Pressure is light to moderate. This is ideal for relaxation and stress relief.
Deep Tissue Massage - Addresses the deeper layers of the muscles
and connective tissues. Pressure is more intense and strokes are slow
and deliberate. These help to soften and release knots and taut bands of muscle.
Trigger Point Massage - Focuses on tender spots or points in a tight muscle.
Muscle spasm and pain (both chronic and acute) usually accompany trigger points. This type of treatment "deactivates" the trigger points and reduces the pain.
Hot Stone Massage - Makes use of heated basalt stones that are polished
and smoothened. The warmth and weight of the stones in combination with the
hands of the massage therapist helps to relax and release muscle tension.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage - Utilizes light pressure and gentle, pumping motions
to stimulate the flow of lymph and boost the immune system. This type of massage
is beneficial for reducing minor edemas.
Reiki - A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Administered by "laying on hands", it is based on the idea that there is an unseen life force energy flowing through us and causes us to be alive. When high, we are happy and healthy and when low, we are sick and stressed.
Reflexology - Application of pressure on reflex areas of the feet and hands
that corresponds to glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these
reflexes relieves stress and contributes to a sense of well-being.
Cupping - An age-old purification technique that can help improve circulation
and strengthen the immune system. Suction cups are placed on the body
to help drain toxic fluids and excess body heat.