Massage is one of the oldest body therapies, which has evolved into many different types.
Evidence exists of its use by ancient cultures to promote good health and heal injuries.It involves systematically manipulating the soft tissues, eg. the skin and muscles. The therapist can use deep, or light pressure, with techniques varying from gentle, effleurage (stroking), to more strenuous tapotement (pummelling), and stretching of muscles.
Massage can help clients who are suffering from the effects of tension to relax. The type of massage given depends on the client's reason for having treatment. Many painful conditions, such as backache, neck and shoulder pain and headaches can be relieved.
This is massage of neck, shoulders and back. Its purpose is to improve back, neck and shoulder problems. It may promote sleep, improve concentration and help get rid of tension. The client is laid down. It can be done without oil, with the client clothed, or with oil, including essential oils, to enhance effects.
This type of massage is more suited to chronic tension in a muscle or to support healing in an muscle group after injury. Remedial massage can help with body areas that ache and cause discomfort in everyday life, as well as old scars which can affect functionality. It is important to know that pain is not a necessary component of remedial massage, contrary to popular opinion. Good results can be achieved without experiencing pain during the massage.
A traditional Chinese massage that applies pressure to ‘Qi Meridians’ (pressure points) throughout your body to relieve muscle tension and release endorphins.