Holistic Massage ITEC
Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and, to promote health and wellness.
Massage therapy improves functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness. Massage involves holding, causing movement of soft tissue, and/or applying pressure to the body.
Massage therapy is the systematized manipulation of soft tissues for the purpose of normalizing them. I use a variety of physical methods including applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, or causing movement to the body. I use my hands, but may also use my forearms and elbows.
My basic goal is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.
Touch is the core ingredient of massage therapy and also combines science and art. The specific techniques for massage that i learnt i use my sense of touch to determine the right amount of pressure to apply to each person and locate areas of tension and other soft-tissue problems. Touch also conveys a sense of caring, an important component in the healing relationship.
When muscles are overworked, waste products such as lactic acid can accumulate in the muscle, causing soreness, stiffness, and even muscle spasm.
Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.
Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone.
My massage isn't just for feeling good, it is a holistic therapy that reduces the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins, the 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."
My massage is a holistic therapy. It has effect on both body and mind, increases the circulation of blood and flow of lymph. The direct mechanical effect of rhythmically applied manual pressure and movement used in massage can dramatically increase the rate of blood flow. Also, the stimulation of nerve receptors causes the blood vessels (by reflex action) to dilate, which also facilitates blood flow. This has a profound effect on one's health.
Health Benefits of Massage
Massage Reduces Muscle Tension.
Massage Improves Blood Circulation.
Massage Induces Better Lymph Movement.
Massage Results In Increased Mobility and Range of Motion of Joints.
Massage Stimulates or Soothes Nervous System.
Massage Enhances Skin Condition.
Massage Results in Better Digestion and Intestinal Function.
Massage Relieves of Acute and Chronic pain.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage, as its name says, focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.It is designed to reach the deep section of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres. Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to unstick the fibres of the muscle and release both toxins and deeply held tension points.
Specific hand position and strokes are used to respond to various tissues while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. It helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It it beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Because it works very deeply, emotional issues can also be addressed, when these have been stored in the body.
Treatments take place on a massage table on bare skin. Deep Tissue Massage usually focuses on specific areas and may cause some soreness during or after the session. If the treatment is done correctly however, you should feel better within a day or two. Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body so it is important to drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage to help this process along.
Releases deep muscular tension
Relieves pain and increases vitality
Provides greater flexibility and range of motion
Improves posture and general body awareness
Helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue
Speeding up healing time of muscular and soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains
Releases toxins from muscles