What is Body Massage?
Massage is an instinctive human response. When we bump ourselves, we rub it and the ‘ouch’ goes away. This basic instinct has been slowly developed over countless generations into a sophisticated healing art. Professional massage is an age-old therapy, which can alleviate physical, mental and emotional ailments. The practice dates to the Chinese in 3000BC. Other references in the Bible refer to anointing the body with oil. It developed, in one form or another, in all the nations of the Old World. In 460BC, Hypocrites, who is considered a father of medicine, described it as a beneficial treatment for his patients. He said that all physicians should have experience of the techniques of rubbing. It is recognized that rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose and loosens a joint that is too rigid. Massage is a scientific method of manipulating the soft tissues of the body to have a specific effect. Its objective is the restoration of function and release of tension. Massage therapy is the holistic application of physical touch to the systems of the body; e.g. the muscular, skeletal, digestive, elimination, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, emotional, mental and nervous systems.
What are the benefits of Body Massage?
Body Massage can help to:
· Increase energy levels and concentration, reduce tension headaches, migraines and eyestrain
· Improve insomnia by prompting restful sleep
· Enhance circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage
· Aid posture and ease muscular tension or stiffness
· Calm the mind and aid relaxation, alleviate anxiety, tension, depression and stress
· Soothe stress related skin conditions
· Relieve respiratory and digestive disorders
· Diminish wide-ranging pain, ease sport related injuries
· Encourage a general sense of wellbeing, calmness and relaxation, balance the body, mind and spirit
· Lowers blood pressure
To provide a comprehensive range of professional complementary and holistic therapies to the highest standards, in a relaxed environment, with bespoke, nurturing treatments, meeting a diverse range of needs, promoting health and well-being for mind, body and soul.