- IS BACK PAIN A PROBLEM FOR YOU?
- DO YOU SUFFER FROM A STIFF NECK OR SHOULDERS?
- IS THERE STIFFNESS IN YOUR JOINTS CAUSING RESTRICTED MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY?
- IS REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY A PROBLEM?
- ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL STRESS?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, or you find the need for nurturing and relaxation, then the answer to the question "why massage?" is that it is beneficial for all these conditions. The common language of gentle touch can be reassuring, relaxing and healing. It can relieve pain and soothe tension. Above all, it is a demonstration that the therapist cares and the recipient cares for themselves, to allow time out to relax and be rejuvenated.
Massage is a form of healing, of enabling the body to help itself. A healing massage will help a person to relax and regain their sense of balance. A body and mind that feels supported and cared for will respond positively, by supporting us with a maintained wellness and balance.
Massage affects us on all levels. Physically its benefits include relaxing and toning the muscles, assisting venous blood flow, encouraging the lymphatic flow and stretching the connective tissue of the joints to name but a few.
On a mental level massage can relieve stress and anxiety, also it connects our mind to our body to enable us to become aware of our body as a whole. Holistic massage affects the subtle body i.e. the energy centres or chakras to bring balance into the "whole" , which is the mind, body and soul. Why massage? Massage is the quickest, surest way to create a sense of relaxation and well being. It is comforting, soothing, reassuring and makes us feel happy; it can make us feel better in minutes, clearing our minds to approach our lives with a new vision and vigour.
How Is It Practised?
On your initial visit, a full case history will be taken to include your medical, general health and lifestyle details. This is to ensure that an effective massage can be given. All treatments are tailored to meet individual clients needs.
You will lie on a massage couch, with towels used to cover your whole body. Oil or creams are used for the massage.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage consists of a sequence of massage techniques and the stimulation of pressure points on the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, scalp and face all key areas of stress, which is why it is so useful for stress management, a symptom of modern living.
The head, neck and shoulders are also important energy centres within our body and Indian Head
Massage restores energy flow in the body leaving you feeling calm and relaxed. Indian Head Massage treats the whole person leaving the recipient in a deep sense of inner peace and tranquility. Generally a feeling of complete relaxation is achieved, releasing anxiety which results in clearer thinking and empowerment.
Many enjoy the pleasure of regular sessions relieving the stresses and strains of everyday life.
How Is It Practised?
Indian Head Massage is practised with the recipient sitting upright on a kneeling chair. The recipient remains fully clothed, only requiring the removal of any jewellery which may obstruct the therapy. No oils are used.