Types of Massage and how they can benefit you

The benefits of a good scalp massage are indisputable, as captured on camera! Read on and watch the video for proof!

They say a change is as good as a vacation, but what they don’t tell you is that a massage is even better. The benefits of a good massage are numerous and could well help you live a longer, more youthful life by getting rid of one of today’s biggest killers: stress. Massage is a healing art that has the ability to rejuvenate mind, body and soul and is suitable for all ages across all walks of life.

In a nutshell, message therapy contributes to the functioning of the muscles, central nervous system, lymphatic system, skin and even your digestive system to restore your body’s ability to heal itself. By enjoying a session with a skilled therapist, you’ll:

1. Get rid of built up tension and its resulting physical effects
2. Increase blood flow throughout the body
3. Increase your own flexibility and mobility
4. Encourage the formation of healthy connective tissue
5. Clear your body of toxins

The diversity of this beautiful healing art makes you realise that there is a substantial amount of truth in the fact that the body can be healed through the specialised targeting of certain areas, also known as pressure points. And just like many other healing practices currently soaring to popularity in the western world, massage can be divided according to different techniques, each providing different results for a better, more youthful you.

Remedial/Deep Tissue Massage
This is perhaps the most technical type of modern massage, incorporating a range of techniques, both diagnostic and remedial, to address any number of possible conditions or physical ailments. The deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. This type of massage can alleviate chronic pain, enhance relaxation and assist in general convalescence.

Relaxation Massage
Stressed up? Feeling overwhelmed? The aim of a relaxation massage is to repair the balances caused by stress and the demands of living in this (often) crazy world. It targets the soft tissue by soothing and stimulating selected areas of the body, thereby restoring the balance and your winning, relaxed smile.

Scalp Massage
You’ll feel like royalty… more relaxed than you’ve been in ages. As the title implies, scalp massage helps with most things scalp such as headache relief, increased circulation for healthy hair growth, gives a feeling of well-being and promotes better sleep….and the evidence is clear in the video!

Acu-Pressure Massage
We’ve all heard about the magic of Chinese medicine, now feel it on your body! The Chinese acu-pressure massage seeks to stabilise the body’s energy core (or meridian) through a series of specialist techniques that can range from the gentle to the powerful, targeting specific power locations all over the body. The benefit of this type of massage is that it stimulates the body’s own natural power to repair itself, which effectively means a step back in time.

Aromatherapy Massage
Don’t think that this is a normal massage using aromatherapy oils. Not at all. This type of massage therapy not only uses specific oils to enhance relaxation, but incorporates hand-movements by a specialist therapist to address any number of problem areas, both physical and psychologically. In short, it’s the fusion of two very powerful healing techniques to benefit the patient… you.

There exist many more massage techniques to benefit your mental and physical activities to help you make the most of each day. It is also important to note that, while effective, massage therapy is in no way a substitute for medical treatment of serious ailments. Other than that, simply lie down, relax and let the experience revitalise you.

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