Swedish / Holistic
Massage can be defined as the manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for the purpose of promoting health and well-being.
It is believed that the word massage derives from the Arabic word 'mass' or 'mas'h', which means 'to exert gentle pressure'.
As an art, massage must be as old as human history, as it is an instinctive human reaction to pain or discomfort to hold or rub an injury.
It is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue (i.e. the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) using the hands in a gentle, flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements.
The environment where is done is important for the experience. The room should be warm and peaceful with low-level lighting, soft music and a pleasing aroma helps to the effect.
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.
It can be used to promote general well-being and self-esteem by strengthening the circulatory and immune systems. Regulation of blood pressure, circulation, digestion and muscle and skin tone. It is integrated into a range of healing systems, and integrated into versatile advanced massage techniques, as well as being integrated into numerous complementary therapies.
Swedish or Holistic massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. This Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.