Benefits of holistic massage
Holistic massage is a well-known treatment that not only focusses on tense muscles as a physical result of stress, but it also takes into account a client’s emotional and spiritual well-being. It is an ancient method of healing that stimulates the blood circulation and clears the lymphatic drainage system which assists in releasing toxins from the body. Holistic Massage allows the body’s natural healing abilities to come forth and balance the entire body as a whole. This massage technique has been used for thousands of years in Egypt, China and India. The term “holistic” derives from the ancient Greek word “holos,” which means “whole.” By definition, Holistic Massage treats the whole body as a single entity and is specifically tailored to each client.
Holistic Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Increasing energy levels
- Alleviating muscle tention and stiffness
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility and overall flexibility
- Encouraging better circulation.
- Improving lymphatic drainage.
- improving skin elasticity
- Reducing muscular tension.
- Boosting the immune system
- Improving sleep patterns
- Improving physical and mental fatigue
- Helps reducing blood pressure
- promoting general relaxation
Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions.
Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer-reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.
The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy can prove beneficial:
|Anxiety and depression||Asthma and Emphysema|
|Back, leg, and neck pain||Cancer symptoms|
|Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)||Chronic Fatigue syndrome|
|Fractures and edema||Gastrointestinal disorders|
|Headaches||Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis|
|Insomnia||Kyphosis and Scoliosis|
|Multiple sclerosis||Parkinson’s disease|
|Muscle tension and spasm||Palliative care|
|Post-surgical rehabilitation||Pregnancy and labour support|
|Sports injuries||Strains and sprains|
|Stress and stress-related conditions||Stroke|