Massage Therapy is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy. It is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading of different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body. Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin. It also works on the soft tissues (the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone. Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits may also reach the deeper layers of the muscle and possibly even the organs themselves. Massage techniques stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system), improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.
Some Benefits Of Massage:
Eases tension, stiffness, and pain.
Improves breathing and circulation.
Enhances healing and well-being.
Is relaxing, soothing, and reassuring.
Shiatsu is a unique, non-invasive therapy designed to stimulate the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Literally translated, the Japanese word shiatsu means “finger pressure.” Shiatsu therapy involves the systematic application of manual pressure to the body in order to assess and treat a variety of conditions. Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the autonomic nervous system, thereby improving organ function and reducing muscle tension. Shiatsu therapy is a distinctly Japanese contribution to holistic healthcare and has evolved out of 3,500 years of oriental medical wisdom. It is founded upon the same principles as acupuncture, although no needles are used. It also incorporates the modern Western sciences of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Shiatsu therapy is effective in the management of many acute and chronic conditions including:
Back, neck, and shoulder pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Thoracic outlet syndrome.
Repetitive strain injuries.
Muscle tension and spasm.
Digestive and constipation problems.
Chronic fatigue syndrome.
Anxiety and depression.
After treatment, most people experience relief from their discomforts–relief from pain, increased flexibility, calmer mood, and clearer mind. Many people find that deep, restful sleep comes more easily for several nights. A small percentage of people may feel tired or headachy for a few hours, or may temporarily experience minor localized muscle stiffness. This is a normal reaction to the treatment as the body readjusts and re-balances and will pass within 1 to 3 days.
Stone Massage Therapy/Lymphatic massage treatment
Stone Massage Therapy is a system that includes a number of techniques that use hot and cold stones for bodywork in Spas and Healing centres. It is a form of bodywork that uses cold and water heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Hot stone therapy increases the temperature of the skin and muscle tissue to improve circulation and calm the nervous system. As a result, hot stone massages are deeply relaxing and act to re-balance the body. It also benefits people who may suffer from arthritis pain, back pain, stress/anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Cold stone is good for inflammation, bruises, swelling, lymphedema, etc. The combination of hot and cold create “flushing technique” to the lymphatic system.
Thai massage is an ancient bodywork therapy that has been taught and practiced in Thailand for over 2,500 years. It is a relaxing and rejuvenating form of shiatsu and yoga combined. Thai yoga massage takes the joints through a full range of motion resulting in a wonderful sense of well-being and stress relief, while stimulating the detoxification process by balancing meridians in the body. It is highly recommended for anyone who is under stress and less range of motion. It is ideal treatment for athletes and dancers to promote circulation on muscle and re alignment muscle and joints.
Its benefits include relieving back pain, frozen shoulders, headaches, stress, increasing range of motion and flexibility and relieving muscle tension.