All forms of Massage aim
to mobilize the natural healing properties of
the body to help restore or maintain optimal
health. Eastern styles, such as Reflexology,
Champissage and Dien Cham focus on balancing the
body’s vital energy as it flows in pathways
known as zones or meridians. Western style
massage, such as Kinetic Swedish, Relaxation and
Sport work towards relaxing the muscles,
improving circulation and increasing mobility.
Western forms of Massage utilize movements such
as gliding, kneading, tapping and stretching
strokes along with deep circular movements and
Massage is also a convenient way to apply
therapeutic substances to the skin and
underlying tissues. Massage therapists may use
warming or analgesic cream, rejuvenating oils
and even essential oils to aid in the treatment
of the client.
Massage can help to relieve muscular pain as
well as reduce stress and ease muscle tension.
The treatment is useful for relieving neck and
back pain, aiding relaxation, mobilizing stiff
joints and helping to improve ones muscle tone.
Massage is also useful in stimulating the
release of endorphins, the body’s own natural
painkillers. It also helps the healing process
by improving the supply of oxygen and nutrients
to muscles and connective tissues. A Massage
treatment can also improve drainage of waste
products from the body and tissues.
Many people have regular Massage treatments
to help them relax and stay in peak physical and
mental condition. Those engaged in physically
active pursuits such as athletes, dancers,
workout enthusiasts all find it particularly
good for maintaining healthy muscle tone.
Massage has valuable preventative health
benefits as well, because it improves the
flexibility of muscles and connective tissues
and enhances their blood supply; it also helps
to boost the body’s own natural immune system.