In its various forms, a body massage can help relieve a wide range of complaints. Research had shown that massage is particularly good for relieving stress related problems, anxiety and panic attacks through to asthma to constipation. Massage is effective in managing back pain and arthritic pain. Massage makes you feel good in lots of ways. It can have a positive effect on you whole body and mind, your bones, muscles, heart, aiding digestion and mental health. It is instinctive to give someone a hug to comfort and support them and massage is an extension of that.
Massage encourages blood flow, which increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that reach your organs and tissues. Massage encourages your body to circulate the “good stuff”; it also removes the “bad stuff” waste products, toxins, carbon dioxide and excess fluid.
One of the greatest effects and gifts massage can offer is that it can make you feel much better about yourself, more relaxed in your skin and reconnects you to your body. It also produces a calm and peaceful sensation and connectedness to the world around you.
Whatever kind of massage you are having, the massage therapist should ask you some basic questions about your medical history, lifestyle and general health.
Massage therapists will massage you with their bare hands, and possible with their arms as well. They may use some oils to make it easier to glide their hands across your skin and these oils often are scented. The strength of pressure will vary according to the massage type and the part of the body they are massaging.
The length of sessions can vary with each massage. Treatments can last from one hour to three hours, depending on the type of massage you are receiving and the techniques used in massage specifically tailored to your presenting complaint. Most massage times are around two hours in length. Whatever the time is, make sure you allow yourself time to get ready and be settled before and after massage.
You can expect to feel relaxed and calm after a massage. After massage, you may feel a little achy, or you can feel so relaxed that you a little sleepy and a bit vague. On the other hand, some massages make you feel energized; it just depends on what type of massage you are receiving. Whenever your massage is scheduled for, try to arrange to have your massage when you have a little time to enjoy its benefits. It may not be a good idea to plan an important presentation, host a children’s party or take a three-hour drive afterwards. Give yourself time to wind down; the massage will be of a lot more benefit if you do.
This involves extensive body massage, often assisted by light fragrances, stones or crystals associated with each chakra. Based on the seven chakra centers, each bespoke treatment gives relaxation to the nervous system, sensuous lymphatic drainage, subtle healing of the chakras. The therapist will most commonly tailor their sessions to your own requirements and by identifying, the chakras, which are in need of assistance, and breathing exercises throughout the treatment
The idea is to allow your body to awaken its own energy sources by working through any blockages in your natural energy flow.