Perhaps, for the very first time, you are being introduced to massage therapy, the principle and practice of the largest natural healing art . If on the other hand, you are familiar with massage therapy, then you will appreciate more this little refresher course.
ABOUT MASSAGE THERAPY
WHAT is massage therapy ?
Massage therapy is defined as “the manual manipulation of muscular structure and soft body tissues of the human body (including muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments).” Massage has been used for thousands of years by people living all over the world as a means of naturally treating both mental and physical body ailments.
WHY is massage therapy so popular ?
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
Inner Healing Touch
Keep Calm and Book a Massage
How to get the most from your massage
Be as open to the process as you can.
Relax and try let your thoughts go. One way to do this is to focus on how the touch or technique feels.
Remember to breathe, as this helps you relax. Sometimes people hold their breath when a sore area is massaged, but it is best to breathe through it.
In the same way, tightening your muscles during the massage is counterproductive. If you can't seem to relax your muscles, let your massage therapist know, so they can adjust the massage technique.