Hands to Heal Massage Therapy -  Information

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What is Massage Therapy?

Massage is a therapeutic practice that involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body to promote relaxation, relieve muscle tension, alleviate pain, and improve overall well-being. It is one of the oldest healing arts, with roots in ancient civilizations such as China, India, Egypt, and Greece

Massage therapy can offer a wide range of benefits, including reducing stress, improving circulation, boosting immune function, relieving muscle tension and pain, enhancing flexibility and range of motion, and promoting overall relaxation and well-being. It is often used as part of a comprehensive approach to healthcare and can be beneficial for individuals of all ages and fitness levels.

Massage Therapy is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today Massage Therapy can be offered at your business, shopping malls, gyms, international airports also hospice's and hospitals. Massage Therapy has been a vital part of individual health restoration and rejuvenation for thousands of years, through all cultures. 'Massage For Life'!

What Are Some Of The Different Types Of Massage Therapy

Some Common Types of Massage Therapy Include:

  1. Swedish Massage: This is one of the most common types of massage, focusing on relaxation and improving circulation through long, gliding strokes, kneading, and gentle tapping.

  2. Deep Tissue Massage: This technique targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to address chronic tension and pain. It involves applying firm pressure and slower strokes to reach the underlying muscles.

  3. Sports Massage: Geared towards athletes and individuals engaged in physical activity, sports massage aims to prevent injuries, improve flexibility, and enhance performance by focusing on specific muscle groups used during sports and exercise.

  4. Trigger Point Therapy: This technique involves applying pressure to specific points within muscle tissue, known as trigger points, to relieve pain and tension.

  5. Shiatsu: A form of Japanese bodywork, shiatsu involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to balance the flow of energy and promote overall health and well-being.

What is a Natural Therapy?

A natural therapy, also known as alternative or complementary therapy, refers to a diverse range of practices and treatments that aim to promote health and well-being using natural approaches. These therapies often focus on the body's innate ability to heal itself and may include techniques such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy, among others.

The underlying principle of natural therapy is to address the root causes of illness or imbalance rather than simply treating symptoms. Many natural therapies emphasize a holistic approach, considering the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit in promoting overall health and wellness.

What Does Massage Involve?

The system of massage treatment involves the therapist using their hands to apply pressure on you body. Therapists use various techniques to work on the body ie: Stroking and gliding (effleurage), Kneading the soft tissues (petrissage), or what is termed 'percussion' (tapotement).

What Are The Real Benefits Of Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is extremely beneficial to people leading busy lifestyles what is now commonly know as work related stress.

Massage will not only aid with mental relaxation but will work on physical symptoms of back and neck pain that comes from sitting for extended periods of time at a desk or from physical labour.

Massage Therapy Can Also Used To Treat A Wide Range Of *Imbalance?! Such As..

*Thanks to Wikipedia for the concise information above!

Hands to Heal Massage Therapy... Its About You, Your Health

If you would like to try Massage Therapy and learn about the positive health benefits Massage could have for you, call one of our friendly Hands to Heal Massage Therapist's today. 

We will answer any questions you may have, advise on the best Massage Treatment for you, and explain what to expect during your Hands to Heal Massage Therapy session.