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|Medical & Relaxation Massage|
Medical Massage is a treatment orientated massage. The treatment is directed towards helping resolve bodily injuries that have been diagnosed by a doctor or chiropractor. Treatment is focused and the therapist will employ the most appropriate massage method after a detailed discussion with the client. Medical massage is known to help in various motor vehicle, work and sports related injuries.
Relaxation massage benefits most people. It helps us to relax and is able to restore our minds and bodies. The therapist will go through set massage routines depending on the massage package chosen by the client.
1. Manual Lymphatic Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage was pioneered by Dr. Emil Vodder in the 1930s. He studied the human lymphatic system and developed hand movements to drain lymph from swollen limb tissues. In 1936 he introduced this technique in Paris. MLD has now become a popular treatment in European hospitals and clinics.
MLD is a technique used to manage lymphedema, a type of tissue swelling. The therapy stimulates and opens up new lymphatic vessels which carry vital substances to defend the body. At the same time, it helps remove excess lymph and waste products to decrease tissue swelling.
MLD is both preventative and remedial. It enhances a person’s well being. It promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and lessens pain. The therapy is gentle and relaxing.
2. Post Natal Massage
In Asia, many pregnant women pre-book massage sessions with a therapist for post-natal massage. Post-natal massage therapy is known to have the following benefits: relaxation, stress relief, relief of shoulder or neck aches, toning of the body, reduction of retained fluid, reduction in size of the uterus and reduction of cellulite. The massage sessions also provides emotional support for the mother.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the body to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points. When these points are pressed, they relieve muscular tension, promote the circulation of blood and the body's life forces to aid healing.
Acupressure can be effective in helping relieve headaches, eyestrain, sinus problems, neck pain, backaches, joint pain, muscle tension and aches due to stress. It is the Chinese way to balance the body and maintain good health.
4. Swedish Massage
Swedish massage was pioneered by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling, at the University of Stockholm in 1812. It was introduced to the U.S. in 1858 as "The Swedish Movement Cure." Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy massage. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and offers other health benefits. It can be slow and gentle or vigorous and bracing depending on what the therapist and client want to achieve.
5. Aromatherapy & Aromatherapy Therapeutic Massage
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine. It uses volatile plant material (essential oils) and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person's mood, cognitive function and health. The aroma influences the limbic system of the brain through the sense of smell.
These essential oils also have direct pharmacological effects. They maybe applied directly on the body during massage or inhaled directly.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2011 11:45|