Massage Therapy is one of the most ancient forms of healing, dating back thousands of years to Chinese, Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures that believed in its medicinal benefits.
The therapeutic manipulation of muscles and improved circulation to the skin and underlying tissues, through applied pressure of massage, uses the body’s natural regenerative capacity to promote self-healing. It treats the whole person, body, mind and spirit and can induce feelings of deep relaxation and tranquility.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch, which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles.
Massage is suitable for most people, including children and babies, but there are a few situations when massage should not be used, for example when you have a temperature or when tissues are inflamed such as over varicose veins or recent scars.
Massage can be performed on the whole body or just on a particular area of concern (e.g. back and shoulder), with or without oil or wax.