Massage is defined as the systematic and manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for therapeutic purposes promoting health and wellbeing.
Today, massage is a multidimensional skill encompassing a wide variety of ever evolving techniques, many of which have their roots in the Swedish system. The general public is now very aware of the value of massage in combating the stresses and tensions of modern living. Athletes, sports people and dancers include massage in their training schedules to aid recovery and to prevent or treat soft tissue injuries.
Massage can be used for treatment using a blend in various techniques, training and experience, to address the specific needs of the individual. In general, the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue (i.e. the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and facia) using the hands in a flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements. It may also be used for relaxation and improving wellbeing.
A typical full-body massage session lasts for about one hour or can be used to concentrate on specific areas such as backs, shoulders and necks or any areas giving discomfort, aches or pains. A full case history will be taken to determine if there are any contra-indications (physical conditions that would prohibit or limit a massage treatment).
Massage oils, lotions or creams will be used. Quality oil will nourish the skin and allow a free-flowing movement as it allows the hands to glide over the area avoiding any friction.
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