You can imagine the body being made up of muscles and bones. Through our day to day life we move or not move and sometimes our muscles become strong and some weak. You can feel the affects of this in the body such as a lack of strength or weakness and overuse such as tightness and even a burning feeling. It can also leave you feeling fatigued or prone to injury.
The treatment uses not only observation and assessment skills but also tactile skills to achieve that balance. The techniques may be gentle or firm, deep or shallow, depending on your preference and what the issue requires.
Some of the techniques include palpation of trigger points, myofascial release, stretches and lymphatic drainage techniques to work on damaged or sore muscles, soft tissue or joints. These all work to assist your body and muscles to heal by reducing pain and discomfort, bringing a feeling of relaxation and mobility.
Your life style is probably taking it’s toll on your wellbeing. High-stress jobs, endless personal obligations, money worries, the list goes on. Getting regular relaxation massages can be an excellent step towards improved wellbeing.
Stress, in small amounts can be a good thing. It allows you to function faster and react better to events around you. But modern society has increased the stress levels for most people to a very dangerous level.
Just like a car, your body needs to be maintained. Letting your mind free and your body recharge is essential to your wellbeing. Not giving your mind and body chill out time is likely to result in illness and secondary effects such as poor performance at work or sport. The incidences of cancer and other serious disease can definitely be directly related to stress and the modern lifestyle. You owe it to yourself and family to take some time out for you.
Even better would be ongoing aromatherapy sessions. But if all you can spare is an hour a week, then relaxation massage may be the best option.
If you suffer from poor sleep, lack of energy, ongoing illness like colds and flu, lack of concentration and a short temper with those around you, you may well gain some very tangible benefits from relaxation massage on a regular basis.
Your body has to deal with every day from air pollutants like car fumes, factory contamination, farming chemicals, additives, preservatives, harmful microorganisms, microscopic particles like asbestos, lead and this is just to name a few. Then we have the effects of stress hormones, emotional disturbances, negative emotions all impacting on our bodies cells.
Your body has its own natural method of detoxifying by means of the lymphatic system, but considering the amount of pollutants modern humans are exposed to, your lymphatic system needs all the help it can get.
I like to encourage my clients to create healthy habits at home to help in between treatments and these include, Epsom salt baths, dry-skin brushing, lymphacizing on a mini-rebounder and also having sauna’s.
Arteries and veins, the lymph system does not have a central pump. It does, however, have minor contractile ability with a "pulse" of one to 30 beats per minute. Muscle contraction ─ through movement like exercise-and diaphragmatic or belly breathing are the key methods for pushing lymph through the body; light massage techniques also acts as a pump to stimulate the lymphatic system.
It is through muscle contraction like movement or exercise and deep breathing which pushes the lymph through the body. However, light massage techniques can also act as a pump to stimulate the lymphatic system.
Clients will often say they feel very little happening when they receive a lymphatic drainage, especially those clients who typically receive deep tissue massage treatments. But do not underestimate what is happening within your body! During the session and afterwards, clients experience a deep state of relaxation by the light and rhythmic nature of the work.
Each client’s response to lymphatic drainage differs depending on the body’s individual toxicity levels. Some clients feel a deep sense of relaxation, others experience a burst of energy and a few clients may experience fatigue or mild flu-like symptoms. These are normal responses that may last up to a few days. You can support your body by resting consuming healthy food and keeping hydrated.
For more information please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!
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