Massage aims to increase the circulation in muscles, relieve tension and muscle spasms and help the
lymphatic and nervous systems. There are studies being conducted to see whether feeling good through
massage equals better health. Throughout Australia there are many different forms of massage ie: Swedish,
Remedial, Shiatsu, Aromotherapy and Reflexology. Each of these very different forms of massage can help
you maintain better health.
Swedish Massage is theraputic; using oils and creams combined
with medium to soft strokes.
Remedial Massage is a deep tissue massage; using well tried
techniques, it targets specific conditions and complaints.
Shiatsu Massage is a 'finger
massage'; using pressure applied to the palms, thumbs, elbows, knees, and feet, this therapy uses the
idea that we have energy channels or meridian which affects our health and moods.
Aromotherapy Massage borrows from the afore mentioned massage techniques, but adds the
aroma of essential oils, the smell evokes a sense of well-being and the body absorbs minute amounts of
the oils through the skin.
Reflexology Massage is based on the theory that there are ten
points of electrical energy throughout the body, by massaging these points on the body the practiotioner
treats disease in the whole body.
Massage has never been proven to be a cure for medical conditions,
but in the interest of your own well-being and relaxation, go out and spoil yourself!!
Massage and Depression Written by Eddie Lazar, Wholistic Healing Touch.
The factual information on Massage was compiled from:
Ninemsn Goodmedicine (http://lifestyle.ninemsn.com.au/goodmedicine)
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