There are a variety of Holistic Massage techniques; most of which have the flexibility to be applied with differing intensities. This basically means that massage techniques may be used to promote the body’s healing from most injuries. The Holistic Massage Therapist has a range of techniques that may be employed at each stage of the injury/recovery to enhance the healing process.
Holistic Massage is a physical therapy incorporating well documented manual techniques which have been developed to improve muscular skeletal conditions. It is also an effective treatment for many other ailments and conditions.
Holistic Massage and the nervous System
Massage may have a profound effect upon the nervous system in several ways. It stimulates the nerve receptors in the tissues which control tissue tension. On a sensory level the mechano receptors, which respond to touch, pressure, warmth etc., are also stimulated. These may have a reflex action which leads to further relaxation of the tissues and a reduction in pain.
Holistic Massage and General Circulation
All the cells in the body need a good supply of blood containing all the nutrients needed for their growth, repair and nutrition. These cells also need to eliminate the waste materials that arise from the production of energy & debris from any tissue damage or inflammation. The techniques in Holistic Massage have a ‘pumping’ effect which stimulates the circulation of blood and so increases both the supply & removal of substances on a cellular level as well as being beneficial to local tissues.
The general circulatory stimulation may help to improve the health or the recovery of most other systems of the body.
Holistic Massage and the Lymphatic Circulation
Lymphatic vessels are not part of the circulatory system as they begin at a cellular level and travel in one direction only, towards the heart. The action of the lymphatic flow comes from muscle contraction (the lymphatic flow needs the movement of the muscles to work) and this muscle contraction is often limited when there is injury.
Holistic massage greatly helps to stimulate the lymphatic flow.
What conditions may be treated?
Holistic Massage Therapy may be of great benefit to the following conditions….
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