WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage therapy dates back thousands of years. It encompasses many different techniques including those for relaxation as well as specifically for injuries related to everyday life, like strains from lifting to strains from sports activities.
Research has found that massage can be helpful for people experiencing difficulties with conditions such as:
- Mental health – issues with depression and anxiety
- Infant care
Massage can improve the quality of life for many people, although not directly affect the conditions themselves in cases of cancer or HIV.
Studies have found that mothers who massage their babies, have less colicky babies as well as the mothers suffering less with post-natal depression.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-invasive holistic therapy that works alongside other therapies to rebalance the body, bringing health and well-being to the patient. By applying pressure on reflex points on the feet using thumbs and fingers, a trained Clinical Reflexologist can recognise where there are imbalances in different areas of the body and bodily systems and stimulate the body to heal and self-correct.
All the systems of the body are worked on through the feet, musculoskeletal, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, nervous, and lymphatic.
In all the above cases a consultation form is completed in order to establish the general health, medical history, life style and discuss why the patient has come for a treatment.
Each patient responds to treatment in different ways and only after assessing and seeing the person’s response can a treatment plan be established.
What is Table Thai Massage?
Table Thai Yoga Massage is a 3-dimensional experience, where the muscles, tendons, ligaments, as well as the joints receive the benefit of movement and massage. Table Thai massage restores natural range of motion and joint health, enhances functional integration of the body, clears fascial restrictions from previous injuries and repetitive stress patterns. Table Thai massage also utilizes energy work, which, according to ancient Asian culture, treats the subtle energetic field within the body. It corrects blockages, deficiencies, and imbalances in the flow of this energy, which helps to relax the mind and calm the heart.
- Relieve tension headaches
- Reduce types of back pain (typically subacute and chronic nonspecific back pain)
- Relieve muscle pain and spasticity as well as joint stiffness and pain
- Increase flexibility and range of motion
- Stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Boost energy
- Calm the nervous system.