What is Massage Therapy?

The basic philosophy of massage therapy embraces the concept of vis Medicatrix naturae, which means "aiding the ability of the body to heal itself.” Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalising those tissues. It consists of a group of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement to parts of the body. Massage therapy dates back thousands of years. It encompasses many different techniques, offering both physical and psychological benefits. One of the lesser known benefits of this therapy is emotional release. Clients often find themselves releasing pent up emotions, indicating a healing response.

Types of Massage Techniques used under the STEPS Program©


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a technique mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. Conditions treated or helped by Deep Tissue Massage include:
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Limited mobility
  • Low back pain
  • Muscular tension (hamstrings, glutes, legs, quadriceps, upper back)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Rehabilitation injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls)
  • Repetitive strain injuries (e.g. tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome)


Reflexology is a non-invasive holistic massage therapy that works to rebalance the body, bringing health and well-being to the patient. By applying pressure on reflex points on the feet and hands using thumbs and fingers. Licensed Clinical Reflexologist in Dubai to rebalance health with a magical touch. All systems of the body are worked on through the feet and hands addressing all the bodily systems: musculoskeletal, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, nervous and lymphatic. Conditions treated or helped by reflexology include:
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Pain
  • Post-operative pain
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Stress
  • Tension headaches
  • Sports Injuries

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 utilises 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. Conditions treated or helped by Table Thai Massage include:
  • Boost energy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Increase flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduce back and neck pain (subacute/chronic)
  • Relieve muscle pain and spasticity as well as joint stiffness and pain
  • Relieve tension headaches
  • Stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Stress relief to calm the nervous system
Appropriate massage techniques are employed under the STEPS Program© depending on an individual's health condition. Progress in monitored keeping in mind the goals set with the Health-O-Meter© Report. For bookings and further enquiries click here.