Massage Therapy ProgramsMassage, in its simplest form, is an instinctive therapy.

Isn’t it often that, when you experience an aching sensation anywhere in the body, you try to rub and knead the pain away?

By definition, massage is the intentional and systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, to enhance health and healing. It uses different techniques to promote increased blood flow and subsequent healing.

Releasing tension from the muscles is an integral part of massage therapy. For example, most headaches originate from tensed neck muscles. Much of the pain of angina comes from the hyper-contraction of the chest muscles, while abdominal and pelvic pain is frequently caused by trigger points in the local muscles.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy is a holistic experience that is relaxing as well as energising. This “hands-on” therapy works on the principle of manipulation of the tissues to aid the healing process.

The uniqueness of this therapy is that it doesn’t just affect the skin the largest organ in our body – but also all our sense organs. It is a method of reconnection of mind to body, and of our senses to one another.

How does this work?

Applying rhythmic compression to the energy lines and points, together with deep stretching, releases tension from the entire system. Massage is nurturing and offers a means to break down barriers we set around ourselves. This experience results in a sense of relaxation and feeling of well-being.

Massage works both on the superficial and deeper layers of muscles, ligaments, joints, connective tissues and other areas of the body including the nervous, digestive and respiratory systems. It also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system in elimination of toxins.

Balancing energies

According to Eastern philosophy the body’s vital life energy flows in centres or channels that are located in the body. These energy channels also affect our mental, physical and emotional state of balance. When there are imbalances or blockages in the distribution of energy, the result is pain and disease. When energy distribution is balanced, there is complete harmony of body, mind and emotions.