Back, neck and shoulders massage
Back pain is one of the leading causes of employee absenteeism.
For example, about 8 in every 10 people in the UK report experiencing back problems that last for 24 hours or more. Back pain or strain may feel uncomfortable but is not serious. Recurring back pain may disrupt your daily life and interfere with your ability to function normally.
Back pain is often caused by disharmony between the muscles, bones, ligaments, and discs that work together. Triggers for back pain could include poor posture and heavy physical work done with incorrect movements.
Other causes could include stress, anxiety, depression, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. In addition, strained muscles, discs, tendons, or ligaments can also trigger back ache – even if the actual point of strain is localised elsewhere in the body. You can even develop back pain by incorrectly bending down to tie your shoe laces!
Massage is a gentle, non-invasive, and drug-free treatment for persistent back pain.
Cellulite has many names including gynoid lipodystrophy or orange peel syndrome. It is caused by the herniation of subcutaneous fat combined with fibrous connective tissue. Cellulite forms on top of the skin and gives it an appearance of dimples and nodularity, usually around the buttocks, lower limbs, and stomach. Cellulite forms in women after puberty and is quite common.
Although cellulite is a form of fat, the cause is not always directly linked with diet and lifestyle choices. The causes can be due to hormones or heredity.
Women find it can affect their confidence in a negative way. The area can become plagued by lymph fluid and toxins around the formation of collagen. Weakened collagen creates a scenario of cellulite formation.
It includes different techniques including skin brushing, deep tissue massage, and pressure. The idea is to loosen up any fatty tissue underneath the skin in order to smooth out the appearance of the skin. This is often combined with aromatherapy.
Thai foot massage
The following are some of the benefits associated
with Thai foot massage:
- Improved circulation in the feet and legs
Improved lymphatic drainage
- A boost for the immune system
- Reduced stiffness and increased flexibility
- Better physical healing
- Good stress reliever
- Improve sleeping patterns and sleep quality
- Reduced fatigue
Increased focus in the day
Full body massage
The aim of a full body massage is to relieve pain, improve tone, and stimulate blood circulation. The massage works on a deep level and allows tired, strained muscles to release accumulated toxins.
A full body massage is extremely helpful in treating as well as preventing problems associated with postural stress.
Desk workers sit at their computers for 8 hours each day and their neck, back, and shoulder muscles are severely impacted. Extended periods of sitting in one place affect the thighs, buttocks, legs, and calves too.
A full body massage includes a therapeutic massage of the entire body including the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands, legs, and feet.
This is one of the most popular forms of therapy and leaves the client feeling mentally and physically relaxed. The therapy involves the use of different massage techniques like kneading, pressing, stroking, rubbing, and twisting. A full body massage involves covering as much body area as possible to improve therapeutic benefits.
The benefits of a full body massage extend to much more than simply a feeling of relaxation; the therapy has a positive impact on organ systems and general wellness. It stimulates the lymphatic system (that is responsible for transporting fat) and this, in turn, promotes metabolic rates.
Similarly, typing continuously on a keyboard affects the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms, and can cause muscle strain all the way to the shoulder and neck. Such muscle problems are referred to as ‘repetitive stress injuries’ or RSI. Regular full body massages provide effective relief from RSI and promote a general feeling of health and wellbeing.
A full body massage also helps introduce balance and harmony to all the organ systems and boost blood circulation. Lastly, you are likely to experience reduced levels of anxiety, stress, and depression.
Aromatherapy full body massage
Aromatherapy is the science and art of using of essential oils (also called essential oil therapy) in order to harmonize the mind, body and spirit. It’s a healing modality that seeks to balance physiological, psychological and spiritual unrest and unify the personality into a cohesive entity.
Massage benefits are greatly enhanced by the use of essential oils. Although aromatherapy oils can be inhaled, they can also be effectively used as massage oils.
Since massage and aromatherapy are both based on natural sources and procedures, the combination of the two leads to healing on multiple levels.
Aromatherapy massages usually range from 45 minutes to one hour. This is the time that essential oils take to penetrate the skin and stimulate physical, psychological and spiritual reactions.
Ideally, clients should opt for two to three aromatherapy sessions per week with a space of two days between massages. This allows the body to release toxins and wastes after every massage.
Essential oils are a complex mixture of natural, organic chemicals and are volatile by nature. Essential oils are known for their healing ability and are used to treat a variety of health conditions including arthritis, sore throats, digestive problems, joint pains and skin conditions among several others.
This is the most versatile of all essential oils and is used for a variety of purposes. It has a calming, soothing effect during stress and is a great sleep aid. It’s also used on burns, eczema, cuts and insect bites. People suffering from motion sickness should sniff a little lavender oil for immediate relief. It is also used for its cicatrizant properties and is known to treat scabies, eczema, psoriases etc. Lavender oil is known for its analgesic, anti-depressant and expectorant abilities and is often a popular choice for massages.
This is an excellent choice as massage oil and has the ability to soothe sore muscles. It is extracted using steam distillation and is slightly yellow in colour. The aroma of peppermint oil is known to relieve symptoms of digestive disorders and cools the body. When peppermint oil is massaged onto the chest, it can clear up phlegm from the respiratory passageways. It is associated with expectorant abilities and provides relief from conditions like asthma, bronchitis, cold and cough. It also helps reduce the effect of chemotherapy-induced nausea. When massaged onto the scalp, peppermint oil acts as an antiseptic and is useful for the treatment for lice and dandruff.