Massage therapy is a form of bodywork that is used to improve function within the body. By using the hands in a variety of different techniques, massage manipulates the soft tissues in the body to promote relaxation and improved circulation. Massage therapy is also used to promote general health and wellbeing in the client, and to prevent future medical issues.
There are dozens of massage techniques today that are used for a variety of different conditions and problems. Massage therapy is one of the leading alternative health practices used in the Western world today.
What are the principles of massage therapy?
Massage therapy is one of the simplest healthcare practices available, and essentially stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities through stroking, kneading and hitting the body with an understanding of the principles of human anatomy.
All massage techniques involve touch, which is an important sensation linked to comfort, love and emotion. Children and young animals require touching, stroking and rubbing to thrive and grow, and touch has been linked to stress-relief and relaxation in adults as well.
When a soothing touch is applied to the skin, messages are sent to the brain to relax the body and release endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. Rubbing the muscles and tissues of the body also help to work out any stiffness or tension that is stored in the body to improve flexibility and movement.
Massage is also useful for stimulating the lymphatic system to boost the immune system and get rid of toxins in the body. The massage can be tailor made to every clients needs. Before each massage is preformed at Boutique Lashes and Brows a foot cleansing ritual is performed, to sooth and relax every client and make them distress from head to toe.