Holistic Massage is based on Swedish massage techniques primarily aimed at relaxation and nurturing the whole person. Treating a person as a whole – physical, mental and emotional well-being. (The term ‘holistic’ comes from the Greek word ‘holos’ meaning “whole”)
Using long gliding strokes, lifting muscles up and away for the bones, rolling and squeezing the tissues. Manipulation of the soft tissues increases blood and lymphatic circulation. Also helps to relax and normalise the soft tissues; muscle, tendons and ligaments. Which releases nerves and deeper layers of connective tissues. There is no set routine to the massage treatment is changed and adapted to the individual.
Massage causes physiological changes in your body through an involuntary response of the nervous system to massage techniques and skin contact. Your heart and breathing rate slows, your blood pressure goes down, your production of stress hormones decrease and your muscles relax. Also your serotonin levels increase which is a chemical in the body that positively affects emotions and thoughts. Relaxation physical reduces the effects of stress and associated conditions such as hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue and digestive disorders.
I only use Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Vegan Friendly, 100% natural carrier and pure essential aromatherapy oils within my massage treatments.
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