Massage

What is massage?

 

Massage has probably existed ever since humans learnt the power of touch. It is an ancient art which has been used in both traditional and orthodox medicine in most societies, including China, India, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, by the Arabs and today in modern societies.

 

What are the benefits of massage?

 

There has been a lot of research done on how massage can benefit the individual. Here are some of the basic benefits to the different systems of the body when the correct oils have been chosen specifically for the individual:

 

Muscular system

  • helps to relieve muscular tension, aches and pains

  • eliminates lactic acid and toxins

  • tones underused/weak muscles

Nervous system

  • helps to relieve stress

  • gives a sense of wellbeing

  • can reduce anxiety

  • can help to improve sleep

  • can help reduce sciatica

Skin

  • helps the skin to eliminate waste products, including toxins

  • increases the production of sebum, helping to eliminate dry and scaly skin

  • Circulation system-

  • improves the flow of blood helping cells to receive necessary nutrients and eliminate waste products

  • improves the flow of lymph, helping reduce fluid retention and cellulite

Endocrine system

  • improves the blood flow so that hormones are more efficiently distributed

  • induces relaxation, decreases stress and its effects

  • Digestive system-

  • can help to regulate bowel movements

  • can soothe the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Skeletal system

  • can help reduce the pain caused from arthritis and other problems with joints and bones

 

*Although a regular monthly massage helps to maintain health, for the above benefits to be seen, weekly or fortnightly massages would be more appropriate in the initial treatment process.

 

Are there times when one should not have a massage?

After a full meal or if you are feeling hungry.

 In the first trimester of pregnancy (click here for pregnancy massage)

In the presence of fever or other acute illness (including diarrhoea)

When under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs

If you have a contagious illness

The following conditions require consent from your doctor before you can have a massage.

  • Epilepsy

  • High-risk pregnancy (click here for pregnancy massage)

  • Diabetes

  • Serious heart conditions

  • Cancer

  • Recent operation

  • Phlebitis/Thrombosis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Very high or very low blood pressure

 

What should I do after the massage?

 

You should drink plenty of water to facilitate the elimination of toxins.

 

You should not have a shower for at least six hours after an aromatherapy massage or even wait until the next morning in order to get the full benefits of the oils applied to your body.

 

For prices and types of massage click here.

 

To find out more or to get an appointment, please email Jo at info@momma-zen.com or phone 0536

 8285587