HOLISTIC MASSAGE

Mind and Body

Holistic therapy is characterised by the treatment of the whole person, by considering the mental, emotional, social and spiritual factors, rather than just the underlying cause of illness, injury or physical imbalance. A Holistic treatment plan is formulated in order to restore the body’s natural balance, leading to a more sustained and rewarding quality of life. The desired outcome of a massage session is for the client to feel more relaxed and grounded, while at the same time reduce pain and discomfort while improving overall health and well-being. A professional Holistic therapist is guided by principles of sensitivity, awareness, communication and professionalism.

Etiology

Our posture and the way we carry ourselves physically, are manifestations of our emotions, conscious and unconscious belief systems about ourselves. When we experience prolonged feelings such as anger, fear, shame and joy, we develop particular physical patterns. Anger and stress cause muscle tension, headaches, and digestive disorders. When we are ill, our movement is sluggish, our shoulders rounded, our head and neck stooped. When we are fit and healthy, we stand with our head up, shoulders square, and with our spine in neutral.

Harmony and Balance

Individuals who turn to Holistic therapy are seeking more balance and harmony within themselves. Holistic therapy effective in addressing physical and psychological concerns, from muscular aches and pains, hormonal imbalances, to improved sleep and mental clarity.

Self Healing

Holistic therapy is a completely natural and non-invasive treatment, suitable for all ages, which gently but effectively works to restore and to encourage the bodies own ability to self-heal. Holistic therapy can be used alongside orthodox medicines. There is growing scientific evidence for mind-body medicine or psychoneuroimmunology, which supports the importance of relaxation, stress reduction and emotions.

Historical

The ethos of Holistic massage today can be seen as an amalgamation of different massage techniques both ancient and modern, and from both eastern and western cultures.