“Can you help me?” Is the most common question…..

Can you help me?’

is the most common question I get asked when someone calls me.   Usually followed by one of or a combination of :-   beauce ………I am  stressed.

I hate Fridays.

I can’t sleep because I have problems at work.

My insomnia is putting pressure on my marriage.

I have a terrible neck ache.

My Doctor told me to have a massage and unwind.

I am fed-up with aching.

Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and up scale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports.

If you’ve never tried massage, learn about the possible health benefits of massage and what to expect during a massage therapy session.

What is proper true massage?   Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Qualified Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet.

Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure techniques.   There are many different types of massage, including these common types:

Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

Deep-tissue massage. This massage technique uses slower, more forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.

Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage but is geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.

Holistic Ayurvedic Massage: This is a very slow soft massage, using long strokes with the hands and forearms. It usually includes meditation and visualisation techniques to assist with total relaxation and stress relief.   Benefits of massage: Massage gets in touch with its many health benefits.  A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that’s not all.

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

In my experience of many years of practising massage, it is helpful for:

Stress relief

Managing anxiety and depression

Pain  Stiffness

Blood pressure control  Insomnia

Sports-related injuries

Boosting immunity

Relationship anxieties

Elasticity of the skin during and after weight loss.

Release of toxins

Constipation

Grief

For thousands of years massage has been used as a cure,  a family bonding passed from generation to generation,  a ritual not a pamper, but in recent times it has been classed as a luxury not a necessity.

I use the Holistic Ayuredic massage and more and more I am helping people with stress related systems, compared to years ago when majority of my visitors came for ‘me time’ relaxation.

‘Tis a real pleasure to see someone come into my home with a spring in their step, where on previous occasions they have arrived head held down either through pain or stress.  Even more rewarding is they arrive low and leave on a high.

Some people I may only see once,  some are on-going and some visit as they now enjoy the full benefit of ‘me time’ compared to ‘must have’

If anything I have said has struck a cord with you, or you wish to know more then please do not hesitate to call me for a chat, always happy to talk.

Trisha

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