Relaxation is the first important step towards healing yourself. All discomfort, stress, illness, and disease have tension
as one of their root causes. Tension within yourself is a frequently listed symptom of various physical diseases. Therefore,
a really deep and total relaxation will form the foundation of any true and lasting healing.
Taking Care of Yourself
Care of your body should be at the top of your priority list. You will feel and look better if you pay attention to your health
and nutrition. Stress relief alone can improve your longevity, state of mind, and vitality. Massage and bodywork could play
an important role in your life.
A Brief History of Massage
Massage is considered to be among the oldest treatments used by man. Records dating back as far as 3000 years were made by
the Chinese, documenting its use. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians used forms of massage for certain ailments. Hippocrates
wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today massage is an accepted
part of many physical rehabilitation programs and has proven a benefit to many chronic conditions such as low back pain, arthritis,
and bursitis. Massage helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living.
The most common form of massage. Characterized by long, smooth strokes intermixed with kneading and percussive movements to
relax muscle tissue.
The art of Japanese massage originated in China 3000 years ago and was introduced to Japan about 1300 years ago. Swedish and
Shiatsu are among the massage forms that grew out of this rich tradition. Anma is deep tissue work using no oils and is based
on kneading movements.
Literally translated as "finger pressure", Shiatsu is a Japanese form of body work designed to promote health by influencing
and improving the state of Ki (Chi in Chinese) in the body. "Ki" energy.
Reiki (pronounced ray-kay) is a Japanese word representing Universal Light Energy.
Reiki heals body, mind, and spirit.
It accelerates the body's natural ability to heal physical ailments.
It opens the mind and spirit to the causes of disease, disharmony and pain.
It loosens blocked energy and allows the body to reestablish its natural equilibrium. It helps the body cleanse itself of
The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Relaxes you both mentally and physically
Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
Helps increase flexibility
Can aid digestion
Can accelerate many healing processes
Reduces arthritis and joint pain