At Skin Care International we offer a wide range of holistic therapy and specialized pregnancy massages.The treatments are carried out by our professional therapists in a private,calm and serene environment .
What is a holistic massage ?
Holistic massage is an ancient method of healing that clears the lymphatic drainage system and releases toxins from the body. By recognizing that illness and stress affects not only our physical but also our emotional, spiritual and mental well-being, holistic massage allows the body’s natural healing abilities to come forth and balance the entire body as a whole.
Holistic massage techniques have been used for thousands of years in Egypt, China and India. Ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system, uses the therapeutic benefits of massage combined with plant extracts, spices and aromatic oils.
There are four main massage techniques used in holistic massage. Effleurage involves stroking movements; petrissage is a technique that resembles kneading; tapotement includes cupping movements and hacking; and vibrational movements are created using the fingers.
The Meaning of “Holistic”
The term “holistic” derives from the ancient Greek word “holos,” which means “whole.” By definition, holistic massage treats the whole of the body as a single unity.
When giving a holistic massage, it is important to remember that only muscle should be massaged; our therapist does not massage directly on any bone area, as this can cause discomfort or damage to the recipient. If you recently had an operation, consult you doctor before receiving a massage.
Holistic massage can lead to better circulation, less physical tension and deeper breathing, which oxygenates the entire body. There are also many emotional and mental benefits from holistic massage .
Massage And Pregnancy – Prenatal Massage
Massages during pregnancy have often received ambivalent responses from the health community regarding their safety and purpose. Modern investigation and research has shown that prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given careful consideration.