• Dorota Thompson

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MASSAGE TREATMENT

Massage is perhaps one of the oldest healing traditions. Many ancient peoples – including the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians – were convinced of the therapeutic properties of massage and used it to treat a variety of ailments.


Definition


Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalising those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement to the body./1/


Purpose


Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits /1/




Physical and mental benefits of Swedish

massage:


Swedish Massage is a relaxing full body massage which may include a variety of massage strokes such as rolling, kneading, stroking, tapping, vibrating and stretching to help the body improve circulation.


Three Valley Massage therapist use soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on the top most layers of muscle. This is also combined with the movement of the joints to relieve muscle tension. Swedish Massage can be both relaxing and energising.


The main purpose of Swedish Massage is to increase the blood flow and therefore oxygen to the muscles to stimulate the removal of toxins.


  • Relieves muscle tension or spasms

  • Loosens joints and improving range of motion

  • Increases muscle strength

  • Calms the nervous system

  • Stimulates blood circulation

  • Firm up muscle and skin tone

  • Relief from chronic and acute pain syndromes

  • Mental relaxation

  • Improvement in length and quality of sleep

  • Relief from stress, depression, anxiety and irritation

  • Increased ability to concentrate

  • Improved sense of well-being



Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage:


Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The Three Valley Massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle, focusing on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).


  • Loosening tight muscles and stretching connective tissues

  • Relieving cramps and muscle spasms and decreasing muscle fatigue

  • Relieves chronic pain

  • Improves mobility

  • Assists in overcoming postural problems

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs

  • Encourages relaxation



Benefits of the Luxury Quartz Crystal Massage:



The Luxury Quartz Crystal Massage is a divine combination of Deep Tissue and Swedish Massages and benefits from the use of Quartz Crystals and aromatic herb essential oil.

Your Three Valley Massage therapist will be using natural products like Quartz Crystal and Genepi Essential Oil which assists to work even deeper into the muscle tissues.

The Luxury Quartz Crystal Massage is accompanied with high thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets and luxurious 100% natural and organic massage oils. This will allow you to select a scented massage oil perfectly attuned with your state of well-being.

To enhance your comfort Three Valley Massage provides a soft heated blanket to keep you at a pleasant, cosy temperature during the treatment, relaxing & soothing music and disposable lingerie.

This massage will leave you feeling relaxed and energised, the muscles having been manipulated to break down tension, stress and remove the build-up of toxins.

Quartz


Quartz is known as the "master healer", it's packed full of minerals, including silicium, magnesium, iron, sodium and oxygen. It has an amazing ability to support the renewal of cells, heal and rejuvenate the skin. It is also good for the heart and blood circulation.


Genepi


Genepi is a wonderfully aromatic herb strongly associated with the Savoie region of France. It grows between 2000m and 3000m altitude and is often used in a liquor and thought to have medicinal properties.

A Luxury Quartz Crystal Massage is great for the mind, body and soul and will leave you feeling truly pampered and with a sense of positivity and well being.

  • Reduces or eliminates pain

  • Relieves stress

  • Improves posture

  • Pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Relaxes muscles

  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing

  • Relieves headaches

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Improves the condition of the body's largest organ - the skin





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REFERENCES

/1/ https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/massage+therapy

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