A good massage is a combination of nurturing touch, manual techniques, knowledge of anatomy and accepting presence.
Indications (when to have a massage):
- You suffer from tension in neck/shoulders
- You suffer from headache/migraine
- Tense muscles cause you to have aches and pains
- You have limited range of motion in your joints and/or vertebra
- You are recovering from strain or fracture
- When you are looking to prevent muscle tension
- When you are in distress
- When you want to relax
Having a massage has many beneficial effects. It eases muscle tension and sustains good function of the joints.
Massage improves blood flow and aids in removing toxins especially from the liver. It also strenghtens function of the adrenal glands and kidneys and calms the heart.
Massage helps the body to recover after exercise.
Massage releases emotions and enhances body consciousness.
Massage helps bring balance and harmony to your daily life.
Contraindications (when not to have a massage):
- Vein thrombosis
- Acute infections
- Cancer (check with your doctor)
- Skininfection caused by virus/bacteria/fungus
- Ischemic tissue
- Inflamed arthritis
- Resent injuries like open wound/muscle strain/bone fracture
Mobilisation of the joints
Treatment of the joints aims at restoring mobility, improving the metabolism of the joint and to relax to the surrounding muscles and fascia.
Insufficient mobility of the joint is detrimental to the metabolism of the joint and exposes it to degeneration. In the long run it tightens the surrounding muscles/fascia.
I use these techniques as part of the massage treatment.