Ibiza Health - Massage (1)

Widely recognized as an effective method of holistic health care, massage is one of the oldest therapies in the world. Based on manipulating the body's soft tissues with a few simple techniques.In ancient Greek and Roman times and for thousands of years different forms of massage have been used to heal and soothe the sick.

A skillful practitioner can evoke many beneficial changes within the body, mind and spirit. Massage is primarily about touch. Massage can improve your health it can ease pain and tension from stiff and aching muscles, boost a sluggish circulation, improve appearance of the skin and help the body to eliminate toxins, support the immune system, encourage cellular renewal and aid digestion.

Receiving a massage is a calming experience that can increase self confidence and self-esteem.Perhaps the oldest of therapies, massage is also one of the simplest and most effective.Many kinds of massage are practiced across the globe, but the most widespread and commonly found is Swedish massage. This uses five different kinds of stroke, from light touch to friction to percussion, each with a different respective value depending on the client's needs.

Massage is perhaps one of the least stressful, and most relaxing of all therapies, yet when it's over you will be left both revitalized and invigorated.
Swedish massage can be very helpful in relieving physical symptoms such as muscular pain, joint stiffness and tension headaches. It is also very effective in reducing both blood pressure and heart rate, although these effects are temporary, they are still obviously beneficial. On the less physical side, Swedish massage has also shown positive results when it comes to anxiety, stress and depression.
Swedish massage is often performed simply with clean hands but, depending on your practitioner, powder or oil may be used also.
Other hidden benefits of a good massage are the improvement of circulation, posture, flexibility and breathing. It can also help boost the body's immune system.As in any form of therapy, let your practitioner know in advance of any medical problems you have or treatments you are currently receiving. It is especially important to let your massage therapist know if you are, or think you might be, pregnant.Whether or not you are a veteran of the massage table, or a complete stranger to this art, now's the time to indulge yourself in one of life's luxuries.

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