Benefits of postnatal massage May 2, 2015 Here are three reasons why cupping just might go mainstream this year: 1. Celebrity cupping enthusiasts are growing in numbers. It was about 10 years ago when cupping first appeared in the tabloids. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow showed up on the red carpet with obvious round cupping marks on her back. She received a[Read More…]
To ease sore spots and relax muscle tension. The whole process of childbirth has been a strain on your body, particularly your abdomen, lower back and hips. Your upper back might also be sore if you are breastfeeding and not using a suitable position. Increase the flow of blood and oxygen to your muscles, getting rid of the toxins. You[Read More…]
Swedish If you just ask for a massage, it’s probably what you’re getting. Expect long, gentle, soothing strokes—and general relaxation. Its hallmark is improved circulation. The therapist will use her hands and fingertips and not push too hard (unless you like a lot of pressure). Deep Tissue (Sports Massage) It’s more intense than Swedish—and it’s not just for athletes. The[Read More…]
For The Body Relieve stress and aid relaxation Relieve muscle tension and stiffness Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue Reduces muscle spasms Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
Everyone likes a good back massage but not everyone can afford to go to the massage therapist when their back hurts.
Lower back pain is a common complaint among athletes and non-athletes alike.
Atmosphere Keep the room warm. Maintain a temperature of at least 21ºC (70ºF) during the massage and check there are no draughts. Play some relaxing music.
Massages relax muscles, stimulate circulation, and decrease emotional stress.
What is baby massage? “It is through loving, caressing, tactile stimulation and communication that the infant learns that he/she is loved. We must speak to their skins. We must speak to their backs, which thirst and cry as much as their bellies”. From “Loving Hands: the Traditional Art of Baby Massage” by Frederick Leboyer
Massages are a great way to release tension and stress and promote relaxation. But a new study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has revealed for the first time that massages also provide a measurable, therapeutic benefit to the immune system as well.