Holistic Massage therapy focuses on the person as a whole being, rather than simply treating symptoms associated with stress and pain. Holistic massage will look for the underlying cause by considering the physical, emotional, social and spiritual states of health and wellbeing.
Massage in essence is about sensitive communication through touch. At the moment when my hands are placed on your body, a number of physiological responses can occur, affecting the skin, the sensory nerve receptors, the muscle tissue, the circulation of blood and lymph, the ease of movement of joints, the digestion and so on.
Our emotions are also body felt sensations. Consider when you have experienced familiar feelings such as anger, fear, shame and joy, each of these is fundamentally a physical response and experience as a result of the situation you are in. When I connect with your body through touch, I am in touch with your feelings. Our body embodies our conscious and unconscious belief systems about ourselves. If you believe you are a confident, outgoing person, you will carry yourself in a certain way, your muscles will develop particular patterns of tension and relaxation and you will present this in a particular appearance to others, if you believe yourself to be insignificant, and unimportant, the posture and muscle patterning will appear very different. Whatever your self-belief, a deeper level of communication beyond the technique of massage takes place offering an opportunity for change through greater awareness.
“When we honour our inner light, we light up the world”
Holistic massage can lead to a variety of outcomes. Physical improvements such as relaxing muscles, improvements to circulation, nervous function and joint mobility. Emotionally it provides a caring non-intrusive touch that is often longed for; soothing the busy mind, reducing stress and enhancing self-esteem. On a deeper level still, massage can release the personal history stored in body tissues; this can lead to powerful changes in our energy and provide a vital and chemical ingredient in each person’s process of growth.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Holistic massage is a nurturing process of touch and response. The treatment will be adapted to suit your unique needs. This process is creative, sometimes unexpected and does not follow standard routines. I will be guided by principles of sensitivity, awareness, knowledge and integrity.
In many ways Holistic massage is also about setting an atmosphere, creating an energy, being in a particular vibration. The way in which the massage is approached is as important as the techniques themselves. During the treatment emotions may be triggered as certain areas of the body are treated. The body is a storehouse of information and with the right guidance you are bringing your consciousness to patterned behaviours as each of the physical ailments has an emotional story to tell.
If you’d like to indulge in this treatment please feel free to get in touch on 07738 320271.