The term holistic massage treats the body as a “whole”, which means that not only should the treatment pamper but it will also provide an effective method of rebalancing. Holistic massage is a treatment that encourages the mind to slow down whilst energy is increased.
Massage relaxes taut muscles, aids lymphatic drainage, releases toxins and benefits the “whole” in many other positive ways. Physical and emotional stress can be reduced through massage and many other restrictive problems can also be alleviated. A holistic massage treatment can be tailored to meet the needs of the client.
Holistic massage may include classical Swedish techniques such as effleurage; petrissage, kneading, friction and wringing; percussive techniques such as hacking, cupping and beating and passive joint mobilisation.
Swedish massage is the most commonly known type of massage in the West. It’s the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy massage, and is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology. A holistic massage can be slow or vigorous and the pressure can be firm or light.
It is important to communicate your preference, so that the massage can be adapted accordingly.