Article by Catherine Cowie
Swedish Massage is the systematic and scientific manipulation of body tissue in a therapeutic manner. It involves various movements to the muscles and tissues in an artistic and scientific manner. Its results speak for themselves, some being relief from tension, soothing frayed nerves, stimulation of circulation etc. It never fails to produce the desired results.
Swedish Massage was developed in Europe over several hundred years. However the use of massage for healing purposes goes back to the dawn of man. It was in use by the Chinese as early as 3,000 BC and throughout history has been utilised by physicians and healers as a important aid to restoration and maintenance of health.
It is a natural instinct to rub or place your hand over an area of pain or irritation, which automatically brings soothing relief. As a consequence massage is a recognised form of treatment for many disorders connected with nerve and muscular pains including rheumatism, sciatica, arthritis and fibrositis. Even if we cannot properly diagnose a condition, massage can provide an increase in circulation and stimulation of the system as a whole. The bonus of any massage treatment is the feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.
A medical doctor who wrote a book on the benefits of massage in the late 1800’s, Dr Schreiber said that “massage counteracts the craving for stimulants and sedatives. It is of the greatest importance and benefit to women at the critical ‘change of life’, the aged, keeping the tissues nourished and muscles in activity and by increasing the secretions prevents the joints becoming dry and stiff.
EXPERIENCE SEEMS TO PROVE THAT REGULAR MASSAGE IN ADVANCING AGE PROLONGS LIFE.”
Suffice to say massage comes highly recommended in many ways.
My style has evolved into a deep tissue massage which is very therapeutic and beneficial for traumatic injury of any kind.
22 Oct 2010
Article/Information supplied by Catherine Cowie
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