13 April 2019

Types, Health Benefits And preparation of a Full Body Maasage

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FULL BODY MASSAGE: Types, Health Benefits And preparation

Massage is one of the techniques that assists a person greatly in getting free from anxiety, stress and all arising nervousness. In Other word, massage can also help a person to forget worries and tension for quite a while. Oil are regularly use during massage because the oil can seem much useful for the body muscles and give them additional soothe and vitality.

Massage has been used as a remedical measure from hundreds of years. Massaging causes various physiological effect which comfort the body. Manually kneading or manipulating the soft tissues to relieve pain, distress, stress and to advance health and wellness is called as 'massage'. The techniques of massage to promote health and wellness are called "Massage Therapy".

Types of Body massage

Different kinds of body massage are adopted after analyzing the cause and location of discomfort. The following are the various kinds of body massage .

•Abdomen Massage
•Massage for babies and children
•Massage during pregnancy
Face and Head Massage
•Arms and Hand Massage
•Legs and Feet Massage 
•Back Massage
•Neck and Shoulder Massage
•Chest Massage

Techniques of massage:

A massage therapist uses ‘Strokes’ and ‘Pressure’ while massaging.  Effleurage, Petrisage, Percussion, Friction and Vibration are 5 different strokes used while massaging.

Effleurage strokes are long, gliding and soothing .These strokes are made with flat surface of hands. Effleurage strokes increase the circulation and depth of relaxation.

Petrissage strokes resemble kneading. These strokes are recommended to massage children and elderly people. Skin and muscle surface are rolled or squeezed, gently and firmly by grasping them between thumb and fingers.

Percussion is done using both hands. In this stroke both hands move rapidly and alternatively stimulating the muscles. Percussion can be done with finger tips (tapping), chopping movement of stretched fingers (hacking), cupped hands (cupping), flat opened palms (slapping), and using both fists (pounding).

Friction:  These strokes are used to treat joints and surrounding areas. Friction breaks adhesions, remove wastes and clean up congestion. Long, slow, firm strokes or circular movements of hand are used to move superficial tissues over the deep underlying tissues.

Vibrations : These strokes stimulate nerves. Hands or fingers are moved back and forth rapidly on soft tissues to shake them. Vibrations are used on buttocks, thighs, upper back etc. Mild, moderate or heavy Pressure is applied during massage, depending upon the part to be massaged and the aim of massage.

The main items that are needed is trust that the full body massage will help to relax the muscles. A comfortable floor mat, firm sofa, massage table or even a massage chair where the person can stay while they are getting the full body massage is needed. A selection of body lotions or essential oils to promote a sense of well being can also be used in the full body massage.

To prepare for the full body massage you will need to make sure that you are wearing loose fitting clothes or you can have a bath towel draped around your body where you don’t want the body massage to be done. Lie down on the massage table comfortably and try to relax.

The person who will be doing the full body massage should apply some lotion or essential oil on to their hands. Slowly but firmly start applying a kneading motion along the sides of the spine. Work upwards towards the neck. The kneading motion should be done with the thumb but the amount of pressure should be light.

From the neck the full body massage can be continued back down the body towards the pelvis or you can give the arms, neck and shoulders a good massage. For the neck and shoulders you employ a circular kneading motion. You can use your fingers and thumbs to work any tension knots loose.

From this point you move towards the upper arms. You will need to rotate the arms in a clockwise motion. This will promote the blood that is in your upper arm to move more efficiently. Your upper arms can have the benefit of the full body massage as you use your fingertips to knead the biceps.

Once you have completed giving your upper body the full body massage it is time to head towards the legs. You will need to concentrate on each section one at a time. This means that when you give your legs a massage it can start from the top of the thighs and work down to the knees.

The thighs should have the same kneading motion as your back but the pressure can be a little harder. You can also use the flat part of your palm to knead the thigh and sides of the legs.

When the top of the legs have had the oil rubbed deep inside you will need to move to the calves and the ankles. At this moment your entire body has received the benefits of relaxation by a full body massage. This massage is the best way to achieve relaxation.

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