It takes its name from the Greek word “holos” which means everything, whole, complete. The human being is an indivisible whole; composed of a physical body, a mind, some emotions and a soul or spirit. The aim of holistic massage is to work on the person, as a unitary whole, using different techniques to balance this whole being. In this way, holistic massage also focuses on external factors such as psychology, nutrition and the environment.
Holistic massage treats each person according to their individual needs, so that the body can restore its own natural balance. This treatment uses touch, movement and energy during therapy. You can also use relaxation techniques with relaxing music, essential oils, and other methods, along with the massage itself.
Benefits of Holistic Massage
Holistic massage has many benefits, including many:
- Increases energy levels
- Increases mental clarity
- Improves concentration
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
- Improves posture
- Improves mobility and flexibility
- Improves circulation
- Promotes deeper and more efficient breathing
- Improves skin elasticity
- Strengthens the immune system
- Balances the digestive system
- Helps eliminate lactic acid and toxins
- Deeply relaxes
- Promotes the release of endorphins
- Decreased high blood pressure
- Eye strain relief, headaches and migraine headaches
What to Expect from Holistic Massage?
This massage consists of three different phases, although they are harmoniously joined, so that the receiver of the massage feels that the three are united.
Then, once the oil with the most suitable essences has been chosen, it is spread over the whole body and the treatment is continued. All areas of the body will be massaged, but more emphasis will be placed on more tense areas. In this sense, not only the symptoms manifested by the receptor are attended to, but all the areas that are blocked.
This is the part of the massage that causes the most relaxation. The masseur does not work with his physical strength, works the energy and seeks his balance. Normally the recipient of the massage enters a meditative state. In this state, the mind relaxes, thoughts diminish, and many times the physical body itself “releases” physical and emotional tension.
Why Choose Holistic Massage?
In today’s world, especially in the West, we live a frenetic life. Tiredness, stress and muscle aches are common. We live in haste, we do something and we already think about what we will do next, or what we have done before. Not only that, we do not know how to manage our emotions and our inner pendulum is unbalanced, we tend to have them repressed or exalted.
The holistic massage uses different manual and natural techniques in order to eliminate these blockages that prevent us from reaching balance and have a healthier lifestyle. This massage gives us the opportunity to get to know each other from the inside out. Also, this massage is perfect, not only as a treatment tool, but also as a prevention tool. It is a fantastic tool for reaching your optimal health potential.
Often, the holistic massage therapist has been trained in a number of disciplines, and has gone through a period of personal development, on his or her own journey. He has specialized in an area of attention from immunity, sports, mental health, to relaxation to massage.