What does holistic massage mean?
Holistic massage is focused on the interconnectivity of the parts that make up your whole wellbeing. This includes the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional factors of your wellbeing. Whilst massage is physical and can reduce your physical pain to increase happiness, it can also have a huge impact on your spirits and emotional health.
Holistic massage is focused on reducing your overall stress and anxiety and reinforces the belief that ancient healing techniques can uplift your spirit such as aromatic oils, acupressure points, and hot stones.
Holistic massage treatments
Hot stone massage
Hot stone massage is a natural and holistic therapy that uses old Indian healing techniques to release pain by rubbing volcanic basalt stones deep into your muscle tissue. The hot or cold stones are used to relieve muscle tension and re-balances both the mind and body.
Aromatherapy massage is a holistic therapy that uses essential oils to be absorbed through the skin and inhaled for their healing properties. Each essential oil has its own unique healing property such as rosemary for uplifting and eucalyptus for decongesting. It is a type of Swedish massage with a strong focus on relaxation.
Indian head massage
Indian head massage uses both Swedish and old Indian healing techniques to release tension in the head, face, neck, and shoulders. Relieving tension around the head area can have a positive effect on releasing the stress of the mind.
Natural face lift massage
Natural face lift massage uses a unique mix of acupressure and manual lymphatic drainage massage to rid your body of swelling and give you the appearance of a natural face life. Reducing facial tension delays signs of aging increases your confidence and reduces stress.
Myofascial cupping is an ancient Chinese tradition that involves placing heated suction cups on the body to stimulate blood flow and remove toxins from the body.
Manual lymphatic drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage is a holistic therapy that reduces swelling and helps fluid to move around the body. This can protect against bacteria and viruses and decongest your body all whilst being a deeply relaxing treatment.
Holistic massage benefits
The benefits of holistic massage are an increase in both emotional & physical wellbeing as one can have a huge impact on the other. Reducing stress, anxiety, and depression is just as important and often interconnected with physical conditions such as headaches, cramps, swelling, and tension. Holistic massage will work on increasing every aspect of your well-being that contributes to your happiness.
What to expect
Whichever holistic massage treatment you choose, you can prepare to feel both physical and mental relaxation. Communication with your therapist is vital to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Tell your therapist about pain or tension and they will ensure to either avoid or heal the afflicted area.
You can visit our treatments page for more information regarding holistic massage or book into any of our treatment rooms for a Massage in Leeds, or Wakefield today.