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What is a holistic massage?

Massage is the oldest therapeutic tool that human beings used to provide themselves with a natural resource against pain. Through the manipulation of the superficial and deep layers of the muscles of the body, several techniques have been used, seeking to improve their functions, help in healing processes, decrease the reflex activity of the muscles, inhibit neuronal excitability, promote relaxation and well-being and as a recreational activity. Over time, different types of massages have been created seeking to provide different results.

Holistic massage arises with the idea of ​​working, not only the physical body, but also the emotional, the mental and the energetic body, based on a comprehensive conception of the person as a whole, hence the name Holistic (from the Greek holos, meaning "all"). This type of massage seeks to maintain or recover the harmony and natural balance of Being.

It is an intuitive massage, the masseur perceives what technique to apply and in which particular area, however, he follows a certain pattern or guide to apply it. Different techniques are included, such as chiromassage, acupressure, connective tissue reflex massage, bioenergetics, and part of the Tui Na massage, which works on chakras and meridians. Holistic massage seeks the energy that is accumulated and blocked to release it through physical stimuli and its connection with mental aspects.

This type of massage offers a sensation of relaxation and physical, emotional, energetic and mental well-being, and is applied in three stages:

Stage #1: Balance your nervous system.

Start with Connective Tissue Reflex Massage, a technique that generates a balance of your autonomic nervous system, which is made up of two main parts: sympathetic and parasympathetic, which complement each other in regulating the function of organic systems, for example , the sympathetic activates and the parasympathetic relaxes; but in the face of sustained adverse situations, such as stress, they become unbalanced in their functions. This massage balances them.

Stage #2: Muscular Release and Conscious Touch.

It is the turn of massaging the entire body with different maneuvers typical of chiromassage, such as friction, vasoconstriction, taming and compression, in order to stimulate the muscles, and the lymphatic and circulatory systems. Here the masseur's intuition allows him to release points of muscular tension, then conscious touch, which is a more superficial touch, stimulates and distracts the rest of your nervous system and your mind. Both maneuvers relax body and mind.

Stage #3: Your energetic channels and the Integration of the Being.

Finally, the channels through which energy circulates are treated, which are the meridians of the body, which are 3 main ones, which run through the entire body and are worked mainly on your back, with a series of gentle passes, which regulate the flow of vital energy, harmonize and balance, generating an enhanced action of your Being.

Then there are the Chakras, seven main points where energy of different types is concentrated and which are located along the spine and the head, then there are secondary chakras, which are located in the feet and hands. The techniques used to unblock these points are bioenergetic reflexology, acupressure and Reiki.

What complements holistic massage?

Essential oils are used to complement the effects of the massage itself. Aromatherapy is an alternative technique that uses essential oils from plants, barks, herbs, and flowers to promote both physical and psychological well-being. Some of the essences used and that help us relax and combat mental agitation are bergamot, chamomile, lavender, jasmine, sandalwood and rose.

What are the benefits of Holistic Massage?

Being a combination of various techniques and working on various planes of your Being, the benefits are multiplied:

On the physical level, pain is reduced, so it is a highly recommended technique to combat circulatory, joint, bone and muscle problems. In the mental and emotional, the level of stress decreases significantly, thanks to the work of holistic massage on the nervous system, making it an ideal therapy to treat conditions such as anxiety and insomnia. In the energetic, it is a massage that regulates your energies, creating a harmony between body, mind and spirit.

What are you waiting for to try the Holistic Massage?

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