History Of Massage
For thousands of years some form of massage has been used to soothe the body and mind to relieve sickness. One of the earliest notings was in the early fifth century BC by Hippocrates the ' father of medicine ' who said that massage or rubbing could aid problems of the joint
After the fall of Rome in the fifth century AD little progress was made in Europe. However, the Arabs continued the teachings with a eleventh century philospher called Aveicenna, leading the research.
Throughout this time it ha been noted that there is Historical evidence of illustrations of massage application in China, Japan, and Egypt. This indicates that the eastern world was also making their own continuous discoveries of the benefits of massage.
During the middle ages in Europe little was heard of massage due to the European attitude of contempt for pleasure to the flesh.
Massage as we know it today, was developed at the beginning of the nineteenth century by a Swede called Per Henril Ling. He synthesised a system from his knowledge of gymnastics and physiology and from Chinese, egyptian, Roman nad Greek techniques to produce what is known as the Swedisj Massage.
In 1913 the first college offering massage as a part of the curriclum was set up in Stockholm and from then on institutes and spas have continued to flourish, offering the services of massage.
Therapeutic and Physical Effects Of Body Massage
Each group of massage movements have specific effects on the body and mind, however the general effects of massage are as follows:
Before any treatment commences, the practitioner will discuss your requirements, and match a treatment to your needs that will be beneficial to you.
The treatment procedure will be explained and allow you to ask any questions. A medical consultation will take place which will last for approximately 30 minutes. This is vital so that your practitioner may build up a total picture of your current life style, diet, exercise, environmental factors, allergy and emotional problems.
Using a variety of Swedish massage strokes and some deep tissue work if appropriate, your treatment session will consist of either a full body massage or a shorter combination involving the Back, Feet, Head and Face.
Treatment Cost and Aftercare Advice
Consultation Only Without A Treatment
60 Minutes £40.00
Initial Consultation On First Visit With Full Holistic Body Massage Including Facial
90 Minutes £65.00
Second Treatment and thereafter
60 Minutes £40.00
Remember, Relaxation is an important part of your day. So give time to yourself ...!
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