Massages, Swedish massage, Aromatherapy massage, Reflexology foot massage, Nypa Style resort, Camiguin, Philippines

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy, massage, Nypa Style resort, Camiguin, Philippines

֍ What is Aromatherapy Massage?

Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with highly concentrated  plant oils called essential oils, added to the massage oil.

֍ How does aromatherapy massage work?

The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. 

The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system & hormones.

When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion & immune system.

Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin.

Each essential oil has different healing properties.

 

֍ Why the people get aromatherapy massage?

Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions.

  • Stress & stress-related conditions such as insomnia
  • Headache
  • Digestive disorders
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Back pain

֍ Precautions

Massage is not recommended for certain people:

  • infectious skin disease, rash or open wounds
  • immediately after surgery
  • heart disease
  • pregnant woman

Foot Reflexology Massage

֍ What is Reflexology Massage?

 The genuine reflexology is the application of pressure onto particular areas of the soles of the feet. A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area.

Unlike other massages that use thumbs, palms, hands, elbow, knee & foot, foot reflexology massage uses hands, fingers and a wood stick with  cream & oil.

 

According to Chinese medicine, the sensory nerves of the internal organs that spread throughout the body are mainly gathered around the soles of the feet.

 

Therefore, the massage is effective in stimulating the functions of the internal organs. Another advantage of this therapy is that there is not risk. Expert masseurs will deal with the critical points on the feet with utmost care. The pain felt there will disappear  when the masseur finishes the 

foot reflexology massage, Nypa Style Resort, Camiguin, Philippines

֍ The Benefits of Foot Reflexology Massage

  1. It can relieve pain & stiffness caused by too much exercising or using muscle for too long
  2. It can help prevent & cure many symptoms such as headache, stress, asthma, constipation, sinusitis & migraineResc
  3. The blood circulation system will be boosted
  4. The body's function will be naturally turned into its homeostasis

 

֍ Restrictions

  1. One should not receive a massage until at least one hour after meal
  2. After receiving a massage, one is required to drink water to eliminate toxin & lactic acids developed during the massage process
  3. Pregnant women, menstruating women & people who are bleeding either internally & externally are not allowed to received foot reflexology massage
  4. Both masseur & client are prohibited from washing hair, hands, feet or taking a bath within one hour of foot reflexology massage in order to prevent the body's elements from the effect of coldness
  5. Foot reflexology massage can be given every day but the total duration of both feet in a day should not exceed 45 minutes. 

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage, Nypa Style resort, Camiguin, Philippines

֍ What is Swedish Massage?

The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

Swedish massage was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish doctor named Pehr Henrik Ling.

 

 

֍ The History of Swedish Massage

The invention of Swedish massage is credited to Pehr Henrik Ling (1776-1839), a prominent Swedish physician and fencing teacher who combined Chinese gymnastic & medical techniques with early 19th century sports medicine to create a system for relieving sore muscles, increasing flexibility & promoting general health.

Ling's theories were popularized by a fellow Swedish physician, Johann Mezger, who helped legitimize Ling's techniques in the public's mind by giving them French names. Most massage practiced in the West is in one way or another derived from Ling's original work.

 

֍ How to Perform Swedish Massage?

  • The therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension & gradually breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions.
  • During a Swedish massage you need have on underwear only underneath a towel. The therapist uncovers only the part of the body she working on, a technique called draping.
  • The therapist generally starts by works your back, using various massage strokes that include effleurage, kneading, friction, stretching & tapping.
  • When she's finished with the back, she works the back of each leg and arm, When done with the back side, she holds the towel up and looks away while you turn over onto your back and scoot down; then she quickly cover you again. The therapist then massages the front of each legs, both arms ans generally finished with your neck and shoulders.

֍ The Techniques Used in Swedish Massage

  • Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage & shaking motions. The usually sequence of techniques are:
  • Effleurage: gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs &/or fingertips
  • Petrissage: kneading movements with the hands, thumbs &/or fingers
  • Friction: circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs &/or fingers
  • Vibration: oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body
  • Percussion: brisk hacking or tapping
  • Passive & active movements: bending & stretching

֍ The Benefits of Swedish Massage

  • A standard Swedish session lasts for 60 or 90 minutes, and addresses most major muscle groups of the body. The session is usually performed on a soft massage table, in an environment that is meant to relax the recipient. The strokes of the massage relax individual muscles, while the overall experience eliminate mental stress
  • Swedish session can target specific areas of pain like a sprained ankle, or they can be used to help manage the chronic pain that comes with conditions like arthritis. By using strokes that improve circulation and increase body-wide relaxation, the massage therapist can help many painful conditions more bearable.
  • The strokes of Swedish massage replicate the movements of the circulatory system. By performing the strokes toward the heart, Swedish massage drains metabolic waste from the limbs of the body.
  • Swedish massage can break up muscle adhesions and help promote the healthy healing of scar tissue. Swedish massage uses strokes like cross-fiber friction to work out the kinks that can accompany injury muscles. There strokes help get rid of scar tissue & return the muscles to their normal, healthy state