Holistic means 'whole' and this form of massage deals with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It is not just looking to treat the symptoms, but establishing the cause, which may be internal or external. The aim is to rebalance the body so it achieves homeostasis or balance. Holistic Massage is all about listening to the client first and foremost, becoming informed about the whole person and then tailoring the perfect treatment. There is no set routine with Holistic Massage, just careful attention to the needs of the client.
Fundamentally, Holistic Massage is based around oil-based Swedish massage, but other techniques and movements are often incorporated into a treatment:
• Deep Tissue work
• Indian Head Massage
• Thai Massage
• Stretches of limbs and joints
• Hands-free techniques
Hence, each Intuitive Holistic Massage is different as it is informed by you and your needs during the consultation.
Improves skin colour and tone
Increases suppleness and flexibility
Improves circulation, removing waste and lactic acid from muscles, and so reducing aches and soreness
Reduces tension and stress
Improves the delivery of nutrients and oxygen and lowers blood pressure
Improves lymphatic circulation
Improves sleep, reduces anxiety and produces a sense of calm and well being
Improves respiratory function