Massage as a miraculous healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many ancient and modern societies. Touching is a natural human reaction to convey compassion and support for pain and stress. Now a days massage therapy is not only associated with rubbing, it has become a complete science of healing with the power of touch.
There are scientific proof of the benefits of massage, benefits ranging from treating chronic diseases like cancer, hypertension, anxiety and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our busy lifestyles.
What is Spa massage therapy?
There is a large number of massage therapies ranging medical to the beauty massage therapies. Spa centers are like beauty salons where you are entertained with beauty enhancing techniques. Spa centers adopt massage therapy to facilitate their clients in order to relive them from stress and tension. After having a massage session people feel fresh, energetic and relaxed.
Benefits of Spa massage therapy
- It relaxes the whole exhausted body
- Spa massage therapy calms the nervous system
- lowers blood pressure and heart rate
- Spa massage therapy tones the body
- Spa massage therapy assists in recovery from injuries and illness
- Spa massage therapy improves concentration and promotes restful sleep
Set Up a Relaxing Home Spa Massage Therapy
There are many spa centers available in your own country India where you go to have massage therapy. They cost Rs5000 to Rs8000 for different techniques. If you are not interested to spend your time and money in salons you can arrange it on your own home. If you are married take the advantage it would be a great fun with relaxation for you and your husband.
6 Simple Spa Massage Techniques
Lot of stuff related to the spa massage therapy is available in the market and on the internet also, that might be confusing for you. Here we select 5 simple but useful techniques for you which are simple to follow at home.
- First of all make the proper spa environment, arrange the things you need like oil, towel and chair or bed and of course privacy.
Effleurage (stroking) with oily hands
Give light strokes in the beginning and later little hard strokes to the body with hands. You can do it on with the big muscles like legs, back chest and shoulders.
In this technique muscles are lightly grabbed and lifted with hands. Do this with soft hands and in a particular direction. It is useful on arms, thighs and on shoulders.
Use your thumbs and fingertips make them work in deep circles into the thickest part of muscles like on thighs, hips back and on chest.
This technique involves chopping, beating, and tapping strokes on your body.
Press fingers or flatten firmly on a muscle, then shake the area rapidly for a few seconds to relax the body.