HolisticHolistic Massage


Holistic meaning 'Mind-Body-Sprit', Massage meaning by the use of hands, or by mechanical means, to manipulate skin tissue and in particular the muscles of the body. The main purpose of massage is for relaxation, rehabilitation and stimulation of part/ whole body.

It is perfect for managing stress as it improves the circulation and loosens those tight muscles. Massage has been used for thousands of years for the promotion and restoration of health. The movements used today are based on those from Greek and Roman history.

Various techniques involved in Holistic/Swedish massage have different effects on the body. The only real difference between the two is that the medium used with Holistic Massage is a base oil or cream, while Swedish massage uses talcum powder.

Massage is a combination of movements across the body such as Effleurage, Petrissage, Percussion, Friction and Vibration that result in the Physiological and Psychological effects listed below.

Massage has many benefits. Touch is known to be soothing and comforting and massage uses touch to soothe and relax the body.

It is believed that 75% of illness is caused through stress. Massage can reduce stress by relaxing the nerves by improving neural communication. The body has many systems as well as the nervous system and all are stimulated by massage.

The Physiological benefits are - it improves the circulation, aids in digestion and waste removal, it invigorates, relaxes and improves the suppleness of the muscles preventing any spasm or tightness. It has the ability to improve the texture and elasticity of the skin by desquamation and promoting cell regeneration and helps to release toxins.

The Psychological benefits are - reduced tension, relaxes the mind thereby reducing anxiety, can create a better sense of well being and self esteem, increased energy levels.