Massage Heals the Body
Massage therapy promotes holistic health, which is the balance of the body, mind and spirit.
Massage is one of the most natural yet effective forms of healing the body.
Take some time out for yourself, relax and enjoy the many health benefits that massage therapy has to offer.
One of the primary goals of Massage Therapy is to relax the entire body. At Fertility Bump and Beyond, there are two types of holistic massages available:
Deep Tissue Massage
works deeper into the muscles to release the tension and knots that may have been built up.
The pressure applied is far greater than a normal massage but will provide greater relief to the body. However, you may find yourself being a bit more uncomfortable than you would during a holistic body massage and you are likely to be a bit sore around the area of the body that has been worked on for a day or two after the treatment.
Drinking a lot of water may help alleviate some of the pain as it is helping to flush out the lactic acid from the tissues in the body.
Deep Tissue Massage is greatly beneficial for those who suffer from stiff necks, tension in the shoulders, lower back tightness or general tension all over the back. Those suffering from the problems below may also benefit from having a deep tissue massage too:
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Muscle tension or spasm
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a massage that is different to a normal body massage where by the pressure used is of a very light nature – the client may feel as if the therapist is not carrying out any form of massage.
Long, gentle and rhythmic strokes of the skin are performed towards the lymph nodes stimulating the contraction of the lymphatic vessels. This is to allow the body to eliminate waste products and excess fluids from the body’s tissues directly to a lymph node and be pushed out of the body completely.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a treatment especially beneficial for those who suffer from regular common illnesses such as colds. It is also very beneficial for those who suffer from swelling, puffiness or water retention as well.
This is because the treatment gives the immune system a boost as well as helping the body stay away from illnesses too.
However, one should not have a Lymphatic Drainage Massage if they are suffering from tumours of any sort, thrombosis or major heart problems.
Also, one should seek medical advice before having a Lymphatic Drainage massage if they suffer from any sort of cancer, diabetes, thyroid or kidney problems, asthma or epilepsy.