Massage has developed over thousands of years and has been documented as being used from the times of the ancient Chinese up to the present day. Holistic massage is a western form of this ancient art and mainly uses the practitioner’s hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body and particularly the muscles.
It can be used for relaxation, stimulation, or restoration of the body. It relies on the refined touch and varying strokes of the practitioner, which can range from gentle soothing movements to deeper more invigorating techniques depending on the requirements of the client. Massage aims to leave a recipient feeling lighter, more energetic, uplifted, calm and confident. It is ideal for those wanting a more hands on approach.
After taking a comprehensive case history and discussing the client’s condition, treatment takes place on a couch using towels to maintain client privacy and consists of either a full or part body massage at the client’s request.