I am blessed that I have some of the most marvellous loyal clients around that share their lives good times and bad times with me and vice versa…
To this end I have recently had 2 people very close to me and my businesses Garry Hume and Janey Kirk who are busy trying raise funds for causes that they are supporting and rather than simply give a donation I have decided to donate my some of my time instead in the best way I know how via massage and touch….
Massage is soooooo important for good health – here are just some of the reasons that you might choose to have a massage …
So to all those involved… dig deep and treat yourself and a good cause at the same time….
With today’s ever changing fast pace of life more and more of us are suffering from aches & pains, stresses & anxieties all of which result in the regular popping of painkillers or constant trips back and forth to our local GP…
What’s the alternative???
We take a look at the age old ancient practice of Massage Therapy and see exactly why so many people are reverting back to the alternative prescription that has stood the test of time and shows that a regular theraputic massage really can be an alternative or work hand in hand with conventional medical techniques….
Top Reasons to Opt for Massage as your Alternative Prescription:
1 – Massage for a general sense of well being and pick me…
It’s a sad reality but many of us will wait until there is something wrong with us before going to seek help… Massage is the key ingredient to good health, energy and happiness. A good Massage treatment will recharge and rebalance you. Most stress is the result of feeling disconnected from yourself, and how you would like to feel. Massage therapy is simply the most powerful way to reconnect and feel great….
Prevention is far better than cure – You wouldn’t not put your car in for a regular service or MOT so why not treat your body with the same respect?
2- Massage to help alleviate Stress, Anxiety & Depression…
It’s a fact that life is far more stressful than what it was say twenty years ago – everything needs to be done yesterday and the pace of life we lead can affect our mental and emotional well being… Massage is medically proven to induce endorphins within the body to make us feel happier and reduce stress naturally and best of all regular massage can provide long term results…
3- Massage for Pain Relief and Structural Relief
This one won’t come as a surprise to many of you to see this listed but in reality how many of you just ignore that aching back, stiff shoulder, constant sore neck etc etc???
If you were experiencing problems breathing or had a physical outbreak of a bad rash or spots you wouldn’t just leave it lie so why live with the pain of a bad back or aching muscles… In reality, when treated by a professional masseuse the majority of these conditions can be virtually alleviated within a matter of a few sessions with many finding huge relief even after a first session….
4 – Massage to Improve Sleep Quality
Anyone who has ever fallen asleep on the massage table will be able to relate to this one. Massage encourages deep sustained relaxation and can promote healthy sleep due to the regulation of delta waves in the brain…
5- Massage to Boost Immunity
Multiple medical studies over the years have shown that there is a strong link between massage and boosting immunity by increasing the amount of white blood cells that we produce so if your feeling under the weather and keep suffering from those constant horrid colds and bugs maybe a massage is exactly what the doctor ordered!
6 – Massage to help with Women’s Health & Fertility Issues
As the song says “sometimes its hard to be a woman…” and let’s face it girls we do seem to have more than most to contend with… PMT, Menstrual cramps and mood swings, heavy periods, missed periods, menopause, endometriosis, problems with fertility – the list is endless… You may be amazed to know that massage offers a age old proven relief to many of these problems…
7- Massage for IBS
Again another condition that seems to be on the rise and yet another condition that can be helped simply and effectively with regular colon/abdomen Massage…
8 – Massage to raise alertness or for repletion
Sometimes we need to have that extra bit of umph to get us through the day and massage can be fantastic for giving you that extra boost that you need be it a quick pick me up or a complete recharge repletion treatment in times of total burn out….
Why NO HANDS Massage is probably the Best Massage Approach in the world … Traditional “Specific” Massage v “Systemic” Massage and Touch
Pure and simple… We adopt the view that there is simply only one expert in the room and that is the client on the table…
After all who else knows what is going on in that clients head, emotions, spiritual being? Who knows the journey that they have had to get to this massage and the journey they will have in the minutes, hours, days and even months after they leave following their treatment? In truth it can only be them…
As a massage therapist and tutor with many years of successful practice behind me I realise that this can seem like a massive and somewhat contradictory statement to make in particular as when training to become massage therapists we are traditionally taught to work towards always being portrayed as the expert in the room – afterall we want our clients to come back time and time again and appreciate us for our skills and knowledge!
About 90% of my massage work is No Hands based and one of the major things that makes No Hands Massage stand out from all of other out there is its versatility and the invitation to any client to make their massage session individually there’s…. furthermore I think that most of my clients will agree with me that in this freedom for the client essentially being invited to order their own “massage a la carte” no two massages that’s they receive from me will ever be the same – It’s a virtual impossibility!
Traditionally, most people have a specific reason for coming to see a massage therapist.
Perhaps they have a bad back or have shoulder injury and feel that they need fixing?
They’ve been working hard and the stresses of daily life have been getting to them and they feel in need of a bit of tlc and time out?
Whatever the reason – as a professional body worker massage will no doubt be able to help but what is it that gives the No Hands Massage the WOW Factor?
The answer is quite simply because we work the body as a whole with a Systemic Holistic approach rather than simply focusing on a specific thing.
We work with the knowledge and acceptance that all human beings no matter where, why or when they come for a treatment are all made up of several complex layers including:
Physical (often the presenting body problems – stiff hips, aching lower back, sore neck and shoulders etc);
Energetic (feelings of tiredness, disconnection of the mind and the body, heaviness, scatty etc);
Emotional (feelings of not feeling well or how you should be, teary or sensitive etc);
Mental (feelings of head spinning and heavy, not knowing whether your coming or going etc) and
Spiritual (needing a sense of direction, why are you here, needing clarity or reassurance etc)
and that anyone of these can be touched or released consciously or subconsciously when the time is right for that client.
In doing this and by inviting our clients to dare to ask clearly for exactly what they want and hope for, knowing that they are in a safe environment and have control of the entire massage they can simply breathe and enjoy the massage enabling a possible 630 muscles in one breath to be released rather than the traditional 1 muscle at a time….
It is for this reason that so often client feedback is that they have gotton results that far exceed their expectations… the pain is gone or limbs easier that have been uncomfortable for years… Their energy levels have increased… they have suddenly released a memory from years ago in the past… the human body is an amazing complex piece of workmanship and is capable of amazing things when placed in the right circumstances and given permission to do so…
Intrigued and want to learn more?
Why not book in for a No Hands Massage and experience the benefits of Systemic Massage for yourself…?
A therapist and want to learn more… why not get in touch and ask about dates of our next training courses….