Proven stress reliever
Touch is one of the oldest known medical treatments. Touch therapy is described in the Ayer-Veda, the earliest known medical text from India (around 1800 B.C.), along with diet and exercise as primary healing practices of the time (Older, 1982). Hippocrates, in 400 B.C., described medicine as “the art of rubbing.” Older (1982) describes exotic uses of massage in contemporary cultures. He noted that in Samoa, massage is used for every ailment from diarrhoea to migraines using mixtures of plants, flowers, roots and coconut milk. In Cuba, garlic and oil are applied to the stomach after “a meal lodged in the stomach when it causes pain and fever” (Older, 1982). Oils have been used in massage treatments throughout history. Homer wrote about an oily medium used for massage as early as 1000 B.C. Plato and Socrates wrote of anointing with oil and rubbing to ease pain. Therefore, a massage using herbs and oils has been around for centuries.
What is it?
Oil Massages combine the stretches and moves from the Traditional Thai Massage with Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage techniques. Oil Massage involves deep, firm pressure, rolling and stretching movements using palms, thumbs, elbows and knees with the application of oils. An invigorating, rhythmic massage, it follows the style of traditional Thai massage but with the use of oils. Oil massage also follows Eastern and Ayurvedic traditions which have been adapted perfectly for the western environment.
The benefits of an oil massage are
- Very relaxing and soothing
- Gives positive mind and body awareness.
- Increased flexibility
- Reduction of stress
- Release of blocked energy and tension
- Improves blood circulation
- Gets rid of dead skin and dirt effectively
- Keeps your skin healthy