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What is Massage?

Simply put, massage is healing through touch. It is a form of physical therapy where manual pressure is applied to the body’s soft tissue to improve a person’s health and wellbeing. It is an age-old form of healing.

It has been used for thousands of years by a number of ancient civilisations in Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, India and elsewhere. The word, massage, or muššu'u, first appeared in Sumerian and Akkadian texts in BC 2030 in ancient Mesopotamia. These societies used it to treat a panoply of conditions as they believed in is therapeutic properties.

Today there are a number of different massage techniques, varying in the degree of pressure, the type of rhythm, the mode of application and the intensity to achieve a desired effect, be that the reduction of pain or muscular tension, an improved immune system, a greater range of motion and flexibility, inner calm, reduced stress or anxiety - the list goes on.

It is an incredibly powerful and empowering tool that enables the recipient to connect with themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. It can equip them with vital and life-changing knowledge that gives them an understanding of where they are within themselves and, in turn, the tools to improve their own wellbeing through self-massage and being supported in this process by their massage therapist.

Massage heals, and in doing so, it brings joy.

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