Body Massage: Alleviate Hurts More Effectively
Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document the use of massage. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians, as well as the Japanese, Romans and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and even Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. In the modern United States we now use many different kinds of massage therapies, each of which offers specific benefits to the mind and body. Full Body Massage is one of the methods. I have had many of these, and always leave feeling great. My biggest surprise was how great my skin felt afterwards.
Full body massage comes with many benefits including relaxation, leading to better sleep. It can ease stiff joints and also aids circulation and digestion. A full body massage can involve a series of movements that work on the surface of the skin. This, as well as many organs, are left feeling refreshed. A deep tissue massage may ensue, relaxing any muscle ache or pain.
With any massage, special equipment is used. For commercial use, a table with a horseshoe shaped head support for ease of breathing while lying face-down. It has a padded surface which is easy to keep clean and remain hygienic. Mats and pillows are also used for additional support.
Not only tables, but chairs are often used. Chairs are very popular for public location massages whereby the client is sitting, fully clad, and can be easily transported from site to site. Generally for massages, the client is in underwear or nude covered in towels, in private with gentle music playing.
The body massage for each person is different, as all our needs are different. Some of us would prefer to wear underwear than be completely nude. Towels do cover the body, and each part is lifted as the part is massage. The key is feeling comfortable with one's professional massage therapist. Generally, a full body massage entails arms, back, legs and shoulders, and sometimes the abdomen.
A full body massage is great to help people who want to unwind and relax! It is very relaxing. Some of these include Swedish, holistic, deep tissue, and aromatherapy. These massages will leave you full of life, invigorated! In the United States there are about 90,000 massage therapists. Most states in the United States require a license to practice massage therapy. If a state does not have any massage laws, then the national certification in massage therapy is not required and a practitioner need not apply for a license with the state. Training programs in the US are typically 500-1000 hours in length, and can award a certificate, diploma, or degree depending on the particular school. Incidentally, in South Korea only the blind and visually impaired are allowed to practice massage therapy!
by: Darrel White