Massage Therapy, Vancouver could be an essential part of alternative and complementary medicine for you.
Like the rest of us, you’ve surely had a headache at some point or another. And what do you automatically do when you have one? You rub your forehead even before you reach for that bottle of aspirin. Practically the same thing happens when you bang an elbow or a knee into something. It is as if you expect the pain to be magically rubbed away. And this is not surprising.
The conviction that if we rub it the pain will go away is ingrained in us. It is a reflex action born out of countless years of experience. In fact, this touching, feeling therapy is one of the oldest forms of healing practiced by man. Many Egyptian tombs bear witness to this fact in their paintings of massage therapy, as do several Chinese texts.
This simple act of rubbing or pressing, massaging, a part of your body in search of relief has developed into a scientific art. It is now looked upon as an essential part of alternative and complementary medicine. More than ever before it is now being heralded as standard treatment for a number of medical conditions, not all of them necessarily physical. Massages have also been proven beneficial in relief from pain, stress, anxiety, depression and much more.
Most salons or spas today offer a variety of massages under the skilled and knowledgeable hands of massage therapists and target various specific benefits. Are you looking for a massage that will ease and energize you? Go for the gentle Swedish massage, popular at any center of massage therapy. Breathe easy and relax as the kneading, long strokes and deep circular movements, the vibrations and tapping rejuvenate you.
Have you suffered an injury recently or not so recently, and does it still bother you? You can opt for a deep-tissue massage in which relief is brought to the connective tissues and deeper layers of muscle with slow, forceful strokes.
A sports massage, rather similar to a Swedish massage, works on treating and even preventing injuries.
Finally, a trigger point massage is geared toward dealing with the sensitive tight muscle fibers that develop in a person’s muscles as a result of overuse or injury.
Find all of these massages and more at salons offering massage therapy, Vancouver.
To each his own and once you have decided on the type of massage that suits you best or that you want, there are several things you can do to make your massage experience long-lasting and unforgettable.
Practically every salon or spa worth its name offers added attractions – the sauna, the steam room, immersion pools and zen gardens, and, lucky you- you can take advantage of them and do everything a la Cleopatra to feel as beautiful and sensuous as she.
Then take the experience home with you and extend it into your daily routine. Use the beauty and wonders of nature to absorb even further the mesmerizing experience you have just had and make the magic last longer.
When you have connected with nature, soak yourself in a long, hot bath with the works- aroma therapy, et al…
Top it off with a night cap and love yourself for gifting you the experience of a lifetime that you can have again and again and again.