Lymphatic Drainage

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage – What is it?

Lymphatic drainage is all about detoxifying the body and stimulating the immune system, to help fight infection and promote healing. Often known as manual lymphatic drainage, the procedure includes gentle, full-body massage movements. The goal is to drain the excess fluids from the tissues containing wastes and toxins and as a result, give a boost to the immune system.

 

WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?

Just like the circulatory system, the lymphatic system is a broad network of vessels, tissues, and organs that work together and transport a watery, colorless fluid (lymph) back into the bloodstream. A total of 20 liters of plasma crosses the blood vessels in one day supplying blood on the way. In return, the veins collect the wastes (almost 17 liters) from the organs. The three liters that are left seep into the body tissues via capillaries. Often health conditions like lymphedema lead to the build-up of lymph. That’s where lymphatic drainage massage comes to the rescue.

Being part of the immune system, the lymphatic system performs many key functions in the body such as protection against infections and diseases, maintenance of fluid levels in the body, and absorption of fats from the digestive tract along with the removal of wastes and abnormal cells from lymph.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE?

The benefits are numerous and have been backed by studies. Here are the top three benefits:

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
With the progression of this disease, lymph flow becomes poor. Swelling in tissues occurs with the progress of the disease, pain increases in the joints, and function decreases. With lymph drainage massage, these symptoms subside and become easy to manage.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency: The valves of the veins in the legs become hard and work inefficiently. This condition is known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) and is associated with the disruption in blood flow to the legs. Lymphatic drainage helps in resolving this problem by improving blood flow.

Fibromyalgia: In this condition, inflammation of skin nerves occurs along with tissue swelling and discoloration of the skin. Lymphatic drainage helps in improving the quality of life of people living with this condition.

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM A SESSION?

During this massage, the therapist will focus on the body areas having main lymph nodes which are the groin, armpits, and neck. Light pressure along with long strokes will be applied to get the lymph flowing. One massage session lasts from 1.5 hours to 2 hours.

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Lypossage Massage

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Lypossage

Lypossage – What is it?

Lypossage: “The kind of massage that helps in contouring the body and weight loss, lypossage is something that you need to try if you are looking for a treat for your mind and body.”

With the word massage, the only thing that comes to mind is a relaxing therapy for both the mind and the body. However, with lypossage, you get one extra benefit and that is something you will never want to miss: reducing the presence and appearance of body fat.

We live in a time where everyone is striving to look their best. Body fat and cellulite are looked down upon to a level where everybody wants to get rid of them. Usually, people use creams and undergo painful treatments to eliminate the cellulite appearance. However, lypossage is one such massage technique that has been tailor-made for this purpose.

The word lypo has been derived from “lipo” which means “fat”. The massage came into the limelight in 1999 by Charles W. Wiltsie III, B.SLMT as a practice of body contouring. The experiment carried out by him showed a decrease in body fat in 95% of the participants.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

It exerts so many benefits on the mind and the body that you will be surprised to know. Here have a look:

Reduces the appearance and presence of cellulite leading to contouring.

Improves muscle as well as skin tone.

Helps in reducing inches around the waist and legs.

Helps in proper drainage of the lymphatic system.

Improves the appearance and tone of the body muscles.

Works as a cost-friendly substitute for cosmetic surgery.

Exerts long-lasting effects on the body.

Helps in detoxifying the body.

Improves mental clarity and focus.

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM A SESSION?

Lypossage is usually done in three zones of the body; 1) Lower Body 2) Upper body & 3) Head, Face & Neck.
In the first and second zone, the techniques that are used are myofascial manipulation, skin rolling, and compression. Whereas deep tissue massage is done in zone 3 with a focus to carry out lymphatic drainage in the neck and head areas. One session lasts up to 30 minutes and is usually carried out in 18 sessions in total over a course of up to 9 weeks. Keep in mind that the lypossage techniques do not yield rapid and overnight results. Instead, it takes time and patience coupled with some exercises.

 

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Infant Massage

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Infant Massage

Infant Massage – What is it?

Infant massage is a process of rhythmic stroking and rubbing of an infant’s muscles in a specifically designed way. It is a traditional process in some societies which is becoming a global practice nowadays. When a child is born, midwives are responsible for massage and soothing the baby. Later on, this process is repeated by the mother, father, grandparents, and/or guardian.

What are the benefits of this massage?

There are physical and psychological benefits of providing infant massage to your newborn that must be known by each parent.

It builds a strong bond between the parent and the baby. Parents can understand their baby’s non-verbal cues in a better way while giving them a massage.

The massage calms, soothes, reduces crying, and relaxes a baby. It also helps in developing a sense of security and comfort. This makes the baby sleep longer and deeper.

It improves the texture and condition of the skin. It improves the circulation of blood in the body and increases the flow of oxygen.

Recurrent and professionally conducted baby massage develops and strengthens the immune system. It also assists in the removal of waste materials from the body efficiently.

It reduces the occurrence of different diseases like cold, cough, infection of the ear and nose.

The circular massage done on the tummy of babies relieves them from colic pain and gas buildups (which aids digestion).

Infant massage therapy, when conducted by professional Infant Massage Therapists, has proven effective in managing chronic conditions like asthma, myalgia, nausea, and constipation.

Infant Massage Therapists also claim that highly professional massage can produce endorphin in babies which leads to a reduction in stress.

 

What should I expect from an Infant Massage session?

In a session with the therapist, the most important learning would be the baby language and signs that help you communicate with an infant. Establishing eye-to-eye contact, exchanging a smile, and gibbering, are basic steps. These steps help establish a bond with the baby and helps to ensure a perfect massage. By undergoing an Infant Massage Session, parents learn the technique of giving a listening touch to the baby. This technique is promoted by Teresa Kirkpatrick Ramsey (the founder of “Baby’s First Massage” in Ohio).

Therapists endeavor to develop the understanding of parents on methods of touch, feel, and observations when massaging an infant. Infant Massage Therapy sessions will enable parents to learn the basics of Infant Massage. The sessions will demonstrate ways of stroking and handling the baby massage, learning about the skin of babies, and the beneficial oils for the massage. Parents will need to be flexible in selecting the time of the day when the baby will be more receptive to the massage, i.e., when they emanate signs of happiness and acceptance. This can be any time of the day or a night.

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Hot Stone Massage

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage – What is it?

Hot Stone Massage (as the name suggests), is carried out using hot stones, which makes it unique from other type of massage therapies. It is known as a highly relaxing and serene treatment that has a long-lasting and delightful effect on the mind and body. The hot stone massage therapy is designed in a way that targets energy points spread throughout the body and helps in rebalancing them. The massage leaves your muscles all relaxed and rejuvenated which is a sensation totally unique to this type of massage.

Hot Stone Massage therapy dates back to 2000 years ago and is believed to have originated from China. Since the use in Chinese medicine, this massage therapy is being used worldwide to this day.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE HOT STONE MASSAGE?

This is truly a uniquely rejuvenating experience. No wonder it stands out among other counterparts because of its immense benefits. It is a one of a kind procedure. Here are the few top benefits:

Helps in relieving chronic pains occurring in different parts of the body.

Improves the sleep patterns and ensures a deep and relaxing sleep.

Helps in relieving depression, stress and anxiety.

Helps in relieving tension and leaves your mind and body all relaxed.

Helps in reducing the symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as pain occurring from fibromyalgia.

Gives an overall boost to your immunity.

Gives a warmer sensation inside out when you are feeling extra cold.

Relieves all the body pains and aches.

As much as the hot stone massage benefits will appeal you, this probably won’t be appropriate for you if you have any of the following problems:

Diabetes

Heart problems

Skin Breakages

Infections

Alcohol influence

Pregnancy

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THIS MASSAGE SESSION?

The hot stone massage therapist uses the same massage techniques that are used in other massage types. However, the only difference is that in this massage type hot stones are used and placed on different parts of the body like the face, hands, stomach, feet, and back. Flat basalt stones are slightly warmed up in the hot water before placing them on the body as they come with a natural ability to retain heat. The massage therapist massages deeply on the muscles using these stones exhibiting a soothing sensation on the muscles. One session may last up to an hour. Enjoy this relaxing treatment!

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Indian Head Massage

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage – What is it?

Indian Head Massage is focused on hair health particularly but also targets shoulders, upper arms, ears, scalp, neck, upper back, and face. The secret is in the name, and gentle rhythmic movements are performed on the pressure points known as “Marma points” and guarantee the release of stress and tension from both mind, body, and spirit. The massage yields instant results, which is why it is very popular among the masses.

This massage originated in India some 1000 years ago and is based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system. Initially, the massage was done using the healing Ayurvedic oils but nowadays the use of oils has become optional.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE?

There is a reason why Ayurvedic medicine is popular around the globe. The results are quite promising and have a long-lasting effect. Here are the top benefits of the massage:

Relieves strain from the eyes resulting from excessive screen time.

Improves sleep patterns and relieves insomnia.

Refreshes and relaxes both mind and the body.

Gives a powerful boost to the immune system.

Reduces stress and anxiety levels.

Provides relief from headaches and migraines.

Stimulates hair growth and scalp health.

Tones and relaxes all the facial muscles removing knots.

Helps in lymphatic as well as blood circulation.

Gives relief from sinusitis.

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THIS MASSAGE?

This unique head massage is tailor-made to relieve tension and stress from the mind and the body. The Indian Head Massage Therapist uses gentle and controlled movements during the massage.

The massage has a long-lasting effect on the three higher chakras in the body which are mind, spirit, and body. When done in repetitive sessions, you will be delighted to experience the healthy effects on the body.

The session often lasts for at least thirty minutes but can be extended as per the client’s demands. Expect to be fully clothed and seated during the massage session. The Indian massage therapist will stand behind or on one side of the client to perform the massage. Usually, the Indian massage technique is coupled with other therapies and a treatment course is recommended often in case of some complex health conditions.

 

KEY TAKEAWAY:

Relieve tension and stress while balancing your chakras with the help of this massage that dates back to almost 1000 years ago. Having originated from Ayurvedic medicine, the Indian Head Massage is a popular and result-oriented practice across the globe.

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Massage Therapy

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy – What is it?

Massage therapy (a centuries-old ritual) is one of the earliest pain-relieving treatments. It has been practiced in both the Eastern and Western parts of the world.

When talking about ways to relax your mind and body, massage is one of the foremost ideas that pop into the mind. But the message is not meant for muscle relaxation only as it has several other therapeutic benefits as well.

Let’s delve into what is massage, benefits of massage, and various massage therapies that help you in different ways!

 

WHAT IS MASSAGE AND WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

Massage in literal terms is defined as “systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body by a certified trained massage therapist using varying degrees of pressure and movement done with hands”.

Massage is all about applying pressure on the soft tissues of the body like muscles, skin, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues using different techniques like gliding, stroking, kneading soft tissues, etc.

As a result, the circulation and blood flow are increased in these soft tissues resulting in instant relaxation. This is why massage therapy is now being recommended to patients suffering from heart ailments and cancer alongside standard treatments.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE?

Here are the top four benefits of massage that you would like to know:

1- Relieving Anxiety:

Massage works great for those who are suffering from anxiety. The human nervous system is divided into two parts; sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic nervous system is activated in times of stress and fear and puts the body into a state of flight or fight. While the parasympathetic nervous system does the exact opposite i.e. relaxing and calming your mind and body. In people with an anxiety disorder, the sympathetic nervous system is heightened. So, naturally, massage works as a counteractive for them and helps in decreasing their anxiety levels. Studies have shown that benefits of massage therapy includes long-term effects on anxiety, which last up to 18 months.

 

2- A Sound Sleep:

In today’s times where, sound sleep has become a luxurious treat for many of us owing to the busy schedules and daily grinds, massage therapy is the light at the end of the tunnel. For people who suffer from insomnia or face trouble falling asleep at night, massage helps you to enjoy a sound slumber.

Sleep has a lot to do with the nervous activity occurring inside the brain. Thinking about the next day’s chores or the pile of pending office work, your brain does not relax even when it should. That’s why you can’t go into a deep sleep and wake up with aching or tired muscles the next day. The cycle goes on and ultimately leads to burnout. Our bodies require a deep sleep at the end of the day to rejuvenate or in more common terms to restore from tiredness, pains, or any trauma.

To enjoy a stress-free sleep at the end of the day, you must try massage therapy as it helps your nervous system to slow down. Moreover, nothing works more for the aching muscles than the massage itself. Thus, calling a massage a double treat won’t be wrong.

 

3- Say Bye-Bye to Fatigue

As much as we don’t like to feel it, fatigue has become a part of our daily lives. There are so many reasons that cause persistent fatigue like overworking, inconsistent sleep, poor diet, or some disease. But the solution to all types of fatigue is undoubtedly the most relaxing therapy known as “massage”. Your aching and tired muscles being massaged is the only thing you would like at the end of the day.

The effect of massage on reducing fatigue has been backed up by studies as well. In 2018, a study was carried out on patients with breast cancer by Dr. Rapport. The study showed a remarkable reduction in the fatigue levels of patients. If you suffer from fatigue as well, try getting a massage every week and see the difference yourself.

 

4- Boost your Focus

Our minds are constantly occupied due to which we experience a lack of focus in the present moment. Either we are stuck in the past thoughts or we are thinking about the future while trying to be in the present moment. Oftentimes, we cannot focus because of the anxiety and associated symptoms like increased heart rate or nausea. In order to improve your focus, massage can be of great help as it slows down your heart rate and helps you stay relaxed for longer periods of time.

 

DIFFERENT TYPES OF MASSAGE:

Many of us may not be aware of it but there are almost 12 types of massage routines. Some massages are done for relaxing certain muscles while some are for repairing damaged tissue. Confused about what type of massage therapy you should be getting? Here is a brief introduction to different types of massages so you can choose the one that suits you the best:

 

1- Acupressure

Originated from ancient Chinese culture, massage therapy resembles acupuncture a lot except that it does not involve any needles. The massage therapist uses gentle deep finger pressure to particular points of the body to clear blockages in the energy pathways of our body. It helps in the restoration of yin and yang energy as well as balance.

 

2- Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is all about using aromatic essential oils extracted from plants to massage the skin. The essential oils often known as the life force are equipped with numerous benefits. It helps in improving mind, body, and spiritual health and enhances both physical and mental health.

 

3- Ayurveda Massage

Ayurvedic massage is just like a facial massage but on energy points on the whole body, using essential oils in circulation stimulation method. It helps in lymphatic drainage, relieving muscle tension and nourishment of skin all over the body.

 

4- Bowen Therapy

A gentle technique using subtle tissue and muscle therapies to trigger the body’s natural healing system. It stimulates the body’s nervous system to particularly provide relief from injuries and health issues.

 

5- Chinese Massage

A deep relaxation massage therapy links the body and energies, the main focus of Chinese massage is the acupoints in the body. It is considered very effective for pain-relieving.

 

6- Connective Tissue Massage

A manipulative therapy technique targeting fascia (the soft connective tissues spread all across the body), the connective tissue massage helps in improving posture and vitality along with relieving chronic tension.

 

7- Corporate Massage

True to its name, corporate massage is offered by the bosses or company heads to their employees. Qualified therapists come to the workspace to provide a physical and mental rejuvenation to them, preventing sickness.

 

8- Deep Tissue Massage

A massage for the deep tissues, the type helps in relieving toxin buildup and has immense benefits from pain-relieving to enhancing oxygen circulation around the body.

 

9- Hawaiian Massage

A powerful physical and spiritual rejuvenation massage, Hawaiian massage is unique in many ways and is often known as a healing massage. Done with elbows, hands, and forearms, the massage is about the stimulation of energy flow.

 

10- Holistic Massage

A massage aimed to treat all aspects of an individual using calm music, essential oils as well as deep relaxation techniques. It also involves psychotherapy, nutritional therapy, and the environmental healing process.

 

11- Indian Head Massage

Based on Ayurveda, the Indian head massage works on shoulders, upper back, eyes, neck, scalp, face, and ears. It helps in relieving strain and reduction of anxiety levels along with several other benefits.

 

12- Infant Massage

A soothing massage for the babies using gentle movements, infant massage is super beneficial. It offers many health benefits to the growing bodies and helps the babies to thrive.

 

13- Lava Shell Massage

Using tiger clam shells for massaging, the lava shell massage is a heat treatment that eases muscle tension and strain and is known as a deeply relaxing massage.

 

14- Lomi Lomi Massage

A Hawaiian massage technique, this one uses unique massage techniques using nut oils. The Lomi Lomi massage helps to achieve brain relaxation to another level.

 

15- Lypossage

A unique massage with a blend of physiotherapy, lypossage is a non-invasive massage and body contouring technique. Helps in losing inches without affecting weight, this one is not for everyone.

 

16- Lymphatic Drainage

A gentle massage technique that helps in the circulation of lymph fluid around the body helps in the removal of waste and toxins.

 

17- Mobile Service Massage

The massage service provided to the client in their own home is known as mobile service massage. However, this is not offered by all massage modalities.

 

18- Pregnancy Massage

With so many physical changes occurring in the body during pregnancy, several pains and tensions arise in the body. A pregnancy massage aims to relieve tension in muscles, reduce swelling, and ease muscle cramps through a combination of Remedial and Swedish massages.

 

19- Remedial Massage

A gentle massage to trigger the self-healing process of the body, remedial massage focuses on injury or muscle damage mainly,

 

20- Sports Massage

A vigorous and non-relaxing massage, sports massage is designed to treat sports injuries and helps in increasing endurance and performance. This minimizes the chances of future injuries.

 

21- Stone Therapy Massage

Experience a feeling of total well-being and relaxation with the Stone Therapy Massage that uses hot and cold stones coupled with traditional massage techniques.

 

22- Swedish Relaxation Massage

A massage for focusing on the blood flow to the heart, Swedish massage is known for its technical strokes and motions. Helps in promoting oxygen flow as well as the release of toxins from muscles.

 

23- Thai Massage

A rewarding massage for mind, body, and spirit, Thai massage incorporates stretch movements and gentle massage techniques to release strain from muscles along with toxins buildup and maintain the flow of energy throughout the body.

 

24- Myofascial Release Therapy

A massage designed to relieve pressure from the fascia, the Myofascial Release Therapy uses stretching techniques and hands-on massage. It also triggers the self-healing process of the body.

 

25- Reflexology

It is a unique massage that focuses on the reflex points on the feet that correspond to different points in the body. It helps to relieve tensions and remove blockages in the body.

 

26- Shiatsu Therapy

A therapeutic massage that targets special target points around the body and focuses on restoring energy in the body using a combination of stretching techniques, joint rotations, pressure, and stretches.

 

27- Trigger Point Therapy

The trigger points in our bodies that become stress points over time and manifest into the knots in the muscles cause spasm or pains in those areas. Massaging these points helps in relieving tensions of these target areas.

 

KEY TAKEAWAY

With so many options on hand, massage therapy really offers something for everyone. Moreover, the benefits of massage are perfect alternative to multiple health issues. So, it’s time to make your pick and relax!

 

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Acupressure

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Acupressure

Acupressure – What is it?

Acupressure is a centuries-old Chinese practice that is quite similar in nature to acupuncture. It's is based on a belief that life energy flows through our body through 14 different meridians. An effective procedure to relieve pain and tension in the muscles, acupressure stimulates energy systems in the body.

Known as acupuncture without needles, acupressure is done with deep finger pressure on certain pressure points in the body that are known as acupoints. Energy flow through these energy points is crucial for the efficient working of the body parts. But these points are often blocked due to certain external factors, and cause pain and tension in the muscles. The main focus of the acupressure technique is to provide relief to these points, and ensure an efficient energy flow.

 

BENEFITS OF ACUPRESSURE

Known as the alternative healing method, acupressure not only brings relief from the pain but has overall health benefits on the body. Here is a list of benefits on your mind and body:

Helps in relieving pain and tension from the body

Aids in reducing stress and anxiety

Improves sleep

Helpful in relaxing muscles and joints

Regulates digestive issues

Minimizes cluster headaches or headaches associated with medical issues such as high blood pressure

Relieves menstrual cramps in women

Acupressure is regarded as an effective alternative pain-relieving method for migraines

Acupressure helps to reduce side effects that come with chemotherapy, like fatigue and nausea.

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM AN ACUPRESSURE SESSION?

Acupressure massage therapy is a gentle and non-invasive massage. This is undertaken by a certified professional and usually lasts up to an hour. It is performed on a soft massage table with full clothes on. The professional uses fingertips (or sometimes elbows), to perform a massage on the pressure points/acupoints, to relieve pressure. Some professionals like to use simple tools like a pen.

You should expect to feel a little soreness or bruising on these points along with other side effects but none of the side effects last long. Some people might feel a little dizziness after the session.

There is no universal after-effect to acupressure therapy as it varies from person to person. Some people feel super relaxed after the therapy, while some feel a surge in their energy levels. Everyone is different and may react differently, so it all depends on how your body responds.

 

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Lava Shell Massage

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Lava Shell Massage

Lava Shell Massage – What is it?

Lava Shell Massage is a heat treatment used for relaxation. For this treatment, striped Tiger Clam shells are used as a massage tool. Lava shells are considered the world's first self-heating massage tool. This treatment is an eco-friendly treatment. Previously, long clam shells were disposed of and considered useless. However, nowadays, these shells are recycled and used as a tool for this massage. Self-heating, disposable aromatherapy bags are used in this massage. These bags contain algae, dried sea kelp, and minerals. An activator liquid is then added to create a chemical reaction, during which heat is produced, (which can last up to two hours).

The lava shell massage therapist uses different oils to moisturize the skin during the massage. They press different sides of the shell on key body parts to relax the muscles. For example, the knob is used on the back to break tight knots. Gentle pressure is applied by smooth sides on calves and arms, while the narrow edge is ideal for releasing the tension in shoulders blades or between the toes. Therapists move lava shells on hands, palms, arms, shoulders, feet, and legs slowly. They apply firm pressure during the full body Lomi Lomi massage. After that shoulders, neck, and shoulders are stroked and rubbed with the shells.

 

Types of Lava Massage

Some different types of Lava Shell massage are listed below (all of these use different types of lava shells):

Lava Shell Thermal Facial Treatment

Lava Shell Glacial Detox Massage

Lava Shell Rescue Massage

Lava Shell Sports Massage

 

Lava Shell Massage Benefits

There are endless benefits. Including, but not limited to, relaxation and relief from aches and, pains and discomforts.

The massage is best for soothing aches and relieving pains associated with different injuries. The heat from lava shells can also speed up the process of recovery. It also reduces swelling and water retention in our bodies. Our body gets a sense of balance after receiving this massage. People who have irregular headaches and body pains can get plenty of benefits out of this massage.

People with tense muscles enjoy this massage a lot. As the heat is released from the lava shells for up to one hour. This ensures that the client receives a full-body warm massage continuously. The heat of clam shells along with deep pressure point massage relaxes the muscle tension, soothes away the knots, and releases energy flow.

It helps in the regeneration and firming of our skin: A blend of minerals like Dead Sea salt, dried sea kelp, algae, and essential oil makes this massage magical. As the shells are made up of calcium, they give up calcium ions on heating up. This calcium is transferred to our skin during massage.

 

What to Expect from a Massage Session?

When you experience a lava massage session, your blood vessels dilate, resulting in increased blood flow. As a result, your body gets the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are required. Hot Calcium Shells relieve ions onto the skin and induce a renewal process for the skin. Meanwhile, the soothing effect during the massage signals a feeling of relaxation to the brain through sensory receptors, (which enable you to feel relaxed and relief from stress and pain). You will feel so relaxed and pampered after receiving this massage.

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Aromatherapy Massage

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy Massage – What is it?

Aromatherapy massage is a very effective therapy. Aromatherapy is not something new. In fact, the history of aromatherapy full body massage dates back to ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Indian healing practices.

“Aromatherapy” itself, was introduced by a French chemist and perfumer in 1937 who had discovered the beneficial effect of lavender on healing burns. To date, the healing effect of aromatherapy is something that cannot be ignored.

Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, is a blend of traditional and contemporary therapies. Due to the immense benefits of this therapy, it is used as a supportive treatment for various health conditions. What makes aromatherapy stand out from other massage types is the use of aromatic essential oils. Each essential oil has unique medicinal purposes.

Aromatherapy is a healing practice for the mind, body, and spirit. It improves emotional as well as physical health. Often considered as an art as well as a science, no wonder, aromatherapy is becoming an integral part of science and medicine!

 

Benefits Of Aromatherapy Massage

What makes aromatherapy an essential part of healing methods for thousands of years is its undeniable benefits. Not only do you get a relaxing aromatherapy full-body massage, you also experience mental relaxation and emotional healing.

 

Here is a list of benefits that this centuries-old massage exerts on your mind and body:

Stress reduction

Minimizes anxiety levels

Boosts the immunity system

Provides relief to sore joints

Aids in treating headaches and migraines

Assists with treating the side effects of chemotherapy

Proven to ease labor pains

Improves mood, memory and boosts positivity

Helps the body to combat bacterial and fungal infections

Aids with indigestion

Has a calming effect on your senses

Improving palliative and hospice care

Provides faster pain relief

 

What Should I Expect From An Aromatherapy Massage Session?

If you are looking for plant-based therapy, then aromatherapy full body massage is the right choice for you! It incorporates plant-based aromatic essential oils to massage your body. The therapy works with a sense of smell and absorption of oils through the skin. The massage uses a combined technique of gentle and hard pressure, to provide a soothing effect.

Generally, essential oils are applied topically on the skin in the form of lotion or serums. Some therapists like to apply essential oils using different tools like diffusers, inhalers, hot and cold compresses, clay masks, and facial streamers. However, others may use a combination of both forms.

Lastly, an aromatherapy full-body massage session usually lasts for one hour. The massage will  rejuvenate your body and quicken the natural healing processes.

 

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Ayurveda Massage

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Ayurveda Massage

Ayurveda Massage – What is it?

Ayurveda massage is not just another massage routine on the block. In fact, Ayurveda originated from Indian medicine around 5000 years ago. Using the holistic approach, the Ayurveda massage aims to relieve physical stress as well as an emotional burden. Ayurveda is based on the belief that the human body is composed of five different energies i.e., air, fire, water, earth, and space. Hence, the main aim of this holistic-based massage is to balance out these energies in order to attain spiritual and physical fulfillment.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AYURVEDA MASSAGE?

The benefits are not limited to the body only. In fact, it’s a soothing retreat for the mind and spirit as well. The best Ayurvedic massage is the one that leaves you in a healthy and uplifted spiritual and physical state.

Here are the few benefits of this massage that make it a top choice among holistic medicine enthusiasts:

 

Improved Sleep:

If you have been struggling with sleep disorders or insomnia, then an Ayurveda massage is something that you need. Warm oil massage soothes your muscles and helps you sleep peacefully at night.

 

Weight Loss:

Maintaining a healthy weight is something many of us struggle with. This massage promotes weight loss and that too without any side effects. Massaging gently with medicinal oils removes the toxins and stimulates fat removal.

 

Longevity:

Ayurveda massage helps to decrease acidity in the blood, reduce stress, catering anxieties, and boost the immune system. These improve your overall health and help you live longer.

 

Reducing Stress:

A small study indicated that Ayurveda massage helps to reduce stress levels in healthy adults. The study showed a considerable drop in stress levels after one hour-long Ayurvedic massage.

 

Lowering Blood Pressure:

One of the highly acclaimed benefits of this massage is that it helps in reducing blood pressure in those suffering from hypertension as well as prehypertension. This claim has been backed by a 2011 study.

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM AN AYURVEDA MASSAGE SESSION?

Ayurveda massage differs from usual Swedish or Sports massage. One of the best Ayurvedic massage experiences will leave you all stress-free and uplifted. The massage therapist will use customized warm oils to massage your skin using deep strokes. One session continues for 60 minutes and is accompanied by music and chants. Before the main massage, the therapist holds a pre-massage consultation to analyze your body needs and know about your expectations.

 

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