Imagine; a relaxed far off dreamy
feeling, languor. That delicious sense of relaxation
and well being achieved without drugs or alcohol. A
dimensional space where there is nothing to do other
than simply be... and enjoy the pleasure of your own
perhaps the oldest of the healing arts,
it is instinctive, because it it hurts, you rub it,
and massage is this instinct developed.
In Western society, human touch
is becoming more difficult, and yet it is proven that
children brought up deprived of loving touch develop
more mental, emotional; and physical problems than
those who receive adequate touch and nurturing.
Trials with people of all ages indicate that massage
Although touch is so formalised
in our society, massage is very important as it
represents ways to break down barriers that divide us
from ourselves and each other.
Lovers are often unsure of how
to touch other than at the most basic, instinctive
level. This is not fun, however when the sexual
passion falls away and you feel self-conscious about
touching your partner.. learning about massage can
help to overcome some of these fears. Massage creates
an atmosphere in which you can follow your
inclinations with your partner.
There is no denying that
massage fulfils a deep human need; and it is probably
the oldest form of therapy in the world. It evolved
from natural and perhaps even instinctive behaviour,
as a means of easing hurts and stiffness and helping
a tired or tense body to recuperate.
Massage is communication
Anthropologists estimate that anything up to ninety
per cent of everyday human communication is
non-verbal, though obviously this figure will vary
widely. For example body language, facial expression,
tone of voice, the distance you may stand apart from
someone, the brightness in your eyes and even the
level of pheromones, among a dozen other non-verbal
signals. If we think that we are communicating
through touch, or if we feel that we are, then we are
doing so. Touch conveys 'I am here, I am with you',
the most basic reassurance that human beings can give
to one another.
Viewed scientifically, massage
works by relaxing and refreshing tired or knotted
muscles; by stimulating the nerve endings in the
superficial layers of the skin; by increasing the
blood circulation in the capillaries; by improving
deep circulation, both of the blood and of lymph; and
by stimulating the production of endorphins, which
are the brain's own natural opiates.
Massage can also be reassuring,
building self-confidence. This may be a side-effect
of the endorphins, but equally, it may well be the
result of interacting with another person, the
masseur or masseuse, and of receiving their undivided
attention. This is a powerful affirmation of
Massage has been proven to be
an effective form of treatment for many common
dis-eases. Conditions like arthritis, repetitive
strain injury, sports injuries, emotional disorders
and can help even with septic conditions.
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