The word massage comes from the Greek, massaging means as much as kneading. As the oldest healing art, massage has been used since the beginnings of mankind as a means and purpose for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases. Today, the massage is an integral part of medicine and is used both for the prevention and for the treatment of pain-related diseases. For most people, massage is also considered salutary for body, mind and soul. It prevents or dissolves tension.
Rooms where a massage takes place are usually bright, clean, spacious and equipped with one or more massage benches. These are covered with a white sheet and must be replaced after each patient. Additional aids include blankets, sheets and pillows of different sizes.
You should have a bath or a shower before the massage if possible. Ideally, there is a trusting basis between the patient and the masseur. Some properties in masseurs are particularly appreciated by customers. These are kindness, restraint and a sense of responsibility. If a massage is necessary and prescribed, it will be paid for by the health insurance company if the insurance is appropriate.
Goals of a massage:
- Pain reduction or elimination
- Promoting blood circulation
- Mobilisation of different layers of tissue
A massage is also the ideal opportunity for expectant mothers to relax and simply leave the stress of everyday life behind. Due to the unfamiliar weight that pregnant women carry around with you on a daily basis, you usually have back discomfort, a tense neck or the like.
A massage in pregnancy must, of course, be designed differently from that for people who are not in extraordinary circumstances. Therefore, it is very important that you, as an expectant mother, take care to consult exclusively an expert. The perinatal massage is a special form of massage that is tailored to the needs of expectant mothers.
Massage oil consists of several different oils and serves primarily as a lubricant during massage. Liquid movements that warm the skin provide a pleasant, pain-relieving sensation. The massage oil not only provides caressing skin, but also provides the supply of important nutrients. Fats and nourishing vegetable oils usually form the basis of it.
There are also oils that have a particularly warming effect during the massage. Adding essential oils to the massage oil creates an individual touch. For summer, there are special oils with mosquito repellent, so that after a soothing massage on a balmy summer evening, they don’t have to plague themselves with annoying and painful stings. After a shower, the oil can penetrate the skin and develop its nourishing active ingredients optimally. Underscoring relaxation music, your muscles can relax and recuperate.
Massage types are as diverse as the patients who are cared for with them. Here you get a quick overview of the most important types of massage.
In the traditional Thai massage, which pays attention to the rest of body, soul and spirit, there are several types of massage: Acupressure, stretching, energy work and meditation. The origin of the massage lies in Ayurvedic medicine.
Here you can choose from a range of different massages. The focus is on physical health and trying to get the energy flowing. Regular use is useful here. You can usually choose the massage oil yourself.
This is pressure therapy. Although the massage of the foot is at the centre of the foot, discomfort such as back pain can be relieved. Special attention is paid to the individual reflex zones here, depending on where the pain sits.
This form of massage from Hawaii treats not only the body, but also the soul. Lomi Lomi massages, which are offered here with us, are mostly wellness treatments. Lomi lomi lasts around two hours and the oil comes from the Kuki nut.
The word “Reiki” comes from Japanese and means universal life energy. The method of hand laying should serve to strengthen, heal and regenerate the body. This is a transfer of positive energy.
During the baby massage, parents can pamper your baby and get closer to him at the same time. In addition to the beneficial aspect, there is also the strengthening of muscles and circulation.
Sound bowl massage
This is a gentle but very effective way to relax. The stop creates soothing sounds and vibrations that are absorbed by the body during the massage with sound bowls. The goal is to bring body, mind and soul into one’s unity.
The full body massage is done with soothing oils. It usually starts at the back and different mass handles are used: Swiping, kneading, pressing, knocking etc.
It is important to rid the skin beforehand of any makeup and makeup leftovers. In summer, make sure your hands are cool so that the massage can fully develop its beneficial effects. They should always swipe from the center to the ears.
Warm stones with about 60 degrees, mostly made of basalt, are placed on the body. The stones lie both under and on the body. The treatment has a muscle-relaxing effect.
Connective tissue massage
If you are in pain near the pelvis, this type of massage is right for you. By applying different techniques, the treated regions are better blooded.
A head massage is recommended if you have problems with headaches, are difficult to concentrate or have a tense neck. Through a massage of the temples, the scalp is also better blooded.
This is a gentle massage technique that increases lymphatic transport many times over due to skin disitation. This technique brings with it a general relaxation. This therapy is often prescribed after tumor treatment.
This form of relaxation is particularly sought after in burnout by vulnerable people. The Tao massage can be done as a back or full body massage. In the process, energy centres are mobilised. It makes sure to slow down in the first place. This type of massage is also said to have a sexual effect.
The wellness massage is designed to relieve stubborn hardening and tension and promote blood circulation. Many hotels have the Wellness Massage on offer as an accompaniment to the general wellness program.
Literally translated, Shiatsu means finger or thumb pressure. Shiatsu is a form of body therapy that combines approaches to Far Eastern healing with theories and techniques of the Western world. This is where fingertips and hand bales as well as elbows and feet are used. You can find out more about Shiatsu here.