About Holistic Massage
An approach to massage that emphasizes the study of all aspects of a person's health, including physical, psychological, social, economic, and cultural factors. Holistic Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body with the hands for therapeutic, healing and relaxation effects.
The holistic application of physical touch to affect the systems of the body these include the: Muscular, Skeletal, Digestive, Respiratory, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Endocrine, Emotional, and Nervous systems. It is the loving touch of the heart expressed through the hands. It is not physiotherapy or any practice of manipulation of the skeletal structure
Swedish Massage is a general whole body massage using oils on the skin to facilitate treatment. .
A client needs to have a full medical history and must be asked about stress, as these affect the way the body absorbs tension. Eventually if prevented from free expression, blocked emotions may lead to physical effects, such as raised blood pressure, postural problems such as backache or shoulder pain, migraines or stomach ulcers.