• In this therapy the therapist will massage the body to strengthen deep tissues by using various oils and different techniques.
  • It is used to relax nerves, muscles and joints.
  • It is an ancient therapy and is used in our home in many conditions like massaging the head with the hair oil in headaches and hair falling etc………..
  • Applying pain balms on the painful region. It is done systematically and gently on the recipient’s body so he can get warmth of human touch.
  • It has a special effect in relieving the stress. It can be used for aches and pains, in case of paralysis to stimulate the affected part.
  • It stimulates the body and helps in toxic elimination by opening the pores of skin and perspiration.
  • It can’t be used in the case of FEVER, SKIN DISORDERS, INJURY &WOUND FRACTURES AND IN PREGNANCY abdomen should not be massaged.
  • It can be combinely used with acupressure therapy hence acupressure points can also be massaged.
  • In this therapy special magnetic and colour charged oil are also used as per the requirement.
  • Techniques and movements of massage generally used:

(1)   EFFLURAGE (stroking)

This is the first and the main movement and is striking and gliding movement. It is mainly executed with the palm of hands and precedes all other movements. Stroking is usually done towards the heart. The pressure should be slow and rhythmic. The person being massaged should experience a continuous movement but of varied pressure.

(2)FRICTION

It is a circular movement towards or around the joints with the help of the finger tip or thumb in order to break and remove the deposit around them.

(3)PATRISSAGE

This is a squeezing movement usually circular and is applied with the thumb and /or fingers. It helps to eliminate accumulated waste products.

(4)TAPOTMENT

It is done by rapidly and gently tapping and beating the body. It increases the blood supply and provides nutrition to the parts. More useful over the head and also on lumbar region to reduce the fat.

(5)VIBRATION

Vibro massager is used in this technique which is electrically operated and is very useful in neuritis.

(6)HACKING

It is the movement which uses the sides of the both hands, like a karate chop, but fingers are kept relaxed and slightly curved.

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