Massage is the external manipulation of the structures
of the body (such as skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones) with positive
intentions of relaxation, psychological, or physical benefit to the receipient.
A massage treatment usually begins with a consultation during which
the practitioner asks the client a series of questions about how she
is feeling and about her medical history and any medical conditions she
has. This is an opportunity for the therapist to ensure that there are
no reasons why it would not be adviseable for her client to have a massage
that day and also if she should avoid or concentrate on any particular
parts of the body.
The actual massage will vary according to the
reason for the treatment and client preference. For example, a deeply
relaxing treatment may be
requested immediately before bedtime, or conversely a stimulating massage
may be required prior to warm-up for a sporting event.
The above is just a short summary about
information about Massage and the History
of Massage is included on the relevant page of the Therapies
Section of this website.
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