Massage therapy has a long history, passed down from generation to generation across various cultures around the globe. Today, people go for various kinds of massage treatments for different health problems. Kara Sensual Massage London therapy is now even known as complementary and alternative medicine. Even though it does have some traditional uses, massage therapy has made its way to companies, hospitals and even airports.
This History of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy actually dates back thousands of years. References to massage therapy appeared in writings from Egypt, Arabia, Ancient China, Japan, Rome, even Greece where explorers found scriptures written by Hippocrates defining medicine as an “art of rubbing”.
Massage was widely used by people in Europe during the Renaissance. It was in the 1850’s when two American physicians who studied in Sweden introduced massage therapy to the people in the United States, where it gained popularity and was promoted as an alternative for various health problems. During the 1930’s and the 1940’s, with scientific and technological advances, massage therapy grew to be known as a medical treatment for many injuries that included muscle and tissue ruptures.
Defining Massage Therapy
The term “massage therapy” comes from various different techniques. In general, the massage therapists rub, press or otherwise manipulate the muscles and tissues of your body. They will generally use their fingers and hands, but may even end up using their feet, elbows and forearms.
Types of London Massage Services
The different kinds of massages offered at a London massage parlour are a Swedish massage which uses long deep strokes, kneading and circular movements and a sports massage, which is similar to the Swedish massage, but is designed specifically for athletes. Apart from those two, there is the deep tissue massage, the trigger point massage which focuses on the myofascial trigger points known as “muscle knots”, pressing down and releasing all the stress.
Practice of London Massage Services
Massage therapists can work in various settings which include private homes, hospitals, offices, studios, and even at sports facilities. They usually try to offer the best environment for their customer, which has to be soothing and relaxing.
Therapists ask new patients about their symptoms, medical history and what kinds of massage treatment they’re looking for. They even perform an evaluation through touch checking the pressure points where the customer is feeling the most pain. That way, they can locate the affected area, and determine how much pressure needs to be applied.
Generally, the patient lies on the massage table either with loose clothing or is completely undressed and is covered with a sheet apart from the areas that need massaging. The therapist then uses various lotions and oils to reduce the friction between the skin and hand. Sometimes, people who are receiving the massage prefer to sit in the chair, which isn’t an issue at all for the massage therapist. A massage session can be quite brief, but can even last for hours.
So, now that you know about massage therapy and it’s benefits, why not book an appointment today?