1. The Massage 2. The History of Massage 3. Before you begin a session of massag
The Booklet 'Art of Massage' is composed of several personal tips provided by lo vers of massage techniques disclosed in the Community Massage Orkut (Topic Bookl et Massage). Therefore, the present material, besides being a compilation of sev eral suggestions - as well as surveys completed via the Internet - is intended t o guide the initiation, implementation techniques of the basic level.
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The sense of touch is a form of intense communication and play should be a natur al relationship between people. The act of touching is instinctive to human bein gs. The act of massaging, ditto. When you get hurt, massaging the spot instincti vely, trying to relieve pain. Physiologically, massage the painful area improves the circulation and consequent oxygenation than warm the affected area. All the se effects result in pain relief. There are several types of massage, with many different purposes: relaxation, stimulation, postural correction and improvement of sexuality are among them. But most of the massage is premised on promoting t he health of the massaged and can be applied in several areas of medicine: probl ems, cancer, respiratory, digestive and rheumatology few. In such cases, massage should be applied by professionals in physical therapy or who have made some pr ogress in specific techniques such as Ayurvedic, shiatsu, tui na, reflexology an d rolfing. Physical therapy uses massage as a diagnostic tool and therapeutic. T his professional knows that the touch be it profound or subtle, provides local a nd general effects on the human body. Both physical and psychological effects, s ays the physiotherapist Simone Lima. But the privilege of receiving a massage ne ed not necessarily be enjoyed in a clinic or in the hands of a professional. If, after a full day at work, you are hungry for a good massage to relieve tension, you can be massaged by the hands of a layman. "How touching is a natural instin ct to massage to relieve tension can be applied by anyone, provided that careful ly," says the physiotherapist Simone Lima. In cases of relaxing massages, one sh ould stimulate the muscles of the shoulder (trapezius) to release the toxins and , consequently, relieve tension.
The history of massage is as old as man. Archaeological studies indicate that ev en in prehistoric times, man promoted the general welfare and acquired protectio n against injury and infection through friction in the body. Would be the beginn ings of what today is meant for massage. There are also records that the ancient civilizations such as Egyptians, Hindus, Greeks, Romans, Chinese and Japanese, about 300 BC, made references on the benefits of massage for the well-being. But the first to recognize the healing properties of this technique of rubbing the body were the Chinese, who signed the earliest literature that has news: the med ical text Nei Ching, written in 2800 BC The word massage comes from Greek and me ans kneading. After the Chinese, the father of medicine, the Greek Hippocrates, made use of the therapeutic properties of massage, which he called anatripisis, meaning to rub pressing tissues. The phrase was translated into Latin as frictio and remained in use in the United States until 1870. Frictio means rubbing or s crubbing. In India, the term used to describe massage was shampooing. In China, it was Cong Fou, and in Japan, ambouk.
As the touch is part of the human condition, laypeople are also able to do massa ges, being a sensitive and intuitive practice. One tip is to massage someone, im agine where you'd like to be massaged. That when treating a massage to relieve t ension. Now, if you want more concrete effects of a massage session, the ideal i s to seek a specialist. It is also essential to remember that you will receive a massage and did not attend a session of torture. Some techniques such as reflex ology, are even a little painful, but pain should only stay during the procedure or some little time later. "If your body is aching for two, three days, is a si gn that the massage is being applied incorrectly," says physical therapist Simon e Lima1. It is for those who are applying the technique to realize the limits of pain of every person. There is a myth, a legacy from Germany of the 18th centur y, that the massage had to be applied with force, or did not work. Not true. Acc ording to Simone, "a massage done with excessive force can break the blood and l ymph vessels, hampering movement and the person may be more tense than it alread y was."
RECOMMENDATIONS•••• Avoid a heavy meal and drink alcohol until one hour befo re the massage. If you are pregnant, see your doctor; Use comfortable clothing, bathing suit or undergarment for those who use massage oils, massage is not reco mmended in the following cases: fever, infectious diseases, post-operative infec tions and skin cancer.
The numerous massage techniques developed in East and West can have the most div erse purposes, benefiting the health and well-being. To facilitate the choice of the type best suited for the desired goals relate to some types of massage offe red and their benefits: ANMA Anma means to push (An) and rub (Ma). It is one of the oldest forms of massage in the world. ANMA therapy is based on the principle s of Oriental medicine, using special techniques (pressure, massage, kneading, s tretching) to stimulate key points, promoting a natural healing of the body. Whe n these points are stimulated, relieve muscle tension which facilitates blood ci rculation and energy (Ki), the main goal of this massage. ANMA uses no oils and can be done on the clothing of the patient. Benefits: reduction of tension and s
tress, promoting relaxation huge, normalization and balance of bodily functions, rejuvenation, combating different diseases, such as pain-decabeça, influenza, a sthma, dizziness, abnormal blood pressure, colic and menstrual irregularity, lac k of sexual vitality and insomnia. Contra-indications: fever, infectious disease s, skin infections and cancer, and after any surgery. AYURVEDIC This technique f orms part of an ancient Indian system called Ayurveda. The system understands th e human being in its entirety, and state of health as a state of inner harmony a nd external. Recognizing the man as part of nature, as well as
animals and plants, which includes health and balance go through a life in harmo ny with nature and its laws. The Ayurvedic massage is important in any healing p rocess, acting not only in physical but also the emotional, psychological and en ergetic. Uses maneuvers throughout the body with the aid of oil, which facilitat e the movements, doing stretching and twisting exercises similar to yoga. The th erapist can use both hands, such as elbows, knees, wrists and feet. The massage is done with the person closest in costumes or bathing. Benefits: activation of the blood, removing toxins and stress, is relaxing, promotes stimulation of the immune system and opening the chakras (energy points). LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE This m assage performed with gentle manipulation promotes the drainage of lymphatic ves sels. Recommended: For people suffering from fluid retention and bloating. In th e long run, using camphor-based creams can reduce cellulite. It is also quite su itable for pregnant women after the third month of pregnancy. CLASSICAL MASSAGE A classic massage, developed in the West, promotes relaxation of muscle tension, relieving local pains. It can be done with or without oil, with the patient in intimate attire or bathing. Four Hands Massage Four Hands Massage is applied by two therapists, combining synchronized movements, pressure, manipulation and str etching. Movements are used in Shiatsu, Reflexology, Classical, and Thai massage ESAL. Benefits - Improves circulation and flexibility, promotes immediate relie f of tension points, and alsodeep relaxation. QUICK MASSAGE technique developed by the Americans, whose maneuvers are utilized in the muscle groups most affect ed by stress and the Dort (RSI). The areas are massaged: spine, shoulders, neck and upper limbs. A person sits comfortably in a
special chair getting a massage without the need for despirse. Indications: Stre ss, physical and mental fatigue, localized muscle tension. Contraindications: Pr egnancy in the first three, high fever, bone fractures. Sokuto Reflexology - Thi s technique uses pressure and massage of the feet on specific points that reflec t in all parts of the body. This technique, like all oriental techniques, teache s that there is a vital energy that circulates throughout the body organs and th eir maneuvers are designed to dissipate energy blockages in the body. Benefits: Encourages the body to heal itself, stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic sy stem, causing the release of toxins.
TANTRIC A Tantric Massage is the language of love through touch and breath. It i s the body contact that creates intimacy through touch, pressure, movement and c aresses, the tools that can lead to the discovery of the double tracks of the pa ths of sensuality and sensitivity.
SHIATSU SHIATSU (shi = finger - atsu = pressure) is an oriental massage techniqu e to maintain balance between body and mind. The technique consists of a compres sion of several points of the meridians (energy pathways throughout the body) us ing the fingertips or hands. The tones stimulate or sedan accumulated energy, im proving the functioning of organs according to the need of each. Benefits: muscl e relaxation promoting the relief of localized pain. Contraindications: People w ith inflammation, anemia or weakened physically. For people who suffer from oste oporosis, the ring tones should be lighter.
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