Body and Mind Therapies
Tia-Chi

Body and Mind Therapies have thrice therapeutic effects on the individual i.e. physiological, psychological and emotional.Contra indications are always given special attention to in order to provide safe relaxing treatments. These include:

Origins of Massage

The word massage derives from an Arabic word 'mass' or mas'h meaning to press softly. Throughout the continents the have ancients have used massage as an important part of the system of medicine.

Hippocrates wrote,

"A physician must be experienced in many things but assuredly also in rubbing for things that have the same names have not always the same effect, for rubbing can build a joint that is too loose and loosen a joint that is too tight; can make flesh or cause parts to waste, hard rubbing builds, soft rubbing loosens"

Galen, a Roman, advocated massage in the treatment of injuries and certain diseases. He wrote,

"Massage eliminates the waste products of nutrition and the poisons of fatigue"

Massage is a manipulation of the soft tissue for therapeutic purposes. Traditionally oils or creams are used on the hands and forearms of the practitioner to allow free sliding movement of the hands over the patient's skin.

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