Massage Therapy

Massage therapy involves the soft tissue manipulation to rejuvenate the body and mind and to eliminate stress.The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.

Swedish
Shiatsu
Reflexology
Thai

About Massage Therapy

The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being. Touch is the core ingredient of massage therapy and also combines science and art. Practitioners learn specific techniques for massage and use their sense of touch to determine the right amount of pressure to apply to each person and locate areas of tension and other soft-tissue problems. Touch also conveys a sense of caring, an important component in the healing relationship.

Types of Massage

Deep Tissue,Hot stone, Reflexology,Thai,Swedish,Trigger Point,Aromotherapy,Ayurvedic,ShiatsU,Sports

Swedish massage is the most common form, used by naturopaths .We at the Nature Care Hospital offers Swedish, Reflexology,Aromatherapy,Shiatsu Massages and also the following variations of massage like the Vibro/Powder massage, Cold friction massage and also the Ice massage to head and spine.

Swedish Massage

It is a treatment where oil is smeared over the body and kneaded systematically. It aims to increase the oxygen level in the blood and flush out toxins from muscles. Therapists use 5 main movements known as Percussion, Friction, Kneading, Stroking and Vibration for a period for 30-40 minutes. Movements are done along the direction of venous drainage, which starts from the toes and upwards to the head. Patients are advised to have a Sun bath for 20 minutes or a Steam bath for 10-15 minutes followed by a cold shower.

The Effects of Massage

Pain relief, Body relaxation,Improve Blood Circulation,Improve skin and lymphatic activity,Stimulate nervous system,Increase the range of movements,Decrease stiffness,Increase flexibility

Indications

Diabetes,Obesity,Arthritis,Hypertension,Insomnia,Stress,Anxiety,Backache,Sciatica,Rehabilitation in cases of paralysis,Headache, Migraine,Repetitive stress injury-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,Post injury and post surgical rehabilitation

Contra Indications

Fever,Menstruation,Skin eruptions,Diarrohea,Acute inflammations,aundice,People prone to blood clots,Pregnancy

Abdominal massage is not given in case of Hypertension and Heart problems. Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

Abdominal massage is not given in case of Hypertension and Heart problems. Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

Additional Massage Tips

Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage.

Massage is only complementary to and not an alternative to medical treatment.