The nature of massage therapy can lead to incidents in which communication is not effective, thus reducing the chance of this will be a positive encounter.
Pregnancy is a time of rapid changes in your body; hormone fluctuations, strange eating patterns, and growing clothing sizes are only a few challenges you’ll encounter.
Can you change your body's response to stressful situations? Possibly. But what you can do, for sure, is help to elicit the relaxation response in order to override the effects of stress on your health and well-being.
One beneficial, targeted type of massage, is commonly known as a sports massage. This type of massage is intensely therapeutic, and involves specific stretching and compression techniques, implemented in a way that helps the body’s connective tissue and muscles.
Though hands and fingers are sublime for attacking knotted muscles and sensitive pressure points, today’s inventions have evolved in such a way that one can target the kind of massage experience he/she wants at the comfort of one's home.
The Bowen Technique was developed by a man from Australia named Thomas (Tom) Ambrose Bowen in the 1950’s. Bowen did not receive any kind of formal training in any form of bodywork or medicine.
This is a first-hand account of how massage has helped to improve the quality of life of an extraordinary woman who has suffered with chronic, debilitating pain for many, many years.