Massage Therapy vs. Holistic Massage

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Massage Therapy vs. Holistic Massage

Massage therapy is amazing, as a regulated health profession in Ontario, has a specific scope of practice consisting “primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

A therapeutic effect on the body optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.

Patients are assessed and with their goals in mind, a treatment plan is created. Massage Therapy takes your history, posture, gait, range of movement, daily activities and ergonomics, aggravating and alleviating factors in mind, while applying manual tools, usually the therapists’ fingers, hands, forearms and elbows with intention of decreasing tension and adhesions, stimulating stamina, encouraging alignment and healthy flow with relaxing sedation.

Massage increases the feel-good hormone oxytocin, aids in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduces muscle and joint soreness and the adverse impact of prolonged stress response on soft tissue. All of this is wonderful, and conducive to physical healing, and massage even has benefits for mental health in turn.

Shown to provide relief and results for anxiety, depression, work stress and even anorexia, massage helps your body to relax, which facilitates patients a better opportunity to use coping skills that have been acquired elsewhere, such as counselling.

Massage is what I know and love! My approach of Holistic Massage has evolved from 20 years of study and practice as an RMT, as my passion and talent for service on a deeper emotional, mental and spiritual level emerged. When people are aware and care to share what stresses them out, their feelings and fears, traumas, hopes and dreams with an open mind and heart, I can craft acknowledging statements and affirmations, holding safe space for breathing, visualizations and energetic reiki healing.

The Tapping acupressure technique, applied in a holistic massage session, is profoundly powerful. In my experience, gentle touch and recognition of thoughts, feelings and emotions can serve to shift your inner heavy darkness with inner light, and more from the root cause than massage alone. This active approach takes some courage to be honest with yourself, rather than passively accepting massage techniques, yet the possibilities of your potential are limitless.

Energetic misalignment occurs when our inner aspects of mind/ego, heart/feelings and gut/hunches are on different pages within ourselves. There is no blame, yet this occurs as a result of trauma, abuse, neglect, and cultural conditioning. The effect can be compared to static, as we waste time and energy bouncing around these inner aspects. This has a distracting effect from our divine gifts of aligned creative flow, life purpose and higher service. Become empowered and embody your authentic aspirations for a sense of evolution!

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