Holistic Massage Therapy

Holistic Massage Therapy

Routine Holistic Massage Therapy sessions are one of the best things for pain and stress. Rest and relaxation gives the body time to heal and restore energy but unfortunately busy people do not seem to be able to give priority to this and as a result their bodies do not function at their highest levels.

A multitude of ailments can be treated with massage therapy through the use of systematic pressure placed on the body, which helps relieve pain, relax, stimulate and tone the muscles.

Pain is the number one reason most people reach out for massage therapy. During the massage dopamine is released into the body, the chemical which gives a sense of well being and is ten times more powerful than morphine.

Someone dealing with stress has high levels of stress in their body and holds onto tension and emotional issues, which can end up being stored within the muscles causing pain, muscle fatigue and making them feel that they are not emotionally, physically and spiritually balanced.

Holistic massage therapy is customisable, in that each and every session is unique to the moment and the client is encouraged to communicate throughout to determine depth of touch, whether to receive a stimulating or relaxing massage etc. They get to literally take part in releasing their pain, energy flow and enjoy a sense of being in touch with their body as never before.

Massage affects moods, depressive feelings and emotional challenges. Studies show that when you are depressed the brain produces less neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, endorphins and dopamine-the feel good hormone. Massage releases both serotonin and endorphins, which act as a calming mediator for the body and as a happy stimulator for the brain.

Holistic Massage Therapy specialises in balancing physical, emotional and energetic aspects of each body as an individual and will leave you feeling cared for with an enhanced sense of well being, peace and above all relieves tiredness, tightness of muscles and promotes relaxation. The benefits last and with regular massage sessions each of the body’s internal systems improve functionality and general health and vitality increases.

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMJ

Massage and myofascial release can help your symptoms and increase range of motion within the joint. It does this by adressing and releasing any restrictions in the fascia and musculature of the upper back, neck, head and face in particular the ones which control jaw movement. Working intraorally is also part of the treatment, which is very gentle but very effective in it’s release of tension within chewing muscles.

How do you know you have it in the first place?

Having a diagnosis from your GP or Dentist is one of the first steps then having treatment from a qualified massage therapist who has specific training and experience treating TMJ symptoms will undoubtedly help.

Common symptoms of jaw problems include;

  • Bruxism (grinding of teeth)
  • Worn teeth
  • Trismus (difficuly opening mouth)
  • Difficulties swallowing
  • Difficulties speaking
  • Long term (chronic) pain in neck, face, shoulders or upper back
  • Tinnitus
  • Sensitive to light and/or noise
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizzy spells
  • Headache and migraines

So, if you have any of these symptoms and feel you’d benefit from TMJ treatment contact Angela to arrange your massage in Edinburgh.

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