A good massage oil: it is essential! It is important that the therapist uses organic oil during his massage session. Our skin is our largest organ and has a role of protection but also of absorption. Indeed, our skin has a lot to deal with. Whether (synthetic) products directly applied to the skin such as shower gel, body lotion and perfume. But also harmful substances that come from outside, such as exhaust fumes, street dirt and dust. Alas, we do not think about the effects that these products and external factors have on our body. By using an organic massage oil, you can be sure that you are not absorbing chemicals into the skin and that the skin remains healthy. It must also be cruelty-free. Today, animal testing is no longer necessary with the technology we have, but it still exists. More than 100 million animals are killed and/or used for animal experimentation worldwide. It is not necessary that the massage oil be tested on animals and it is preferable that the oil be composed of natural ingredients. What is the difference between synthetic massage oil and organic massage oil? A fully synthetic product does not contain any natural or organic ingredients. The ingredients are made in the laboratory. Organic ingredients come from nature. So, for example, no chemical pesticides are used. You won’t find any synthetic additives, such as parabens, PEG numbers, silicones, or artificial odors and colors. The reason why I use a neutral massage oil from Hevéa laboratories in my massages is that it avoids the risk of unnecessary side effects on the skin and health. The skin is well nourished and supple. Most of the time patients keep…
Part 1 – How MASSAGE can help detoxify the body ?
In traditional Chinese medicine, March corresponds to the Chinese spring, related to the Wood element (Liver/Gallbladder);
It is therefore necessary to cleanse the liver. The liver has the double function of detoxifying the blood and making it available to the whole body.
Detox massages, by acting on specific points, will put the lymphatic and circulatory systems back to work and thus boost the body.
Through therapeutic massage you can help to cleanse and detoxify the body. The pressure points from Thai massage, or deep tissue massage, will help to remove blocked toxins. Some points may be more painful than others.
Reflexology will also help to drain toxins, cleanse, and stimulate the liver during this massage. It will be necessary to work a little more on the liver/gallbladder point during this period.
Each of my massages integrates pressure points and reflexology in order to help the body cleanse itself and get back into shape after the winter.
For 3,000 years Chinese practitioners have used Reflexology to re-balance Qi (the life force flowing through energy channels) to treat a number of conditions.
Reflexology is based on the principle that the feet and hands are a map of all organs, glands and parts of the body. By using thumb and fingers, reflex points in feet and hands are stimulated. This sends signals to the relating parts of the body and encourages them to regain and maintain harmony and balance in a safe and natural way.
Reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure diseases. It is mainly used to complement other treatments and has proven to be extremely helpful for the following conditions: anxiety, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, headaches, stress, kidney functions, PMS, sore feet and digestive problems. It encourages overall wellbeing, alleviate stress and boosts the immune system.
Reflexology is the perfect non-intrusive health therapy.
When massaging patients, in my Antibes practice, I notice how much they like receiving foot reflexologyand I include it in each of my massages.
Nowadays with the Covid situation, I see more and more patients coming for massages because they work from home. The practice, located in Antibes , offers them the opportunity to have a moment of relaxation for themselves. Their pains are mainly due to the way they sit at home and work on the computer. They complain about bad pains in their neck, shoulders, top part of the back and lower part. When massaging them I regularly find knots on their trapezius and shoulder blades areas. Tensions then go along the spine.
It is due to bad posture. Here are some simple things you can do:
- Sit straight and tall.
- Keep your shoulders back.
- Pull your stomach in.
- Make sure your pelvis is well seated at the back of the chair.
- Keep your head level and raise your computer to your eyes level.
- Do not cross your legs and keep your feet slightly apart.
Every couple of hours, have a regular break from your computer: walk, stretch, may be do 2 or 3mns of wall sits to strengthen your back and tummy.
Massage will definitely help releasing the tensions on your back due to bad posture. I will also suggest seeing an osteopath in order to re-align if necessary.
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Massage is not a replacement for medical treatments. It is not related to physiotherapy or osteopathy either. Therapeutic massage relieves tension as well alleviating physical and emotional blockages. It is not intended to be erotic, sensual or tantric in any way. No naked massage will be performed. Anyone who does not respect this will be denied access to the practice.
An extra travelling cost for massages done at your home, hotel or yacht will be charged.