Massage with hot stones
Stone therapy is a variant of classic massage therapy when smooth heated stones formed out of volcanic rocks and maintaining the heat energy are placed on reflexogenic zones.
Sometimes a massage specialist uses them for massaging certain parts of the body.
This method is based on experience of the Indians in Arizona who used stones for treatment. They used to heat up the stones and used them for rubbing the body and bones in this way absorbing energy of the stones. Nowadays this method is considered to be an excellent way to regain physical and mental harmony.
Basalt is used for performing the massage. It is a rock rich in iron, therefore it retains heat well.
When the stones are heated up to approximately 45 degrees, they retain the temperature for a half an hour or an hour, depending on the size of the stones.
Three methods for using hot stones:
- Technique “Warm–cold”. One stone is heated up and the other one is cooled down; this results in a sensation of contrast.
- Use of stones for massage (massage is performed on the body).
- Use of stones for putting pressure on acupuncture points.
Massage effects: reduces pain, stress, pressure and fatigue; relaxes muscles, gives the body energy; heat affects dilation of blood vessels, activates microcirculation, and improves penetration of the active components.
Duration: 1 hour. Recommended twice a week, a total of six procedures.
It is a delicate therapeutic and preventive measure for adjustment of bone position in the entire body, relaxing muscles and the connective tissue, restoring the natural balance of the body, when the body, mind, and soul interact in harmony.
Massage consists of: breathing, squashing, stretching, and relaxation as well as elements of the manual technique.
- The body gains more freedom, tissue elasticity improves, muscle tension soothes, pain reduces.
- Metabolism and blood circulation improve.
- Posture is adjusted.
- Functioning of the internal organs improves.
- Mental and emotional condition improves.
Duration: 1 hour. Massage is performed for preventive or treatment purposes. Recommendations for preventive purposes: once a month; for treatment: daily or every second day. Recommended course: 10 procedures.
Classic Chinese massage
Tuina (tui means push, na means grab) is the best Chinese massage technique consisting of such steps as pressing, vibration, and stretching. Deep massage is performed by using fingers, palms, wrists, forearms, elbows. The objective of Tuina is regulation of the flow of the vital energy QI (chi), it improves blood and lymph circulation, it is well-known for its revitalizing and relaxing properties.
The basis of Tuina therapy is regulation of yin and yang by eliminating excess or filling shortage in this way restoring harmonious condition of the body. Blockage of meridians, i.e. the agreed lines joining respective anatomical points, becomes the cause of a disease, and Tuina harmonizes the Qi (chi) of meridians, i.e. the flow of the inner energy, by affecting activity of certain organs and tissues allowing the body to heal itself. The massage involves patting, pressing, palpitating, stimulating acupressure points seeking for a desired effect.
Tuina therapy is one of the basis of the traditional Chinese medicine. Its history dates back to the ancient times, it is the oldest massage technique which was developed in China and existing for about four millennia. Thousands of years ago it accepted the basic theory of the traditional Chinese medicine as its theoretical background and it was being developed along with continuous clinical trials. Tuina therapy is appreciated by many people due to its significant therapeutic in treatment and prevention of diseases, great results in health of the body and pleasant manual therapy methods. Nowadays, as the society steps forward in a fast pace and the science keeps developing continuously, Tuina therapy is still very respected in the medical world, because it is a type of actual manual treatment that does not cause any side effect to the body.
Massage effects: strengthening of the immunity, improvement of blood circulation, improvement of energy flows in meridians, stimulation of biologically active points, improvement of digestion, improvement of muscle and tendon elasticity.
Massage duration: 1 hour. Massage is performed for treatment and prevention.
Thai Yoga massage
Thai yoga massage is a combination of safe, flexible exercises having deep traditions that came to Thailand based on treatment methods used in India and China. It is a unique body therapy system developed by combining Thai massage with elements of yoga. The system is based on energy flow in the body and individual organs. All lines are called meridians.
Specific body poses open energy centres and regulate its flow through the muscles, tendons, blood vessels, improves lymph flow. Deep muscle massage warms up the body before stretching exercises.
Massage effects: improves flexibility of the body, eliminates stress, helps to recover spiritual peace, balance, accelerates recovery after injuries and diseases.
Duration: 1.5 hours. The effect of a single session corresponds to 2–3 yoga sessions, this is why it is called Thai yoga massage. Applied for prevention and treatment.
Thai foot massage
Thai foot massage has been developed based on original Chinese medicine methods and fundamentals of Thai manual therapy.
Foot is a natural map where we can find all parts of the body: it has certain points that correspond to all glands and all organs. Each foot corresponds to one side of the body.
Objectives of the massage:
- Treatment, alert in disease diagnostics.
- Stimulation of pleasant senses and relaxation.
- Reduction of stasis and swelling in the legs.
Massage duration: 1 hour. Recommended twice a week but it may be performed daily as well.
Classic Tibetan massage
Ku Nye massage practice was born in the ancient Tibet almost 4000 years ago. Ku Nye was performed by using specially prepared oils or products extracted form butter. Tree branches, sticks, and stones were widely used as means of therapy, they were used for pressing different parts and points of the body in this way restoring a person’s health and wellbeing.
Ku means to rub the body with healing oils that the body absorbs through the skin, and Nye means massage. Chi is the final part of Ku Nye therapy, it involves oil cleaning off the body by using barley, chick pea, or corn powder. Another term for referring to Ku Nye is Chukpa (Tibetan Byugpa).
Massage effects: strengthening of the immunity, improvement of blood circulation and the digestive system, improvement of energy flows in meridians, stimulation of biologically active points, improvement of muscle and tendon elasticity, stress reduction.
Massage duration: 1 hour. Massage is performed for treatment or preventive purposes.