A holistic massage is a treatment which involves the whole person - body, mind and spirit. The basic aim is to bring the body into homeostasis, or balance.
The physical, mental and emotional effects are many and varied. The promotion of relaxation reduces muscle tension and anxiety, improving sleep and reducing stress. Physiologically, holistic massage can improve joint mobility, aid digestion and helps in the removal of waste from the body.
As the benefits of massage are so wide reaching, I believe it has a place in everyday preventative health care:
Good for the mind:
promotes relaxation of body and mind
soothes and comforts
encourages the release of endorphines
gives an emotional ‘lift’ encouraging positive feelings
Good for the body:
reduces muscular tension
improves joint mobility
relieves stiff tired joints
aids lymph drainage