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Full Body Massage: Psychosomatic Therapy

A full body massage is an experience that is truly relaxing. It relieves you of all your physical and even mental tensions. The one caveat is to get yourself massaged by a licensed professional massage therapist.
by NedDagostino


A full body massage is an experience that is truly relaxing. It relieves you of all your physical and even mental tensions. The one caveat is to get yourself massaged by a licensed professional massage therapist.

The benefits of a full body massage are many.

The basic idea behind a massage is touch therapy. Humans tend to become ill physically and emotionally in the absence of touch. If a baby is not fondled, it languishes and becomes cranky, and even physically ill. This need to be touched is what imbues a massage with therapeutic qualities. Relaxation apart, it actually helps muscle fibers to heal after an injury, even to resist injury. Muscles get toned when massaged. The blood circulation improves, aiding general health and cell growth. The lymphatic circulation perks up too, thus improving the immune system. Massage removes blockages in these two circulatory systems. A massage, when done properly, relaxes you and invigorates you simultaneously. You get complete rest when you sleep and when you wake up you are more alert, and can get more work done.

Never had a full body massage before? It is a truly wonderful experience, as we'll describe below.

A well reputed massage parlor will charge you anything from $50 to $100 for a an hour long session. You'll be led into a private cabin where you'll be asked to remove your clothes and then lie prone on the massage table. An assistant will cover you with a sheet, not just for the sake of modesty, but actually as a requirement of the massage therapy, since body warmth must be maintained. Only one part will be uncovered at a time, the one which is being massaged. Using special aromatic oils the masseuse will begin the massage, using a variety of manipulative movements of her hands, the main being strokes or gentle kneading or circular movements.

It is common for the masseuse to begin the massage at the feet and then work her way up, past the legs, up to the hips. You will feel the warmth generated by her hands flowing into the muscles, relaxing each fiber, untwisting the veins and arteries, nerves and tendons and ligaments. There are a number of methods of massage. You should let the massage therapist select the one that is best for you. When you have had ten or more massages, you'll be experienced enough to make your own choice!

The masseuse's magical hands continue their journey upwards over your back ending at your head. At every inch, you will experience such indescribable relaxation, that it is best left for you to experience firsthand!

Massaging heals the body from within. This natural healing process is entirely restorative. Just make sure you patronize a reputed massage parlor, and get massaged by a trained and licensed professional therapist. Getting a massage by an untrained masseuse may actually aggravate your aches and pains instead of alleviating them. Now you'll have to excuse me! I have a massage waiting for me!

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