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Types of Massage


Reflexology is a specialized system of foot, and less commonly hand massage which is used to detect and correct imbalances in the body that may be causing illness.

It is based on the theory that the body is divided into ten equal zones that extend the length of the body from head to toe, and that stimulation of an area on the foot in one zone affects other parts of the body in the same zone.

This therapy, while commonly practiced in the west, was first used by the healers of ancient Egypt, Greece, and China, as well as the native peoples of both North and South America.

What Can Reflexology Treat?

Reflexology can be used by people of any age and is most useful for conditions such as:

  • digestive problems
  • menstrual irregularities
  • stress and stress related disorders
  • fatigue
  • aches and pains
  • inflammatory skin conditions
  • colic in children


Shiatsu, or pressure point massage has been practiced for centuries in Japan. It is based on the principles of the Chinese discipline of acupuncture, and the application of pressure to key points with the purpose of promoting a smooth flow of energy around the body. Shiatsu pressure is applied via the fingertips, versus the needles used in acupuncture.

What Can Shiatsu Treat?

Shiatsu is regularly used for problems associated with fatigue and exhaustion. It is known to exert a calming influence, and is useful for acute pain relief in the joints.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is effective because it is pro-biotic: it assists the normal functioning of the body and provides an emotional safety valve to reduce the anxiety that health problems can provoke. The soothing strokes of a practitioner relieve both physical and emotional discomfort, and are commonly used to encourage recovery in patients following cardiac arrest.


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