Welcome to Connie’s, “Health & Massage”, and a great experience in Health and Relaxation.
Massage has many important health benefits. In fact, massage can help you maintain physical, mental and emotional well being, especially when it is part of your regular wellness routine.
Six Health Benefits of Massage
- Massage calms the nervous system and promotes a sense of relaxation and well being.
- Massage reduces tension and anxiety.
- Massage improves blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
- Massage stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries away the body’s waste products.
- Massage prevents and relieve muscles cramps and spasms.
- Massage therapy can help with pain management in conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms.
Remind yourself of these health benefits if you start to feel guilty about getting massage!
Massage is not a good idea if you have a fever, infections, inflammation, osteoporosis and other medical conditions. If you have any questions about whether a massage would be right for you, ask to speak to a massage therapist before you make your appointment.
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Check the below for detail description of the different processes we are offering;
Swedish Massage, A Short History and Background.
Swedish massage was pioneered by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling, at the University of Stockholm in 1812. It was introduced to the U.S. in 1858 as "The Swedish Movement Cure." Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy massage. (also know as Classic massage).
It does not really matter who developed it because the strokes are based on massage techniques from around the world. By the 1890s, almost everyone thought they were experts on the techniques of Swedish massages and many physicians and non-physicians had published books with details and illustrations. During this time period, in this short but helpful history of massage, Swedish massage was used extensively in many sanitariums, the precursor for the modern day massage spa. Swedish massage uses gentle but firm pressure to improve circulation and ease muscle tension and pain.
Swedish massage is generally what’s considered a full body massage, as it usually works on all major muscle groups in the body. (Some areas such as breast massage are not offered by all therapists.) Swedish massage can increase one’s flexibility because it stretches the ligaments and tendons, and Swedish massage is specifically designed to relax the muscles. It also helps flush the body tissues of uric and lactic acid and other metabolic waste. Massage oil or lotion is used to ensure the smoothness of the strokes. The Swedish massage is best while lying naked on a massage table but partially covered by a sheet. The Swedish massage techniques are the basis for other types of (Western) massages, such as aromatherapy and sports massage.
It is up to the individual client how firm or soft the massage should bee
Massage of the muscles helps flush the body tissues of uric and lactic acid and other metabolic waste. It is therefore important to help this by drinking a lot of water after a deep tissue massage, this cleansing is just another benefit of your Swedish Massage session.
Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best-known type of massage. If it's your first time at the spa, Swedish massage is the perfect place to start.
What Happens During Swedish Massage?
During Swedish massage, massage therapists use massage oils to facilitate smooth, gliding strokes called effleurage. Other classic Swedish massage moves include kneading, friction, stretching and (sometimes) tapping.
Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits. It can be slow and gentle or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the therapist wants to achieve.
Feel free to state your preference for pressure during Swedish massage. It can range from light to firm. Swedish massage usually includes some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension. If you want more intensive work and firmer pressure, ask for a deep tissue massage.
Full Body Massage.
Full Body Massage, as opposed to specific target problem area massage, (Ie; injury and sports massage.) is the most common spa massage therapy.
This starts with a gentle stretch of the back muscles, followed by a through and full back side massage, including legs and feets.
The client then turns over to lie on the back and the massage is continued on the front; feets, legs, followed by a gentle stomach massage and upper chest muscles. The massage is normally completed with a scalp and facial pressure point massage.
Firm Muscle V Relaxation Massage.
Please talk to your Massage Therapist when you book your massage session, as mentioned above there are endless levels and combinations of massage.
From a very soft stroking massage with soft music and Aromatherapy, through to sport massage and the softening of hard and tense muscle tissue.
Corporate Office Seated Massage.
"The most cost effective employee benefit you'll ever have for your office"
Connies Health massage therapists are experienced professionals. Fully accredited, qualified and insured in seated massage, our services are available on the Gold Coast, and only after special arrangement in other areas.
Office massage plays a vital role in managing your staffs’ stress levels. A 15-minute seated massage decreases job stress and significantly increases alertness, focus and work productivity.
Workplace seated massage is a time efficient and healthy solution to many common workplace ailments. Corporations and government departments, large and small, use massage in the workplace to keep staff performing at their best. Take care of your most important workplace asset with a corporate seated massage and experience the results first-hand.
Employer Workplace Seated Massage Benefits
- Revitalises your staff’s body and mind for better work focus
- Improves, builds and maintains high staff morale
- Reduces absenteeism
- Decreases staff turnover with higher loyalty
- Lifts staff participation and engagement rates
- Increases motivation, productivity and enthusiasm
- Staff return to their jobs relaxed with their energy and mental clarity restored
- Builds employer of choice
Employee Workplace Seated Massage Health Benefits
- Relieves muscular tension and pain
- Calms the nervous system, improves circulation and reduces blood pressure
- Increases mobility, flexibility and posture
- Relieves travel fatigue and jet lag, anxiety, headaches and migraines
- Relieves eye strain and aching back muscles
- Reduces insomnia
- Relieves tension related to respiratory ailments such as asthma
- Relieves stress injuries and conditions such as RSI/OOS, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, lower back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder tension
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