Do our muscles receive
the necessary attention?
There is often too little attention given to the muscles of our bodies, although
it is these very muscles which must carry the strain of emotional or physical tension.
It is therefore important to restore the suppleness of the muscles occasionally.
Whenever this does not occur regularly, the chance exists that the muscles become
cramped and the tension is felt as pain in the body. Examples are pain in the neck
and shoulders, headaches, ’mouse-arm’ (rsi), aching feet and back pain.
With the help of the Integral Massage both the suppleness of the muscles and mental
relaxation can be achieved. The word ’Integral’ already implies it – both body and
mind. The basis of this combination is breathing. A good concentration on gentle
and regular breathing reduces a great deal of tension and gives relaxation. The aim
of the integral massage is to achieve a balance between body and mind.
The Integral Massage is a classic form of massage, making use of various massage
These techniques are:
- acupressure (pressure point massage)
- rebalancing (bringing the body back into balance)
- skin rolling (the rolling of the skin between thumb and fingers)
- breathing techniques
These techniques ensure localised release of the tension in the muscles and a good
energy flow in the body.