Massage Clifton Beach

Massage Clifton Beach, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Touch is one of the fundamental human instincts, and most of us enjoy touching and being touched. The practise of massage allows us to enjoy these sensations of touch, which make us feel happy and secure, but also eases pain and discomfort.

Massage can be used to alleviate the symptoms of many ailments, as well as increasing our sense of spiritual and mental wellbeing.

We offer a range of massages including

Remedial, deep tissue, relaxation, Swedish, dry needling, acupuncture and much more.

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The Importance Of Touch

Massage fullfills a basic human need – it satisfies the desire that we all have both to touch and to be touched.

Touch is a fundamental human instinct, yet in the west social inhibitions mean that we touch each other very little. We tend to turn our attention to our pets and children. Indeed, we spend hours stroking our pets and reasearch indicates that this relaxes us, reduces blood pressure and encourages the release of endorphins (‘happy hormones’) inducing a sense of well-being.

It is also acceptable for parents to stoke and hug their children. This is pleasurable and comforting not only for the child, but for the adult too.

A parent will automatically rub a child’s abdomen to soothe a tummy ache, rub a sore knee and soothe a fevered brow. In the majority of families, however, as children grow up, touch diminishes particularly around the onset or puberty when physical contact is often reduced to a bare minimum.

Adolescents become embarrassed at this time when their bodies are developing and sexual desires are awakening: they may associate touch with sex rather then with love and healing.

Thankfully, after this difficult and confusing stage of their development they usually come round to the idea that touching is acceptable! Through the language of touch we are able to express ourselves in a way that we never can through the spoken word. To hold someone’s hand or to put an arm around a friend’s shoulder is to let them know that we care and are there to support them. This reassurance is enormously important. It make us feel valued, and transforms us both physically and psychologically.

Ancient Rome

Roman Physicians used massage as a primary mehtod of healing and relieving pain.

The Roman Emperors’ physician, Galen (c.ad 130 – 201) prescribed massage for injured gladiators and also as preparations for combat. A firm believer in the use of massage, he wrote: ‘Massage eliminates the waste products of nutrition and the poisons of fatigue.’

The Roman Physician and writer Aulus Cornelius Celsus, advocated the use of massage in his clasic work on medicine, ‘De Medicina’, written c.ad 30. He claimed that chronic pains in the head are relieved by rubbing the head itself and that a paralysed limb may be strengthened by rubbing.

Pliny the Elder (23-79 Ad), the distinguished Roman Naturalist, was regularly massaged to relieve his asthma and even Julius Caesar was treated daily by being pinched all over to relieve his neuralgia and headaches.

The East

Massage was practised in China as early as 3000 bc.  The Huang Ti Nei Ching Su Wen (‘Yellow Emperor’s Classic) was the first important medical text on Chinese Medicine written around 2674BC.  The Ancient Chinese technique of massage was called amma and is thought to have reached japan about the 6th century ad.  The Japanese called the points tsubo, and shiatsu, which is widely practised today, evolved from this ancient technique.

In India, Ayervedic medicine (ayur mean life: veda means knowledge) is the traditional indian system of medicine.  It dates back thousands of years and includes massage amongst its principles.

Massage in Europe

Little evidence regarding massage can be found between the decline of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, partly because the Catholic Church taught that pleasures of the flesh were sinful.  However, the foremost early medieval philosopher and physician, Avicenna (980-1037), who was of Persian origin, wrote extensively about massage in his medical masterpeice, The Canon of Medicine.  This was considered to be the most authoratative medical text in Europe for several centuries.

Massage enjoys an ever-growing popularity today.  Therapists work alongside the medical profession in surgeries and hospitals, as well as in health clubs, beauty clinics and private practices.  Many people, looking for natural, holistic ways of maintaining optimum health, are turning to massage therapy.  It is a fundamental skill that I believe we should all possess and enjoy regularly!

Please call us on 0408 054 538

 tanyagalvin@hotmail.com
113 McManus Street
Whitfield Cairns
Australia 4870
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