A rubbing or kneading of the body, especially when performed as a hygienic or remedial measure.
To treat by means of massage; to rub or knead; as, to massage a patient with ointment.
A method of manipulation of the body by rubbing, pinching, kneading, tapping, etc.
The caressing or touching of the body for either relaxation or for sexual pleasure. People can do it to themselves or have someone do it for them.
A term used to describe a range of techniques such as touching, stroking, pressing and kneading the surface of the body to promote physical and mental relaxation. See massage section.
Manipulation of skin, muscle and joints (usually by hand) to relax muscle spasm, relieve tension, improve circulation and hasten elimination of wastes. It also stretches connective tissue and improves circulation. A wonderful antidote to stress and muscle tension, massage does not rub away weight, but will rub away fatigue, inducing relaxation. Various forms of massage include: Accupressure, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage.
This "hands-on" ancient therapy takes many forms and specialties. The aims of therapeutic massage are to induce physical and mental relaxation improve circulation and muscle tone, prevent soft tissue problems, aid the efficient functioning of the digestive system and encourage the elimination of toxins from the body. Hawaii Massage Practicioners must complete standardized training and certification programs and are licensed by the State of Hawaaii.
Therapists manipulate muscle and connective tissue to enhance function of those tissues and promote relaxation and well-being. See lymphatic draining and medical massage. Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
"... a method of treating the body for remedial or hygienic purposes, including but not limited to rubbing, stroking, kneading, or tapping with the hand or an instrument or both." (Source: Colorado Statutes : TITLE 12 PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS : HEALTH CARE : GENERAL - Continued : ARTICLE 48.5 MASSAGE PARLOR CODE : 12-48.5-103. Definitions.) This usually refers to a service performed by a person licensed by the state of Colorado as a massage therapist. It may, but does not necessarily, include sexual stimulation. Sensual Massage indicates a massage with sexual stimulation (usually manual).
A generic term referring to the manipulation of skin, tissues, muscles and joints with the goal of relieving tension, reducing stress, relaxing muscles, and improving circulation. Massage is generally delivered by hand, but machines such as high-powered water jets can also be used. Forms of massage include: acupressure, polarity massage, reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu massage, sports massage, Swedish massage, Traeger massage, and Watsu massage. See massage therapy.
Be it sexual or sensual, the goal of a massage to induce relaxation to the person on the receiving end.
Often used in erotic foreplay. Manipulating the body, muscles, pressure points, etc. for pleasurable or relaxing effect. It also comes in handy when one has held a submissive position long enough to get a cramp.
Therapeutic kneading and stroking of skin and muscles.
Manipulation of tissues by rubbing, stroking and kneading with the hand for remedial purposes. There are may forms of massages available at spas.
Manipulation of body tissue for therapeutic purposes. Types of massage include acupressure, reflexology, and shiatsu.
The assessment and treatment of the soft tissues and joints of the body by hands-on manipulation.
manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; "She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
a gentle therapy that in many cases can relieve pain, promote recovery and prevent reoccurrence when used alone or in combination with appropriate health care measures
a good way for the body to relax
a great way to help your muscles become relaxed, and free from stress
a great way to relieve stress, ease aching muscles, or improve your sports performance
a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints
a healthy way to relax and ease sore muscles after a day of nature/adventure activities
a healthy way to relax and ease sore or tense muscles
a most relaxing soothing activity to be enjoyed
a nice treat to loosen the muscles, soothe the back, and ease the psyche
a pleasant way to ensure that all of your muscles are relaxed after your ride into town
a relaxing joy to receive
a relaxing way to finish off a stressful day
a traditional form of therapy in which muscles and other soft tissues of the body are manipulated to improve health and well-being
a wonderful opportunity to relax mind, body, and spirit
The systematic therapeutic stroking or kneading of the body or part. The manipulation of the soft tissues of the body in order to reduce tension and stress, increase circulation, aid the healing of muscle and other soft-tissue injuries, control pain, and promote overall well-being.
Rubbing and kneading of areas of the body, mainly by using the hands. Massage increases blood flow, reduces deep-seated pain by causing counter-irritation of nerve endings in the skin, relaxes muscles, and increases the suppleness of the skin.
Muscle and soft tissue manipulation usually by hand but can be by water jets, to improve the circulation, relaxes muscles, reduces stress, relieves stiffness and soothes the body. May involve the whole body, face, neck or back as required.
Craniosacral massage ; Reflexology ; Rolfing ; Zone therapy Group of systematic and scientific manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation. Massage
Many doctors of chiropractic incorporate a massage therapist within their office. Massage is used to increase circulation of blood and lymphatics, help with pain reduction, and provided increased motion.
Massage is the intentional and systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to enhance health and healing. Joint movements and stretching are commonly performed as part of massage. The primary characteristics of massage are touch and movement.2
Mobilisation of the soft tissues using stroking, kneading and percussion techniques.
Manipulative therapy concentrating on muscles and connecting tissues.
Manipulating the skin, muscles and joints to relax muscle spasms, relieve tension, improve circulation and stretch connective tissue.
Hotels offering this treatment................................................................................... Austria - Bad Blumau Italy - L'Albergo della Regina Isabella Germany - Bad Sulza Spain - Hotel Real Turkey - Lykia World Slovenia_Lasko Health Spa Italy - Hotel President Italy - Metropole Italy - Hotel La Residence Italy - Grand Hotel Terme Abano Italy - Grand Hotel Trieste & Victoria Italy - Hotel Due Torri Terme Italy - Mezzatorre Resort Austria - Hoteldorf Gruner Baum Czech Republic - Hotel Nove Lazne Slovakia - Hotel Balnea Esplanade Hungary - Thermal Hotel Margitsziget Hungary - Thermal Hotel Helia Spain - Gran Hotel Elba Spain - Incosol Hotel Spain - Hotel Termes Montbrio Spain - Hotel Botanico Spain - Cleopatra Palace Malta - Fortina Spa Resort Portugal - Hotel Vilalara Sri Lanka - Barberyn Beach Jordan - Movenpick Resort Slovenia - Hotel Sava Slovenia - Hotel Smarjeta Slovenia - Hotel Svoboda Cyprus - Le Meridien Spa & Resort Muscle manipulation (that includes acupressure, polarity, reflexology, effleurage, stroking, kneading, friction or rocking) intended to stimulate circulation, increase suppleness and reduce stress.
See Acupressure, Lymph Drainage, Polarity, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, and Swedish Massage.
a type of headache treatment that involves rubbing, pinching, kneading or otherwise manipulating the body to relieve muscular tension. Massage can be helpful in promoting relaxation.
The manipulation of skin, muscle, and joints (usually by hand) to relax muscle spasm, relieve tension, improve circulation, and eliminate wastes. Over 80 types of massage are in use today. Various forms include: acupressure, athletic, polarity, reflexology, rolfing, shiatsu, sports, Swedish, traeger, and watsu.
the kneading, rubbing, etc of the body in order to relieve aches, give relaxation etc.
a combination of techniques used on muscle and connective tissue that is based on physical manipulation.
the manipulation of soft tissues in the body in order to relieve pain, ease muscle tension, and speed healing.
mechanical form of therapy in which the soft tissues are made more pliable, promoting increased blood flow and healing. medial epicondylitis (Also known as golfer's elbow, baseball elbow, suitcase elbow, or forehand tennis elbow.) - pain caused by damage to the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm.
Manipulation of skin, muscle fascia and joints (usually by hand) to relax muscle spasm, relieve tension, improve circulation and hasten elimination of wastes. Massage therapy also stretches connective tissue and improves circulation. Includes: Accupressure, Athletic Massage, Polarity Massage, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Traeger Massage, Watsu®.
mechanical form of therapy in which the soft tissues are made more pliable with different techniques, promoting increased blood flow and subsequent healing.
Therapeutic massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue of whole body areas to bring about generalised improvements in health, such as relaxation or improved sleep, or specific physical benefits, such as relief of muscular aches and pains. It involves the systematised manipulation of soft tissues for the purpose of normalising them. Practitioners use a variety of physical methods including applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, or causing movement to the body. Therapists primarily use their hands, but may also use their forearms, elbows, or feet. The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself. Use the Natural Health Directory to find a Massage Practioner
Family member or a licensed practitioner manipulating soft tissues and/or applying pressure to the body.
Manipulation of the muscles, connective tissues, and joints to calm, relax, increase circulation and flexibility and release tension.
Massage is the most natural of natural remedies. Touching your body where it hurts seems to be a basic instinct. A therapist trained in the famous Swedish massage uses soothing, tapping and kneading strokes to work the entire body, relieving muscle tension and loosening sore joints.
THERAPY variety of disciplines for the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes Swedish, shiatsu, trigger point, neuromuscular. It involves the practice of kneading or otherwise manipulating muscles or other soft tissue with the intent of increasing circulation and detoxification, reducing physical and emotional stress and increasing general wellness.
the holistic application of physical touch to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Massage is an excellent modality for stress reduction because it induces a relaxation response. It also reduces muscle tightness, improves muscle flexibility, strengthens the immune system, and promotes healthy circulation.
Athletes have these to eliminate lactic acid build up from their muscles. This may be why a massage feels so heavenly and so essential to someone with CFS.
A therapy that applies a manipulation technique for muscle and joints to relax, relieve tension and pain, improve circulation and elimination of wastes to improve well-being. Generally practiced with the use of hands but machinery, water jets or hot stones may be used. Various forms of massage include: acupressure, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, sports massage, Swedish, Thai, traeger, watsu.
A relaxation technique.
The word is derived from the Greek root "masso," which means "to touch". Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years, in many different cultures. The methods of massage most commonly used today are derived from Swedish, Chinese and Japanese systems. Massage is the manual manipulation of the body's soft tissues for therapeutic purposes. It has signficant psychological and physiological benefits: it improves blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells, it stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries away the body's waste products, it prevents and relieves muscles cramps and spasms, it reduces tension and anxiety, calms the nervous system and promotes a sense of relxation andwell being.
Rubbing or kneading the body to stimulate the circulation and relax tension in the muscles. Can produce general feeling of relaxation and well being.
A healing touch that applies pressure on the muscles of the body. Benefits of massage include an enhanced feeling of well-being, less muscle tension, improved blood and lymph circulation, lower blood pressure, increased range of motion, less anxiety relief from depression, less trouble sleeping, relief from depression.
Therapeutic massage is one of the best, most non-invasive, and enjoyable forms of health, fitness, and general wellness therapy available today. Human touch as a form of therapy can positively affect all of the body's systems simultaneously without any unpleasant side-effects.
Many different types of massage are offered at the properties we feature. A few of these are mentioned here: Sports - This is a deep-tissue massage targeted specifically at muscles used in athletic activities; Swedish - Incorporates gentle kneading and smooth strokes with the aim of deeply relaxing your muscles to stimulate circulation; Thai - A balancing treatment that works on the energy flows within the body to create a sense of total well-being. Other types of treatment that involve massage are illustrated here such as ayurveda and reflexology.
Manipulation of tissues, usually manually, to improve health and well-being by relaxing muscles, relieving tension, and improving circulation.
Methodical rubbing, pressing etc. of the body or a single bodypart.
A soothing technique of rubbing the body (often the back), which incorporates gliding and kneading strokes that improve circulation and relax muscles.
Rubbing of various parts of the anatomy to stimulate healing.
The practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to ease tension and reduce pain.
Massage is the systematic stroking and kneading of the body for therapeutic benefit of relaxation and increased blood and lymph flow.
Rubbing the body to increase circulation.
Methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body upon bare skin.
Systematic manipulation of body tissues with the hands and/or mechanical or electrical instruments for the purpose of increasing circulation.
This is the application, usually by hand, of systematic stroking or manipulation to the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes, i.e., to alleviate pain and discomfort. The most well known massage movements are those that involve stroking and gliding ( effleurage), kneading ( petrissage), and percussion ( tapotement) to soft tissues of the body. (Manip #1 p. 286-289)
Massage is the methodical use of pressure, kneading, friction and manipulation on the bare skin for the purpose of relaxation, stimulation or balancing of circulation, improved nervous system coordination, and increased eliminations.
The manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function of those tissues and promote relaxation and well-being. Therapeutic massage can ease tension and reduce pain. Massage can be a part of physical therapy or practiced on its own. It can also be highly effective for reducing the symptoms of arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other disorders of the muscles and/or nervous system.
a therapeutic treatment of hands on pressure and traction to the musculoskeletal system for at least a thirty minute duration
As A Treatment"...data, massage therapists have said for years that massage relaxes people, reduces blood pressure and heart rate, relaxes muscles, increases range of motion, and increases the flow of blood and lymph, thereby cleansing the system..."
The rubbing or kneading of parts of the body to aid circulation and relax the muscles. See also T Tui Na.
Manipulation of muscles and skin (by kneading and stroking).
massage is the treatment of superficial parts of the body by rubbing, stroking, kneading, or slapping. Massages are usually performed to relieve muscle stiffness, spasms, or cramps and to relieve anxiety and tension. Recommended Reading: Massage - The Timeless Miracle
Manual manipulation of tissue in order to relax muscle and nerve tension and improve circulation and mobility.
Massage is the practice of applying structured or unstructured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration — manually or with mechanical aids — to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response. Massage Therapy is performed primarily by a professional Massage Therapist but is often used as a form of therapy by other Healthcare practicioners such as Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physical Therapists.