The Massage me in London Blog section is a place to find massage related information and practical advice for getting the most out of massage and its many benefits.
In the countryside of the Philippines, missionaries reported that massage was being used as a medical treatment by 'Oriental rubbers'(not much changed there then) who used magic and herbs in their treatments. But Hilot is the true healing art used in the Philippines and has been passed from generation to generation. Warm strips of banana leaf which have been soaked in coconut oil are run over the body to clear energy blockages.Here we take a more modern look at massage in the Philippines
Tui Na is a deep tissue Chinese massage, and is a major part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with Acupuncture, Acupressure, Chinese Herbs, Cupping, Moxibustion, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Tui Na is widely used in China as the first choice of healthcare.
Tui Na (which literally means push and grab) incorporates the TCM theory that injury or disease causes blockages in the channels of the body.
Blockages cause pain. Here we look at how Tui Na can help you
We are going to start to have a look at the vast array of essential oils available. We will do three at a time and try to add a new trio every week or so.Today's threesome is Tea Tree, Cinnamon and Grapefruit oil. I searched online for a supplier and came across a company called FreshSkin on Ebay. They had a comprehensive stock of oils and at a very competitive price and offered free delivery and had a buy four oils get one free offer so we ordered from them. Our oils arrived in a couple of days and were very well packaged.A great service and we will be using them again.
What's an Aromatheraphy Massage? Can I get one in London?
Aromatherapy uses essential oils from plants and flowers
For an Aromatheraphy massage these are mixed with a base oils and massaged into the body
This has a positive effect on the body and will hopefully improve well-being and reduce stress.
Here will will take a look at Aromatheraphy and some of the oils and their benefits
What is Tiger balm? I'm sure anyone who has been massaged in Thailand has seen the jars of what looks like coloured vaseline dotted around
But what is the strange smelling stuff??
And do the different coloured balms actually do anything different?
Here we try to uncover what is in the jar
Baby oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Gearbox oil
There's a whole array of oils out there but which one should your therapist be using?
We will have a look at the different properties of massage suitable oils
Wat Po is the original Thai medical and massage school.
It is here that the heritage of Thai wisdom in traditional medicine have been instructed and developed through a long and continually practical implementation.
Can I get a Wat Po massage in London?
Yes you can,there are many Thai spas and male and female and Thai ladyboy therapists in London.
Massage Me In London has some great London based Thai massage therapists.
Massage Me In London is a great place to find massage therapists in London
How can massage help us?
The Importance Of Touch, Massage Can Help Manage Stress, Massage Can Boost Your Immune System, Massage Can Help Manage Back Pain, Massage Can Help With headaches, Spice Up Your Love Life, Help You Sleep Soundly, Massage Improves Skin Tone, You Deserve it!