Mai - Wellness Massage
For Body and Mind
|Swedish/Holistic Massage in Munich
Massage can be defined as the manual
manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for
therapeutic purposes promoting health and
Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well-being and enhance
self-esteem, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit
blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. It has been
incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques have
been developed and integrated into various complementary therapies.
Massage has evolved from a combination of Eastern and Western traditions. A Swedish physiologist named Per Henrik
Ling (1776-1839), created a system of massage movements and techniques known as Swedish Massage.
Most massage therapists utilise Swedish Massage as the foundation for a treatment and blend in various techniques
to address the specific needs of the client. In general, the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue (i.e. the skin, muscles,
tendons, ligaments and fascia) using the hands is a gentle, flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of
pressure and stretching movements. It is most commonly used for relaxation and improving well-being.
Environment is important to the massage experience. The room should be warm and peaceful with low-level lighting,
soft music and a pleasing aroma all add to the effect.
Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the
elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.
Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and
other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons
keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the
nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular
program for stress management.