The best wellness massages from the 4 corners of the world !
It is no longer necessary to prove that massage is a practice recognized throughout the world thanks to its benefits for the body. Whether as a treatment or simply for well-being, getting a massage offers more than positive results ! Because of the relaxation provided by a wellness massage session, individuals are becoming more and more intrigued by this method.
However, there are currently several types of relaxing massages that deserve to be known to get the maximum benefits ! Finding their sources through several countries of the world, the modes of frictions used and the effects are quite different. The reason for this diversification remains the use of particular massage techniques for each country. Here is a detailed review of the different types of wellness massages in the world so that you can choose the best techniques for your needs.
Ayurvedic massage: the Indian method of relaxation
Also known as abhyanga, ayurvedic massage is today the most appreciated method of friction by well-being lovers ! Counted among the traditional Indian medicine called ayurveda, the technique is based on individual care for a healthy lifestyle in everyday life.
Enjoying the same title as yoga, aromatherapy or Ayurvedic dietetics, this type of massage would, according to its origins, maintain the body and mind. However, in France, Ayurvedic massage is only considered as a tool for well-being and relaxation. The lack of knowledge about the additional support required for medical use is the main reason why it is not used as a treatment.
To specify this method of relaxation, the Indian sages took into consideration the 5 components of nature (space, air, fire, water, earth) to categorize them into 3 different doshas (dosha vata, dosha pitta, dosha kapha). Ayurveda massage will rebalance these 3 doshas in order to offer good health, an imbalance being synonymous with tension and disease. Following an ayurvedic massage training is the best solution to be able to understand the technique in depth !
In addition to its relaxing side, abhyanga massage is also advocated for its other benefits including :
- the elimination of toxins from the body;
- increase of the immune defenses;
- nourishing the skin tissue from the essential oils used for massage.
Tibetan massage: a source of well-being and balance
Encompassing various Asian massage techniques, Tibetan massage (or Ku-Nye) is based on restoring the balance between body and mind. The pressure applied to the whole body acts directly on stress and pain. To re-establish the link between the physical and the mental will be the principal objective of the Tibetan massage, the relaxation will come then once all regulated.
According to the Tibetan ancestors, this massage is recommended when an individual is detached due to stress and physical overactivity. This massage corresponds perfectly to the needs of active people in today’s society.
The benefits of this type of massage are multiple and palpable. In addition to relaxation, people massaged with this technique can feel instant relief from various body pains. Joint pain, menstrual disorders, back pain, insomnia… The pressure applied during a Tibetan massage also provides an important inner serenity.
Californian massage: origin of rest from sensuality
Having been born in the 70’s, the Californian massage defined as “the touch of the heart” is characterized by slow and fluid friction movements. These last ones aim at reaching a physical as well as psychic relaxation. Based on a principle of gentle and relaxing movements, the maneuvers will be progressively intensified to relieve tension, even the deepest.
From this technique, the most hollow emotions can be touched to give way to a feeling of freedom. The success of a Californian massage depends strongly on the connection between the masseur and the recipient. A blockage (fear for your privacy, too many questions, lack of relaxation) may make the effects less relevant and less palpable ! A good listening from the caretaker and a confidence from the massee will be required.