Massage is now one of the most widely practised complementary therapies and should be thought of as a way of life rather than as a luxury. The word massage is thought to originate from either the Greek for ‘to touch ‘ or the Arabic for ‘press safely’. Both mind and body benefits when repressed emotions, which cause stress and tension and often manifest themselves in the muscles are released through massage.There are many different types of massage and the main purpose of the massage is to balance body’s delicate energies. Both physical and emotional disharmony can occur if flow of these energies is blocked.
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