Holistic” means whole. Holistic massage is a therapeutic massage which is a hands-on therapy that affects the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of the body.
Emotional, mental and physical tension is stored in the muscle tissue, and skilled massage applied to the soft tissue encourages the muscular and nervous systems to relax, helping release stress and tension. The muscular, nervous, skeletal and circulatory systems are assisted to work harmoniously, which also acts as a preventative/maintenance to wellness. Waste products (toxins and metabolites) caught in the muscle tissue are eliminated quicker. Massage has a subtle yet profound influence on all the systems of the body, as it encourages and supports the body’s own healing powers. The relaxing, rhythmical movements stimulates the release of endorphins (nature’s opiates), which has added psychological benefits because massage produces an alpha state in which body and mind are totally relaxed.