Master of Massage
The therapist uses their hands, elbows and forearms to stimulate the superficial layers of the muscles to promote relaxation and release muscle tension.
Developed by Swedish fencing instructor, Per Henrik Link, in the 1830s to alleviate his chronic elbow pain, this technique is one of the most popular forms of massage today. The therapist uses their hands, elbows and forearms to stimulate the superficial layers of the muscles to promote relaxation and release muscle tension. Long strokes, friction, kneading and tapping movements on the soft tissue of the body help to relax both body and mind, stimulate nerve endings and blood flow. A traditional Swedish massage involves the whole body and is gentler than a deep tissue massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
The practice is intended to reach deeper than a traditional Swedish massage and can help a variety of ailments from lower back pain to sports injuries.
Credited with establishing deep tissue massage, a Canadian doctor by the name of Therese Phimmer self-applied a daily regimen of deep tissue massage to cure her leg paralysis. Shortly after, she opened her own clinic in 1949 and pioneered the technique. The massage incorporates long, slow strides and gentle pressure to knotted muscles and problem areas. The practice is intended to reach deeper than a traditional Swedish massage and can help a variety of ailments from lower back pain to sports injuries. In fact, athletes rely heavily on deep tissue massage to both help prevent, and recover from, injuries.
Various amounts of pressure are applied to the hands, feet, and ears to stimulate pressure points on the body.
Foot, hand, and ear massage therapy have been practiced in ancient China and Egypt as long ago as 2300 B.C. A reflex is defined as an unconscious and automatic response to a stimulus. The reflexes that our hands, feet, and ears produce in response to stimuli are representative of the entire body itself - hence the birth of the name "reflexology". Various amounts of pressure are applied to the hands, feet, and ears to stimulate pressure points on the body. This technique promotes relaxation, reduced stress and anxiety, and lifts one's mood and spirits.
This is one of the numerous types of massage designed specifically to treat musculoskeletal injuries and pain.
Sports massage therapy is one of the numerous types of massage designed specifically to treat musculoskeletal injuries and pain. It is also known as "manual therapy" since it involves the manual application of pressure to knead the affected muscles. To some degree, it also involves the manipulation and mobilization of joints. Aside from treatment, this type of massage also helps prevent injuries, enhances muscle performance, and boosts overall athletic performance. Sports massage can also be classified based on when the treatment is performed. For example, a sports massage administered an hour before a game or activity is called a pre-event massage. For those who need to rest in between games, an inter-event massage is performed. A post-event massage is performed while the athlete cools down and finally; a restorative sports massage is performed during rest days.
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The Massage Specialists at the Inspired.Health Institute are world-renowned professionals. We staff internationally-accredited, world massage champions and physical therapists of Olympic teams and athletes. The institute offers a wide range of massage treatments, custom tailored to your Health, such as Hot Stone Massage, Gua Sha, Cupping, Face lifts, and much more.
The Inspired Health Institute (IHI) at "The ARCH", a historical landmark in Leuven, Belgium, is home to the Inspired Health- Massage Masters. Whether you need a massage to help you get in top physical and mental shape, or a simple body tune-up, our team of World Champion and Olympic massage therapists have got your back. Unlike your run-of-the-mill massage centers, the Inspired Health Massage Masters work specifically with clients to create massage programs and schedules that cater to the needs of the individual. We believe in quality, not quantity. Come and experience true massage professionalism.
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