For me, massage is a great way to unwind, relax and help with muscle pain. I have always enjoyed both receiving and giving one so I have decided to take a course to be able to do it properly, to be able to help others. This is kínd of career/work that makes sense to me and gives me a flexibility needed to still be able to spend enough time with my two little boys.
Here's a bit more reading about massage in general and the Raynor one which I'm excited about and want to do.
What is a massage therapy?
Massage therapy dates back thousands of years. References to massage appear in writings from ancient China, Japan, India, Arabic nations, Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Massage is a treatment used to relieve the pain, stress, help to relax and heal the body as well promoting overall wellbeing.
In a therapy, a series of manual movements such as stroking, kneading, rolling and pressing of the skin and muscles are used.
There are many different styles and techniques with different origins and aims but all are here to make you feel good, relax and rebalance your body.
What is a deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage is a very effective treatment of chronic aches, pains and tensions.
It is intense and uses slow, firm strokes and pressure to help ease and release tension deep in your muscles. It is commonly used to treat tension and pain in the neck, back and shoulders.
What is Raynor massage?
Raynor massage is a holistic system of bodywork developed by naturopath Brandon Raynor. It is kind of deep tissue massage that aims to identify and release the deepest levels of tension (both physical and emotional) in the body. Massage session is tailored to each client individually depending on where the tension is held, there is no set routine of moves or stretches. The therapist is able to find areas that are hard and tight while client is lying on the massage table as naturally no muscles are used then and any muscle in the body should be without pain and fairly soft when pressed. Hard, tight and sore areas are the ones holding residual tension which we are not designed to have. It's amazing to realise that this pain can be removed.
One of the specifics of Raynor massage is emphasis on vital parts of the body that tend to hold a lot of residual tension but often get neglected by other massage therapies. These areas are hips, sacrum, abdomen, hands, feet and head and they benefit physically from being treated and rid of the tension which also helps the client to feel better overall.