Every day, our muscles are in constant battle with stress, fatigue and tension due to the constant battering of our strenuous activities. And because of these, they become stiff and accumulate knots that cause various types of muscular pains which sometimes result to the weakening of the muscles.
Therapeutic massages are designed to help ease muscle pains and all sorts of conditions in the most natural and effective way. Anyone who wishes to get treatment from these alternative medical cares can choose from the various types of massage therapies. Among these is the massage technique known as a branch of Applied Kinesiology called Touch for Health.
Touch for Health is a type of therapy that was designed for the sole purpose of being able to practice natural healing without proper training in physical therapy. The technique’s simplicity in its system allows anyone who wishes to learn the therapy to be able to quickly gain knowledge and practice it. Any average individual can study and apply this therapy on anyone they wishes to treat. The technique focuses on healing muscles by triggering rejuvenation through working on the muscles around it. Conducting massage strokes and techniques on the strong muscles surrounding and connecting to the weaker muscles brings amazing and effective results for strengthening and conditioning purposes.
In a Touch for Health massage therapy session, the client is comfortably postured in various positions depending on the convenience of both the practitioner and the patient. The positions can be either standing, sitting, or lying down on a massage bed. The therapy session’s duration depends on the practitioner’s preference base on the client’s treatment needs. The therapy can be started without the use of lubricants such as massage oils, creams, and lotions although scented candles and light music can be used to add a relaxing effect on the therapy session. This type of therapy is great for individuals who don’t want to remove their clothes during massage therapy sessions as Touch for Health therapy doesn’t have the need for undressing.
The therapy begins with the practitioner spotting for muscles that are not in their condition. Muscle testing is conducted to make sure that all of the muscle groups are in proper working condition which means that their strength is at its best. Weaker muscles are then worked on with the massage therapy to strengthen and improve their state. This process helps in preventing future injuries in the muscle tissues of the client’s body.
The therapy works best in treating similar conditions treated with applied kinesiology including sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, muscle pain and stiffness and other illness. Proper manipulation of the muscles is still required with this type of therapy regardless of its simplicity; the practitioner should still perform the proper and correct massage strokes and techniques for the best results and effectiveness of the therapy.
Thanks to the development of this easy to learn therapy we can all enjoy sharing therapeutic massage sessions with our family and friends to promote a healthy condition, lifestyle, and a quality life.