Among the forms of older therapies known to man are massage and somatotherapy. Its origins are in the East, but today it is widely used in the West. The oriental massage is designed to relieve tiredness, heaviness, stiff shoulders and headaches. It deals with the nerves, joints, muscles and the endocrine system.
Among the most important benefits of massage maneuvers are numerous effects such as the activation of important physical and biochemical reactions. Stimulates the metabolism with reactivation, general toning of the skin. The formation of keratin is stimulated with these thanks to the attention of the nutritional conditions and the elimination of cellular waste. It also promotes a better stimulation and oxygenation of tissues.
The most appropriate massage maneuvers are the following:
• Euflorage: It is the path of the body, consisting of slow movements and light frictions made with the palms of the hands, semi-flexed according to the part to be massaged. The contact must be felt with the entire palm of the esthetician’s hand.
• Friction: It consists in passing the open hand with the fingers together. On the surface to work we make a strong pressure, with energy to produce color in the area. Frictions can be done in different directions.
• Kneading: It is applicable to regions of muscle mass, aims to tighten the deep tissues. This maneuver favors the blood supply, improves the venous protection thus releasing the muscles of the deep tensions.
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