The theory of massage has somewhat been diluted by the thousands of under qualified self proclaimed massage therapists, whom think that mere rubbing someone down is sufficient enough to equate to a massage.
However, this is no where near sufficient. A knowledge of the bodily structures, such as the skeletal system, muscle/tendon origins and insertions, the lymphatic system and any contraindications the client may be presenting with, as well as an understanding of the various massage techniques and experienced implementation, are all vital yet the basic knowledge required, before giving what can be called a massage.
Massage work in general is not rocket science. A massage usually consists of hands on work, the muscles being directly manipulated by a combination of kneading, mobilisation of joints, effleurage and pressure point work. However although to seems straightforward enough, it cannot be feigned. The result of a fringed under qualified massage, will be at best simple relaxation without any real muscle work having taken place, and at worst injury.
The Functions Massage serve are:
1. Flow of blood, increased circulation
2. Lymphatic stimulation
3. Internal organ stimulation
4. Pressure point techniques to lessen the pain waves to certain affected nerves
5. Adhesions, or muscle knots are kneaded and broken down, reducing local swelling and stiffness
Even though I have stated that in the hands of an experienced massage therapist who understands the theory of massage, that the action of massage itself is not rocket science.
We however must remember the absolute complexity and synchronised unit that the human body is, therefore in the case of a therapy given by the inexperienced, complications can arise.
Considering the complexity of the human body, perhaps the theory of massage and its implementation, is a little bit of rocket science after all. To experience the best massage in london visit Cupid massage in Earls court