We all get tense from time to time which can result in sore and stiff muscles, as well as headaches, migraines and a general feeling of unwell. We can usually feel the painful effect of stressed muscles in our shoulders and backs. An Indonesian Massage works on deep tissue in these areas to release tensions and benefit your health by restoring the natural flow of energy through the body.
What is an Indonesian Massage?
An Indonesian Massage is an ancient system of healing originating from the Spice Islands of Indonesia and dating back thousands of years. It is a deep massage that is designed to give very deep stimulation to the soft tissues. It is not just a muscular massage though, as it follows the common oriental belief that the body has energy flowing within it and it aims to release blocked energy channels, or meridians.
Meridians carry energy throughout the body and are believed to be associated with the functioning of the body’s organs. Under healthy conditions meridians carry energy freely, while blocked meridians can create a feeling of unwell. During an Indonesian Massage the therapist uses slow, strong pushing techniques to clear these meridians of any blockages, releasing deeply-held patterns of tension and helping to de-stress, relieve pain and revitalise. This type of massage is perfect for you if you like a deeply worked massage.
The difference between this and other Western techniques is that this massage works on the meridian lines and is not just a muscular skeletal massage. Generally it involves deeper working within the pain threshold of the client. The Indonesian Massage is designed to give very deep stimulation to the soft tissues and helps to unblock energy channels within the body.
There are significant changes in life force energy of the client. It energises and revitalises the client as soon as the treatment is over.
What to expect during an Indonesian Massage?
An Indonesian Massage is strongly therapeutic and regenerative and will last for about 90 minutes. Strong pushing techniques predominate, working very deeply, to stimulate and relax the soft tissues and clear the body of blockages along the meridians and release built up tension. The massage, along with the use of oils, also helps release toxins and promote good circulation of energy, blood and oxygen.
The therapist will use their body weight to achieve the depth needed for maximum benefits. Because lots of toxins are released, it’s important to drink plenty of water after a deep tissue massage session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
The benefits of an Indonesian Massage
An Indonesian Massage can be both therapeutic and corrective. It is a traditional massage which relies upon deep pressure massage to break down tensely knotted tissue and promote wellbeing. It can soothe stiff and painful muscles while also alleviating abdominal complaints such as constipation, indigestion, bloating, heartburn, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). By concentrating on the meridian energy lines which run through the body, the massage produces a holistic healing experience for the whole body.
An Indonesian Massage can stimulate blood flow and circulation in the body, alleviate the occurrence of headaches and migraines, improve skin texture, and improve lymphatic drainage which helps combat the signs of ageing and boost the immune system. It can improve sleep patterns, boost energy and promote positivity. The deep techniques of an Indonesian Massage can also be particularly effective for the treatment of sports injuries as it can reach the connective tissue of the muscles.
Is an Indonesian Massage painful?
The deep tissue massage techniques of an Indonesian Massage help to break up tension knots leaving you feeling de-stressed, uplifted and re-energised. The strong pushing techniques may cause a little discomfort in the beginning but as the therapist releases knots and works the soft tissue, you will soon begin to feel better than ever.
The therapist will use their body weight to work on deep tissue but they will always work within your pain threshold. It is a great massage for deep relaxation, soothing muscles, boosting circulation, relieving body pain and revitalising energy.
What to expect after an Indonesian Massage
After an Indonesian Massage you should expect to experience an improvement in the circulation of oxygen, blood and the lymphatic system. The massage will not only help de-stress but will also encourage the self-healing qualities of the human body allowing it to recover much quicker than normal. This is why an Indonesian Massage is a great complimentary massage for sports injuries.
Having a regular Indonesian Massage does not only improve your overall health but also leave you feeling much better as you become more relaxed and rejuvenated. The massage will help alleviate the occurrence and regularity of headaches, soothe stiff and painful muscles, and ease the symptoms of stomach complaints.