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Wellness massage

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The feeling of unease is omnipresent in today's life. The appearance of stretch marks, overweight, back pain are all causes that make us feel such a feeling.

Thanks to the rapid evolution of wellness massage techniques, it is no longer a problem without remedy.

wellness massage

In order to put an end to it effectively and smoothly, many people are turning to a method of soft medicine: well-being massage.

Principles of wellness massage

Unlike the relaxation massage, which aims primarily at relaxing the psychological level, the wellness massage acts, first and foremost, on the physical plane.

It is a touch to fight against phenomena that can cause discomfort in the patient.

Faced with this goal of great magnitude, it uses different techniques depending on the result expected by the person being massaged.

The types of massage most used during a wellness massage in France are then:

  1. Swedish massage
  2. Japanese shiatsu massage therapy
  3. Californian massage
  4. Oriental remedial massage
  5. Korean massage
  6. Traditional Chinese massage
  7. Thai massage
  8. Hot stone massage
  9. Ayurvedic methods
  10. Foot reflexology

A properly applied wellness massage allows the body to regain its vigor, thus eliminating stress in a natural way.

Despite its soothing effect for certain diseases, it can not be grouped in the therapeutic massage category.

In France, therapeutic massage for medical purposes, are only practiced by physiotherapists and only apply after the diagnosis of a doctor.

Whatever the technique used, the principle of massage wellness is simple: it is to activate energy points of the body to optimize blood circulation and energy.

The regulation of this flow makes it possible to eliminate the blockages at the origin of physical disasters and stress. Through this action, the body's immune defense is strengthened, allowing the patient to regain more vigor.

In wellness massage, the malaise comes from an imbalance between the negative and positive flows circulating inside the body. The goal of massage is to restore harmony gently while following a natural process.

Massage wellness uses the different movements of manual massage such as effleurage, tapping, palper-rouler, petrissage and friction. Massage products used vary, depending on the massage performed.


In France, wellness massage attracts more and more followers. This craze gave birth to different approaches that vary depending on the expected result after the massage.

In terms of benefits, this massage helps to put an end to the process of imbalance of the organism and to thus restore harmony between different flows.

By unblocking the muscles, it relieves stress and relaxes both the body and the mind. The body finds its vitality and is rid of physical discomfort, and the mind is freed from nervous disorders.

Its limits

Wellness massage can not be used for therapeutic purposes and therefore can not be used for the treatment of a particular disease. This does not exclude, however, its soothing action on certain pathological problems.

It does not require a medical consultation beforehand, however its application is formally proscribed when:

  1. the client is pregnant (unless medical advice)
  2. the area to be treated has lesions or other cutaneous infections
  3. the person being massaged suffers from a chronic illness such as asthma or diabetes
  4. the person has a cardiovascular disorder
  5. the person being massaged is in a sickly state, feverish or with stomach pains.

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