Wellness and Holistic Therapies in Oslo
The giving and receiving of nurturing touch is a fundamental human need. Holistic massage therapy draws techniques from many traditions, combining them with natural sensitivity to meet the needs of each individual as a whole.
Our holistic therapies' team have created for you an unique combination of deep relaxation wellness massage with sensual energetic massage, with the focus on balancing energy and creating wholeness of mind, body and spirit.
Some of the wellness and holistic therapies we use here at our massage center in Oslo in order to make your session with us an empowering, complex experience are the following:
Quite famous among holistic therapies in Oslo, aromatherapy is the use of essential oils (extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods and roots) in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy. Used as a healing wellness technique for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, essential oils aid in relaxation, improve circulation, and help the healing of wounds.
Aromatherapy diffusers are utilized to fill the massage room with the scent of the oils. Specific essential oils are blended by the aromatherapist of holistic therapy and added to a carrier oil, such as almond oil, to be used during the massage. Each oil has its own unique characteristics and benefits.
An ancient holistic therapy system using specific color rays to treat the body and mind, color therapy is based on the notion that organs and systems vibrate at certain frequencies. By applying a particular color ray on an area, the correct vibration–bringing with it health and wellness- will be restored.
Breath therapy which can ease anxieties, reduce stress, and restore wellness is the use of respiratory exercises to open lung passages, oxygenate the blood, and cleanse the body by eliminating gaseous toxins. The client of holistic therapy is encouraged to breathe deeply while the therapist works the appropriate muscles.
Using the media of sound (music, tones, vibrations, etc.) as tools for healing, sound therapy enables the realignment of natural body rhythms. As a holistic therapy it may include, but is not limited to, the use of Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, acutonic tuning forks, rattles and drums.
Crystal therapy is a gentle non-invasive form of holistic therapy that involves the application of crystals or gemstones. It works holistically to harmonize the mind, body, emotions and spirit, helping to increase our feeling of wellness, neutralize negativity, lift depression and to help us to become integrated, whole beings.
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques and holistic therapy we use is Swedish massage, a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation and wellbeing. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. It provides a deep feeling of wellness.
Therapists from Holistic therapy use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
Lomi Lomi Massage
This system of massage utilizes very large, broad movements. Two-handed, forearm and elbow application of strokes, which cover a broad area, is characteristic of lomilomi.
Similar to Swedish massage in many aspects, this holistic therapy uses prayer and the acknowledgment of the existence of a higher power as an integral part of the technique. Lomilomi– Hawaiian for rub rub– is described by teacher Aunty Margaret Machado as “the loving touch”- a connection between heart, hand and soul with the source of all life.
Developed in Japan, shiatsu is a finger-pressure technique utilizing traditional acupuncture points. Similar to acupressure, shiatsu concentrates on unblocking the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing and wellness.
With the client reclining, the practitioner in holistic therapies applies pressure with the finger, thumb, palm, elbow or knee to specific zones on the skin located along the energy meridians.
The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation and wellness while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The benefits of this holistic therapy treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease and disorder.