The object of most massage is to relax and let stress melt away. In Canada massage is conventional medicine, and as such, highly regulated. In this technique there is inserting and manipulation of filiform needles into “acupuncture points” on the body in order to restore health and well-being, as treating pain and diseases.
Now this brings in Zen for self discovery and internal balance, acupuncture or shiatsu for energy and equilibrium in core health, yoga for physical and spiritual exercise, sports massage and professional quality stretches for muscle balancing or lengthening, and fast recovery in the sports arena.
When an alternative medicine therapy is used in addition to – not instead of – conventional therapy, it’s called complementary. Massage is one of the most long-standing forms of alternative treatment, and it is highly popular today as a treatment for aches and pains, and as a means of stress release and relaxation.
Many modern medicines cause additional side effects and the solution of many doctors is to prescribe yet another medication to treat the symptoms. A healing process based on holistic medicine can be the practice of a specific treatment for a specific disease.
Folk healers often incorporated philosophy and religious faith into their healing practices, which helped to strengthen a sick person’s mind and spirit, as well as his body. It has become clear that living a vibrant healthy lifestyle with good nutritious food, clean water, plenty of sunshine, and pure natural supplements will go a long way in keeping you healthy for a long time.