Malay Massage

Author

MR SYED MAHDI SYED FOUZI BARAKBAH
• Principal Consultant at Tongkat Tua Enterprise
• Advisor of Persekutuan Pengamal Perubatan Tradisional Melayu Malaysia
• Head of Religious Bureau, Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia
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Language

English

Title

Malay Massage

Proceeding

7th INTRACOM – 2nd ICBWI 2009

Date

26th July 2009

Place Held

PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Massage is a relaxing, therapeutic treatment that has been around for thousands of years. In fact the word ‘massage’ comes from the Greek root ‘masso’, which means to touch. Massage is the most popular treatment at spas, but you can also get massage from individual licensed therapists who work from their home or come to your house. Massages uses touch through rubbing or kneading of parts of the body to aid circulation, relax the muscles or provides sensual stimulation. Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy. The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well – being. Many people consider massage as a pampering experience, but it has important health benefits. In fact, you get the greatest benefit when it is part of your regular wellness routine. Touch is a very important part of human contact. It helps us feel connected and loved by those around us. Massage also facilitates circulation because the pressure created by the massage technique actually moves blood through the congested areas. The release of this same pressure causes new blood to flow in while the squeezing and pulling also flushes lactic acid from the muscles and improves the circulation of the lymph fluid which carries metabolic waste away from muscles and internal organs, resulting in lower blood pressure and improved body function.

Keywords

Malay  Massage

Session

Workshop W2-D1

Topic

Herbal Medicine in Manipulative Therapy