What Is Rhythmical Massage Therapy?
Rhythmical massage is different to some other forms of massage in that it uses touch to influence the flow of fluids in the body rather than pressure. We also work on one part of the body to heal another part. Rhythmical massage harnesses the forces that arise through touch, warmth, movement and enables the feelings of Inwardness can arise in the patient while we gently open the pathways for self- healing to occur.
Rhythmical Massage Therapy was founded by Dr Ita Wegman in 1920’s, who started the first Anthroposophical Medical Clinic with Rudolf Steiner in Switzerland. Margarethe Hauschka worked with Ita Wegman for 12 years before opening the first Rhythmical Massage Training School in Germany in the 1960’s. Since then other schools have opened in the UK, USA and other countries and there are now therapists practicing across the world.
What Can Rhythmical Massage Treat?
I have treated patients with a range of conditions, from muscle and back pain, stress, people recovering from chemotherapy and people with special needs. Rhythmical Massage therapy can also reduce these conditions:
What is involved in Treatment?
Rhythmical massage uses gentle, warm, and wave-like motions to enhance natural powers of self–healing. The massage is enhanced by the use of essential oils made from healing plants in carrier oils or creams, which I chose based on what condition I am treating. I pay particular attention to warming treatments, which involves wrapping people in towels and only uncovering the parts of the body to be massaged. This also generally helps people feel comfortable and establishes trust.
Rhythmical Massage Treatment deeply relaxes not only people’s bodies but also their mind and soul, and to keep this peace a small rest is part of the session after treatment. Treatment is most effective with a series of sessions over several week.
To learn more about what treatment is right for you, please email or call me (0877575304) to discuss your needs.
I use a variety of essential oils depending on patients’ needs. For example, Rosemary is used to awaken and enliven, Lavender for anxiety and insomnia, and Saint Johns Wort improves circulation.
I suffered from sever headaches for many years, and had tried lots of traditional and alternative treatments without much success. I was so amazed at how much they improved after a few treatments, I never believed I would feel this way!
– Jane Gardner, Co Wexford