Developed in the Indonesian province of Bali with influences from the traditional medicines of India, China and Southeast Asia, Balinese massage certainly has an impressive heritage, but what exactly does the massage involve?
Balinese massage explained
A Balinese massage is effectively a full-body, deep-tissue form of holistic treatment, combining techniques like acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy to stimulate blood flow and oxygen throughout your body.
Not only does this combination of techniques promote relaxation and a greater sense of wellbeing, they also target knotted tissue and muscle pain to address physical ailments – thereby increasing flexibility and helping to prevent joint or muscle injuries down the line.
There are, however, some surprising benefits of Balinese massage you may not be aware of.
Strengthening your immune system
Studies have revealed that massage can drastically improve the effectiveness of your immune system. This is because massage promotes an increase in serotonin and lymphocytes – with the latter being your body’s first line of defense against things like colds and flu.
Increasing athletic performance
A core component of this massage is acupressure – the non-invasive use of pressure to massage target points on the human body.
This might sound like hocus pocus, but studies have repeatedly shown the benefits of this technique, with a recent study from February 2018 actually revealing a 10% increase in aerobic performance of young athletes after undergoing acupressure.
Providing better sleep
Another major benefit of the Balinese massage is that it can reduce cortisol – a hormone released in response to stress. Having high levels of cortisol is exhausting, especially when it interferes with sleep, so getting regular massages is particularly useful in keeping stress under control and sleep deep and restful.
Relieving migraines and headaches
Balinese massage is also often used to address headaches and migraines, tackling them through releasing tension around the head, neck and shoulders.
Beyond this, a 2006 study by the University of Auckland revealed that subjects who received massage therapy actually saw a massive decrease in the frequency of their migraines – even lasting three weeks after treatment had ended.
People often take posture for granted, but a bad posture can quickly lead to imbalances in your muscular-skeletal system.
Balinese massage can effectively target these imbalances, with point pressure relaxing overly tight muscles and the stretching techniques going a long way to help regain flexibility and proper form.
Combined, the Balinese massage is a great pick if you’re looking for a treatment that utilises a variety of massage techniques to create lasting, quantifiable results.
Here at Cool Aroma Spa for men in Dubai, you can experience the benefits for yourself – click here to view more details and prices for our Balinese Massage.
You may also get in touch with us on 04 420 3344 to book an appointment at either our Oud Metha or Business Bay branch.