What does ‘holistic’ mean?

The word ‘holistic’ comes from the Greek word ‘holos’, which means ‘whole’. The basic principle of holism is that there is no separation between the body and the mind. How you live your life, how you think and feel, what you experience on a physical level, it is all inextricably linked.  In holistic massage (therapy), the body is used as an ‘entrance’ in order to reach the other levels (emotionally, mentally and spiritually). When one of these levels is blocked, it can lead to discomfort and also creates tensions on other levels. The body can store feelings, thoughts and experiences, but it is also capable of releasing that which is stuck. During a holistic massage, we take these physical ailments as guidance to gain better insight into what is going on inside yourself. After all, your body never tells a lie. Your body sends out signals to bring something to your attention. A massage can help you to get in touch with yourself on a deeper level, so it becomes easier for you to feel what is going on inside yourself.

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What can a massage do for you?


  • It helps you relax
  • It reawakens/activates your energy and vitality
  • It allows for awareness of the body and the mind
  • It stimulates the blood circulation in your muscles, allowing oxygen and nutrients to flow towards their rightful destinations
  • It alleviates physical symptoms (such as headaches and backache)
  • It improves flexibility, strength and mobility of joints
  • It lowers the blood pressure, heart rate and allows for deeper, fuller breathing
  • It improves your posture
  • It reconnects you with all levels of experiencing: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual
  • It balances out your nervous system

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