I Love The Smell Of Coconut Oil

Posted on Wednesday 29 December 2010

I have been in the massage field for nine years and one of my favorite things to say about massage is, “It’s something that feels good and is good for you.” Let’s face it, it is often hard to get the two together.

If you are visiting the Riveria Maya, it is obvious you already appreciate the finer things in life. It does not get any finer than it is here in this area amid the white sand beaches, turquoise sea and jungle paradise. And while you are here, it only makes sense to treat yourself to a little body pampering and maintenance.

Massage itself dates back hundreds of years and exists in almost all cultures. Tulum boasts quite a considerable therapeutic community making obtainable many diverse types of massages and body treatments allowing you many alternatives.

If you are in pain and wanting some treatment, you will be looking for a deep tissue massage and one that focuses in on the targeted areas that are creating your distress. I am a big supporter of deep tissue massage and have witnessed the benefits within myself and my clients. It is quite gratifying to have someone come into your massage room in anguish and depart pain free. However, you do not need to be in pain to realize a good deep tissue massage. Although it is not the most relaxing of massages while you are receiving it, afterwards one tends to feel more loose and light and possess more range of motion.

If your body is not overly stressed and you are not in pain, choosing a massage can be like choosing an ice cream flavor, a bit challenging because there are so many yummy flavors to choose from.

If you are trying to unwind, a Swedish massage is a great technique to accomplish that. A Swedish massage is sort of like a dance on the body that loosens the facia (skin) and literally facilitates the body to breath much easier. Done well, it sends you into the zone.

If you are feeling like trying something new you might try some energy work. Combining a Swedish with Reiki can bring about a deep-rooted sense of relaxation. Permitting time for a siesta after this type of massage is always a good idea. Think about having this massage done on the beach with the cool breezes blowing by or in your Tulum hotel room. Paying ahead of time might also allow more relaxation after the massage.

Different therapists experience energy in different ways. For me, I am trained in both Reiki and Polarity. When I put my hands on someone’s body, I often experience the sensation of waves. Clearing and strengthening our energy bodies, which reside outside our physical bodies, can be a way to get us back into our emotional bodies and help our awareness of how we are truly feeling. Whether you are tired, sad, or delighted to be getting a wonderful body treatment in Tulum.

Tulum also has a fantastic reflexologist. Reflexology is the ancient healing art of working the entire nervous system through the feet. Trained exclusively in Reflexology in England, Tania will impress you with her skilled hands and nurturing energy. You can reach Tania locally in Tulum, Mexico at 1-984-877-5793.

If you are arriving with scaly winter skin, you may want to get a salt glow or a lavender scrub to rid you of your old dull skin and start your tan on fresh, glowing skin.

If you can’t make up your mind on which therapy you are in most need of, let me suggest an Ayurvedic treatment. What body type are you? A Vata, Pitta or Kapha? I was taught by a woman from the states who trained in India. Ayurveda is a system of healing that encompasses the entire body. If you are fresh to the world of Ayurveda, this massage is a lovely initiation. It is a stylized massage that allows for both deep relaxation and energy work together with healing essential oils. You will leave the massage table lighter, more at peace and more informed about your body type.

If you are recent to the world of body treatments and your budget is a little tight, you can always profit from a 15 minute chair massage. Check in at Tee Totum’s Restaurant and Hotel, on the road to the beach, to see when you may catch me there with my chair.

In a perfect world, massage ought to be a weekly part of every one’s practice. Massage reduces stress, keeps muscles and skin in better physical condition and boosts the immune system. In addition, it definitely makes us all feel much better! So whether you want deep tissue work, a calming Swedish massage, a pampering Ayurvedic massage, or a cursory pressure relieving chair massage, please phone me locally in Tulum at 984-120-4960. I will come to your Tulum beach hotel with my massage table, or provide you a treatment on the beach with the sounds of the sea. I will leave you with my massage slogan, “Promoting world peace one massage at a time.” Hope to see you before long in Tulum!

Carrie Haley is a freelance travel writer living year round in Tulum, Mexico focusing in news about hotels in yucatan along with life in the Yucatan Peninsula. Feel free to get in touch with Carrie directly if you want local tips as well as information for experiencing a memorable adventure within Yucatan.

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