Although not usually done in the world of Western massage
, employing body weight in this or a similar manner is routinely done in many forms of Asian massage such as Thai Massage and Shiatsu.
It's a very different experience to a western massage
. There's none of that "I'll just wrap you in towels and leave you to listen to irritating whale music for 20 minutes" nonsense.
Among 81 women with interstitial cystitis and moderate to severe pain or urgency, global response assessment (GRA) rates at 12 weeks were 59% with myofascial physical therapy versus 26% with global massage therapy consisting of full-body Western massage
Similarly, a 2005 population based survey of CAM use in Australia (Xue et al 2007) reported western massage
therapy as the second most popular form of CAM, with 27.2% of the population using western massage
therapy, and, of those, 73.7% visited a practitioner, with a mean of 6.3 visits per user.
I spent a day in the designer spa, enjoying their eastern and western massage
treatments, eating world-class food.
She spends about 20 minutes with each person, using a combination of Japanese and Western massage
You can choose between restorative and rejuvenating therapies and western massages
. After which, sit back and try a range of cocktails at the cosy Johnsons Bar and Restaurant.