By Tina Parsons
An Holistic consultant to therapeutic massage contains the hyperlinks among physique, brain and soul within the look for health and wellbeing. This process has now not been taken by means of the other textual content written approximately therapeutic massage. different texts presently to be had are likely to concentrate on one conception and one conception in basic terms, while this publication encourages scholars to examine the broader picutre encompassing assorted theories. scholars are then capable of make their very own brain up approximately which therapeutic massage treatment to perform.
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Hormones – chemical messengers produced from the food we eat by the endocrine glands. Tip Most glands pass their substances into ducts (tubes) and are known as exocrine glands. However endocrine glands are the exception as they pass their substances (hormones) directly into the bloodstream. How does the body work? Organs Organs are complex structures that have developed from two or more different types of tissue including: ● ● Heart and lungs Brain Skin Liver Stomach ● Kidneys and bladder. ● ● ● Due to their complex structure which is a combination of tissue types and specialist cells, the organs are multifunctional.
Together they contribute to the ageing process of the skin and are associated with the firmness of a youthful skin and the formation of lines and wrinkles of an ageing skin. Mast, phagocytic and fibroblast cells – provide the skin with the means to react to damage, defend against disease and produce new cells. Blood supply – provides a link between the integumentary system and the other systems of the body. Nerve supply – provides a link between the skin and the brain and vice versa. The hypodermis The hypodermis or subcutaneous layer as it sometimes referred to contains a loose network of cells in the form of areolar tissue.
15 Nowadays is massage seen as being an alternative or a complement to medicine? Task Make yourself a ‘time line’ depicting the origins of massage through the ages. Start at 3000BC and end with the present day. Make use of the Internet for further information, adding to your time line as you discover additional references to massage through the ages. There appear to be many discrepancies in the more ancient history, but notice how the evidence gets clearer the nearer you get to the present day.