Tibetan honey massage is a very powerful detoxifying treatment that considerably improves blood circulation in deeper layers of the skin. The essence of the treatment is the use of honey as a substance that has gluing qualities. The detoxification secret lies in the healing power of biologically active substances in honey in combination with the effects of powerful stress-relieving reflex therapy.
First, the honey is spread on the vertebral column from occiput till sacrum, called ‘feeding the spine’, and from there both muscular sides of back. Technique is unique to honey massage – instead of gliding, the palmar surface of the hands of the therapist pull up on the skin. Easy at first, the alternating compressing-lifting touch becomes more difficult with every move because with honey absorbing the salts of sweat and outer layer cells of skin the tension force increases. When sticky it lifts not only skin and subcutaneous tissue, but also the fascia and muscle, improving circulation, helping to relieve tightness and stimulating the reflexive zones of all internal organs. In Tibet, this technique is referred to as ‘plucking out the contaminated energy’ and aimed at liberating the receiver from psychic blockages. Treatment as ‘ancient spiritual surgery’ should last until the palms no longer stick to the massaged area, and the honey disappears from it completely, being collected into palms of therapist. In limited-time cosmetic procedures the residues are removed with a hot wet towel at the end of the treatment. After working on back the procedure is repeated on other areas of the body such as legs, arms and abdomen. On the face and neck area the honey is applied and worked off with sideways rolling movements of fingertips, resulting a much brighter skin, great for sluggish skin tones.
During the massage, beneficial substances from the honey are absorbed directly into the skin. Honey stimulates the re-growth of tissue in healing. The antibacterial properties of honey help clear infection in wounds, and the anti-inflammatory action of honey reduces pain. As an added benefit, the muscles are stretched and loosened. A course of treatments is recommended to see results for cellulite.
Contraindications for honey massage:
- allergy to honey
- cardiovascular diseases
- varicose veins
- liver & kidney insufficiency
- fever, inflammations, wounds
Recognition of many health benefits of honey both as a food and when applied externally to the body goes back thousands of years. The diligent little bee has been an almost invisible companion to humanity, helping produce our food by pollination. For centuries bees and honey have been connected with health and prosperity.
The process of creating honey is nothing short of amazing. About 60,000 bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just one glassful of honey. It all begins when bees feast on flowers’ nectar. The nectar collected by the bees mixes with special enzymes in their saliva, turning the flowers’ juices into honey. The bees carry this honey back to their hive where they deposit it into the cells of the hive’s walls. The fluttering of the bees’ wings provides the necessary ventilation to reduce the moisture’s content, making the honey ready for consumption.
Despite its relative simplicity, honey contains a fascinating complex of natural sugars, trace enzymes, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and amino acids.
Honey’s composition is roughly:
- 17.1% water
- 82.4% total carbohydrates
- 0.5% proteins, amino acids, vitamins and minerals
Honey’s average carbohydrate content is:
- 38.5% fructose
- 31% glucose
- 12.9% maltose, sucrose and other sugars.
Yet, honey is not just sugar. It contains small amounts of a wide array of important nutrients as well as numerous vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and probiotics.
When applied externally, honey acts as a humectant. That is, it attracts and promotes the retention of water. When added to a lotion or oil, it softens and hydrates the skin. It also contains many vitamins and minerals which will be absorbed into the skin. Just one tablespoon of honey contains about 64 calories, calcium 20.3 mg, iron 1.4 mg, magnesium 6.8 mg and potassium 176 mg. Minerals present may include also copper, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. The vitamins found in honey may include depending on floral variety Vitamins C and B6, niacin, riboflavin, folate and pantothenic acid.
Honey has a phytochemical profile which includes polyphenols that can act as antioxidants. These perform the role of eliminating free radicals, which are reactive compounds in the body, contributing to many serious diseases, created through the normal process of metabolism and neutralized in the body by polyphenols. The antioxidant content of different types of honey can vary up to 20-fold.
Just as the color and flavor of honey varies by floral source, so does the vitamin, mineral, antioxidant and amino acid content & darker honeys tend to have a higher mineral content and antioxidant potential.
Duration: 1 h
Price: 45 eur
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Massaazistaap, Tallinn Old Town, Müürivahe 15, a 5 minute walk from the Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square)
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