More Than a Mas­sage

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Beauty News -

MTM Ther­apy for Body Aches (60min), $159, at Hygeia TCM Well­ness, #01- 01 Telepark, 5 Tampines Cen­tral 6, tel: 6260-5575 WHAT If you have very stiff mus­cles that reg­u­lar body mas­sages can’t al­le­vi­ate, try this cor­rec­tive TCM-in­spired treat­ment. The ther­a­pist first mas­sages your body with her hands, then uses a round-edged ox horn to ap­ply re­peated, pres­sured strokes from the nape to the legs – said to boost blood and oxy­gen circulation, and re­lieve mus­cle strain. She also mas­sages around your breasts and to­wards the lymph nodes at your un­der­arms to boost lym­phatic circulation.

It’s best for those with a high pain thresh­old – you’ll ex­pe­ri­ence in­tense pain over ar­eas of mus­cle stiff­ness or poor circulation (like cel­luli­terid­den spots). On ar­eas where circulation is im­proved, you’ll have some bruis­ing. VER­DICT “Depend­ing on which area the ther­a­pist was work­ing on, I felt light sore­ness to oc­ca­sional ex­cru­ci­at­ing pain. I found out that the lymph nodes at my un­der­arms were con­gested and the circulation at cel­lulite-rid­den ar­eas like my but­tocks was very poor. While it was a painful ses­sion, I was pleased that the shoul­der ache that had weighed me down for two weeks com­pletely dis­ap­peared.” – Si­mone

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