Massage consists of systematic manipulation of the connective tissue and muscles with therapeutic intention. The tissue manipulation invigorates or relaxes the muscles of the body depending of the technique used. The objective is to promote healing, relaxation and relieve stress. Massage is one of the oldest forms of healing. Massage has evolved differently in different places in the world. Therefore there are many variations of massage according to culture and different social environment.
Alternative Medicine is the practice of medicine without the use of pharmaceutical drugs; may involve herbal medicines, self-awareness, biofeedback or acupuncture. It is considered alternative medicine any healing practice that does not fall within the realm of allopath (conventional) medicine. Sometimes, (more and more often), various medical Alternative Medicine methods and practices are used to complement conventional medicine hence the term Complementary Medicine.
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses various aromatic plant extracts known as essential oils, and other aromatic substances for therapeutic purpose. Essential oils are known to improve health, mood, or cognitive functions. They may be administered through massage, inhalation, compresses, baths or ingestion.
Nutrition and weight management are a multidisciplinary science, combining research from many fields. The times when calories counting were the most important factor for losing weight are gone. Nutrition extends way past the protein/starch ratio, with complex implications steming from the way we cook, and prepare our food.