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Spotlight On Korkor’s Massage Parlor, The Home Of True Massage Therapy (Video + Pictures)

Wouldn’t you love to relax and enjoy a scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of your body, consisting primarily of manual (hands-on) techniques such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and moving muscles and body tissues?

If yes, then let me take you on a journey to one of the finest and the best massage parlors in Ghana.

Located at the heart of the capital, Korkor’s Massage Parlour does nothing but gives you one of the oldest healthcare practices known.

With great loci to massage are found in ancient Chinese medical texts written more than 4,000 years ago.

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Massage has been advocated in Western healthcare practices since the time of Hippocrates, the "father of medicine."

Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of a group of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement to parts of the body.

While massage therapy is applied primarily with the hands, sometimes the forearms or elbows are used.

These techniques affect the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body.

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The basic philosophy of massage therapy embraces the concept of vis Medicatrix naturae, which means "aiding the ability of the body to heal itself."

Touch is the fundamental medium of massage therapy while massage can be described in terms of the type of techniques performed, touch is not used solely in a mechanistic way in massage therapy.

Because massage usually involves applying touch with some degree of pressure and movement, the massage therapist must use touch with sensitivity in order to determine the optimal amount of pressure to use for each person.

For example, using too much pressure may cause the body to tense up, while using too little may not have enough effect. Touch used with sensitivity also allows the massage therapist to receive useful information via his or her hands about the individual's body, such as locating areas of muscle tension and other soft tissue problems.

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Because touch is also a form of communication, sensitive touch can convey a sense of caring to the person receiving a massage, enhancing the individual's sense of self and well-being.

In practice, many massage therapists use more than one technique or method in their work and sometimes combine several. Effective massage therapists ascertain each person's needs and then use the techniques that will best meet those needs.

Here are some of the types of massages being given at Korkor’s Massage Parlour;

Swedish Massage

At Korkor’s Massage Parlor, we say, it is probably the most well-known form of massage. It’s meant to relax the body and increase circulation by massaging the soft tissues, according to the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy.

Massaging strokes include kneading, rubbing, vibration, and even stretching and bending of the joints. Swedish massage focuses on relaxing your muscles and joints without going very deep.

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Deep tissue massage

This type of massage uses more pressure to reach deeper into muscles and tendons.

It targets the network of connective tissues that surround, support, and inhabit muscles, bones, organs, and nerves.

Deep tissue massage can help relieve chronic pain, according to the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario. It can also help with pain and stiffness from arthritis.

Hot stone massage

A hot stone massage uses heated stones to massage and relaxes sore muscles with or without pressure.

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During this type of massage, the RMT will place smooth, flat stones on specific parts of your body.

The stones are usually basalt, a type of volcanic rock that holds heat. RMTs using Swedish massage techniques sometimes use hot stones too.

Infrared therapy

Infrared therapy is a new and innovative light-based method to treat pain and inflammation in various parts of the body.

Unlike ultraviolet light, which can damage the skin, infrared light enhances cell regeneration. Infrared light is delivered to the site of injury or inflammation at certain wavelengths, promoting cell repair.

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The key characteristic of infrared light is its ability to penetrate even the deep layers of the skin, providing better pain relief. Also, infrared light is safe, natural, non-invasive, and painless.

Thus it may be able to provide a broad range of health benefits.

Faradic Muscle Toning

Well known as electrical muscle stimulation, this treatment is used to tone and tighten the muscles of the body. This treatment is known under many trade names all offering a faradic treatment. The great thing about this treatment is that the client lies on the couch and the muscles are exercised for them.

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In addition to that, the treatment can treat muscles in one area creating an intensive effect. So for those of us who do not enjoy physical exercise, this is the answer.

One important point, this treatment will not increase the heart rate therefore cannot be classed as a cardiovascular form of exercise.

The treatment involves pads strapped to the area to be treated.

The pads deliver a low faradic current into the skin and muscles stimulating nerve ending to provide a muscle contraction. The muscles will contract at regular intervals as selected by the Therapist. The treatment is comfortable, many clients finding the sensation relaxing.

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It is necessary to have regular treatments to reinforce the effects. It is an advantage for the client to follow an exercise routine to reinforce the effects of this treatment.

G5 Massage

With G5 massage, it is a mechanical massager that goes much deeper than the therapist can. Different heads are used to mimic different massage techniques.

The massage head is driven to turn in gyratory motions, moving round and round, up and down, and side to side with pressure, providing a deep massage.

Cupping therapy

Talking about cupping therapy, it is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.

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People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

The cups may be made of; Glass, Bamboo, Earthenware or Silicone

Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new.

It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures.

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One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.

Sports Massage Therapy

Sports massage is a manual manipulation of the muscles geared specifically toward helping people who have physically demanding lifestyles and/or hobbies.

This kind of therapeutic massage considers the impact of certain activities on specific joints, muscle groups, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue groups.

The conscious focus of sports massage therapy maximizes the benefit of certain massage techniques and supports further physical exertion and activity.

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An initial assessment is used to create a specially informed massage therapy plan that will meet each individual athlete’s specific needs.

Foot and back Heat Massage

A portable massager for a full-body massage. ... Heat Therapy –

The foot massager has heat on shiatsu balls and a heating pad for the foot toe and heel.

It can quickly heat up and warm your fully feet, makes your feet massagers more relaxing.

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It helps improve foot circulation, relieves muscle tension, neuropathy, plantar fasciitis.

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