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Aztec Massage Therapy

For millennia, the great cultures of humanity devised the first ways to heal. One of these was massage, an art that has been used for therapeutic and medicinal purposes (biological, medical, psychological…) for more than 3,000 years and includes a wide range of techniques that influence the body through pressure, friction, or manipulation of the skin, muscles, and ligaments, to treat diseases and injuries.

Eje mesoterapia azteca promada de salud ca ye cualli, Ca Ye Cualli – Programa de Salud Integral
Eje mesoterapia azteca promada de salud ca ye cualli, Ca Ye Cualli – Programa de Salud Integral

Massage therapy, or the use of different massage techniques, is considered an effective and recognized therapeutic resource and is included in complementary and comprehensive medicine. It is increasingly being offered alongside standard treatment for a wide range of illnesses and medical conditions.

Studies on the benefits of massages show that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension.

The Aztec Massage works from an integral point of view, combining the ancient practices of phytotherapy, aromatherapy, and various massage methods to heal the balance of the body and align our spiritual, physical, chemical, emotional, and energetic realities. This technique results in greater knowledge of oneself and integral balance within our own bodies, as well as a more conscious way of living and walking this path of growth and constant learning.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Circulatory system: increases the blood's ability to transport oxygen. Massage helps increase red and white blood cells. The pressure on the veins facilitates the exit of detritus and metabolites. In fact, people with circulatory problems improve fluid retention in the legs, eliminating the sensation of heat, pain, and swelling.
  • Regulates blood pressure: massage helps dilate blood vessels by reducing levels of cortisol and norepinephrine, substances associated with stress. This improves blood circulation, increases cellular oxygenation, and reduces blood pressure levels, thus reducing the risk of many cardiovascular conditions.
  • Immune System: massage increases the blood's ability to transport oxygen; It reduces cortisol levels and increases the production of lymphocytes and a substance known as Interleukin that helps fight all kinds of infections.
  • Detoxifies the body: The health of our body depends on the health of our cells. The cells in turn depend on an abundant flow of blood and lymph. The massage improves the circulation of blood and lymph, helping to bring nutrients to the cells and to eliminate impurities and toxic substances.
  • Helps release endorphins, which gives a feeling of well-being; soothes pain and decreases fat deposits, as long as it is accompanied by a balanced diet and exercise.
  • Helps solve sleep problems: it raises serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter that improves mood and also relieves insomnia. The researchers indicate that this is because they favor the production of melatonin, a hormone that induces sleep.
  • Nervous system: improves nutrition, and therefore the functioning and regeneration of peripheral nerves due to greater blood flow in them.
  • Relieves pain: as it tones and relaxes the nervous system, in addition to releasing endorphins that fight pain, it anesthetizes the cutaneous nerve endings.
  • Metabolism: increases the amount of urine after massage and the elimination of sodium chloride, nitrogen, and phosphorus.
  • Helps muscles remain flexible: with massages, patients with neck, shoulder, and back pain gain strength, eliminating the tension of the affected nerves.
  • Joints: eliminates and prevents adhesions caused by liquids (generally resulting from inflammation) that are deposited in the tissues or in the joint cavity.
  • It stimulates the organs of digestion, improves lung performance, and tones the skin.
  • It helps to recover from injuries, as it causes chemical reactions in the muscle similar to those caused by analgesics and anti-inflammatories. It also stimulates the action of the mitochondria, which speeds up tissue recovery.
  • It relieves headaches that occur because certain muscles in the neck and back remain stiff for too long. Massage helps relax them by increasing blood flow within the tissue. Being performed by one of our professional masseuses, this therapy is quite effective and safe.
  • Combat stress, as it helps reduce the production of cortisol, the stress hormone; In addition, it controls various symptoms associated with this mental state, such as anxiety, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, or muscle tension. A relaxed body and mind make better decisions and face everyday situations with more strength.
  • Improves depressive symptoms: raises levels of oxytocin and serotonin, substances related to pleasure and well-being. It balances neurotransmitters and brain chemistry, by releasing emotional tension that is transformed into muscle loads or contractures in our body.
  • Improves self-esteem: giving yourself the opportunity to receive a massage is a gesture of self-esteem and self-care, which additionally produces a state of well-being and pleasure due to the release of endorphins in the body.
  • Improves concentration: by promoting greater blood circulation and cellular oxygenation, the "activation" of various areas of the brain is favored.
  • Helps with menstrual pain: Some research has found that belly rubs with essential oils are more effective than some pain relievers in managing menstrual pain, with no side effects. Massage helps relax the tissues, which relieves uterine spasms and tension. Also, some essential oils have relaxing and analgesic properties.
  • Contributes to cancer treatment: although it would not serve to fight cancer directly, massage helps patients with this disease to have a better quality of life, because it reduces several of the symptoms or side effects of cancer therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. On the other hand, it is extremely effective in reducing stress.

As we can see, massage therapy is not just a nice way to indulge or pamper yourself. On the contrary, it can be a powerful tool to help a person take charge of their health and well-being, whether they have a specific health condition or are simply looking for another stress reliever and to enjoy the feelings of caring, comfort, and connection that this practice generates.

If we remember that more than two-thirds of diseases are related to stress, we will understand why massage therapy is so beneficial for health.

Eje mesoterapia azteca promada de salud ca ye cualli, Ca Ye Cualli – Programa de Salud Integral

Each body tells its own history through postures, muscular tensions, and painful areas. Ca Ye Cualli therapists train their senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste, and intuition –, and observe the patient to find the physical, emotional, and spiritual areas that require therapy. These signs, together with the symptoms that the patient manifests, help to provide an effective treatment accompanied by various medicinal herbs and essential oils selected for the patient’s own needs.

This massage helps us enter into balance with all the elements of nature; It allows us to gain from it its strength and its therapeutic effects to maintain the health of our body and mind.

Massage therapy, along with naturopathy, nutrition, fasting, exercise, temazcal, and the IC IZA Human Development Program, is one of the seven main axes that are part of our Ca Ye Cualli Integrative Health Program.

Eje mesoterapia azteca promada de salud ca ye cualli, Ca Ye Cualli – Programa de Salud Integral

At Ca Ye Cualli we use various types of massage: therapeutic (to improve circulation, help restore mobility and reduce ailments), physiological (to relieve fatigue), relaxing (to provide comfort and regulate tension), preventive (to relax tense areas that can lead to an injury), reflexology (to reduce pain and psychological symptoms such as stress and anxiety) and our specialty: Aztec Massage.

Eje mesoterapia azteca promada de salud ca ye cualli, Ca Ye Cualli – Programa de Salud Integral

The Aztec Massage that we offer as part of our Ca Ye Cualli health program is a compendium of techniques adapted to our modern society. These techniques come from rituals and practices used by Aztec healers and shamans to heal the body, mind, and soul. Ancient Nahuas gave these techniques many names: precious movements of life, movements of the earth, movements of love, and life that arises on earth. The goal was to provide slight touches, like the butterfly caressing the wind – a delicate practice, like those little bugs, but just as strong as their flight.