I am Soogumar Krishnan, a masseur certified by SSKM3–By Human Resource Department, Malaysia with 25 years of experience. I have visited many countries and thus possess an international as well as a local clientele. Besides relaxation and remedial massages, I also do sports massages.
For the ladies, fortunately, my wife is also a certified masseur who specialises in beauty massages.
Remedial Massage vs Relaxation Massage
Ever wanted a massage but couldn’t decide whether you needed a remedial treatment or simply a refreshing and stress reducing relaxation session? Well here’s an explanation to help you decide exactly what you want!
The word Massage, derived from Greek, signifies kneading or pressing which consists basically of palpation, rubbing and kneading. Massage is scientific manipulation of the tissues of the body.
In this modern age of the computer, nuclear and chemical warfare, a sense of each one to his own is being perpetuated either consciously or subconsciously. The feeling of oneness, the essence of being, is fast receding in our world of economic competition, in a rat race to be at the top. We tend to remember vividly the past, a past full of hatred and strife which doesn’t really help in our growth and development.
Touch can be soothing and have a healing effect. The one who touches also benefits from the experience. One of the ancient techniques of touching, healing and curing that man has almost forgotten over the years, is the art of massage. Massage is, however, a therapeutic tool that is being revived. Many have experienced the benefits.
The history of massage dates back to several centuries before our time when healers worked miracles with their hands. They worked by instinct and intuition, using techniques they developed through regular practice. Regular practice did not necessarily mean only rigorous training. It meant an unwavering discipline coupled with a certain amount of commitment on the part of the masseur/ masseuse and a more essential ingredient, the feeling of oneness and harmony with the receiver.
Massage for healing had great importance in the ancient times. In those days science and technology were not very developed, but ancient Indian surgeons and physicians studied the art of massage from the famous books of Charaka, Ashtanga Hridaya and Sushruta. Ancient warriors and soldiers had to undergo massage during their training because massage helped them to manipulate their limbs and improve their agility in general.
For thousands of years, some form of massage or other has been used to soothe and heal the sick. To the ancient Greek and Roman physicians, massage was one of the principal means of healing and relieving pain. In the fifth century B.C., Hippocrates wrote, “The physician must be experienced in many things, but assuredly in rubbing, because rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and can loosen a joint that is too rigid.”
Today the therapeutic value of massage is again being recognized and is flourishing throughout the Western world. The countries in the East, however, continued to combine their instinctive desire of using the concept of touch with skills refined and elaborated by tradition and practice. Indians use techniques preserved in Sanskrit texts which date back to as far as 2500 B.C. These texts deal with the art of maintaining a perfect balance in the functions of the body. This system in known as Ayurveda, the science of longevity. Ayurveda is primarily concerned with the individual’s habits. Following the tenets of Ayurvedic massage and diet gives freedom from physical and emotional diseases.
Ayurveda works by adjusting the intercellular fluid in the body-lymph-to create an electrical/ chemical balance among organs to preserve their proper functioning. In Ayurveda, medicated oils are used for balancing DC currents in the lymph. Lymphatic massage has proven very effective in helping patients/clients to relax.
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In good hands.
When you need a helping hand, be thankful there are people you can turn to.
A Strained back and unruly hair do not count as emergencie, really. But when they get in the way of your life-like if you can’t bend over without howling or if your hair’s so wild people start dropping coins at your feet-it’s time to go looking for some hands that can work magic.
No, David Copperfield isn’t in town and neither is David Blaine. We’re talking about the people in our lives in whose hands we put our faith. And, I mean that literally. Like the hairdresser who works his fingers (and scissors) through your hait, amasseur who eases the knots from your nerves or the podiatrist who helps you walk better.
These are jobs which require some level of intimacy and, as a result, aren’t suited for everyone. To some extent, many of us have an aversion to touching strangers-perhaps not as severe at TV’s AdrianMonk (the lead character on Monk whose multiple disorders include a phobia of physical contact), but an aversion nonetheless.
Take massage therapist Soogumar Krishnan, for example, A traditional remedial massage therapist, Soogumar has helped rid many–from housewives to injured athletes-of chronic aches.
“At leat 70% of my clients come to me because they are suffering from some problem or other Some have been told they need surgery but decided to try alternative treatment before opting for surgery.” Shares Soogumar. The remaning 20% come for regular monthly massage for their general well being.
As a remedial massage therapist, he has gained quite a reputation for being able to accurately diagnose and ease people of their aches and pains. He can tell by touch whether your pains arises from injury, a mis-step or just plain bad life-style choices. (Soogumar has a lot to say about theills of caffeine like how it takes five cups of milk to repair the damage one cup of coffee does to the body).
His clients almost always leave with a smile, relived of their pain. A glance through some of the terstimonials on his website (traditionalvarmamassage.com/ is proof enough).
Partially blind since was 14, Soogumar learnt the art of traditional Ayurvedic massage in Kerala, seek treatment for his eyes condition. He didn’t manage to restore his sight, but Soogumar returned from India with a new skill.
“I went there to be treated and I ended up learning Ayurvedic massage. After I started going blind, I tried everything. I went to every hospital (in Malaysia) but no one could cure me. Finally, I went to Kerala to see ophthalmogogist Dr Santa Kumari who is renowned for her expertise in traditional Ayurvedic treatment. While I was there, I got interested in Ayurvedic treatment and look a course in Ayurvedic massage.” Recalls Soogumaran who has since obtained numerous certifications, including the Certificate of Proficiency in Massage issued by the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB).
Though he specializes in traditional Ayurvedic massage. Soogumar also incorporates other remedial massage techniques (the Varma massage, Taiwanese massage, etc) depending on the needs of his clients, which he determines with his hands.
“Everything is by touch and feel. When I see new clients, I talk to them and find out more about them and their problem. Then I use my hands and most times I can pinpoint the problem immediately,” he says.
Soogumar’s wife. Sheena, is also a massage therapist and the couple operate out of their home in University Gardensin Pataling Jaya, Selangor, where rooms have been converted into massage rooms.
“Some of my female clients are a little shy and prefer to have a woman massage them, so I refer them to my wife. But most women don’t have a problem with a male massage therapist probably because by the time they come to me for help, they are in a lot of pain and desperate,” Soogumar.
Not everyone can be a massage therapist, obviously, You need training and like most jobs, an aptitudefor it. You need to enjoy helping people and using your hands to do it-something not everyone is comfortable doing.
“It has never occurred to us that people may be squeamish about massaging another.” You need to help them.
Experience & Skills
Panchakarma Massage & Treatment from Kerala
Taiwan Pressure Massage
SSKM3 Certificate From the Human Resource Department of Malaysia
25 Years of Experience
Varma Massage from India
Indian Traditional Practitioner
As I have 25 years of experience. I have achieved a lot of testimonials from my client.
I have many more certificates as well. You can find them from the section below.
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