Holistic massage can help connect mind and body. Want to destress? Bored of the usual aches and pains? Rebalance body and mind.
Holistic massage is tailored to you; the focus is on adapting and responding intuitively.
The Wikipedia definition of Holism is-
Holism (from Greek ὅλος holos "all, whole, entire") is the idea that systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc.) and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not just as a collection of parts.
When you receive a massage, it is often noted through postural observation and knowledge of muscle groups, that the area in which there is pain may not be the main cause of the problem.
Due to the body's fascial continuity, tension is distributed throughout "myofascial meridians" rather than being isolated to a particular muscle. This means that treatment will always be holistic, as the therapist seeks to correct imbalances and compensations that have arisen due to postural habits or work-related stress. Trigger point release is an effective method of addressing chronic pain due to muscular imbalance.
Thomas Myer's groundbreaking work on Myofascial Meridians is a worthy read on this subject.