Swedish massage one of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage deep tissue massage uses direct, deep pressure to relieve pain and restore normal movement in stiff muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is especially helpful for those suffering from osteoarthritis, acute injury, chronic pain, limited mobility, repetitive stress injuries and fibrillation.
Swedish or deep tissue massage deep tissue massage uses direct, deep pressure to relieve pain and restore normal movement in stiff muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is especially helpful for those suffering from osteoarthritis, acute injury, chronic pain, limited mobility, repetitive stress injuries and fibrillation.
Hot stone massage hot stone massage combines the benefits of 'geo-thermotherapy' (the use of heat applications) combined with massage strokes, using basalt stones to create a deep, relaxing and treatment.
Pregnancy massage getting a pregnancy massage can also put you in a more relaxed state of mind to help you cope with all the big changes that are going on in your life. If you decide to get a massage, it's important to tell your massage therapist which areas of your body need attention. Let her know right away if anything – including your position – causes discomfort during the massage.
Warm Towel Massage
Warm towel massage the use of hot, moist towels in massage therapy, also known as hydro thermal therapy, can help tight muscles to relax, soothes irritated nerve endings and increases circulation. Therapists can achieve more results during a limited treatment session period by applying hot, moist towels to one area of the patient's body while manually massaging other areas, then switching as needed. Hot towels therapy is recommended by the arthritis foundation to help to relax muscles.
Trigger point massage sometimes confused with pressure point massage, this involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Manual pressure, vibration, injection, or other treatment is applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain.
Cupping massage cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Through suction, the skin is drawn into the cup by creating a vacuum in the cup placed on the skin over the targeted area. The vacuum can be created either by the heating and subsequent cooling of the air in the cup, or via a mechanical pump. It is believed by some to help treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.
Thai massage thai massage – or nuat thai – combines both physical and energetic aspects. It is a deep, full-body massage progressing from the feet up, and focusing on sen or energy lines throughout the body, with the aim of clearing blockages in these lines, and thus stimulating the flow of blood and lymph throughout the body.
Sports massage a sports massage is ideal to treat injuries and as well as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture. I further define my role as 'the manipulation of soft tissue to release tension, reduce pain, restore range of movement and promote good condition.