Posted on August 6, 2020
Choosing The Perfect Massage For You
Massage offers a variety of traditional massage techniques that allow you to select the perfect nourishing and rejuvenating massage for any need you may have. Regardless of the type of massage you prefer, always provide feedback to your therapist regarding pressure, temperature, and specific concerns to ensure you get the best possible massage experience. What are the most frequent types of massages?
Swedish acupressure is the type of massage that most often comes to mind when people think of massage. This is the traditional oiled massage of the muscles and soft tissues of the body performed with long, fluid movements. This technique provides relaxation to the body and helps the circulatory and lymphatic systems. The therapist generally uses mild to moderate pressure.
INTENSIVE DEEP TISSUE
This technique uses strong and penetrating blows, generally oiled, but can be done dry. The goal is to loosen and lengthen the deeper layers of the musculature. The therapist will apply pressure to the trigger points with the fingers, fists, forearms, and elbows. This type of massage has been shown to decrease spasms and break muscle adhesions. But be careful, deep tissue work can be painful, but your body will thank you later!
The massage technique known as trigger point is also called Trigger Point Myofascial Therapy. This massage technique is most often used to relieve skeletal muscle pain caused by muscle spasm.
Reflexology is based on the principles that there are reflections on the hands and feet that correspond to each part of the body.
An experienced therapist in the art of reflexology will apply acupressure and massage to the ears, hands, and feet. The benefit of this technique is improved circulation, detoxification, and reduced tension. Some also believe that this will help the body's ability to heal itself.