Types of Massages - Body Work And Therapy

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Types of Massages

There are over 150 different types of massages therapy practiced worldwide.  Massage is a healing art that have been practiced for thousands of years.  There are many benefits of massage therapy and all kinds of people have turned to massage therapy for relief.  Listed below are some types of massages.

Swedish Massage

This is the most well known massage and the one that people think of when they think of massages.  Most therapist start out learning Swedish massage.  Swedish massage therapyuses long, flowing strokes, kneading, circular motions to improve circulations and blood flow.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a types of massage focuses on the deeper layers of the muscles.  It is a more focused massage to release chronic muscle tensions.  The therapist uses slower strokes, but with more pressure.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is Japanese for finger pressure.  Shiatsu, pressure is applied to meridians to unblock and stimulate the flow of energy to promote self healing.

Pregnancy Massage

Also called Prenatal Massage.  A relaxing, soothing massage tailored for the mother-to-be to relieve aches and discomforts associated with pregnancy.  Done with the mother lying on her side with pillows to prop and comfort her.

Hot Stone Massage

Smooth hot stones are combined with Swedish massage therapy and placed at key points on the body to provide deeper relaxation.

Thai Massage

Thai massage involves yoga-like stretching with deep massage of the muscles, tendons, pressure points and energy lines.

Reflexology

Massages and applies pressure to certain areas of the hands and/or feet that corresponds to different parts of the body.

Trigger Point Therapy

Type of massage therapy that applies pressure to a tender point on a certain part of the body to alleviate pain in another part of the body.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

A gentle types of massage that stimulates or moves excess fluid from the body to improve the function of the lymphatic system.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

A gentle, non-invasive technique that enhances the function of the cranial sacral system by unblocking the fluid surrounding the skull and the spine.

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