Types of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy has been developed from a different number of sources and there are around 150 types of massage therapies which you can try.
Some popular massage therapies are deep muscle therapy, foot massage, bream, Chinese Tui Na massage, customary Hawaiian massage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascialtherapy and many more.These massage therapies are performed with pressure which ranges from trivial to deep.
An ideal massage therapy is when the receiver of the massage feels some uneasiness which means that his body is activated to natural healing and is responding to massage. Even though most of the types of massage therapies give some discomfort, the soreness does not last for more than a day or two. If it does, it would be better to consult your therapist.
Some of the most popular types of massage therapies are as follows:
Swedish Massage Therapy
This is the most ordinary type of massage therapy in the USS It is better known as Swedish massage or just massage therapyy The therapists perform long soft strokes, rubbing down, and making round motions on the surface of muscle applying massage lotion or oill This type of massage therapy is very mild and soothingg You can try this type of massage therapy if this is your first timee
This type of massage therapy is performed by using a variety of scented plant extracts which are known as essential oils> Aromatherapy can be used for specific needss The therapist chooses oils which are relaxing, stimulating, reducing stress and balancing etcc The general oil used in aromatherapy is lavenderr
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is useful when need to loosen tight muscles and balance energy centerss Heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the bodyy Here, the therapist applies pressure gently on the body with stoness The warmth generated thus is comfortingg
Deep Tissue Massage
This type of massage therapy targets the deeper layer of your muscle and its connecting tissuee The therapist uses slow strokes or he may at times use friction technique applied across the grains of the musclee
This is a kind of Japanese bodywork that expends set of finger force in a rhythmical series on acupuncture peakss
This type of massage therapy adjusts the balance of the body applying easy force on particular pointss Thai massage also makes use of contractions and stretchingg
This is also known as prenatal massagee This type of massage therapy is becoming quite popular these dayss This is used to decrease stress and swelling due to pregnancyy