Types of Massage
There are many types of massage in today’s market place, below are some examples for you to be aware of.
Relaxation Massage: Relaxation massage is a smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of movement, and relieves muscular tension.
Remedial Massage: Remedial Massage is a paramedical treatment that helps to restore function to injured "soft tissues" (muscles, tendons and ligaments). Therapy may involve the use of various types of Massage, as well as a range of other physical treatments to assist your recovery. In addition, you may be asked to perform some activities at home to assist the process of recovery.
Sports Massage: Sports massage combines different Massage techniques to enhance sports performance and recuperation. Sports massage is an effective component of any training program.
Aromatherapy Massage: Aromatherapy massage combines the therapeutic properties of essential oils with specific Massage techniques to promote health, and well-being.
Reflexology: Reflexology entails using thumb and finger pressure on the reflex points of the feet (which correspond to all areas of the body) to assist in achieving balance within the body.
Shiatsu Massage: Shiatsu is an ancient, traditional, Japanese healing method. Shiatsu means “finger pressure.” But unlike the massages of the West, where kneading and friction is used, in shiatsu pressure and stretching is the key. The shiatsu practitioner uses palms, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows, knees and the feet, to work on the body’s acupuncture points, along what they consider the body’s meridians or energy channels. It’s a form of “touch communication,” and is a safe and effective preventive medicine. It helps to balance a person’s energy flow, and strengthen the vital organs.
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