October 26th, 2019
There are various types of massage therapy techniques, over 80 of them, which are used globally for healing and relaxation purposes. Every massage technique has its own benefits and serves different purposes as per the need of a person.
While there are over 80 massage therapies over the world, here are 5 of the most common ones along with their benefits explained.
This massage therapy involves the use of smooth, heated stones that are placed on specific points of the body. The localized heat and weight of the stones warm and relax muscles, allowing a massage therapist to apply deeper pressure to the same areas without causing discomfort.
Based on the theories of traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure uses finger pressure to mobilise the body’s chi, also known as life force energy, for better health and well-being. Acupressure massage therapy spurs and stimulates the body’s own healing power to prevent illness. To promote the flow of energy to a part of the body that might be experiencing disease or discomfort, acupressure massage therapists press on specific points to enable the affected area to heal more quickly.
This is another form of the Swedish massage therapy that uses lotions or oils that contain essential ingredients from highly concentrated plant oils. Every essential oil used for aromatherapy serves a different purpose. The massage works when the molecules of the essential oils are inhaled by a person or are absorbed by the skin.
Similar to the Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage therapy involves the use of more pressure to reach the deepest layers of muscle tissues, fascia, and tendons. This massage is focused on healing specific problems like low back pain, limited mobility, chronic muscle pain and recovery from an injury to name a few. Deep tissue massage is used to break up scar tissues and physically break down muscle “knots” or bands of painful, rigid tissue that results in the disruption of blood circulation and cause pain.
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