About Massage Therapy

On 09/07/2010, in Massage, by admin

Massage therapy is often based on Swedish massage and frequently includes the use of one or more of the following techniques:

  • Swedish Massage uses a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, and percussion and vibration techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. It is used primarily for full-body sessions and promotes general relaxation, improves blood circulation and range of motion, and relieves muscle tension.
  • Rehabiliatative/Sports Massage is used to decrease recovery time for injured athletes. This unique method of massage is based on the experience of hundreds of therapists and professional athletes.
  • Deep Tissue Massage releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia.
  • Cross-Fiber Massage is a friction technique applied in a way that to create a stretching and broadening effect in large muscle groups or on site-specific muscle and connective tissue.
  • Lymphatic Massage is a stimulation technique that is focused on draining lymphatic pathways, which improves the body’s removal of edemas and effusion.
  • Trigger Point Massage combines positioning and specific finger or thumb pressure into the tender points of muscle and connective tissue, to reduce the hypersensitivity, muscle spasms and referred pain patterns that characterize the trigger point.
  • Pregnancy Massage helps relieve lower back and abdominal pain, it reduces swelling in the legs proven to increase circulation and enhance nutrition to the baby.