How to choose the right type of massage?
Not all types of massage are created alike. And, depending on the reason you want a massage, there are some therapies that are better than others for you. Once you know what you’re looking for from a massage, it’s easy to pick a type.
What is your reason for getting a massage?
Healing massages call upon a practitioner or massage therapist to use unique movements and strokes to work into your body’s tissues to produce a desired effect. A Swedish massage is typically given using lighter strokes to energize and relax the body, while deep tissue work first softens the top layer of muscles so the deeper areas can be accessed to release muscular pain. Based on the theory that your body is made up on energy lines, Thai massage helps to realign your energy through stretching and pressure, while energy flow balancing gently focuses on the chakra system leaving you feel peaceful and at home in your body. These are just a handful of some of the healing massage modalities offered.
- Muscle tension
Massage therapy could possibly be the crucial remedy while confronting muscular tension. No matter what style of massage you prefer, deep tissue or swedish, it has been proven to be a safe and effective way to deal with tension. Deep tissue massage therapy can help if you have chronic muscle tension. It’s similar to a Swedish massage, but the stronger pressure can relax muscle tension. Deep tissue massage therapists focus on the tendons, the protective layer of the muscles, and the deepest layers of muscle tissue.
A relaxation massage helps de-stress and loosen up your body and is great for those who have had a hard working week or feel like treating themselves with nice, relaxing massage. It is a pain-free way to relax both your muscles and your mind.
- Pain relief
From an early age, we learn that the touch of a hand can ease pain. The healing power of a well-placed hand is so apparent that just about every culture in history has used massage to relieve pain. If you’re suffering from pain — brief or chronic — you may want to give massage a try. If you’re looking for pain relief or help with injuries, there’s a type of massage that’s right for you: Thai Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Swedish Massage.