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Types of Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage :
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle massage technique which uses precise, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of the lymphatic system in the body. The lymphatic system requires that the connective tissue be vacant of any excess water, proteins, bacteria, viruses, red blood cells, dead cells, or any destroyed cells due to surgery or trauma.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is beneficial in removing any infections, lessening edema or tissue fluid reservation, and reduces all lymphatic arteries. The massage can be especially soothing in stimulating pain-inhibitory impulses. The rhythm and pressure of lymph drainage massage work together to reduce pain, improve immune function, increase tissue metabolism, enhance nutrition to the tissues, enacts fluid balance and essentially generates deep relaxation.
The standard style of bodywork. Also called Western massage, it is the most common and recognizable massage routine being practiced today, and it has helped as a foundation for many of the massage techniques developed in new years. Swedish massage is a controlled system of manipulations on the muscles and connective soft tissue of the body for the purpose of easing, rehabilitation, and health maintenance. It is comprised of five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), friction (cross fiber), percussion (rhythmic tapping), and vibration.
Swedish/Western massage directly raises blood circulation, thus improving delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the tissues. It also increases lymph circulation, which speeds up the removal of metabolic waste and the by-products of tissue damage and inflammation.
Deep Tissue therapy
The deep tissue massage is one of the original technique when it comes to bodywork. Oppose to regular massage, deep tissue massage takes help of deeper pressure which are often helpful in chronic muscle tension.
What to do After A Deep Tissue Massage?
It’s significant to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don’t, you might be sore the next day.
It’s possible that you might feel some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage even if you DO drink water. This just means a lot of waste products were flushed out of the tissues. Keep drinking water. The soreness should pass within a day or so.
Hot Stone massage
This indulgent massage uses gently warmed basalt stones to allow your therapist to focus on the areas of concern.
A hot stone massage apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly river stones which over time, have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient’s back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension
Clients can expect relief from muscle tension and pain, improved circulation, reduced levels of stress and anxiety alongside an overall sense of well-being.
A similar treatment to massage during non-pregnancy in terms of the goals (relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation & mobility, etc.). However, due to the changes undergone during pregnancy, modification are made. To accommodate swollen tender breasts and a growing belly, special pillows, positioning and techniques are utilized to ensure comfort for both the expecting mother and baby. With increasing weight, a changing center of gravity and the many other changes associated with pregnancy, prenatal massage can help provide relief and a sense of well being that is much deserved.
Head massage is a highly relaxing massage. It concentrates on the energy lines running along the back and shoulders, where muscle knots can form as a result of long hours of sitting in your office. Excellent for those short on time but high on tension and stress.