Swedish massage is the best-known type of technique that comes to mind when thinking of massage styles. One of the primary goals of a Swedish massage is to help promote healing while easing targeted pain, injuries, stress and stiffness. Swedish massage is a great introductory massage, one reason being that it involves firm, yet gently strokes.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage takes a step further than a Swedish massage, and addresses chronic pain and injury. Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deep layers of muscle tissue. A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure feel after a 45-minute deep tissue massage. One of the focuses of a deep tissue massage is to help release resistant knots and create a better range of motion for joints and muscles.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Hot stone massage is a type therapy that helps to soothe muscle tension, reduce stress and melt away muscle spasms. Combining hot stone therapy with a full body massage produces a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Other benefits have been found to help provide restorative sleep, making you feel more alert, active and positive upon awakening.
Sports massage is a specialized therapy for individuals who participate in exercise, from elite professional athletes to weekend joggers. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), sports massage can be used to improve athletic performance, speed recovery, increased blood flow and range of motion. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and aggressive movements.
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