As mentioned in our previous blog, massage therapy is a needed element to holistic health: A body that feels good will aid in creating a positive mood, and a calm mind will calm the body. Massage therapy can be tailored to your needs and your comfort level. Here are the basic types of massage:
Swedish massage is one of the most popular and relaxing types of massage therapy, because of the soft touch that is applied. Though you may still encounter some discomfort, Swedish massage therapy will not only aid in detoxification, but will relieve tension and promote a relaxed and positive mood.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is, in simplistic terms, the opposite of Swedish massage. During this type of massage therapy, the masseuse applies greater pressure to reach deep tissue with the purpose of disengaging larger knots, relieving deep-set tension and for a deeper detox.
A sports massage is all about you and what your body needs to recover and to avoid injury. Problem areas can be targeted and relieved. During a workout, a minimal and normal amount of muscle tearing occurs: A sports massage can aid in the healing process, detoxification of muscles, and overall improved athletic performance.
Trigger massage therapy focuses on pain relief through applying pressure to trigger points. Akin to acupuncture, trigger therapy can give relief to a variety of ailments and, in many cases, the place in which the pressure is applied is unrelated to the area which experiences relief. Reflexology is a similar massage technique which focuses pressure on the points of the feet which provides overall physical relief.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage can also aid in the deeper relief. Hot river stones are laid generally on the back, but can be laid on any area that needs deeper relief. The stones warm the muscles more than another massage would, and because warmer muscles are more pliable, a deeper massage and great relief is achieved.
Want to experience peace of mind and pain relief? Call Flow Yoga Studio in Tracey and schedule a massage therapy session today!