Do you know the differences in massage techniques?

24
October
2013
Massage Therapy

Part 1

Relaxation/Swedish Massage has the goal to relax the entire body.  Muscles are massaged with a combination of long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, percussion, compression and stretching.
Hot Stone Massage skillfully uses heated river stones with massage strokes to key points on the body, creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity.
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on the contracted areas.  Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure across the grain of the muscles while breaking up and eliminating scar tissue.
Sports Massage is used for all types of athletes who train frequently. It focuses on the muscles relevant to the particular athletic activity.  It can be used as a means to enhance pre-event and post-event, improve flexibility, help prevent injuries as well as prepare athletes to compete at their best.  Massage can help the body recover from the stresses of strenuous exercise, and facilitates the rebuilding phase of conditioning has the goal to relax the entire body.  Muscles are massaged with a combination of long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, percussion, compression and stretching.
Trigger Point Massage involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain.  Relief of pain and tenderness from these trigger points can restore more comfortable movement and function throughout your body.
*Some massages not available at all spas.

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