Major Massage Therapy Techniques

It is just like meeting your physician; a massage therapist will clear all your questions about the treatment before it gets started.

In the beginning, you may feel little shy to the programme, but the therapist will clear this soon through his or her interaction. A relaxed environment has to be created first before the application of massage technique. For this, the massage room will be a dimly lit with soft music playing.

Some use aromatherapy also, with the room having a calming smell because of the use of aromatherapy oils. Aromatherapy oils prevent friction. After the therapist permit you to disrobe and you have to put up with the gown provided to you.

Once you are settled on the table, the therapist will explain to you that your “private parts” will never be touched or exposed during the massage and will disclose to you what are the parts need massaging and why.

The Swedish massage therapy Technique

This popular massage type has its origin at the University of Stockholm in 1812 The therapist will use a series of five strokes with his hand and thumb.

Drink lot of water after the massage, which will relax muscles, stimulate blood circulation, soften skin and nerves, make tendons and joint more flexible, and eliminate toxins from your system.
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The Deep Connective Tissue Massage Therapy Technique

Since this technique works on the deep connective tissues and muscles, it is effective for treating conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain and whiplash.

The connective tissue will be stroked firmly, but softly, which helps increased blood circulation on the painful areas and will provide better oxygen flow.

The Cranio-Sacral Massage Therapy Technique

This premiere massage therapy technique is used for treating chronic pain from spinal cord injuries, chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, back pain and neck pain.

Since the cranio-sacral system of membranes surrounds the central nervous system, any constriction or blockage of blood flow causes chronic pain.

Your therapist will gently massage the inflamed and constricted areas, until it feels loose and flexible. This is a gentle, non-invasive technique.

Active release techniques, the Bowen technique, deep muscle therapy, myofacial release techniques, and aquatic massage therapy are some of the other familiar type of massage techniques, which the therapist know which one suits your body.

 

 

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