Massage Therapy: The Four Major Techniques involved

For improved blood flow, to clear tension and for rejuvenation

Services of a massage therapist is required for medical treatment for some of the common ailments such as back aches, uneven blood pressure levels, and to relieve pain caused through wounds or injuries.

When you encounter stressful day the best option is to go for a massage therapy. It is a better to consult a massage therapist who may advise you the type of massage suiting your body.

The four different types of massages that a massage therapist may prescribe to you include, Acupressure, Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage, and Shiatsu massage.

Swedish massage

This is the most common form of massage in the United States and it is mainly aimed at providing relaxation and better circulation of blood through the body’s veins.

Here, the massage therapist apply oil on the skin with even strokes and will massage the area, which helps to relieve the tension from the muscles.


This is an ancient Chinese massage technique. In acupressure massage, the massage therapist, make use of his fingers by pressing on the key points of the skin and thus relieves the enormous pressure the muscles sustain.

Blood circulation is also being promoted, which ultimately relieves the tension built up in the body. Acupuncture involves the use of needles, but acupressure uses fingers to restore the balance of the body, reduces menstrual cramps and constipation.

Deep Tissue Massage This massage is a vigorous one and applies different methods for relaxing muscle tension, removes chronic pains and aches caused by inflammation such as tendonitis,

Shiatsu Massage

This Japanese massage technique use finger pressure and through this technique the massage therapist uses to relieve tension, pressure, improve circulation.

This is very similar to acupressure where the massage therapist uses his fingers, palms, elbows, thumb, knees, and sometimes may even walk over the receiver’s body in order to pressurize the acupuncture healing points.

In this manner, not only does the flow of energy increases but the blood flow improve as do the lymphatic flow. In all, this massage fights off ill health, restore body balance, and make feel stronger and fitter.



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