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The most widely recognized and commonly used category of massage is the Swedish massage. The Swedish massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. Uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration or shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteo-arthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation.
Thai Massage is a popular massage therapy that is used for management of conditions such as musculo skeletal pain and fatigue. Thai Massage involves a number of stretching movements that improve body flexibility, joint movement and also improve blood circulation throughout the body. In one study scientists found that Thai Massage showed comparable efficacy as the painkiller ibuprofen in reduction of joint pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
Combination Massage combines multiple disciplines (Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai) and involves techniques ranging from stroking to stretching and more. This blend of techniques should relieve stress and tension in your body, and provide pain relief.
Think about how much stress your feet go through each day. No body part is more abused than your feet. Standing, running, jumping – our feet do it all! Reflexologists believe that overall health begins in your feet and travels up. The benefits of foot massage are endless – not to mention it feels downright great! The benefits aren’t purely physical. A good foot massage can also improve your mental and emotional state. Most of those who seek out a reflexologist are looking for relaxation and stress relief. With less stress in your life, your chance of heart disease drops considerably.
In a four-hands massage, two therapists work on one client, often using synchronized moves. A four-hands massage can be like experiencing two full body massages at the same time. Therapists will use the client’s body as a form of canvas onto which they choreograph slow, detailed moves of varying paces and pressures.
A couples massage is a great way to relax and unwind together. The therapists will use various massage techniniques, from Swedish to deep tissue to hot stones, and will focus primarily on working out tension in the neck, shoulders, and back.
Combines multiple disciplines (Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai). This blend of techniques should relieve stress and tension in your body, and provide pain relief. Body Scrub on the other hand, is a popular body treatment. It exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft.