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What Type of Massage is Right For You?

What Type of Massage is Right For You?

Choosing from a menu of massages can be overwhelming. Which one do you pick? What will work best for you? Each massage focuses on different healing approaches. Here are a few options and reasons to choose each.

Deep Tissue Massage

What is it?

A deep tissue massage is the combination of various techniques used to increase the level of pressure applied to the body. This type of massage can be very effective in relieving problem areas.

What are the benefits?

  • Lower high blood pressure

  • Treat back pain

  • Help Arthritis pain

  • Muscle rehab

  • Relieve stress

  • Reduce chronic pain

Who should get it?

Deep tissue massage is generally a modality to consider for athletes as well as the nine-to-five desk job. It’s also a great option if you have chronic muscle problems. Avoid deep tissue massage if you’re overly sensitive to pressure.

Swedish Massage

What is it?

The most common form of massage therapy in the U.S., Swedish massage is designed for relaxation. Through soft, long strokes, Swedish is also beneficial for relieving muscle tension, increasing blood flow and breaking down scar tissue.

What are the benefits?

  • Full relaxation

  • Release knots

  • Increase blood flow

  • Reduce stress

  • Increase flexibility

Who should get it?

Most people who have never received a massage should opt for a Swedish Massage. If you have a lot of tension or could be sensitive to touch, this is a great massage therapy option for you.

Sports Massage

What is it?

This massage is designed mostly for pre- or post-sports event work. The techniques applied by your massage therapist are fast-paced. Stretching is a common part of this technique.

What are the benefits?

  • Improve performance

  • Reduce muscle stiffness

  • Reduce fatigue

  • Increase range of motion

Who should get it?

Whether you are a serious or occasional athlete, sports massage is a great option from injury prevention to active lifestyle recovery.

Trigger Point Massage

What is it?

Trigger Point massage therapy is designed to place pressure and loosen knots. Areas of tightness, known as trigger points are relieved with this type of massage therapy.

What are the benefits?

Trigger point massage therapy can be effective for treating the following:

  • Sciatica pain that can affect the lower back, glutes, legs and feet

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Shin splints

  • Migraines

  • Computer shoulder

  • Chronic pain

  • Rotator cuff injuries

Who should get it?

If you suffer from injuries of chronic pain, trigger point therapy is a great option for you.

Stretch Massage

What is it?

Stretch massage can be combined with regular massage to improve any of the conditions below.

What are the benefits?

  • Enhanced flexibility

  • Improved posture

  • Increased range of motion

  • Better circulation

Who should get it?

If your muscles are tight or joints have limited range of motion, consider incorporating stretching into your massage.


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