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The Types of Massage and Benefits of Each

The Types of Massage and Benefits of Each

Massage therapy offers incredible benefits ranging from blissful relaxation to pain management. But those who are new to the world of bodywork are often overwhelmed once they see how many different types of massages there are. If you’re wondering which kind is right for you, you’ve come to the right place.

Swedish Massage

This type of massage is the foundation of many other types of massages. During this massage, your massage therapist will often perform soft, long, kneading strokes, peppered with light, tapping strokes on occasion. This type of massage is a great choice for anyone looking for a relaxing experience. This type of massage can help with:

  • Pain relief
  • A deep, calming experience
  • Reduction in anxiety and depression
  • Full-body massage
  • Relax and rejuvenate sore muscles

To learn more about Swedish massage click here.

Deep Tissue Massage

This type of massage is similar to a Swedish massage but involves deeper pressure in order to more effectively release muscular tension. During a deep tissue massage session, your massage therapist will apply pressure to several layers of muscle, tendons and tissues deep within your skin. This type of massage can help with:

  • Relieving chronic pain
  • Strained back, neck or other muscles
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pain due to working out or bodybuilding

To learn more about deep tissue massage click here.

Sports Massage

This type of massage is crafted specifically for athletes. During this massage, your massage therapist will incorporate Swedish massage techniques with stretching, trigger point therapy and more, depending on your level of pain. This type of massage can help with:

  • Muscle relaxation
  • Reducing tension
  • Improving the function of soft tissue
  • Increasing your range of motion

To learn more about sports massage click here.

Stretch Massage

This type of massage is made to help improve your range of motion and compliment your massage. During this massage, your massage therapist will combine regular massage techniques with assisted stretching to alleviate strain on your joints. This type of massage can help with:

  • Enhanced flexibility
  • Improved posture
  • Increased range of motion

To learn more about stretch massage click here.

Hot Stone

During this type of massage, your massage therapist makes use of warmed stones. The stones may be placed on key points of the body or held by the therapist as an extension of their hands. The result is a warming effect that melts away stress as the body is massaged. This type of massage can help with:

  • Muscle relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Ease of mental stress and anxiety
  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased circulation

To learn more about hot stone massage click here.

Trigger Point Massage

This type of massage is targeted to relieve pain and balance your body from head to toe. During this massage, your massage therapist will pulsate or press rhythmically on a specific area of the body to locate the nodules, then gently apply pressure to release irritated tissue. This type of massage can help with any of the following injuries:

  • Sciatica pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Migraines
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries

To learn more about trigger point therapy & massage click here.

Aromatherapy Massage - AromaRitual®

This type of massage is designed to balance your mind and body in one effective massage treatment. During this massage, your massage therapist will use essential oils to enhance your massage therapy experience. We offer the following types of aromatherapy:

  • Energize - a stimulating and invigorating experience
  • Calm - Ease muscle pain, relieve headaches and sense of calm
  • Refresh - Deeply relax and recharge

To learn more about aromatherapy massage click here.

Prenatal Massage

This type of massage is the perfect way to pamper and nourish your body, while relieving stress and promoting relaxation. To learn more about prenatal massage click here.

Cupping Therapy

This type of massage relies on negative pressure, creating suction to the skin to improve circulation and promote healing. This type of massage can help to:

  • Relieve aching muscles
  • Release joint stiffness
  • Reduce inflammation

To learn more about cupping therapy massage click here.

Integrative Reflexology

This type of massage manipulates pressure points to improve overall health and wellbeing. This treatment eases muscular tension, improves circulation and provides a deep sense of relaxation. To learn more about integrative reflexology massage click here.

Massage has beneficial effects on both the body and mind. Those advantages are amplified when massage is received regularly. To learn about our Wellness Program, click here.

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