Benefits of Massage Therapy
The benefits of increased blood flow
Rehabilitation for muscle injuries
Improved Immune System
The Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy
There are many different massage techniques. Swedish massage, sometimes called classic massage, works well for tension relief because it can loosen tight muscles, especially in the lower back, shoulders, and neck.
Swedish massage is also very relaxing, making it an ideal introduction to massage for those new to the treatment.
Deep tissue massage, as its name implies, goes after the inner layers of your muscles, tendons, and fascia (dense connective tissue) to increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation. It uses similar techniques as Swedish massage, but the massage therapist applies stronger pressure.
Deep tissue massage is ideal for people with injuries and athletes, as well as those facing fibromyalgia, lower back pain, and other conditions that cause chronic pain.
A sports massage is perfect for helping with recovery after sports and even preventing sport-related injuries.
There are two types of sports massage: pre-activity and post-activity massage.
Pre-activity is all about reducing the changes you’ll get injured by using stretching to achieve a full range of motion.
Post-activity massage focuses on helping injured muscle tissue (and relieving soreness) by removing soreness-causing toxins.
Important things to consider before your massage:
What happens during the massage?
Talk to your massage therapist about your problem areas, which is why you are there in the first place. It’s important to note that how undressed you are is up to you. Of course, any areas you need worked on should be exposed.
The massage therapist will work on your problem areas, kneading and stroking as needed. After the massage, the therapist will leave the room to allow you to get dressed.