Massage is becoming increasingly popular with people all over the world- it’s a great way to soothe those aches and pains that bother us from time to time, and get away from the stress of modern life. However, to the uninitiated, the many different forms of massage available can be confusing. To make it a little easier to choose, here are some of the most popular choices of massage, along with their benefits.
A Swedish massage is the most common form of massage around, and it’s the type that’s responsible for the stereotypical images that most people think of when they hear the word massage. Swedish massage uses a mixture of long, sweeping strokes and muscle kneading and rolling that eases out any knots or tightness that might have formed in the muscles. It’s also an incredibly relaxing type of massage, meaning it is a great way of relieving stress and anxiety.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on particular spots where the muscles get tense the most. It can be pretty painful, since it involves putting a lot of pressure on these spots, and many people find that they feel sore afterward. However, it’s the most efficient way of treating stubborn spots, particularly in the neck and shoulders. Many athletes have regular deep tissue massages to keep themselves supple, and it’s also often used as part of physiotherapy treatments.
Shiatsu massage originated in Japan, where it is used to repair any imbalances to the body’s energy flow. While this might not be scientifically proven, it does have an effect in alleviating stress and giving pain relief. Shiatsu massage works by applying the fingers to put gentle pressure on particular parts of the body. It is less intense than many other forms of massage, which makes it an attractive choice for many.
Hot Stone Massage
As the name suggests, this type of massage involves weighing the body down with some hot stones, while the masseuse also carefully massages your body by rolling another hot stone over your muscles. This type of massage is a great way of relaxing your body, but the heat of the stones also fixes your attention, so that you are conscious of the effects. Many people enjoy hot stone massage because they feel that they are more engaged with what’s going on.
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