Most popular massages

Massage is basically a methodic application of pressure and movement to the soft tissue of the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is very relaxing and pleasant to get a massage from a professional. Here is a list of some of the most popular Massages in the world.

1. Swedish Massage Therapy

This type of massage is the most popular and common type of massage therapy in the world. This therapy consists of the use of long smooth strokes, kneading and circular moves on the layers of the muscles of various parts of the body using massage oil or lotions. Swedish massage therapy is quite gentle and relaxing. This therapy helps the circulation of blood by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to various body tissues and muscles. Your muscles will be tension free and relieved from pain. It also increases the flexibility and mobility of which reduces the stiffness of your muscles and joints.  This massage is mainly for problems like Back Pain, arthritis, tendinitis, stress related conditions, headaches and migraines.

2. Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage involves a massage therapy with highly concentrated plant oils which are added to the massage oil or the lotion. This type of therapy works when you inhale essential oil molecules, messages will be transmitted to you limbic system and affect your heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion and your immune system. Your nostrils are connected your limbic system which controls your emotions and affects your nervous system and your hormones. This type of therapy is mainly for problem involving stress or emotional problems such as insomnia, headache, digestive disorders, premenstrual syndrome, back pain etc.

3. Hot Stone Massage

This massage involves a therapy using heated smooth, flat stones which are placed on the key points on the body. These are also used to massage certain parts of the body by the therapist. This type of massage therapy has been popular since the ancient times and it has proved to be quite effective.

The stones are generally made of basalt which is a rock that’s quite rich in iron. This is why these rocks observe and retain the heat. These stones are immersed in water and heated in a heating device. The therapist will place the stones in the palms, back or between the toes.

4. Deep Tissue Massage

This type of massage is for the deeper layers of body tissues and muscles. The therapist will relax your muscles by using slow strokes and friction techniques across the muscles.  This massage is mainly for painful muscles and postural problems. People who have a particular muscle injury can be cured through deep tissue massage therapy.

5. Japanese Acupuncture

This is a Japanese Massage therapy that uses finger pressure in a rhythmic manner on acupuncture meridians. The finger is placed on each point for about 2 to 8 seconds. This will improve the flow of the energy and fix the problems of different issues in the body. This type of massage will surely surprise you as it is one of the most effective types of therapies.

 

 

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