The Different Types Of Massage

Holistic massage
is based on traditional Swedish massage but also incorporates a wide range of other techniques such as deep tissue, manual stretching and lymphatic drainage

Swedish massage
techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. Swedish massage is primarily a relaxation style massage that can be enjoyed by all ages. The usual sequence of techniques are: Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips.

Other technique variations can include:
– Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers
– Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers
– Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body
– Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping
– Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching

Deep tissue massage
Is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the strokes are the same as those used in classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

Lymphatic drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues.

Bellabaci Cupping
is a modified, simplified version of the ancient Chinese Cupping method. It utilises the silicon hand squeezed vacuum cups to create negative pressure on the surface of the skin, this stimulates the circulation and lymphatic system.

 

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