In Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil/lotion and performs various massage strokes. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues, called adhesions. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, fascia or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic — relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back strain.
Table Thai Massage (Thai-Fusion)
During a Table Thai massage, the therapist uses his or her body to move the client into a variety of positions to stretch legs, arms, neck, etc. The client will wear comfortable clothing. (Usually top off, pants on, or whatever on your level of comfort) Little oil apply in back or No oil is applied if you preferred, This type of massage includes Swedish massage technique, compression of muscles, mobilisation of joints, and acupressure. In some cases, the therapist may use Thai herbal ointment in the “soreness” area.
Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training — before, during, or after sports events. You might use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. Or, it may help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.
During pregnancy, your body goes through major changes. Pregnancy massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Massage may be particularly helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be more limited. The therapist will help get you into a side-lying position for this type of massage.