Types of Therapeutic Massage Therapy

Types of Therapeutic Massage Therapy and What They Can Do for You

There are many different types of therapeutic massage therapy options available to you. Each one is different from the other and each has its own set of benefits. Massage is a wonderful way to deal with stress and to ease aches and pains. However, massage also does so much more. It makes good sense to schedule regular visits to your massage professional. There is so much that they can do for you.
Deep tissue massage
This type of massage involves a bit more pressure than some other types. However, you will not experience pain or discomfort. It is good for those who suffer from the following:
  • Aching muscles
  • Chronic pain
  • Tense muscles
  • Tension
Swedish massage
This type of massage is gentler than the deep tissue massage. Those who suffer from stress or anxiety can benefit from this type. If you’re new to massage, this is a great option to start out with.
As the name implies, a prenatal massage is perfect for the expectant mother. This type of massage focuses on the discomfort that pregnant women often feel. After the massage, the mother-to-be should feel relaxed and refreshed. Their aches and pains should be eased. This type of massage reduces leg cramps and can help the mother sleep more comfortably.
Aromatherapy massage
This type of massage includes the use of various scents to help boost your mood and leave you feeling more focused. Gentle pressure is applied to relieve muscle tension. During the massage, you will inhale the scents through a diffuser. The essential oils will also be used on your body during the massage.
Sports massage
This type of massage is intended for the athlete. It focuses on injuries, aches and pains associated with sports. It can help in the healing process. Massage helps improve blood circulation, which can make the healing process faster for the player who wants to get back in the game more quickly.
If you’ve never had a massage, you are missing out on many benefits. With so many different options available, you are sure to find one that is right for you. Your massage professional can help you choose the one that will feel best to you. Let them know how you feel about pressure and touch. If you want a light touch, they will help you. If you like a heavier hand, they can recommend one for that as well. The whole purpose of massage is to make you feel better.
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