Massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Some of these include removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in not only the muscles, but also the connective tissue within the body.
Massage also can help with muscle spasms as well as soft tissue injuries. Increasing the movement and reducing the overall recovery time by helping the body in the healing process. In addition, consistent massage has been known to increase balance.
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Swedish massage is the most common and well known type of massage based on anatomy and physiology. It is an excellent idea for those getting their first massage. It includes momentary discomfort to get relief from muscle stiffness and pain. A Swedish massage can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on the therapist's personal style and what he or she wants to achieve. You can also tell them directly if you have a preference for light or firm pressure.
What Happens During A Swedish Massage?
The therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage strokes that warm up and work the muscle tissue, releasing tension and breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits.
During a Swedish massage you are generally nude underneath a towel or sheet. The therapist uncovers only the part of the body he/she is working on, a technique called draping. If it is comfortable for you, you can keep your underwear on.
Relaxation massage is very similar to a gentle Swedish Massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and the massage therapist will probably move at a slower pace and use light pressure.
What Happens During a Relaxation Massage?
During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won't push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of more focused massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish Massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense.
It's important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don't, you might be sore the next day. It's possible that you might feel some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage even if you DO drink water. This just means a lot of waste products were flushed out of the tissues. It should pass within a day or so. Undoing chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime is best achieved with an integrated program that includes exercise, work on your posture and ways of moving, relaxation techniques and a regular program of massage.
Shiatsu is a style of bodywork similar to acupuncture, but uses finger pressure instead of needles. Shiatsu's name comes from two Japanese words - "shi" or finger and "atsu" or pressure. The goal of Shiatsu is to restore the healthy flow of energy, qi (prounounced chee), throughout the body.
What Happens During a Thai Massage?
Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor, but not always. The therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed. You are usually asked to bring or wear comfortable clothing to the massage.