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Massage Techniques

Posted Oct 20 2008 12:36pm
Massage therapy is a natural therapeutic technique of soft-tissue manipulation with the hands.

Gosh! Doesn't sound as good as it feels!

Massage therapy is a technique intended to relieve muscle tension, fatigue, and stress. It also improves circulation and allows the tissues to return to their natural functions.

Massage therapy has an effect on the function of the whole body!


Techniques

Different styles of massage are used to address different needs. The most common are
Swedish Massage
This technique is primarily designed to relieve muscle and joint pain. It is a skin-level massage which serves to relax the nervous and respiratory systems. The techniques uses a combination of firm and gentle manipulations.

Kinesi-therapy Massage
This is known as relief through movement therapy. It involves a number of manual techniques designed to restore various joints and is used to identify the potential cause of restricted physical mobility.

Reflexology
This method involves the application of pressure techniques on specific reflex points, like the feet. These correspond with internal organs and glands.

And I will write about others soon!

Now, if you didn't feel tense and lacking of mobility before now, you very well may from reading this!

Your children will also benefit from your healing touch. Frequently, a gentle pressure massage on their legs and backs help them relax after a long day - no different from you!
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