What are the different types of massage therapy?
There are several types of massages available, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, lymphatic massage, and prenatal massage.
Each type of massage uses its techniques to relax the muscles, reduce stress levels, and improve overall health.
- Swedish massage combines effleurage (light strokes) with petrissage (kneading and pressing movements), which may be accompanied by tapping or joint movement for increased relaxation.
- Deep tissue massage is used to target deeper muscle layers and connective tissue and can help relieve chronic pains from tension or injury.
- Sports massage uses an array of stretching exercises in targeted areas to improve athletic performance while providing pain relief.
- Lymphatic massage promotes improved circulation by boosting the flow of lymph fluid around the body.
- Prenatal massage is designed specifically for expecting mothers to reduce muscle cramps, pregnancy-related hormones, and tension in the lower back caused by added weight gain during pregnancy.