Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types:
- Swedish massage. Incorporates effleurage(soothing, soft, stroking movements)warm up the muscles which prepare the body for petrissage techniques (frim kneading, circular pressure and percussion-like tapping) which address the underlying muscles. the long, gliding strokes not only relax the body but also decreases muscle toxins, improves circulation, boost immune system, and increases oxygen levels in the blood.
- Hot Stone massage uses smooth, heated stones to deeply relax your tense muscles. The penetrating heat and weight of stones warm and relax the body into the deepest state of tranquility. The stones are placed alongside the spine, palms of hands, legs, and feet. The energy from the stones balances the mind and body while the warmth is comforting and relaxing. Hot Stone Massage begins with classic massage techiques to prepare the muscle and fascia. The therapist then uses gliding movements with stones in hand to add pressure and heat. Hot Stone Massage is proven to help rid the body of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and back pain