Massage therapy has a long history in cultures around the world. Massage involves the rubbing and manipulating of muscles, tendons, skin and ligaments. Massage has moved beyond the walls of your favorite spa to medical settings. A full body massage offers multiple benefits which include physical benefits and psychological benefits. The physical changes massage brings to your body can have a positive effect in many areas of your life. It reduces fatigue and gives you more energy to handle stressful situations.
Body Massage Benefits:
|Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It uses a firm but gentle pressue to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches, and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation.|
|Deep Tissue Massage||Deep tissue massage is a type of 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 is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”)|
|Shiatsu||Shiatsu is an acupressure massage technique developed in Japan. Pressure is applied to specific points of the body to stimulate or release the ‘meridians’ (paths of the body) through which energy flows. Its goal is to restore the healthy flow of energy throughout the body.|
|Acupressure||Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture, and involves the use of finger pressure (without the needles) on specific points along the body. It is is a way of accessing and releasing blocked or congested energy centres in the body.|