Three Types of Massage You Need to Know About

Massages are where a therapist uses pressure to manipulate the muscles and skin in order to relax, energize or help reduce the pain associated with certain injuries. With so many different types of massages available it can be tough to know what one to choose. We take a look at three popular styles of massage and explain the benefits of each type.

Aromatherapy Massage

An aromatherapy massage is a massage that uses a number of soothing strokes to ease tired muscles and provide a blissful and deep relaxing sensation. Aromatherapy massage differs from other massages because the therapist will use one oil or a blend of natural oils that have been extracted from plants, herbs, fruits or nuts. These oils help to make the massage more smooth, plus their scent will further help to aid relaxation. Popular oils that are used in aromatherapy massage include lavender, ylang ylang, jasmine oil or coconut oil.

Sports Massage

Sports massage focuses more on manipulating areas of the body to prevent or treat injury and improve the performance of a sports person. However, you don’t need to be an athlete to fully enjoy a sports massage. If you run, jog, or even work out at the gym then you could benefit from having a sports massage. A massage therapist will be able to listen to your requirements in order to create a tailor made sports massage plan for you.

Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage uses heated smooth pebbles in the massage process. These stones are placed along certain area of the body in order to warm up and relax tired or aching muscles plus they also to help relieve tension. In some occasions the massage therapist may work with the stones in order to apply light pressure to certain areas on the body. A hot stone massage is an unusual yet enjoyable experience.

These are just a few of the many different types of massage available. Other popular types include deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, Thai Massage and Shiatsu Massage. If you’re looking for a massage therapist in Lumea, or in surrounding areas like Halls Gap, Cherrypool and Jimmy Creek then contact me to discuss your needs and book an appointment. Our chiropractor in Liverpool looks forward to hearing from you.

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