Difference between the Most Popular Massages

So many different massages are now available for us to try.

Although, the main purpose of all of them is to provide the body with deep relaxation, there does exist certain differences among them as well which makes one type of massage more suitable for somebody than the other type.

Traditional massage utilizes different levels of pressures and movements that are applied on the soft tissues. Whereas, now there are different strokes done to provide the body with relaxation. Therefore, it is important for individuals to understand the difference so they can choose a massage that is suitable for them and their needs.

1.     Deep Tissue Massage

This uses slow and deep finger movements applying pressure on the areas where chronic muscle pain is present or where there are contractions. This massage is ideal for those that experience hypertension (sore shoulders and stiff neck). Since it is a deep tissue massage, it uses high levels of pressure.

2.     Swedish Massage

This is the most common and most widely performed massage in the world. It focuses on improving blood circulation and releasing all tensions from the muscles. This massage is best for all those people  who may wish to promote better blood circulation and lower blood pressure levels within their body. It also lessens stress, and improves overall wellbeing.

3.     Sports Massage

This massage is ideal for fitness enthusiasts and athletes as it is more forceful as compared to other massages. This massage is used to warm the muscle tissues, enhance training results, prevent injuries, and promote quick healing in case of any injuries. It can be performed before and after exercising.

Moreover, it is a great treatment for strains, sprains, and tendonitis.

4.     Hot Stone Massage

For this massage therapy, of hot basalt mineral stones or semi precious stones are used so their effect can get to the chakras. The muscle tension is released when the flat, smooth, and hot stones are placed directly on top of the problem area. This massage therapy is also used to align the body energies to achieve a harmony from within.

5.     Aromatherapy Massage

This is a form of Swedish massage with the incorporation of essential oils. They are mostly derived from plant parts or flowers, and they have good scents that have the power to heal.

The two most popular oils used are lavender and rose, as they are known for their relaxation properties. Therapists say that incorporating these oils allow the individuals to feel more uplifted, relaxed, and energized. In addition, it has the ability to fix issues related to insomnia, digestive issues, body pains, and insomnia.

6.     Pregnancy Massage

This massage was designed for pregnant women to reduce their swelling and calm their hyperactive muscles before their scheduled deliveries. In addition, this massage increases their blood circulation, which is very necessary during delivery. The best part about pregnancy massages is that it aids women in both situations; pre as well as post delivery.

Now that you are aware of the basic differences between the popular massage types, make sure you opt for the one that is most suitable for you and your body conditions. Check out our website @ www.ocwc.ca to book your appointment today. 

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