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While there are many massage techniques and types used and practiced all over the world, here is an extensive list of 5 massage therapies that fit any need. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Date added: 14 November 2018
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Title: Types of Massage Therapy

Types of Massage Therapy
Swedish Massage
  • Swedish massage is the most common, and widely
    known type of massage. This massage is normally
    done using massage oil and the massage
    therapists hands. Depending on your needs, this
    massage generally uses lighter to medium
    pressure. This massage is meant to be soothing
    and relaxing to gently loosen the muscles. This
    includes many different massage techniques
    including effleurage, which is long gliding
    stokes down the back. Vibration techniques also
    may be used which is the shaking of the hands on
    the back.

Hot Stone Massage
  • Hot stone massage is a type of thermotherapy
    that uses hot stones either solo or in
    conjunction with a hand massage. The heated
    smooth, round stones are placed down the spine,
    or in problem areas to help loosen muscles and
    allow for a deeper tissue massage. If you are a
    person that is always cold or feels chills
    easily, a hot massage will help keep you warm
    while enjoying a massage. The hot stones may be
    used to actually massage the back. After the
    stones are used they may be left on the back
    while the rest of the body is gently massaged.
    Hot stones can be added to any of our massage

Deep Tissue Massage
  • Deep tissue massage is similar to a Swedish
    massage, except that it uses medium to intense
    pressure. This type of massage is best for people
    with chronic pain or tightness. Deep tissue is
    meant to reach the deepest layers of muscles and
    tissue. Many times massage thearpists will use
    their elbows and even other tools like wooden
    pieces to rub deeper than a normal massage. If
    you have back issues or are very sensitive this
    massage may not be right for you. If you can feel
    knots or a lot of tightness in your back, this
    massage can help relief some of the symptoms.

Reflexology Foot Massage
  • We also offer reflexology foot massages here at
    Touch MedSpa. Reflexology is a type of alternate
    medicine, which theorizes that different points
    in the foot (or hand) when touched correspond
    with different parts of the body. Applying
    pressure to certain parts of the foot will result
    in better health in the corresponding body part.
    The heel of the foot is most known to link to the
    lower back. The tips of the toes link to the
    head. The balls of the foot link to the heart,
    chest and stomach. There are many pressure points
    in the foot that are used to promote energy and
    health in other parts of the body. This massage
    is very relaxing especially after a long day of

Pregnancy Massage
  • Here at Touch MedSpa we also offer a special
    pregnancy massage. Pregnancy can strain the back,
    neck and shoulder muscles. A massage can help
    with minor aches and pains due to pregnancy, and
    can be a wonderful addition to prenatal care.
    This massage helps promote wellness, encourages
    blood flow, relaxes and calms nerves.
  • There are many other techniques and massage
    types used and practiced all over the world.
    Check out our extensive list of massages and
    packages that fit any need. We also customize our
    massage individually to each persons specific
    needs, schedule your first appointment today!
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