Massage has been used for thousands of years to provide relief from muscle tightness, aches and pain. There are many different types of massage, and your therapist will be able to discuss with you what approach would be most suitable for you.
Therapy types include
Swedish Massage, which includes Effleurage (smooth, gliding strokes), Petrissage (squeezing, rolling, or kneading), Friction (deep, circular movements) and Tapotement (short, alternating taps).
Deep Tissue Massage, which is best for giving attention to painful, stiff “tension spots” in your muscles.
Sports Massage, which was developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, using a variety of approaches to help athletes in training before, during, or after sports.
Shiatsu Massage, shiatsu means “finger pressure.” For shiatsu massage, the therapist uses varied, rhythmic pressure on certain precise (related to acupressure) points of the body.
Thai Massage, the therapist uses their body to move the client into a variety of positions, it includes compression of muscles, mobilisation of joints, and acupressure.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage, this is gentle massage of your tissues designed to help increase the circulation of lymph fluids in your body.
Hot Stone Massage, the therapist places warmed stones on certain areas of the body, such as acupressure points. The stones may become massage tools or temporarily left in place.
Pregnancy Massage, during pregnancy, your body goes through major changes – massage can help with these by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pains.