Swedish massge techinque is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, imporving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish Massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.
Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during poregnancies, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema(or swelling). In additional, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension and can help relieve depression or anxiety cuased by hormonal change.
Massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. The direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the access to the deeper muscle layers.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind. The sports massage technique is specific to the athlete’s sport of choice, focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.