New to Massage? Here's a Crash Course

September 29, 2016 by Jordan Nunziato

New to Massage? Here's a Crash Course

Discover What Massage Therapy is All About

 

Most people receive massage in a place that is designated for massage. The environments vary, but the most common is a commercial setting, such as a spa, wellness center, or massage clinic. However, massage is becoming increasing common in other settings such as hospitals and rehabilitation clinics.

 

In a recently published article entitled, “New to Massage? Find Your Comfort Level,” author and expert Marjie Gilliam writes:

 

“Massage therapy is well-known for relieving stress and promoting relaxation. It also has been shown to provide a number of health and performance benefits for exercisers, including improving range of motion and muscle flexibility, and shortening recovery time between workouts,” she writes, adding, “Until most people experience massage, they typically don't realize how tight and sore their muscles have become. When under stress, our muscles tense up, producing an achy feeling in the neck and back.”

 

Find Your Comfort Level: The Most Common Techniques of Massage Therapy

 

Myofascial Massage is an alternative medicine therapy that treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.

 

Swedish Massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. If it's your first time at the spa or you don't get massage often, Swedish massage is the best place to start. Typically a full body massage, it involves friction and joint rotations, kneading and tapping of the muscles and soft tissue using long strokes, enhancing circulation while promoting relaxation.

 

Craniosacral Massage a system of alternative medicine intended to relieve pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull regarded as harmonizing with a natural rhythm in the central nervous system.

 

Shiatsu Massage techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilization.

 

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