A diversity of massage exists that we can choose from. The only thing you need to ask yourself is maybe What is it that I need today? Is what I need Reflexology or Trigger Point Therapy? Do I need today Deep Tissue Massage or Swedish massage? Or is it Sports Massage? What about Craniofacial Therapy? Perhaps, if you are pregnant, you would need the prenatal massage. Talk about being spoilt for choices.
During the process, stress is also relieved, and pain reduced. The only difference existing between Swedish massage and Deep Tissue Massage, another type of massage, is that the latter is aimed at the deepest layers of the muscles mainly targeting knots. It also aims at the layer that surrounds the muscles and joints, called the fascia, and also aims at the tendons. Chronic muscle tension is reduced by the kind of deep pressure.
It is what many of us think of as the contemporary massage; what we think of when the name massage is mentioned. The muscles are rubbed with long strokes gliding towards the direction of blood flow to the heart. Other styles used in the massage type include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, tapping referred to as percussion, firm kneading, and stretching. Pain is reduced, and stress relieved during the massage.
The other kind of Massaging, is the Deep Tissue massage which is almost the same as Swedish massage only that it targets the layers of the muscles that are deepest; targeting particularly knots. It also aims at the tendons and the layer that surrounds the muscle; joint and bones called fascia. The deep pressure often applied relieves chronic muscle tension.
Stress levels and the heart rate are equally reduced while it boosts mood and relaxation as happiness hormones are released more into the blood. Sports massage is another interesting one. For all types of sports, a massage can be designed with special consideration for particularly troublesome areas, for example maybe the shoulder or knee.
The massage type is getting more and more popular as a fundamental part of a balanced training routine. The muscles are made to relax and are re-energized during the process. It also can be used as a method of increasing the level of preparedness of sporting activities and to lessen the time required by the body to recover during and after the sport.
We can closely liken Trigger Point Therapy to Sports Massage in that it helps to alleviate pain. A tight area within the muscle, called a trigger point, may cause pain in another different part of the body. Or even the point that is supposed to be painful would act as a satellite trigger point and cause pain to another body part.
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