Massage Types

Massage Types

Swedish Massage – This massage type is probably the most common massage therapy used. Swedish massage uses basic movements like long and sweeping strokes (effleurage) during most of the massage.

Hot Stone Massage– The use of Hot Stones mainly alone the spine and in some other areas is used to heat and relax muscles.

Chair Massage – Used mainly for mobile and outdoor use. Therapists work on the upper area of the body and usually clothing is not removed.

Deep Tissue Massage – Very specific massage types treatment in which the therapist uses knuckles and elbow’s to “manipulate” muscle tissue as far down to the bone as possible.

Trigger Point Massage – Trigger Point Massage focuses on certain areas of the body, rather than massaging the complete body. In this massage type, the therapist pinpoints exactly the “problem area” muscle and works it with deep pressure to relax.

Thai Massage – This massage type works your entire body. It’s one of the most invigorating massage types, as the therapist rigorously manipulates and stretches your body, moving it into yoga-like stretches.

Sports Massage – Sports massage is designed specifically for the very physically active (whether you’re a professional athlete or not). It combines Swedish and other techniques to concentrate on the areas that are related to your sport. Athletes often use sports massages to prepare for peak performance, to prevent injury, and also treat injury.

Therapeutic Massage – Therapeutic massage also might indicate that the massage types will be a little deeper and not just a pure relaxation massage.

Aromatherapy Massage – Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with the addition of scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs.
The massage therapist can suggest oils that are either relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing and balancing.

Pregnancy Massage – Pregnancy massage is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers. This massage type is also called prenatal massage. Massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage know the proper way to position and support the woman’s body during the massage, and how to modify techniques.

Reflexology Massage – This is a massage type where pressure is applied to reflex point on the hands, feet and also the ears. It is based on the principle that reflex points are related to certain organs, glands and areas of the body.

Hot Stone Bed Massage Types like this a very few and far available especially in Australia. Lemongrass House Massage has maybe the only one currently in Australia.