Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States. The primary goal is to relax the entire body. Light to medium pressure is applied to manipulate the muscles with long gliding stokes. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and tension in contracted areas such as stiff neck, shoulders, upper and lower back. Firm to deep pressure is applied by he therapist's thumbs, fingers, forearms or elbows.
Acupressure and, or Triger Point Therapy are often incorporated into a deep tissue session.
Acupressure is a thousands-year-old form of massage therapy that involves applying pressure to certain points on the body to address ailments. It is generally done with loose fitting clothes on. However, can be done cloth off if preferred.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, people have meridians or channels throughout the body. Qi, which is understood as a life-sustaining energy force, runs along those meridians. Qi can become stuck at some points along the meridians, and the goal of acupressure is to keep the energy flowing using pressure at specific points. Naturally, the practice has many associated benefits. Acupressure is often used for pain relief.
Acupressure could be incorporated in any massage sessions when needed.