Popular massage types
April 20, 2015 admin 0 Comments
Generally speaking, we can distinguish between full-body and partial-body massages. Most massages are a combination of full and partial massage and are concentrating on the most tense areas of the body. The different types of massages are characterized by the use of different tools and techniques.
One of the most popular types of massages is the classic or Swedish massage. In this type of massage, there is a direct link between the massage grip and the treated body area. The Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are sliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain.
Another very popular massage is the Ayurvedic body massage. An Ayurvedic massage brings profound relaxation and relaxation of the skin and muscles. The massage therapists, in this type of massage, use specialized Dosha oil and continuous strokes and techniques, followed by the herbal formula scrub, to give you an intense and dynamic experience.
Then we have the Shiatsu massages, which have their origin in Japan, and are usually practiced on a mat because the therapist uses his own body weight in this type of massage. In addition to that, fingers, elbows and knees are used to give you the ultimate massage experience.
Another exotic and quite popular massage is the Thai massage. The traditional Thai massage is generally based on a combination of Indian and Chinese traditions of medicine. It is a deep, full-body massage progressing from the feet up, and focusing on your energy lines throughout the body, with the aim of clearing blockages in these lines.
The most common massages, which you can get in a spa are the full-body massages and of course back rubs. Usually when we are talking about massages, there has to be a harmonious atmosphere present. The relaxation is the focus of every massage. Although the muscles are relaxed in every massage, in many massages the senses are also stimulated. Hot massage oil is distributed gently on the skin and the techniques of massage can be of different nature.
One popular and also very sensual massage that stimulates all your senses is the Tantric massage. The Tantric massage improves your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state. It is a relaxing full body and spiritual experience that will do wonders to your mind, body and soul. It will make you feel as if you are in a tantric trance. Tantric massages are characteristically slow, light and especially sensual, which are therefore good for channeling energy that will bring you to a different knowledge of reality. To achieve the ideal effect, it is essential to massage the whole body, so it could be completely relaxed.
Thanks to different cultures from all around the world and their traditions, today, we have countless types of massages.
Since nowadays, we live fast and hectic, and are usually sitting too much at work, or we are under a lot of stress, massages are no longer some kind of luxury, which we cannot or should not afford. Massages are actually necessary for our body. Our body is meant to be constantly moving, not sitting for 8 hours in an unnatural position. This and other things, which we do on a daily basis, can lead to body deformations, slow circulation and slow metabolism. In these types of situations, massages are the best cure. Massages can have many positive effects on your stress, depression and anxiety. During the massage the body feels completely calm, it is not tense anymore, and therefore, massages are not a luxury. They are essential for our well-being.