The term massage is borrowed from French terminology which means “friction produced by kneading.” As such, this therapy often involves manipulating the body through well-structured and light application of pressure. Some areas that are particularly targeted by masseuse experts include the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints which can be manipulated to soothe the entire body and eliminate stress. Therapists may use different parts of their bodies when administering massage though the most common ones are hands, elbows, fingers and the forearm.
Deep Tissue Massage
Its main focus is on muscle tissues, the technique helps in releasing myofascial tendon restrictions by gently releasing chronic knots found around the muscular tissues. Once tension is released a natural harmony would be restored back to the body, apart from offering comfort this technique is also known to help repair damaged cells and heal muscle strains or connective tissue malfunctions. Compared to other relaxation therapies, this procudure is usually applied with more pressure so as to stimulate deep muscles and the tissues surrounding them.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
This is one of the newest therapy techniques commonly used in resorts and spas, it makes use of smooth and heated stones to relieve stiffness and soreness, with an ultimate goal of restoring vitality to aching joints and muscles. It focuses on balancing the body’s “chakra” by making use of warm basalt stones, or cool alluvial stones to unlock trapped energy and vitality while also increasing blood circulation throughout the body.
Reflexology was first introduced into the massage industry by Dr. Fitzgerald way back in 1913, it’s based on primeval oriental massage where reflexes in both the feet and hands are made to correspond with every part or gland within the body. Studies show that this massage therapy helps in improving circulation, detoxification and also stimulates the body to heal itself from injuries and other related minor ailments. When used in combination with physiotherapy it can work wonders.
It was first introduced by renowned Swedish psychologist Sir Henri Peter and makes use of five main strokes, including a few other variations that are aimed at achieving a relaxed and healed state. The nice calming pressure and steady strokes characteristic of this massage technique often help in improving blood circulation, easing muscle tension and improving flexibility. Kneading is usually applied in direction of the heart so as to aptly regulate blood circulation towards the intended body parts. Swedish massage is also effective in helping the body remove wastes and toxins.
There are many other techniques we use at Corydon Physiotherapy Clinic during our Winnipeg Massage Therapy sessions that one can consider and they all have their own unique ways of bringing relief to the body, before paying money for massage services first ensure that the therapist is fully qualified.
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