What type of massage is good for you

So you need a massage, either due to a headache, backache, deep body pains, sprains, muscle soreness, muscular tearing or simply desiring for body calmness and relaxation. If you are confused over the numerous choices out of several types of massage then knowing the benefits of each will be helpful. Depending upon the type of your requirement here is a quick guide to some of the most popular types of massage therapy. We also offer a wide choice of options for both massage insurance and holistic insurance for the professional massage artist.

Swedish massage therapy should have the following results on your body.

If are an office worker or you have to sit in front of a computer screen for many hours and your upper back, shoulders, and neck are chronically sore.

  • Decreasing muscle toxins
  • Relaxation and relief from stress
  • Improving flexibility, blood flow and level of oxygen in the blood

This type of massage is a combination of different movements by the massagist who does muscle kneading, friction rolling, long sweeping strokes and rhythmic tapping. These movements are applied in such a way that they tend to release tension & soreness, warm up muscles, eliminate toxins and gradually breaking up muscle knots and adhered tissues.

Sports massage

If you are an athlete or a stressed out worker in need of relief from pain.

  • Postural problems
  • Muscular tears and injuries
  • Release chronic muscle tension

A type of neuromuscular massage that specifically targets the neuronal trigger points and neuromuscular junctions that cause chronic muscle tension, knots, and pulled muscles. Two of the most common subtypes of deep tissue massage are tapotement which uses the fingers of the massagist to get rid of the pain and petrissage which uses deep pressure massage to relieve pain. This service is offered by specialist sports massage therapists. All sports massage therapist are trained and should have a copy of their certificate on display along with a copy of their sports massage insurance UK policy

Deep tissue massage

If you are so depressed, so tensed that your lower back and other parts of the body feels like concrete or you have a whole day standing job.

  • Stimulating nerve function
  • Boost energy and induce a deep relaxation

Also called foot massage or sometimes hand massage, reflexology is a form of gentle therapeutic treatment that uses pressure on certain points of the feet and hands in specific dimensions and positions. It is believed that these reflex areas on the hands and feet correspond to particular organs and systems in the body. This method has been used anciently to treat people with degenerating diseases and chronic ailments.

The correct type of massage provided by a qualified sports masseur at level 3 will help to alleviate the pain and discomfort and get you back to your active lifestyle.  

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