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Popular Body Massage Techniques

Body massage is actually an ancient healing technique that is still in practice today. The reason for the continuing popularity of the ancient healing art is due to the number of healthy benefits it produces within the body and mind. Massage Therapists confirm that a body massage helps relax the body, elevates the mood, eliminates stress, removes toxins, while dramatically increasing the flow of blood through the body. In fact, body massage is perfect for anyone who is concerned about improving their general health.

Body Massage Techniques

Research shows that there are several very popular massage therapy styles or techniques that promote health. For example, those who are looking for an alternative healing way to reduce stress might try Swedish Massage. Those who are sports minded would prefer a vigorous sports massage session. Most massage therapist are experienced with all the popular body massage styles. It is up to the individual to discuss their reasons for seeking body massage with the massage therapist. Together they should find suitable options. Let's take a closer look.

Body Massage Techniques List

Swedish Massage - Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of body massage applied to clients in health and beauty spas. The Swedish massage uses a long gliding movement from the head to toe. Swedish massage is best for reducing stress in the body and mind while soothing body aches.

Sports Massage - The sports massage is a vigorous and intense massage that is for athletes or those who participate in sports. The sports massage incorporates deep targeted kneading of the skin and muscles. This is a great massage to soothe tight muscles and prevent sports injuries.

Shiatsu Massage - The massage therapist uses deep probing methods over the body during the massage. They primarily target the pressure points positioned over the body. This is a great massage to reduce pain and increase blood flow through the body.

Hot Stone Massage - Hot stones are placed on the body pressure points, tense muscles, and between toes. The massage is thought to relax the body and loosen tight muscles.

Thai Massage - Thai massage is very intense massage that might last several hours. The massage therapist uses a combination of reflexology, palm massage along with yoga to improve flexibility and stretch tight muscles.




Sources
http://www.webmd.com/balance/massage-therapy-styles-and-health-benefits

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