The different types of Massage Therapy

There many different types of massage, all of which can help you to relax muscular tension, reduce stress and energise your body. The three most common massages in the beauty therpay industr are the Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage and Full Body massage. Each type has its own benefits and effects on the body. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of massage and what each one can do for you!

Swedish Massage

The Swedish massage is the most common type of masage and it was originally developed to increase circulation to release toxins from the muscles.  Swedish massage is normally a full body massage and uses gentle long stroking movements to manipulate the muscles and tissues. This type of massage is perfect for improving circulation, relieving stress and tension, and promoting overall relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage

A Deep tissue massage is typically more “full-on” as the therpist will typically use their hands and elbows to apply pressure on specific muscles in order to help release tension. The application of pressure in specific places of tension works to relieve muscular tension, soreness and stiffness, therefore contributing toward improved posture, muscle tone and flexibility.  This massage can reduce pain and swelling and helps to lengthen and relax muscles by working deeper into specific knotted areas.

Combination Massage

A full body Swedish massage combined with the deep tissue massage is the perfect combination and provides a customary treatment to suit every client’s needs and the ultimate relaxation.