Massages are a great alternative not only to relax and decrease our muscle aches, but also to exert beneficial effects on our health, and improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure as well as in detoxifying our body.
In here we show you the types of massage that you can submit and what its benefits are.
This is the most common massage technique, and is known as massage therapy. It is characterized by the use of oils or massage lotions, making long, smooth motions, circular motions, to knead the muscle knots. Helps relieve tension, increase flexibility and mobility and reduce pain of muscles and joints.
This technique is similar to Swedish massage but with the difference that uses perfumed plant oils to meet specific needs. Thus, the therapist chooses a relaxing, energizing or allows the effect that need oil. For example, lavender is calming and relaxing. Aromatherapy is ideal for people who suffer from stress, insomnia, headaches, premenstrual syndrome, back pain and digestive disorders.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of body work that considers diseases stem from imbalances in the natural flow of energy in the body. Uses the pressure from the fingers in a manner similar to acupuncture to improve the flow of energy and balancing the body rhythmic sequence. The benefits of this treatment include calm the overactive sympathetic nervous system, improve blood circulation, relieve stiff muscles and relieve stress.
Similar to Shiatsu, this technique is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage. Sometimes described as Thai yoga massage, because the therapist uses hands, knees, legs and feet to move in a series of stretches like yoga. Usually performed on a mat on the floor, without applying oils. This type of massage is the best choice to relax, reduce stress, increase energy, flexibility, range of motion, circulation and focus the mind and body.
This technique uses the foot as a guide to cure other body parts. It is believed that certain areas of the feet are linked to other areas and organs of the body, thus applying pressure to these reflex areas in the feet promotes health in the corresponding organs through energy pathways. Reflexology is ideal for treating hormonal problems, arthritis, insomnia, stress, headaches, back pain, sports injuries and digestive disorders.
In some diseases massages are not recommended, so you should consult with your doctor before making them. However, the massages are a great alternative to reduce chronic pain and improve our quality of life, a fairly inexpensive and relaxing way.