Interested in massage but not sure what type of massage to get? We understand! Sometimes booking an appointment for something you aren’t familiar with can be daunting, and we’ve put together this great guide to help you learn more about massage and its benefits.
Massage therapy is typically defined as a treatment to the soft tissues of the body in which they are kneaded, rubbed, stroked, and tapped. It has been found to:
- Improve relaxation
- Relieve stress and pain
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve circulation
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy designed to help you:
- Ease tensed muscles
- Repair damaged tissues
During a hot stone massage smooth flat stones are heated and placed on specific areas of the body to promote relaxation.
Cupping is an ancient and unique form of massage in which special cups are placed on the skin to create suction on the skin. This suction on the skin helps with:
- Blood flow
- Relieves chronic pain
- Local pain removal & Relaxation
- Improved wellness
- Get energized!
Though cupping may not look like a typical massage it certainly acts like one and is an excellent treatment for anyone experiencing the above issues.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage, also referred to as champissage, is a treatment focusing on the acupressure points along the shoulders, head, and neck. These specialty massages are great for:
- Preventing headaches and migraines
- Promotes hair growth
- Relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Promotes relaxation
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage and circulation
The name for this one is pretty on the nose. Prenatal massage is defined as massage therapy to be used during pregnancy. It’s main functions are to relieve the strains of pregnancy, strains like:
- Pain relief
- Reduced swelling
- Stress reduction
- Improved sleep
Prenatal massage is a great way for moms to relax and take a load off!