The Different Types of Massage Therapy and Bodywork

The Different Types of Massage Therapy and BodyworkThe act of massage is one which uses pressure and tension to the soft tissues of the body, including such things as muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints, and lymphatic vessels, and is used as a form of therapy to heal injury, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, and improve circulation and blood flow.

There are many different types of massage therapy and bodywork available, and so if you are trying to decide on which type of massage therapy and bodywork you personally should get, the best idea is to review some of the more popular offers, and inform yourself on what they are all about, so that you can make an informative and knowledgeable decision.

What are the Available Types of Massage Therapy and Bodywork

Although there are numerous types of massage therapy and bodywork available that you can choose from over 150 in fact there are some in particular that are more popular than others, primarily because of the positive results and effects they produce. One of the most popular is that of the Thai massage. This particular massage therapy and bodywork technique originated in India, and how it works is the recipient changes into pajamas and lies onto a firm surface of some sort, such as a massage table, mattress, or mat, and the massager then leans on the recipient’s body using their hands and forearms to apply rhythmic pressure to practically every part of their body.

There is also that of trigger point therapy, which uses manual pressure or C02 injections to certain points on a person’s body. When the proper pressure there can be an immediate noticeable improvement in terms of the muscular functioning of the person, and this type of therapy has even been known to diminish that of migraine pain, mock sciatica, mock carpel tunnel syndrome, as well as other pain symptoms.

Then there is also that of the Swedish massage, which uses long and flowing strokes and is designed specifically to increase that of circulation and blood flow. Oil or cream is usually applied to the skin in this form of massage, as it not only helps to relax the recipient but also helps the massager to make longer and smoother strokes on the body.

Whatever you decide is best for you, massage therapy will leave you relaxed and stress free. Give Thrive Massage and Wellness a call today or visit our website to schedule a session online.

Thrive Massage & Wellness

4955 N Hamilton Rd

Columbus, OH 43230

(614) 473-1000


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