Massage Techniques and Types
The most popular benefit of Swedish massage is that it is both relaxing and invigorating. It is an excellent way to help rid the body of tension and to achieve a sense of overall well-being. A standard Swedish session lasts for 60 minutes, and addresses most major muscle groups of the body. The strokes of the massage relax individual muscles, while the overall experience eliminates mental stress. Swedish sessions can target specific areas of pain like a sprained ankle, or they can be used to help manage the chronic pain that comes with conditions like arthritis.
The strokes of Swedish massage replicate the movements of the circulatory system. By performing the strokes toward the heart, Swedish massage drains metabolic waste from the limbs of the body. The massage can break up muscle adhesion and help promote the healthy healing of scar tissue. Swedish massage uses strokes like cross-fiber friction to work out the kinks that can accompany injured muscles. These strokes help get rid of scar tissue and return the muscles to their normal, healthy state.
45 - 120 mins massage session length available depends on your free time. 90 - 120 mins length required for a thorough full body massage.
Relaxation massage is essentially the same as a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and the massage therapist will probably move at a slower pace and use light pressure. During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out a serious adhesion or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won't push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release.
There are still substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage, including calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body's lymphatic system, which carries away waste products, toxins.
45 - 120 mins depends on your free time. 90 - 120 mins length required for a thorough full body massage.
Neck and Back Release
This is a relaxing massage therapy concentrating on the back, neck and shoulder muscles. The treatment is designed to relax and ease tension in the areas of the body where muscle problems most often occur.
20 - 45 mins Chair massage or 45 - 60 mins Swedish or 30 mins Deep Tissue massage required, focusing on the neck, shoulders and the back.
Foot and Leg Therapy
Leg and foot massage is an incomparable pleasure, which not only relieves fatigue, leaves leg muscles and the body in tone, but also is a unique relaxing procedure. This massage therapy stimulates not only the muscles, which are directly rubbed, but also gives a positive effect on the whole body. And the reason for this is a huge set of reflex points, which are responsible for the state of the body as a whole.
45 - 60 mins Swedish or Relaxation massage or 20 - 30 mins Deep Tissue massage required for a foot massage.
The chair massage (also known as corporate massage) is a type of massage that takes place on a traditional massage chair, designed to take the weight off the spine and gives easy access to the head, neck, back, shoulders and arms. The massage is most commonly done over the clothes and doesn't require oils or creams, so it is an ideal in-office massage for employees, office workers.
20 - 45 mins chair massage session required depends on your physical needs and free time.
Deep Tissue Massage
A more intense massage concentrating on specific muscle groups and problem areas. The deep tissue massage helps to eliminate deep-rooted tension, release tension and also helps to reduce muscle pain.
20 - 60 mins massage session required depends on your physical needs. In certain cases of deep tissue massage the procedure can be painful or uncomfortable. So it also depends on what you can handle.