Massage for Stress Relief

Massage aids in stress relief, helps fight depression, tiredness, and sometimes healing. Want a massage but don't know what type is right for you? Here is a quick information of the most popular massage types:

Massage #1.
Swedish Massage
Swedish Massage is the most common type of massage. When you think of a massage therapy, then it is the Swedish Massage.

Swedish Massage involves 4 strokes: smooth strokes, kneading, stretching, vibration and sometimes, tapping. It helps in the circulation of the blood and relaxation of the muscle. It reduces stress and an effective solution for muscle pain.

Massage #2. Aromatherapy Massage
It is a usual massage therapy wherein it uses aromatherapy oils to help make the massage more relaxing. Lavander and other essential oils help make the relaxation more deep that induces to sleeping. It is also used to treat stress, fatigue, headache, menstrual problems, sleeping disorders, and many more.

Massage #3. Shiatsu Massage
This massage started in Japan, taken from Chinese Acupuncture. Also known as acupressure. It is the use of fingertips pressure in acupuncture points. It promotes healing and stress relief.

Massage #4. Back Massage
A massage applied with oil that starts at the lower back with medium pressure, stroking all the way up, that is repeated for a number of minutes. Circular massage on the muscles is also applied. The fingers also runs at the center of sides of the spine and ribs. This massage gives a relaxing feeling and aids in stress relief.

February 4, 2010

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