Techniques & Types of Massage Therapy


Swedish massage is a form of massage where smooth, gliding strokes are used. The primary purpose is to help you relax. The massage therapist will likely move at a slower pace and use light pressure.


Acupressure massage is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In acupressure, the same points on the body are used as in acupuncture, but are stimulated with finger pressure instead of with the insertion of needles. Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain.


Pregnancy Massage is a type of massage utilized for woman while she is pregnant and after having given birth. The massage is intended to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. Therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly. Before considering massage related to pregnancy, consult with your doctor. For more information about massage related to pregnancy, click here.


Massage Lymphatic System technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema. Lymphedema can also be present at birth or develop at puberty or during adulthood. This type, known as primary lymphedema, can affect as many as four limbs and/or other parts of the body. The cause is unknown. Lymphatic massage for conditions other than lymphedema is not medically recommended, although it may be promoted by some therapists.


Facial massage improves many skin conditions. Increasing blood flow and cellular oxygenation will allow for more deliberate and consistent treatment. By simply stroking the face using a beneficial massage medium, circulation is increased, stimulating a wound-healing response in the skin and providing a healthy glow to any complexion.


Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots, muscle pain, numbness, and intense pressure.




Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet and/or the hands. Reflexology is generally relaxing and helps alleviate stress. The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body.




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