Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy from Hands on Health Massage Therapy

By: Hands on Health Massage Therapy  01-10-2014
Keywords: back pain, Pain Relief, neck pain

Swedish massage is probably the best known type of massage. It involves a variety of techniques designed to improve circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve muscle and joint mobility and create relaxation. In Sweden, this type of massage is known as ‘classic massage’, which is actually an excellent description of it in a Canadian context, as it is what most people think of when they think of massage. It is also a type of massage that all Massage Therapists in Ontario are trained in. Swedish massage uses a variety of techniques, including: Effleurage - gentle gliding technique used on superficial muscles Petrissage - kneading and squeezing of the deeper muscles and tissues Tapotement - rhythmical movements and tapping performed with the edge of the hand or heel of the palm Stroking - a very gentle gliding technique with only minimal pressure applied to the skin Hydrotherapy involves the application of heat or cold to produce a therapeutic effect. Heat is generally used to help loosen tight muscles and for relaxation. Cold is generally used on an injury for pain relief and to reduce swelling.

Keywords: back pain, chronic pain, Deep Tissue Massage, hot stone massage, low back pain, Myofascial Release, neck pain, Pain Relief, Registered Massage Therapist, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage

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