Using lotion or oil, massage therapists typically begin with broad general strokes and then transition to specific strokes to address problem areas. Swedish massage provides full-body muscle relaxation, and it can be especially helpful if you're recovering from an injury.
A focused, therapeutic massage that targets muscle knots (also known as "adhesions") and specific problem areas in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Using deliberate, slow strokes or friction across the grain of the muscle, the therapist addresses chronic tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or injuries.
The idea behind a sports massage is to manipulate the body's soft tissues, and focus on certain muscle groups depending on which sport the athlete plays. With generally faster strokes than a Swedish massage, this type of massage can help with increased blood flow, increased range of motion, and increased flexibility. This massage is commonly used in preparation or recovery from a big event.
A massage that is customized to an expectant mother's needs but is most often used to promote relaxation. Since many pregnant women suffer from lower back pain and swollen ankles especially in the later months, experienced professionals provide a drug-free method of relief for symptoms ranging from headaches to swelling to fatigue.
Your lymphatic system helps eliminate your body’s waste. A healthy, active lymphatic system uses the natural movements of smooth muscle tissue to do this. However, damage can cause this waste to build up in certain areas, in which case, lymphatic drainage can be used for relief. Lymphatic massage is a gentle pressure technique used to remove waste fluids from a damaged area and leave you with healthier circulation and a more efficient waste removal system.