A relaxation massage is exactly what the name implies: a massage strictly for the purposes of rest and relaxation. This massage technique is not designed for therapeutic effects or for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort. The massage consists of the therapist applying gentle to medium pressure of the hands to the body, gently manipulating the tissue to promote relaxation. It is not a deep tissue massage. It is not designed for working the deeper muscles of the body, but just a gentle kneading and rubbing of the outer layers of the body tissue. It will cover a wide range of areas on the body including the back, legs, arms and neck.
Therapeutic massage is based on healing treatment. When muscles and tendons become damaged, impaired, knotted, tense or immobile, remedial massage provides an effective recovery to the damaged muscle/part of the body. This type of massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.
Reflexology is an ancient healing art based on the principles that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that correspond to every part, organ and gland in the body. A reflexology therapist will still apply acupressure and massage to the ears, hands and feet within these same zones. The client is said to benefit from improved circulation, detoxification, reduced tension and the body’s ability to heal itself.
Head massage is gentle and therapeutic massage technique aimed at relieving stress and tension and promoting general well-being. Part of Ayurveda medicine – the ancient Indian system of mind-body medicine that aims to re-establish the body’s natural balance by restoring and preserving physical, emotional and spiritual health – Indian head massage does not only focus on the head and scalp as its name suggests but also works on the neck, shoulders, upper back and arms and face, which are the main areas in the body where stress and tension are often felt. The different Indian Head massage movements help to relax the muscles, ease away stiffness, stimulate blood circulation and eliminate toxins from the body.
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmical massage treatment performed by a specially trained lymphatic massage therapist to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. This helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can also aids in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. It is also thought to provide a major boost to your immune system.