There are different types of massage modalities, massage therapies & strokes being used. Below are some massages modalities that can help you practice be a great.
Acupressure: Acupressure is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupressure uses deep finger pressure applied at some points located along an unseen systems of energy channels within the body called meridians. A massage therapist will use different pressure points depending on what the ailment or pain complained by clients.
Aromatherapy: Dating back to ancient Egypt, India, and the Far East, this massage therapy has been used for centuries to reduce pressure and tension, refresh and invigorate the body, and clear the mind. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for healing and rejuvenates effects.
Bowen Technique: This massage technique crated by Australian Thomas Ambrose Bowen. Tom developed this modality successfully on many clients starting in the mid-1950. This massage technique uses gentle pushing force and little movements in certain areas of body to stimulate its own curative resources.
Chair Massage: When a ten or twenty minute relaxation massage session is needed, this massage technique is recommended for them. You are massaged in a special chair designed to unwind you. Many companies recognize this type of massage therapy for employees’ wellness programs.
Craniosacral Therapy: Craniosacral Therapy involves gentle manipulation of the bones of the skull. Craniosacral Therapists assist in facilitating change in areas of restriction where this tide-like motion is limited, and immobilized. This therapy is very helpful to those with nervous disorders, motor-coordination impairments, insomnia, and other problems.
Deep Tissue Massage: This massage technique is intended to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This massage technique focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy.
Haelan Therapy: Developed by Janet F. Quinn, Ph.D, R.N., a practitioner of therapeutic touch. This massage therapy recognizes that people who are in pain are often unable to focus on the need to integrate body, and mind.
Hot Stone Massage: This massage technique is developed in the Midweast for use in health spas. A total of up to 84 stones are sued including basalt stones & marble. These stones are placed on the body and some are softly moved about light pressure being exerted on the warm stones.
Polarity Therapy: This technique introduces by chiropractor and osteopath Randolph Stone. The massage theory behind this holistic approach is based on every cell in the body having a positive and negative pole and the electromagnetic energy in the body. This therapy is very useful for arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress, PMS, depression and more.
Reflexology: This is an acupressure type technique. Popularized in the United States by physiotherapist Eunice Inghram in the 1930s. The theory is that pressures functional in certain areas send signals to the corresponding location, gland through the nervous systems helping to provide balance to the desired area.
Sport Massage: Sport massage is used as a preventive medicine for many athletes before, during, and after athletic events. Depending on the needs of the athlete, different types of techniques are used including Swedish massage, Shiatsu, and Trigger point.
Swedish massage: Swedish massage is now known as traditional massage. This massage therapy includes long gliding strokes, kneading, and friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments. Many modalities blend well with Swedish massage.
Thai Massage: Thai massage is an interactive manipulation of the body using passive stretching and mild pressure along energy lines. This ancient form of massage dates back to the time of Buddha. The massage therapist use hands, knees, legs and feet to place the receiver into yoga like positions and stretches. A benefit includes relaxation, increased power, increased flexibility, greater range of motion and increased circulation.