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Massage is not all vigorous pummeling and slapping  as is usually assumed. In reality, firm massage is highly  beneficial as it creates a combination that alleviates tension and muscular aches whilst energizing and invigorating the body, without causing any discomfort.

  

Common Terms | Basic Technique

 

 
Cranio-Sacral
A technique used for finding and correcting cerebral and spinal imbalances or blockages that may cause sensory, motor or intellectual dysfunction.
 
Deep Tissue
It releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue, because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
 
Effleurage 
This smooth, gliding stroke is used to relax soft tissue and is applied using both hands.
 
Friction 
It causes the underlying layers of tissue to rub against each other due to deep, circular movements that are applied to soft tissue. This results in an increase in blood flow to the massaged area.
 
Myofascial Release
Long, stretching strokes are utilized to release muscular tension and rebalance the body.
 
On-site Massage
This massage is also known as chair massage or corporate massage and is administered while the person is seated in a specially designed chair that slopes forward allowing access to the large muscles of the back and lasts for 15 to 30 minutes. It helps in relaxing and improving blood circulation.
 
Petrissage
It involves squeezing, rolling and kneading the muscles and usually follows effleurage.
 
Reflexology
Based around a system of points in the hands and feet thought to correspond, or "reflex," to all areas of the body.
 
Rosen Method
Gentle touch and verbal communication is used to help clients to release suppressed emotions and muscular tension.
 
Sports Massage
It is a therapy that focuses on muscle systems relevant to a particular sport.
 
Swedish Massage
A system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints.
 
Tapotement 
This technique is executed with cupped hands, fingers or the edge of the hand with short, alternating taps to the client.
  
Trigger Point Therapy
It is also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy and is applied using concentrated finger pressure to painful irritated areas in muscles (trigger points) to break cycles of spasm and pain.

 

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