The one and only time that I got a massage, I literally laughed the entire time. I am the most ticklish person on the planet, which probably isn’t the best thing to admit to the entire world on the internet! So, needless to say, my massage turned into a half hour of tickle torture rather than a relaxing experience. It’s too bad, though, considering there are so many benefits of treating yourself to a massage. Read up:
The Power Of Massage: When You Knead A Helping Hand:
There are so many immense benefits of massage that it’s pretty vital to your health to indulge from time to time. Massages don’t just soothe away the aches and pains of the day but are also great for boosting immunity, solving sports injuries, relieving built up tension and curing headaches. Today we’re going to look at some of the different styles of massage that you could benefit from. And for even more health tips, follow the click
Swedish Massage: A Swedish massage is one of the most popular and well-known treatments. It is a therapeutic massage with foundations in Western anatomy. This makes it very different from Asian massages which focus on energy and flow work. Swedish massage can be either gentle or more vigorous depending on what you wish for. This type of massage is great for general tension and to break up muscle knots. It uses gliding strokes, squeezing, rolling, and kneading to increase blood flow and promote relaxation.
Hot Stone Massage: A hot stone massage is a specialty treatment that uses the heat of stones placed on the body in conjunction with the own therapist’s hands. This type of massage originates from the Native Americans who used to heat stones on fire to help treat aching muscles. The heat of the stones is believed to relax your muscles which then enables the therapist to work deeper into your body. The stones used are soft and round and are made of basalt, as this material retains heat well. A hot stone massage is beneficial for those that prefer a lighter massage and for those suffering from anxiety and insomnia.
At Home Shiatsu Massage: If time or money prevent you from getting regular massages, you may want to invest in your own at-home massage chair. You can find out about the best ones to invest in here at Shiatsu Chairs. Both massage chairs and massage cushions provide the convenience of being able to relieve aching muscles and joints at any given time. They often offer heat pads and also have different styles and depths of massage.
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Thai Massage: A Thai massage offers a slightly different experience as it is performed through your clothes. This type of massage has Indian Ayurvedic and yoga influences and focuses on your energy channels. For a Thai massage, you will lay on a mat on the floor and remained fully clothed. Your therapist will use their palms, thumbs, elbows, feet and knees to press into your body and stretch your muscles. It’s not for the faint hearted and can leave you aching afterward! Thai massage works by releasing the blockages in your body that are causing you pain. Thai massage involves a lot of long stretches that are believed to increase the flow of Sen energies. Thai massage doesn’t necessarily feel soothing while being carried out but you will come away feeling energized. And a few days later you will notice a difference both emotionally and physically.
Indian Head Massage: Indian head massage is extremely beneficial for those who suffer from headaches and neck pain. Indian head massage is based on Ayurvedic practices. Your therapist will apply pressure to points in your upper back, arms, neck, shoulders, and head. It reduces blockages and promotes better circulation of the cerebral fluids. This type of massage is also a great detoxifier as it stimulates lymphatic drainage.
Do I have any massage therapist friends on here? Does anyone have a funny story that happened from giving or receiving a massage? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah
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