Do you know the difference between any type of massage treatments? First thing you should know at this point is that a Massage therapy is not just a simple massage. There exist a different and higher level of organization behind all the pressure, strokes, and stretching involved in your body. Through the history, massages treatments have been considered as a medical and therapeutic activity. Here we show the methodology behind seven most popular massage treatments in London, so you can understand the difference between all of them.
Massage Treatments and Different Techniques
Our most requested massage and often considered to be THE Classic form of massage, this service will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Entirely customized to your body and desired amount of pressure, Swedish massage uses a combination of fluent or gliding strokes, kneading and tapping. Benefits of Swedish massage include increased circulation, pain reduction and a general feeling of wellness and relaxation. <<read more>>
Deep Tissue Massage
Perfect for those with active lifestyles or who suffer from chronic pain, our deep tissue massage combines Swedish and pressure point techniques. This is a more intense service designed to address the layers of muscle beneath the surface muscles as well as overworked areas of the body, and is most effective as a recurring service. You may feel slightly little sore immediately following your deep tissue massage, but this will be replaced with an overall feeling of wellness and decreased stress. <<read more>>
Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy
Combination of those massages uses slow friction and deep-finger pressure on some parts of your body that are dealing with chronic muscle tension, aches, or pain. It is helpful for people suffering from hypertension in various areas on the body, such as the neck or shoulders.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Massage treatment aims to stimulate the body’s lymph system by applying some light repetitive strokes. A healthy lymph system needs that your muscle cells are able to contract smoothly in the walls of lymph vessels so all of your muscles can free all lymphatic fluid through the vessels and the rest of your whole body. Founded by Emi Vodder and Estrid Vodder, this type of massage is perfect for those people who want to detox their body and reduce all swelling post injury or surgery. <<read more>>
Myofascial Release is a therapy that improves somatic function, or the function of the body’s various systems, such as the skeletal as well as the supporting vascular, lymphatic, and neural elements. Myofascial release works by allowing your body to reach a better range of motion, strength and relaxation. It was developed by Janet G. Travell in the 1940s. This kind of massage includes the following activities in no specific order: applying knuckles or forearm to body; sinking into soft tissue; contact the first barrier and put in a line of tension; and some other skin activities.
Sports Massage treatment addresses the particular therapy needs of athletes and assists them in staying in top physical form. This massage focuses on areas of chronic pain or repetitive stress, and is utterly customizable to your desired level of pressure and results. Your therapist will work with you to determine the sections of your body that are most utilized in your activities and which require the most attention and care. Many of our athlete clients opt to have this service immediately before or after their sport meets and events.
A relaxation massage helps to de-stress and loosen up your body and is great for those who have had a hard working week or feel like treating themselves to some TLC! The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure…. <<read more>>
Based on some of the earliest forms of massage, our Reflexology Massage addresses specific pressure points in the hands and feet to give a general feeling of wellness throughout the body. This form of massage utilises acupressure techniques and is thought to aid in improved circulation and detoxification.
Hot Stone Massage
Smooth, warm stones are used to help melt away tension and relax muscles in this classic massage with a twist. The heat used in this therapeutic treatment allows your therapist to work deeply yet non-intensively into your muscle tissue, eliminating toxins and improving circulation. A perfect alternative for those who enjoy Swedish massage treatment but would like to try something different.
This highly effective treatment targets specific trigger points in the body to relieve pain at the source. Also known as trigger point therapy, this service focuses on loosening compressed and tense sections of the body. Your massage therapist will work with you to determine the particular areas of your body in need of the most attention and help.
Massage is an excellent way to treat the growing bodies of mothers-to-be and relieve their often aching joints. We always seek to further pamper our expecting clients by bringing the relaxation to them. We adapt our massage to make you as comfortable and safe as possible, no matter what stage of pregnancy you might be in. While we take every precaution with our pregnant clients, we do recommend consulting with your doctor prior to undergoing any treatments, especially if you have had a high-risk pregnancy.
Connecting acupressure techniques with Ayurveda and passive yoga, traditional thai massage is an ancient massage technique. It was done 2500 years ago by Dr. Shivago Komarpaj in What Phot, which is located in Bangkok. This is the birthplace of the thai massage. This massage is associated with yogic philosophy and Ayurvedic medicine, which… <<read more>>
Lomi Lomi Massage
Lomi Lomi massage technique is one of the oldest and most profound forms of massage also known as Hawaiian Temple Style massage or Kahuna massage. It originated in the islands of Hawaii, in the South Pacific. It is a unique healing massage derived from the ancient Polynesians and more specifically the master healers of Hawaii… <<read more>>
Reiki requires the use of some of hands holding positions that relate the vital organs and nerve plexes. Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, it is also considered as a spiritual practice, with some important relaxing benefits.
Massage Health Benefits
Massages have been a common practice over the years. Even if you need simply to relax yourself, or to relieve body pain, massages are a way to feel better. Not many people are qualified to apply massages. On these days, massages are considered as a real and official medical practice. It is well known that there are many places out there that offer this service. A service that… <<read more>>