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Different types of massage

Jun 19


Massage therapy is a common treatment for pain. Massage therapy is a great way to treat various health issues. It can also deliver positive results for those suffering from chronic pain. " Massage therapy is the "patterning and purposeful manipulation of soft tissue to aid in therapeutic goals to relieve spasms, pain, and tension, as well as promote health, wellbeing, and help reduce stress.

What types of massage are there?

Massage therapy may be considered as a complement or alternative therapy. This means that the same amount of research does not back it up like other treatments. FFC massage by Finlayson Family Chiropractic is still beneficial.

There are many kinds of massage. Here are a few of the most common types you will likely come across:

  • Swedish massage

Massage therapists typically use Swedish massage. This is what we call "traditional" massage. Kneading and rolling muscles is a good methods of easing tension. It is possible to apply gentle tapping or firm strokes. The tolerance of the patient and their needs will determine the level of pressure. This massage is not recommended for those who are sensitive to pain.


  • Hot stone massage

This massage is similar to Swedish however, it involves heated stones and the therapist's hand. Stones heated by heat can be used to promote relaxation and relief from pain. Furthermore, massage with hot stones can improve the quality of sleep for patients.


  • Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is a more intense massage that uses pressure to get into the muscles. It helps to ease the tension of tight muscles. The massage is more firm and can cause pain but not enough that you cry. Speak to your massage therapist if feel the pressure is getting excessive. It's possible to feel sore for several days after a deep tissue massage. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about. The massage therapist will guide you through the process.


  • Trigger point massage

The body's many parts can affect other parts of our bodies. The cause of headaches is a tight neck. Trigger point massage employs pressure to release tension by the massage therapist. This can provide relief from pain. The trigger points are pressed down until they release. This is similar to deep tissue massage. However, it can cause pain and discomfort.

  • Myofascial release

Facia is a thin connective tissue layer that covers all of your muscles. Facia must be flexible. The massage therapist will be able to determine when it's not. The therapist will focus on the areas that are causing tension in the muscles to let it go. The effects of myofascial relaxing on patients suffering from fibromyalgia were examined. The results indicated that people with fibromyalgia had greater anxiety levels, better high-quality sleep, less pain, the better quality of life, and higher quality of life.


  • Shiatsu

A shiatsu masseur will apply the pressure of a firm, pulsing force to your body to help you relax. Relaxation is promoted by Acupressure points. An investigation of Shiatsu massage to treat chronic pain treatment found that there were improvements in the following "improvement in the intensity of pain as well as pressure threshold and sleep quality."


  • Thai massage

Thai massage is a gentle method of pressure to relieve tension and pressure points. There are also yoga postures included in Thai massage. In order to ease tension and stress, your therapist will help you determine the best posture. This review of the effectiveness of Thai and Swedish massage found that " Thai massages have been claimed to alleviate chronic low back pain through enhancing the physical functions, enhancing disability and range of motion as well as reducing anxiety and mood improvement."


  • Foam rolling

Foam rolling can be done at home to self-massage. You'll require an apparatus for foam rolling (which is fairly cheap) and instructions for how to "roll out" tension and stress. The app for chronic pain (download link below) provides guided instructions on foam rolling to relieve discomfort.


Massages can be carried out at home or in a hospital setting. However, it is essential to hire a professional who has the proper credentials and is registered. People who suffer from pain may use massage in conjunction with other treatments to enhance their quality of life. It is all about finding the best treatment for you.

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