Massage is used all over the world as a way to relax, to reduce tension, and to heal muscles. It’s a popular choice for people looking for a little luxury but also for people fighting stress and tension or battling injuries.
Over time, massage therapy has evolved and grown. Nowadays, there are countless different message options, focusing on different areas of your body, targeting specific problems, and releasing tension. Massage therapy is a treatment with myriad benefits, which can leave you feeling refreshed and restored, rejuvenated, and free from pain. Massage therapists work to help you to feel alive and more energetic, and most people leave their appointment feeling better than ever.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues in your body; it dates back around 1000 years and has been widely used across the globe since around 1850. Throughout the years, massage therapy has been promoted for a vast range of health purposes, from stress to recovery from injury.
Massage therapists generally use their hands, fingers, elbows, or devices to apply pressure, rub, and otherwise manipulate muscles and soft tissue to release tension and relax muscles.
There are many different benefits to massage, and massage therapists can help you to work through various problems with your body and your mind. Some of the main reasons that people enjoy massage therapy are to reduce stress and tension, to ease insomnia, increase relaxation, relieve pain, heal sports injuries, combat anxiety, and depression, and improve overall wellness. Many people book in for regular massages, whether they’ve got specific problems to address or not, and others treat themselves to a massage to celebrate a special occasion.
There are different forms of massage available all over the world. At Eneida Vann Salon and Spa, our specially trained massage therapists are able to offer a range of massages to target specific issues or just to help you feel your best. Here’s a look at some forms of massage therapy that we currently offer.
A Swedish Massage (unless you are in Sweden, then it’s just a classic massage) is one of the most popular massage therapies available today and has been for a long time. Swedish Massage is a classic massage and the epitome of massage in the western world. The main techniques used in Swedish Massage are rubbing, stroking, gliding, kneading, and tapping. It’s excellent for improving circulation, soothing sore muscles, and helping you to relax.
A prenatal or pregnancy massage is the perfect way for expectant moms to relax and unwind. A chance to take the weight off their feet and ease any tension in their muscles from all of the changes going on in their bodies. It can complement other prenatal care and support a healthy pregnancy.
A sports massage is deeper than a Swedish Massage. Focusing on deeper tissues, using a variety of pressures. A sports massage, like other forms, can help you to relax and relieve tension, but it also helps athletes with their recovery from injury.
When you have a hot stone massage, your therapist applies warmed stones to pressure points along your spine, having first prepared your muscles with a traditional Swedish Massage. The flat stones then warm and relax your muscles, allowing for deeper than usual pressure.