Most Popular Types of Massage: Which One is Best for You?
The one thing that relieves you whenever you are tired from a day’s work. The one thing that relaxes your tense muscles when it gets too hard to even stretch your body. The one thing that alleviates your muscle aches from exercising too much the day before. If you are feeling the unbearable muscle aches or if you are too stressed from the overwhelming workload that day, a massage may be the solution for you. Massage therapy is great for pain relief, easing muscle tension, and even simply for relaxation. Let’s move on to the various types of massages and learn which massage is the best for you.
Are you someone who enjoys a relaxing moment with amazing scents of lavender, eucalyptus or peppermint? Aromatherapy massage, as the name suggests, is a type of massage where aromatherapy is used during the massage. Besides easing the tension in your muscles through massage, different fragrances can also be utilised to allow you to fully relax your mind – working as an emotional healing component. We make use of soft, gentle pressure while applying diluted essential oils on your body. This massage can effectively reduce feelings of stress and anxiety on top of relieving muscle tension and pain.
Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage is exceptional for people who are troubled with tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout their body. If you are imagining the use of hot stones during the massage, you are right. During a hot stone massage, the massage therapists will place smooth, heated stones on certain parts of your body. They may also hold the stones and massage different parts of your body using the Swedish massage techniques. Not to worry, for you will be covered with a sheet so it wouldn’t be overly hot on the skin. This type of massage can also improve blood circulation and relieves stress.
Japanese Shiatsu Massage
The Japanese Shiatsu massage combines the healing concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Japanese bodywork massage techniques. In brief, Shiatsu refers to finger pressure. It uses fingers, thumbs, palms, or even elbows to apply pressure at specific energy pathways in the body called meridians. Also known as acupressure, Shiatsu massage helps to relieve pain, reduces muscle tension, and improves sleep and fatigue.
Foot Reflexology is a type of massage that applies varying levels of pressure on different pressure points on the feet. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), reflexology is based on the concept of “vital energy” or “qi”. When a person’s “qi” is blocked, it causes an imbalance in the body that may lead to sicknesses. With reflexology, your “qi” gets flowing throughout your body, thereby maintaining its balance within. Foot reflexology is a remarkable in reducing pain, fatigue, anxiety, and improving sleep. Furthermore, it is a great choice for people who are not comfortable with being touched all over their bodies!
Japanese Magnetic Detox Massage
The Japanese Magnetic Detox Massage combines the healing properties of the magnetic fork tool and Japanese-style meridian body massage techniques to heal the body. The healing process occurs when the massage helps to smooth out the lymph nodes at different parts of your body. The lymphatic system is one that is important yet usually neglected. It plays its part in keeping the body healthy by flushing out toxins from the body. When lymph nodes are blocked, it can weaken our immune system. As such, the Japanese Magnetic Massage Therapy helps with lymphatic drainage and enhances blood flow. On top of these, it also relieves muscle aches and decreases stress and fatigue.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a type of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymphatic fluids around the body. The lymphatic fluid helps to remove waste and toxins from body tissues and if this fluid builds up, it causes blocked lymph nodes which is detrimental to one’s health. With lymphatic drainage massage that uses light pressure and long rhythmic hand strokes, the body’s blood circulation can be improved, and excess lymphatic fluids may be removed. This massage is beneficial to people who are experiencing lymphedema, fatigue, insomnia, swelling, digestive problems, migraine, or who simply wishes to strengthen their immunity.
Full Body Relaxing Massage
The Full Body Relaxing Massage might just be the most popular type of massage out there, for anyone looking to relax their bodies, calm their minds, and relieve their muscles. This massage utilises Syoujin’s unique massage techniques that uses gentle flowing strokes to help relax the body. As straightforward as it sounds, the full body massage also helps to reduce pain and muscle tension. It improves blood circulation, energy levels and lowers heart rate and blood pressure, thereby ensuring overall health and immunity.
Meridian Herbal Massage
If you haven’t heard of Meridian Herbal Massage before, we bet you would most probably have heard of Tui-Na. The Meridian Herbal Massage, also known as Tui-Na, is a form of massage therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts. This massage therapy makes use of TCM meridian energy concepts and involves certain massage techniques to massage key meridian points along the body. The key purpose of this massage is to stimulate the acupressure points, causing a chain reaction along the meridian to enhance general health and to help recover from sustained injuries. Herbal oils are also formulated and added to enhance the benefits of the meridian massage.
Syoujin integrates Japanese culture and TCM knowledge to ensure the best quality treatment. Choose from a variety of massages offered at Syoujin, ranging from Aromatherapy Massage, Foot Reflexology, Japanese Magnetic Detox Massage, Japanese Shiatsu Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Meridian Herbal Massage, to suit your needs.
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