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The Swedish massage is a dynamic technique of massage which aims at dissolving the tensions and to harden the muscles and the articulations. Its invigorating and releasing effect supports the lymphatic blood circulation and the elimination of toxins, and helps the body to find its natural balance. The technique is comprised of several manoeuvres: shaving, kneading, friction, percussion and vibration.
The therapeutic massage is effective against physical pain is caused by stress: back pain, lack of energy, insomnia, has an action on the skin, but also on circulation, the nervous and digestive system, the heart, the adrenal function. It has a relaxing effect and acts on the stress and the muscular tensions useful against pain; it also favours a good blood circulation as well as on the joints.
For a sport massage, in the majority of the cases it is done to people in good health. The massage has the objective of improving the physical output of the athlete thanks to a suitable preparation and a reinforcement of the muscle that is will be in activity, as well as a general improvement of wellbeing. It is for this reason it plays a particular part in the preparation of the athlete for training and competition. It also aids to re-establish the body after physical effort.
The Chinese massage uses pressures along the meridian lines, on specific points thus affecting the circulation of the QI (vital energy of the body), to make it freer and more regular. The distribution of the QI throughout the body has deep effects on the wellbeing: emotionally, intellectually, spiritually as much as physically. It is particularly effective for the muscular and articular pains due to the practice of a sport and natural wear and stress. In addition to muscular relaxation it modifies the circulation of the IQ to rebalance subjacent energy blockings related to the stress. In addition to relieving certain pains, the Chinese massage reinforces vitality and the wellbeing, thus stimulating the immune system.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai massage was developed in Thailand, and influenced by India, China, and Southeast Asia. This form of massage is often performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used in Thai massage. Deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the massage. The body will be energized and rejuvenated after the session. The massage practitioner leans on the recipient's body using hands and usually straight forearms locked at the elbow to apply firm rhythmic pressure. The massage generally follows the meridian lines on the body. A full Thai massage session typically lasts two hours or more, and includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body.
Practised on floor padding, wearing loose clothing, this massage is done by pressure of the fingers along the acupuncture meridian lines unblocking the energy of the contracted body zones, and also the mental by giving a feeling of confidence. It is more tonic the morning and calming the evening. It is also practised on a chair, by working more particularly the shoulders, the back, the back of the neck, the arms, the hands, the head and the hips. It is practised by exerting a more or less strong pressure with the thumbs and fingers, but also with the palms, the fists, the elbows, the knees and even the feet, on precise points located along the meridian lines that governs a body part or a specific function. According to the problem, the therapist will use other techniques (kneading, rotation of the articulations, stretching or vibration) to eliminate blockings, to stimulate weak points and to activate the body's natural healing processes.
The acupressure is a method which derives from acupuncture but does not use needles. It acts on pain and stress by the means of massages and pressures on the points of acupuncture. It is also called chair massage; it is practised through clothing sitting on a special chair. Study results indicate a reduction in migraines and headaches.
It is practised by exerting a deep pressure, with the end of the fingers, on zones or reflex points located on the feet. These points correspond to organic body parts and functions. Reflexology is not a technique of massage; it is more related with shiatsu or acupressure. A specific touch applied to these zones makes it possible to locate the tensions and to restore balance in the body. Reflexology releases auto healing faculties of the organism and permitting relief of various disorders.
A massage with hot stones, even if it is truly not a massage properly speaking, is rather a delicious experiment which allows long relaxation. It has enormous advantages for health and is very relaxing. To begin, a massage with hot stones consists in using stones which were heated in water at 46 - 49°C. The water is a little hotter than warm but not sufficiently hot to cause burns or discomfort. The stone used is a Basalt stone, it is a polished black rock which is formed during the solidification of the lava of a volcano and it can be found all over the planet. Basalt is particularly soft when it is polished, and this is what makes it very pleasant to use on the body. The therapist heats the stones in a bath maintained with warm water at 46 - 49°C as indicated previously. The stones must be immersed in warm water for a long period, so that the heat is well stored in the stone. The size of the stones varies. Once you are ready, the therapist will place the stones on various pressure stress points of your body. The smaller stones are designed to be placed between your fingers, hands and feet and the larger ones are placed on the chest, legs and the thighs.
The manual lymphatic drainage is a technique of soft massage intended to stimulate the circulation of the lymph and to detoxicate the organism, while reinforcing the immune system. The manual lymphatic drainage is done with the fingers and the palm of the hand on the whole body, while following the direction of the lymphatic circulation and by varying the pressure. The lymph is a colourless liquid which circulates in the lymphatic vessels thanks to the pulsated contractions of the muscles and the blood-vessels. Like a system of evacuation of waste, it drains the excess liquids, toxins and cellular debris. Glands located along the lymphatic vessels, in particular the groin area, under the armpits and on each side of the neck, make it possible to filter the lymph and to eliminate toxins and the debris which it transports.
This course explains which areas of the body not to massage and the correct placement of the client on the table along with which oils to avoid using. With the techniques shown for prenatal massage, the client will benefit from the improve circulation which helps the edema. This type of massage also has been proven to reduce anxiety, decrease systems of depression, while relieving muscle and joint pains and give an improvement of the labor outcome and the well-being of the new born baby.
Deep Tissue Massage
The deep tissue massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance the function and aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, increase blood circulation to troubled areas, and inhibit motor-neuron excitability. This type of massage results in the after effects in the feeling of relaxation and well-being. Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, or forearms.