Oncology massage – a client-specific, customized massage session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. A safe massage plan generally revolves around the side effects (both short- and long-term) of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Swedish– The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with the movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing.
Therapeutic– helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem: such as a frozen shoulder.
Cranial sacral– a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column. It can help to improve the functioning of the nervous system, relieving pain, and improving mobility.
Table thai– consists of stretching of the entire body, focusing mainly on the lower half of the body. It moves deeper into the mechanical functions of the body, working with deep muscle tensions.
Reflexology– uses hand, thumb, and finger techniques to stimulate specific areas of the feet. These areas are believed to correspond to different parts of the body. The massage is expected to promote health and well-being.
Prenatal– a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
La stones– uses both hot and chilled stones to massage the body. … Called contrast therapy, alternating hot with cold stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems, helps detoxify the body. It also relieves pain and has an invigorating effect.
Hot stones– Helps relieve muscle tension and pain. Heat has long been used to ease muscle tension and pain, reduces stress and anxiety, promote sleep. May also help with relieving symptoms of autoimmune diseases, cancer symptoms, and boost immunity.
Medical- primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) the patient presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment.
Reiki– works on different levels the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual enhancing everything in life. … This ancient Japanese method of healing uses energy to balance the body and mind, and its benefits can be felt by both Reiki practitioners and their clients.
Lymphatic core– a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up.
Cupping lymphatic– can be used as a stand-alone therapy or combined or “added-on” to other techniques such as lymphatic drainage, therapeutic massage, and energy healing. Cupping techniques reduce inflammation, muscle tension and can increase and improve circulation, detoxification, and range of movement.
Shiatsu– works with the body’s energy flow, known as Ki or Qi (pronounced chee). It uses acupressure to release tension and bring balance to the body. It can help to lift your mood and make you feel relaxed.
Tui Na– can be used to treat pain and illness, or to maintain good health. The technique is effective in reducing stress, encouraging relaxation, and deepening sleep. It’s often used for conditions and injuries related to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. … neck and back pain.
Trigger Point– is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. … The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.
Acupressure– is an ancient remedy of Chinese traditional medicine known to relieve pain in specific areas of the body. … The goal of acupressure massage is to bring relief from pain without the use of medications.