A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Types of Massage Therapy

Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is Swedish massage therapy using massage oil or lotion that contains essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils). During an aromatherapy massage, you inhale these essential oil molecules or absorb them through your skin.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each 1 ½ -hour hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body.

Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy Massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is 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).

Reflexology
Reflexology

Reflexology is also used for post-operative or palliative care. A 2015 review published in Integrative Cancer Therapies found that massage was effective for the relief of cancer pain, especially for surgery-related pain. Of the various types of massage, foot reflexology appeared to be more effective than body massage and aromatherapy massage.

Shiatsu Massage
Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a type of massage therapy that was primarily developed in Japan. With its name derived from the Japanese term for "finger pressure," it involves applying pressure to specific points on the body, moving from one point to another in a rhythmic sequence.

Swedish Massage Therapy
Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish massage by Massage Envy delivers exceptional relaxation for the whole body. Visit us to learn more about our approach to this massage therapy. Visit us to learn more about our approach to this massage therapy.

Thai Massage
Thai Massage

Sometimes called "lazy person's yoga" Thai massage employs stretching, muscle compression, and rocking to increase flexibility and relieve tension.

Related Facts