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TYPES OF MASSAGE



Published: Sat, April 30, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



TYPES OF MASSAGE

AROMATHERAPY

Massage with oils to stimulate olfactory and limbic system.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

A means to assess the body energetically to determine its needs. Utilizes rhythmic flow of spinal fluid to rebalance system.

HOT STONE THERAPY

Massage with smooth, heated stones. Stones may also be frozen and used similarly to ice pack.

LIGHT WAVE

A skin rejuvenation system, using an appliance that emits pulsed red and infrared light waves.

LYPOSSAGE

A specialized type of massage that sculpts the body reduces cellulite by draining the body of stagnant fluids.

MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE

A very specialized process for people who suffer from lymphedema, often as a result of cancer surgery.

MYOFASCIAL

Works with fascia (connective tissue), often used to heal an injury.

NEUROMUSCULAR

Deep massage that works with nervous system and muscles. Similar to myofascial.

ORTHOBIONOMY

A gentle system used to restore well-being, balance and alignment.

REFLEXOLOGY

Stimulates the soles of the feet to access other organs in the body.

SHIATSU

An acupressure technique using the concept of acupuncture points and energy meridians (Chinese theory).

SWEDISH MASSAGE

The basic, common massage, used for health and relaxation.

THAI YOGA MASSAGE

An ancient technique with its roots in Ayurvedic philosophy (Indian). Yoga stretches are used during massage.

TOUCH FOR HEALTH

A means to work with the body's circuitry: lymph, blood, brain, nerve, muscle, and meridian communication.




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