Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. But you don’t have to be a professional athlete to have one it’s also used by people who are active and work out often. The focus isn’t on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance. Combinations of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish massage. Facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.
Deep tissue massage
This type of massage technique is especially good for treating specific areas of the body. The masseuse will typically use their elbows or the knuckles on their fingers, working with slow, deep movements across the fiber of the muscle and across tendons. This will restrict and release blood to the muscle re-energizing the tissue with fresh oxygen and remove more complex.
Hot stone massage
The massage therapist may also hold stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage.
The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing energizing stress reducing balancing, etc. One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy massage is lavender. Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to stress related conditions of conditions or conditions with an emotional component
Although reflexology is sometimes called foot massage is more than simple foot massage. Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Reflexology is very relaxing especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired achy feet.
Some massage clinics and spas offer 30-minutes back massages. If a back massage is not expressly advertised, you can also book a 30 or 40 minutes massage and ask that the massage therapist to focus on your back.