More than 88 percent of people think that massage benefits overall health and well being according to data collected by the American Massage Therapy Association. Those seeking massage therapy services usually do so for medical reasons, for relaxation and stress relief, or for a bit of well-deserved pampering. There are many types of messages and sometimes it’s hard to know which is kind is best. Deep tissue massage Westminster explains the types of massage typically available here.
Deep Tissue Massage Westminster
All massages include intense rubbing and kneading of the body’s soft tissue. The different types of massage usually include varying pressure and/or tools used for this manipulation. Deep tissue massage Westminster is commonly the most intense type of massage. A massage therapist will use heavy pressure in specific parts of your body to break up scar tissue that’s development in your soft tissue from injury.
Deep Tissue Massage Westminster with Aromatherapy
Many massage therapists will offer the add on of aromatherapy used during your massage. These beneficial essential oils are combined with a carrier massage oil and rubbed into the skin during your massage. Choosing an oil like lavender, already touted for its relaxation properties, will further enhance the relaxation and stress relief that you take away from your massage. There are plenty of essential oils from which to choose all providing different benefits when applied to the skin.
Hot Stone Massage
Deep tissue Westminster explains that hot stone massage is a type of massage utilizing warmed stones to apply pressure to the body’s soft tissue. Rocks are small enough to fit in the therapist’s hands. When warmed, they are rubbed along the striations of muscle to further break up scar tissue, adhesions, and knots that form in the soft tissue. During a hot stone massage, the therapist might reheat the rocks a few times during the course of your treatment.
Shiatsu massage is one of the oldest types of massage originating from Japan. The word shiatsu means finger pressure and the massage consists of pressure applied by the fingers in specific places on the body. Applied pressure is thought to increase the flow of energy in the body, improve circulation in the muscles and soft tissue, promote healing, and foster a sense of relaxation. This type of massage is one of the most common found in deep tissue massage Westminster and anywhere massage is offered by highly trained professionals.