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A Useful Guide To Massages

Apr 3, 2008
If you have never looked into getting a body massage, then you are missing a wonderful opportunity to feel better. Massages employ different techniques to relax and rejuvenate the body's muscles. So, if you have a strained muscle, no matter where it is located, then massage therapists can help your body recover by relaxing and soothing the muscle.

This action promotes healing by the body. It should make sense considering that it is a natural response. When you pull a muscle or are stiff from overexertion, the first reaction is usually to rub the area. In this case, a therapist does the rubbing for you but uses different techniques.

Once you go into your appointment you will be asked to undress and the masseuse will drape cloth over your body to cover strategic areas. He or she will then ask you what type of essential oil you would like used during your session.

When choosing from the different massage oils, you should pick one that you like regardless of what the recommended uses are. Next on the agenda is for the masseuse to inform you about the types of massages you can have, such as a sports massage, a therapeutic massage, or maybe a Swedish massage.

There are a few massage techniques that seem to be more popular than others. These techniques are: Shiatsu, Swedish, Stone, and a sports massage. Each technique employs different hand pressure, working the muscle differently and may use different types of hand movements. The first three types can be found in most spas and resorts, whereas the sports one is generally used by physical therapists and massage therapists working with athletes who have strained their muscles during their sport or have become injured.

A stone one is very interesting in that hot rocks, not hot enough to burn the skin, are placed in different areas along your body. The heat and pressure from the stones seep into the muscles causing them to relax. This type, combined with other techniques, can give you a total bodywork massage that will leave you very relaxed and ready to tackle any other challenges that may come your way.

If you have never had a massage before, then you should know two things. The first is that sometimes massages, when done too hard, can be extremely painful the next day. It may have felt good at the time, but a massage that is too deep and hard will have painful consequences.

The second is that a it releases stored up toxins. If you want to keep feeling good, then you will need to drink plenty of water after the session. The goal is to feel great even the next day, and not to feel worse.
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