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Lomilomi Massage

Lomilomi Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Thai Massage

Thai Massage

2020 Top 5  Popular Types of Massage 

Swedish massage

Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. This technique meant to:

  1. Relax,
  2. Stimulate nerve endings, and 
  3. Increase blood flow and lymph drainage

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Deep tissue massage helps with:

  1. Sports injuries,
  2. Fibromyalgia,
  3. Plantar fasciitis,
  4. High blood pressure,
  5. Sciatica, and
  6. Tennis elbow

Thai massage

Thai massage or Thai yoga massage is a traditional healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures.

Thai massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. Traditional Thai massage rarely uses oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than the body rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints opened, muscles and tendons stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.

Hot stone massage

A hot stone massage is a type of therapeutic massage is similar to a Swedish massage; only the massage therapist uses heated stones instead of or in addition to their hands. It eases muscle tension, improves blood flow, and relieves pain by applying heated stones. During a hot stone massage, heated stones placed on different areas around your whole body. Your therapist may hold a rock as they massage various parts of your body using Swedish massage techniques using gentle pressure. Sometimes cold stones are also used. Hot stone massage may help to:

  1. Ease muscle tension
  2. Improve blood flow
  3. Alleviate pain
  4. Promote relaxation
  5. Relieve stress

Lomilomi Massage

Lomilomi Massage was developed by Aunty Margaret Machado (1916–2009), the first native Hawaiian to receive her massage license. She defined Lomilomi as "the loving touch, a connection of heart, hands, and soul with the source of all life." It is also known as the 'loving hands' massage.

Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian restorative healing system, one component of which is the art of compassionate touch, Lomilomi includes many techniques, some of which are similar to Swedish massage. In contrast, others are similar to Asian bodywork techniques. The strokes are done with the hands and forearms and are often long and sweeping, much like long, rolling waves traveling along the body. It uses a combination of massage techniques, sometimes elements of prayer, breathing, and dance to restore energy and soothe the body.