We all know that massage therapy feels good and is a healthy reward for our overworked bodies.
Massage therapy = less pain, more function, better sleep, and less stress. It’s a no-brainer.
Blooming Day Spa offers Variety of Massages as listed below
A Swedish massage is a massage style that combines different hand movements, arm strokes with elbow and knuckle kneading, to the muscles, fascia and skin of the body. The goal is to break muscle knots, and provide stress relief through mental and physical relaxation. Swedish massage is based on Western understanding of physiology and anatomy. At a spa, a licensed massage therapist usually does 60-minute or 90 minute Swedish massage sessions; the session covers the entire body. A typical Swedish massage session starts with warming up the client under the drapes or covers, and then proceeds to the application of massage oil on the client’s skin. Massage oil creates lubrication and warmth, which helps with relaxation. By creating warmth and encouraging blood flow, Swedish massage delivers oxygen to stressed areas, which in turn helps with the healing process of damaged tissues or muscle cells.
A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage uses 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.
Therapeutic sports massage is a type of massage technique that focuses on treating soft tissue aches, pain and injuries that are associated with recreational activities. Massage can reduce muscle stiffness and improve relaxation by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.
Anyone who routinely stretches their physical limits through movement such as running, cycling, hiking, swimming, dancing, tennis and other racquet sports, strength training and aerobics can benefit from a massage. There are others who does strenuous activities in a day that is not normally classified as exercise. Examples are mothers with small children, gardeners, and others who use their bodies strenuously in their work.
Incorporating massage in your conditioning program has many benefits. It helps you get into good shape faster, and with less stiffness and soreness. It helps you recover faster from heavy workouts, and relieves conditions which may cause injury.
Thai massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. It dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago.
The technique that Thai massage practitioners use is very different from what people in the West may be accustomed to. Unlike Swedish or shiatsu massage techniques, in which a person passively lies on a bed, the client lies on the floor and participates more actively in the massage.
In a four-hands massage, two therapists work on one client, often using synchronized moves. A four-hands massage can be like experiencing two full body massages at the same time. Good massage therapists will use the client’s body as a form of canvas onto which they choreograph slow, detailed moves of varying paces and pressures. There are a number of different styles of four-hand massage. Four-hand massage is generally more expensive than other forms of massage, since two therapists must be compensated for their time and skill. Not all spas offer this service; if it is something that you want, do a SpaFinder.com search to find a spa that performs it.
Hot Stone massage is mostly a relaxation massage, using Swedish massage techniques, enhanced by the muscle-warming benefits of heat provided by the hot stones.
This is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
The practice of foot massage has been used in many cultures for centuries to improve health and relax the body. Most forms of foot massage borrow elements from a variety of practices, such as Shiatsu and Reflexology, which follow the belief that applying pressure to the more than 7,000 nerves in the foot can release energetic blockages in the rest of the body. Foot Massage and Reflexology can be used as pain relief, to help alleviate stress and even to speed up injury recovery.
Traditionally, foot massages are performed using the hands, although treatments may sometimes include the use of sticks or rollers to more effectively stimulate the reflex areas in the foot.
Whether you’re giving yourself a foot rub, or making a day of it at a spa with treatment from a reflexology practitioner, a foot massage can be a rewarding complimentary massage treatment that impacts positively on your entire body.