Therapeutic massage is designed to eliminate muscular pain, mental and emotional stress, and help with chronic health issues. Although it retains a large element of relaxation, therapeutic massage utilizes more advanced techniques such as deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy. This type of massage is perfect for people with chronic pain, muscular pain, and back pain as it can be ´customized´ to the individual depending on their stage of rehabilitation.
The main purpose of sports massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in the body during physical activity. This type of massage is great if you do any exercises such as running, cycling, hiking, swimming, dancing, racquet sports, strength training and aerobics. It also benefits others who do strenuous activity on a daily basis such as mothers with small children, gardeners and trades people. Sports massages benefit the body by reducing the chance of injury, improving range of motion and flexibility, shortening recovery time between workouts, maximizing the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow. When it comes to rehabilitation this type of massage is more about prevention than cure, and is very useful for the release of specific muscles.
If you need to just switch off your mind and be kind to your body this type of massage if for you. Using gentle smooth and gliding strokes with light pressure it will help you to relax and calm your nervous system. Benefits of a relaxation massage include increased circulation and reduce stress.