Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device.
A person who was professionally trained to give massages was traditionally known as a masseur (male) or a masseuse (female), but those titles are outmoded, and carry some negative connotations. In the United States, the title massage therapist has been recognized as a business norm for those who have been professionally trained to give massages.
WHICH TYPEOF MASSAGE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
With so many different varieties, it can be hard to know which kind would be best for your needs. A good massage is truly a treat and offers many health benefits. In fact, there are over 200 different massage techniques and types, all treating different needs and providing various benefits. Here are some of the most popular types of massages and when you might want to choose them.
Massages for relaxation and stress relief:
Some massages are more soothing than others, leaving you feeling like you’ve been wrapped in a cloud and the “reset” button pressed on your body.