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Different types of massage

Jun 19


Massage therapy is an effective pain management strategy. Massage therapy can be used to treat many health conditions. It can also provide positive results for people suffering from chronic pain. " Massage therapy is the " targeted, deliberate manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes to prevent/reduce tension, spasms, pain, and stress and to promote well-being and health."

What kinds of massages are Available?

Massage therapy may be considered as a complement or alternative therapy. This means that the same amount of research does not support it as other treatments. However, ffc massage is still beneficial.

There are many types of massage. They are among the most sought-after kinds of massages you'll come across.


  • Swedish massage

Swedish massage is a typical method used by massage therapists. This is also referred to as "traditional" massage. To relieve tension involves rolling and kneading your muscles. Sometimes, you will use gentle tapping, and at times long hard strokes. The patient's tolerance and needs will determine the amount of pressure. While this massage may be uncomfortable, it is gentle and shouldn't cause pain.


  • Hot stone massage

This massage is like Swedish however, it involves heated stones as well as the hand of the therapist. Heated stones can be used to promote relaxation and pain relief. In addition, the hot stone massage may increase the quality of sleep for patients.


  • Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is a more intensive massage that makes use of pressure to penetrate the muscles. This massage helps to ease the tension of muscles that are tight. The massage may cause pain however not enough to make you cry. If you feel the pressure is too intense consult your massage therapist. Massages that are deep can leave you feeling sore for a number of days. This is normal and nothing to worry about. Your massage therapist will guide you through the process.


  • Trigger point massage

A variety of body parts may have an impact on other parts of our bodies. A tight neck can lead to headaches. Trigger point massage employs pressure to release tension by the therapist. This will provide pain relief. You can apply pressure to the trigger points until they become free. This is similar to deep tissue massage. However, it can cause discomfort and pain.

  • Myofascial release

Facia is a thin skin of connective tissue that covers all your muscles. The facia should be flexible. If it isn't, your massage therapist will know. The therapist will concentrate on regions that cause tension in the muscles to release it. Myofascial relaxation has been studied in patients suffering from fibromyalgia. It showed that the experimental group had a greater anxiety level, higher quality of sleep, less pain and a higher quality of life. "

  • Shiatsu

For relaxation Shiatsu masseurs use firm, pulsing pressure upon your body. Relaxation is encouraged through Acupressure points. A study of Shiatsu massages for chronic pain treatment revealed that there were improvements in the following areas "improvement in the intensity of pain as well as pressure threshold and quality of sleep."


  • Thai massage

Thai massage is a gentle method of pressure to ease tension and pressure points. It also incorporates yoga poses. To ease stress and tension Your therapist will assist you to find the ideal posture. This review of the effectiveness of Thai and Swedish massage concluded that " Thai massages have been reported to relieve chronic low-back pain through enhancing the physical functions, enhancing mobility and disability as well as improving mood and anxiety."


  • Foam rolling

Foam rolling can be performed at home as a self-massage. A foam rollator is not expensive, along with instructions on how you can "roll out" tension or stress are required. The app to treat chronic pain (download link below) provides guided instructions on foam rolling to help ease discomfort.


Massages can be performed at your home or in a hospital location. However, it is essential that you only hire someone who has the proper credentials and is registered. Massage can be combined with other therapies to increase the quality of life of those suffering from discomfort. It's all about finding out the most effective treatment for you.

For more information please visit:

Finlayson Family Chiropractic

6201 Pacific Ave STE A, Tacoma, WA 98408

(253) 302–3750

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