What are the types and methods of Massage Therapy?

There are several types and methods of Massage Therapy. 1. Acupressure In this technique, pressure is applied to acupuncture points, so as to clear the blockages. The pressure can be applied by hands, elbows, feet, fingers or by any other device. It helps to manage stomach ache, headache, tension and to lower the back pain, vomiting and nausea.
2. Swedish Massage It is commonly and widely used Massage Therapy which can vary from light to intense. This technique is effective in reducing pain and to improve body functions in patient. It also helps to reduce lower back pain and is helpful even after the injury. It involves soft and long kneading strokes and rhythmic, light tapping strokes. 3. Thai Massage It is a popular Massage Therapy that involves joint movement and body flexibility that enhances blood circulation. This involves compression of muscles, simulation of joints and acupressure. It is a combination of Indian and Chinese tradition where a massage therapist uses his/her body to move client into various positions. 4. Shiatsu Massage In Shiatsu Massage therapy, pressure is applied by fingers and palms on the certain acupressure points to clear the blockages. This is believed to be significant for the movement of the body’s vital energy. 5. Hot Stone Massage In this type, hot stones are used as massage tools. These stones are placed on acupressure points and transmit heat deeply into the body. This technique can be combined with other technique to sooth and relax the client’s body.
6. Foot Massage This technique mainly involves soles of the feet and is mainly useful for the relaxation. Stimulating specific points on the feet which correspond to different organs in the body, can cause reduction in pain. It helps to reduce the fatigue and insomnia.