Infographic outlining the Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Health Benefits of Massage

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Everyone Loves the Luxury of Getting a Massage.

Whether it’s a special treat during a tropical vacation, part of a medical rehabilitation program for an athletic injury, or to fight off pain, the reasons people seek out massage therapy varies greatly.

Massage Techniques

There are a number of common massage techniques employed by massage therapists. These techniques include shiatsu, deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point, hot stone, sports, aromatherapy, prenatal, lymphatic, and reflexology massages. Each technique focuses on different ways to target your body’s muscles, and the massage type you choose will depend on your reason for getting a massage in the first place.

Trying to relax? Try a Swedish massage or a hot stone massage.

Need help alleviating ongoing, persistent pain? Try trigger point massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massage, or if the pain is brought on by labor, a prenatal massage.

Some forms of massage are believed to be as effective for relieving pain as medication.

How to Maximize on your Massage Treat

There are steps you can take to ensure you get the most out of your massage, too. Don’t eat before going to your massage, alert your massage therapist to any allergies, and report any discomfort during the massage. Make sure you drink extra water after the massage is over, as well.

Fix.com’s guide to massage therapy will help you identify the most appropriate type of massage to improve your lifestyle and meet your needs, and we will provide more tips along the way to make sure you get the most from the experience. Read on to learn everything you need to know about booking your next massage.

Comments 7

  1. Next week, I am going to start going to massage therapy to help ease the pain that I feel in my lower back. A lot of the pain comes from tight muscles and so I am very interested in getting deep tissue massages. How frequently will I have to get such massages before I start feeling no pain in my back? I’m sure that would be different with everyone, but I would be interested in an estimation.

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      Hi Faylinn,
      Sorry to hear about your lower back pain. Lower back pain is one of those things that affect all of us at some time in our lives. The 1st step to helping it is identifying why you have lower back pain.
      Is it sitting at a computer for to long?
      Poor posture?
      Or a medical issue?
      Once we have these answers then easier to think about which treatment is best for you and for how long. I could possibly recommend some home care for you once we know the above questions. Maybe you could let me know so I can better advise. Look forward to hearing from you

      Best regards
      Penny

  2. I’m surprised by a few of these health benefits that getting a professional massage has to offer. I’ve struggled with migraines for years, and I’ve never really known what to do about it. If massage can ease my migraine pain by increasing my serotonin levels, then I should try to find a professional who specializes in Swedish massage. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Hi Judy,
      Great to hear from you so sorry to hear about your migraines. Yes massage is powerful for many things not just relaxation. See if you can find a therapist who does Indian Head Massage also. This is very powerful in helping migraines.

      Hope this helps and you get some relief.

      Kind Regards
      Penny
      Founder

  3. My wife has been in a lot of pain lately because she runs around with the kids all day and someone suggested that she should get a massage. You mentioned that there are a number of common massage techniques employed by massage therapists and these techniques include shiatsu, deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point, hot stone, sports, aromatherapy, prenatal, lymphatic, and reflexology massages. Which type of massage would be best if you have never had one before? Getting a massage might be a good option for her.

    1. Hi Derek,
      Running around with kids wow do I remember those days (my boys are now 45yrs and 37yrs I now have the joy of grandchildren) Look a little deeper into your wife’s pain where is the pain? What kind of pain? on a scale of 1 -10 how painful? sorry for the questions

      If it is her back, are your children small. I remember having my kids on my hip whilst hoovering cooking ++ this is a really bad idea.

      With more information I could advise but a starting point could be Aromatherapy as there maybe some stress related issues causing this also.

      I look forward to hearing from you with more information so I can better suggest.

      Best Regards
      Penny

  4. I have to say that I really like the style of infographic you included in the article to help illustrate your points. The colors work really well together and create a sort of relaxing feeling that goes great with the theme of massages. Although, looking through the information on it, I’m surprised to learn that Shiatsu and Swedish massages can help with sleeping, I thought they were meant for something else entirely.

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