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Massage therapy

Massage therapy is a form of natural therapy involving a wide range of techniques. It is known as a modern-day structured therapeutic touch that has always been practice worldwide. This type of care suits almost all kinds of clients, regardless of age or overall physical condition and is practice in a professional ethical framework.

Depending on the massage, different proceedings are used such as strokes, kneading, tapping, vibrating, and rubbing as well as percussion techniques. It can be practice with or without oil. If needed, essential oils, anti-inflammatory ointments, thermotherapy, hydrotherapy, or wrappings can be used by the therapist.

Massage therapy benefits

Massage therapy is strongly beneficial for overall health. According to the technique used, a massage can procure deep relaxation or pain relief. We can distinguish two kinds of massage therapy: relaxation and therapeutic care.

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Relaxation care

The popularity of relaxation cares is now well established and these are highly effective on reducing stress and restoring energy. By acting on the tissues and the nervous system, the relaxation massage comforts and helps to manage stress.

The relaxation massage:

  • Calms down the neurological system
  • Reduce the effects of stress on the body

Therapeutic care

Therapeutic cares are being used more and more often to relieve the pain caused by different pathologies and to prevent the apparition of muscular or joint problems. Working with fascias and muscular chains, tensions and spasms, the therapeutic massage reduces pain and discomfort.

The therapeutic massage:

  • Reduce the effects of stress on the body
  • Relief of muscular tensions

Massage types

Depending on the reason for the consultation, the massage therapist will use one of the massage therapy techniques he knows or a combination of techniques among the Californian massage, the Shiatsu, the Amma massage or the Swedish massage, which is one of the oldest and most known.

Some massage techniques are intended for a specific clientele, such as the sport massages, which maximizes the muscular potential in addition to preventing injuries, the pregnant women massage, which releases muscular tensions caused by the posture change and stimulates blood and lymphatic flow, and the chair massage, which suits best for on-site cares for workers.

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