What is Massage?

‘’Massage is a process in which a therapist uses different techniques for the betterment of blood circulation and for the reduction of stress etc’’.

It is also known as the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues. Massage Therapy gives us comfort and relief from all the stresses and pains by providing us relaxation with the help of different techniques and tools.

 

Masseuse or  Massage Therapist?

‘’Massage Therapist is a person who uses different massage techniques and tools to heal a person’’.

Spa, beauty and massage are going beyond Swedish or Aromatherapy relaxing massage. Eg. Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Postnatal or pregnancy Massage, and Massage therapists found work in Physiotherapy and Chiropractor clinics.

Sports Massage is becoming so popular. It helps a sports enthusiast to improve performance, and it is especially important to speed up recovery from fitness workouts or any post exercise sores and stiffness.

There is a marathon every other week in Singapore. With the completion of Sports Hub, we can expect the bigger growth of holistic fitness in Singapore. Athletes train very hard every day. They train in high performance sports. Besides, the fitness enthusiasts constantly push themselves beyond their limits, stretching different sets of muscles in different fitness routines.

Expect many sports events in Singapore and gear up your skills! If you wish to specialise in Sports Massage, become a well known and in demand Sports Therapists, learn and upgrade your therapy today

 

Types of Massage

There are different kinds of message with different purposes.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

It is considered as the best message as its main focus is on various trouble spots in your body. Layers of muscles, tissues deep under skin and tendons are the center of attention for the message therapist. They do this with the help of slow strokes but these strokes are less rhythmic.

 

Shiatsu Massage 

 

Shiatsu is Japanese word which means Finger Pressure. Different points in body are under concern in this therapy which is important for the flow of energy in body.  These points are known as acupressure points.

 

Swedish Massage

It is considered as the most common type of message. It involves long but soft strokes and all these strokes are rhythmic. It gives relaxation and energy by relieving muscle tension. In case of injury, it is also helpful.

Strokes in Swedish massage are of different kinds.

  • Tapotement:Stroke with the help of cupped hand or with the edge of the hand.
  • Petri Sage :The rolling and squeezing strokes.
  • Effleurage:Gives relaxation for soft tissue
  • Friction:Rub hands in circular motion in order to rub layers of tissues against each other. Helps to increase blood flow.

 

Neuromascular Therapy Massage

It involves treatment of chronic pain. It is helpful in treatments for injuries caused by repetitive movements. It also has concern with biochemical problems.

 

Sports Massage

It is helpful in developing  muscle  systems which are used for particular sports. It uses a number of  approaches in order to help athletes during and after their training. It is helpful in healing sports injury.

 

Chair Massage

It involves a specially designed chair which is portable. Massage of hands, shoulders, arms, back and neck comes under the heading of this kind of massage. It usually takes 15-20 min.

 

Thai Massage

 

In this type of massage there is mobilisation of points and compression of muscles. During this kind of massage the therapist moves the client into various positions by using his/her body.

 

 Hot Stone Massage

 

Warmed stones are placed on different body parts and transmit heat into the body. These stones are used as massage tools by the therapists.

 

Reflexology

Therapist uses his/her fingers, thumb, or hand in order to stimulate different areas of feet. This kind of massage is very helpful for the promotion of good health.

Therapist uses his/her fingers, thumb, or hand in order to stimulate different areas of feet. This kind of massage is very helpful for the promotion of good health.

 

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage helps you to overcome changes in your body due to pregnancy. It reduces stress and swelling from different parts of body. Specially designed pillows are used as tools in this therapy to give a comfortable position for the client.

 

Benefits of Massage Therapy

There are so many benefits of Massage Therapy.

  • Helpful in muscle tension reduction.
  • Relief of muscle spasms
  • Gives great flexibility
  • Enable the client with ease of movement
  • One can feel free from stress
  • Promotes deeper breathing.
  • Circulation of blood improves.
  • Heals injuries of soft tissues and reduces pain.
  • Gives nourishment to skin
  • Gives improvement in the posture.
  • Ensures good health.
  • Anxiety levels are reduced.
  • Gives good mental state for awareness.