October 2009

Swedish Massage or Deep Tissue Massage?

This can be a confusing question to answer. When presented with the two options, it seems to indicate that Swedish Massage simply lacks pressure. This is not true. A Swedish Massage can be performed with a great deal of pressure or as light as the client may wish. Deep tissue on the other hand is typically a deeper stroke. Swedish Massage is a systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissue of the body. This manipulation is performed to promote good health. There are five primary strokes involved in Swedish Massage. They are the effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration. ...

Benefits of Abdominal Massage

Abdominal massage has shown to help with a number of issues. Like most forms of massage, it has a relaxing effect that helps the stress reduction. It also increases blood and lymphatic fluid circulation in the region. An increase in blood flow and lymphatic fluid promotes the secretion and elimination of hormones. This increased activity in the region helps the body eliminate waste products more efficiently. Abdominal massage can release the fascia so that organs and muscles can lay unrestricted in their natural positions. Deep muscle tissue spasms can also be relieved from this type of massage. The...