not only feels great, but it has many health benefits, including being an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. When you visit your local massage clinic or spa, you can often be overwhelmed with a menu of choices. So here's a quick guide to the wise popular types of massage therapy to help you figure out which style is right for you. Swedish massage
therapy is very popular. Therapists used long, smooth strokes, kneading and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil. It can be very gentle and relaxing if you have never had massage before, this is a good one to try first. Aromatherapy massage
has the addition of scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs. The therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress reducing or balancing depending on your needs. It's perhaps best for stress or conditions with an emotional component. Growing in popularity is the hot stone massage. Heated smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and to balance energy centers. The therapist may also hold the stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting and hot stone massage is a good for people who have muscle tension but prefer a nice massage. Deep tissue massage
goes further into the inner layers of muscle and tendons. Slower strokes or friction techniques are concentrated across the length of the muscle. For typically rigid muscles that are in pain, repetitive strain, bad posture or to help recover from muscle pulls. It is good for injury recover, loosening knotted muscles and people often feel sore for one or two days afterwards. Shiatsu massage
is a full and Japanese body work that uses localized finger pressure and a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians. Each meridian position is held for a short period. First time users are frequently surprised by how relaxing it is, even though the pressure is firm. Thai massage
treats the body using gentle pressure on specific points. It can also includes various muscle lengthening techniques. The body is moved to various positions. It's like yoga, but without doing any work. Thai massage is more energizing and it also reduces stress and improves flexibility and range of motion. Sports massage
is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity so that you don't have to be a professional athlete to have one. It is beneficial for athletes and workers who encounter heavy workloads daily. Usually it's not relaxation, but more about enhancing performance. Stretching techniques are used to help soften muscles and increase range of motion.
Some massage clinics and spa's also offer 30 minute back or head neck and shoulder massages. These can be a great option if you have limited time with budget and just want an express treatment to relieve any tension or strains.
Massage Therapy Omaha
16419 Browne St
Omaha, NE 68116