If you’ve never had a massage you might be wondering how many different types there are and what they all do? There is a variety of massages, with various names but massage can be divided into two basic types. Swedish massage focuses on improving circulation of blood and relaxing superficial muscles. Deep Tissue massage focuses on connective tissue, and the goal is to produce changes in movement and posture.
If you’re looking for a relaxing massage, Swedish is the perfect fit. The Swedish massage consists of a specific set of massage movements: sliding movements; kneading movements; friction, or rubbing; vibration and percussion. It traditionally also includes passive and active joint movements, stretching and bending joints with the assistance of the massage therapist. However, if you’re athletic or have trouble with flexibility, you might want to experiment with the Deep Tissue massage.
Deep tissue massage works layer by layer through connective tissue and muscles down to the deepest reachable layers to change posture and create freedom of movement by releasing fascial adhesions and chronic muscle contracture. Adhesions and scar tissue form in muscles because of injury, poor posture, inflammation, and repetitive motions. Massage therapists use their fingers, thumbs, fists, forearms and elbows to stretch each and every muscle.
Choose Swedish massage for relaxation to increase circulation, for relief of pain, improved mood, sleep, or sharper thinking. Or choose Deep Tissue massage for chronic pain, to improve posture and range of motion. So whether you’re looking for a soothing experience after a bad day, or you need to put your muscles in check, these massages are sure to leave you refreshed and satisfied.
Happy Head Massage offers a variety of massage services. Choosing the right one is sometimes just a matter of personal preference. Most people will try different styles until they find the right one for them.