Orlando Male Massage Therapist Joel Rayburn Describes Different Types Of Massage Therapy That Help Eliminate The Pain And Article About Painful Condition That He Discovered In His Practice.
Swedish Massage[ Fri Aug 1 2014 ]
Swedish massage is the most common type of massage therapy offered in the United States. Swedish massage is normally a very flowing, soothing massage with a lighter pressure. There are five basic strokes used in Swedish massage. The one type of stroke easily recognized by most people is effleurage. Effleurage is just a nice long gliding stroke when incorporated in Swedish massage. Petrissage is a stroke that consists of grasping and kneading the tissue. A good example would be when a friend grasps and kneads your shoulders. Friction is a focused pressure going with or against the direction of the muscle fibers. Tapotement is a rhythmic percussion on the tissue. The percussion can be similar to karate chops using the sides of the hands, cupped hands and even just using the finger tips. And finally there is vibration. Vibration has many variations. It can be a gentle rocking of the torso that sends a wave of vibration throughout the body or gentle shaking of a limb to send a soothing wave of movement into the tissue . Below are a few common examples of problems addressed by Swedish massage therapy and who would benefit.
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