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Types of Massage Therapy

 

Depending on Your specific needs or requests, Baltic BioEffect masseuse will either perform a customized full body massage, or focus on the specific parts of Your body that You have requested.

  Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles, thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.

Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of body massage performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. It is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins and improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people's blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minutes deep tissue massage. Additionally, it reduces stress hormone levels and heart rate, while boosting mood and relaxation.

Sports massage therapy is gaining popularity as a useful component in a balanced training regimen. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training, or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially-designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance. For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen.

Manual Lymphatic drainage massage improves our health in various ways. It makes the body noticeably lighter, boosts energy and vitality, increases metabolism, immune function, sleep quality and work efficiency, reduces swelling and numbness of the limbs, stimulates blood circulation. But these are not the only benefits of lymphatic drainage massage.  The transformation of your body is achieved not by massaging a certain part of the body, but by stimulating the lymph flow and detoxification. You get a slimmer, more toned physique with less cellulite and water retention.

 Pregnancy massage therapy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps,  headaches and edema (or swelling). In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymp circulation, helps to relax nervous tension -- which aids in better sleep -- and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

 Geriatric massage therapy is designed to address the specific needs of the elderly population. This type of massage uses gentle and light application of massage techniques and can include passive stretching and a light oil or lotion to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. These techniques can help enhance blood circulation, combat depression, improve balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, increase joint mobility, improve posture, and encourage overall well-being.  Geriatric massage can be especially helpful for maintaining and improving overall health as we age. It also has been shown to relieve anxiety and provide comfort, especially to touch-deprived elderly clients.

Aromatherapy massage uses fragrant oils extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to naturally enhance the benefits of massage. We use only the highest-quality certified herbal massage and aromatherapy oils. Before each session begins, you can choose one of the unique oil blends to be used in your massage lotion. Enhance your next massage session for only £6.

Rehabilitating massage therapy plays an important role as a supplement to standard injury rehabilitation procedures. By encouraging circulatory movement and relaxing muscles, massage helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This allows the rehabilitating injured area(s) to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate. If you're recovering from a broken bone, you'll want to eliminate stiffness and improve mobility in the problem area. Sports injury massage or any injury massage therapy can help reduce stiffness, restore movement, and provide relaxation that helps you to focus on healthy healing, instead of soreness and anxiety.

An important aspect of any surgical procedure is the post-rehabilitation recovery process.  Massage is great in helping to bring blood and nutrients to the affected area to repair the soft tissue. Massage also can help break up scar tissue and keep the muscles supple, so less scar tissue develops in the first place. By increasing circulation while relaxing the muscles, massage can help the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This allows the surgical rehabilitating area(s) to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate.

  Indian head massage therapy is especially good for relieving stress, tension fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis, helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products. 

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