Sunday, June 29, 2014

Popular Body Massage Techniques

The process of massaging involves rejuvenating the various tissues and muscles of the body by exerting certain amount of pressure, applying certain technique to specific regions of the body. This process helps in enhancing the functioning of the tissues, heals the areas that are injured and bring down the level of the excitability of the nerves. Full body massage can be performed using different techniques. Since ancient times, a number of techniques are practiced to provide relaxation and healing to the body. The three main techniques still practiced today are listed below.

Relaxation of the body
This therapy benefits by providing relief from pain, reducing the level of anxiety and improves sleep by treating sleep related disorders. The three main types of massage are:
  • Swedish: This is one of the most popular types of therapy. In this technique, various strokes are used to either decrease or completely get rid of the pain. It is said that the technique is quite complicated but contrary to this saying, it is found that the kneading and other strokes are easy enough to learn.
  • Deep tissue: True to its name, this type of massage reaches the underlying layers of the skin. The massage reaches inner muscles and tissues and can be used for providing relief from sports injury. Since the massage is deep rooted, most the specialists keep talking to the receiver all through the therapy process so that the receiver does not feel much pain form the massage.
  • Sports: Sports injuries are very common these days. The number of sports has increased and so has the rate of injuries. This type of therapy is worked on the receiver before the start of a match/game to prevent the receiver from getting hurt during the game. The massage is continued after the conclusion of the game/match as this helps in increasing circulation and prevention of injuries.
Apart from these popular techniques, another technique is very common and very popular- the technique of tapping. This includes:

Pounding of the fist: This is a simple method in which one has to form his/her hand in a punching state. Then one has to pretend hitting a punching bag and the punching must not be too hard. Gently, punch with the palms and it will produce the desired effect.

Tapping of the fingertip: One has to form his/her enacting a clap. Then with the tips of the fingers, gently tap on the body part that requires attention. This will ease the muscles and relax the entire body, bringing a sense of relief.

Karate hacking: Similar to the above technique, in this method the palm's side is used instead of the fingertips and can be performed over areas like the calf muscles. But care must be taken not to hit to hard, especially on the bones. Otherwise, all these techniques are stress-relieving and soothing.

While massaging, it must be noted that fragile areas like the spine and the kidneys must not be touched. This can bring detrimental effect. Otherwise, it is okay to receive and perform massage as it is helps in rejuvenating the body and the mind.

Author's Bio:
James Pattrick has a wide range of knowledge on topics such as tantric massage Maui, Tantra Hawaii. His articles have helped many a reader to achieve immense pleasure. He refers to goddesstemple.com for detail information.


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