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Types of Massage Therapy


If you have never taken a therapeutic massage in your lifetime, you probably have no idea that each type of massage therapy is customized based on the needs of the patient.  There are different conditions that it tackles such as improving the circulation, digestion, speedy treatment of injury and relieving of muscle ache.  To help you choose from the huge selection of therapeutic massages here is a rundown of the most popular massage therapy and their benefits.


Types of Therapeutic Massage and Their Benefits


The needs of a person on therapeutic massage are contingent upon a lot of things.  The needs of a person can also quickly shift from day to day.  Integrative Approach is highly aware of it. That is why they are offering a vast selection of massage therapy that will address the need of their patient.

Trigger Point Therapeutic Massage


The trigger point is an area within the muscle tissue that is the primary source of pain.  The trigger point that can be found in our back can create a severe pain in our neck.  The neck can magnify the pain and cause a serious headache.  By putting pressure on the Trigger point, the massage therapist will be able to release the pressure that is isolated in that area.  Once the pressure is released, the pain will be alleviated and create a noticeable comfort after the therapy.

Swedish massage


Swedish massage treatment is the methodology that rings a bell when many people consider getting a massage. It is the best-known kind of bodywork that is prevalent today. One of the essential objectives of the Swedish massage is to place the entire body into a relaxing state.  This can be accomplished by putting pressure on the muscles with long skimming strokes towards the direction of the blood circulation. Swedish massage is more than just giving a comfort.  It can also expand the amount of oxygen found in our blood, diminishing toxins, enhancing flow and adaptability while alleviating stress.

Deep Tissue Massage

The deep tissue massage can be compared with the technique of Swedish massage, but more pressure is applied on our body.  This is suitable releasing the stress found in the deepest tissue of our muscle.  It is also great for maintaining an optimum level of blood pressure.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is tailored specifically for the athletes.  It can speed-up the regeneration process in the event that they acquired sport injuries.  It can also prevent them from acquiring possible injury during the game that might affect their performance during competitive sports.

Thai Massage

Thai massage is about applying pressure to specific pressure points that can address a certain problem on a specific part of our body.  Based on the study of the old civilization wherein they believe that applying a tension on a pressure point can cure disease.

Integrative Approach also offers different kind of massage such as geriatric service, prenatal massage, Cranial Sacral treatment, and reflexology.

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