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9 Types of Massages to Relax Human Body in 2018

Between the modern techniques and the more old techniques, the simplest and the most original, all is not worth and you will not like everything. Here is a selection of 9 types of massages that work wonders each time.

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Contrary to what one might think, the holiday period can be a stressful time. Not everyone is on vacation at the same time, and it requires organization. Even once on vacation, the stress does not fall right away. Going on a trip requires some preparation and can be a real headache. And the holidays are not over yet we are already anxious because of the return! For all these reasons, you can turn to a massage and for many other reasons (to treat other evils as stress, the well-being of the spirit, spirituality).

Nevertheless, there are so many types of massages that it can be challenging to navigate. Between the modern techniques and the more old techniques, the simplest and the most original, all is not worth and you will not like everything. Here is a selection of 9 types of massages that work wonders each time.

1) Amma or seated massage

It is a very relaxing type of massage and runs in general. They are found more and more in busy places like shopping malls and what’s great is that you can keep your clothes. It is perfect for those who are in a hurry or who are more modest! This is done on a chair especially designed for massage, and the feeling of well being comes quickly. Many overbooked workers plebiscite during the lunch break!

2) Ayurvedic

It is a smooth classic from India that is supposed to stimulate the 7 chakras. It is often done with edible oils and is rather concentrated on the back (so perfect if yours is painful). And since it has re-balancing and energetic virtues, it will also help those who have insomnia or lack of concentration. Besides, it improves the blood circulation, which does not spoil anything. Depending on the person, the massage will be more or less slow and more or less energetic and therefore adapted to your needs.

3) Balinese

It is among the most exotic and exotic because it comes from a mix of cultures and types of massage. It is also very refreshing and invigorating and requires a good amount of oil. It is both gentle and invigorating and is therefore perfect to unwind contractions as well as the muscles of the most athletes who are subject to muscle aches and aches.

4) The Californian massage

This gentle massage is one of the most popular and widespread in the institute. It is considered a great classic, so it is an excellent introduction to massages for a novice. He is very negligent thanks to his long fluid movements and effleurages so perfect for someone who needs relaxation and refocusing on himself purely and simply. It’s so good we bet you’ll fall asleep before the end!

5) Lomi lomi (or Hawaiian massage)

This exotic massage is as good for the body as for the spirit because it is inspired by the Hawaiian philosophy called Huna where everything is linked. The practitioner bases his work on love, respect, and attention to his client while seeking love and harmony. It is not only a massage conducive to relaxation but also to meditation. The touch is warm and the movements long and fluid. Also, it treats two areas at the same time and is sometimes done by two people. This type of massage is particularly exciting and yet unknown. If you wish to know more, here is a file a little more detailed on the subject which will allow you to become better acquainted with this technique.

6) Reflexology

This type of massage is well known and will appeal to self-massage enthusiasts because the stimulation of specific areas such as extremities or energy points that correspond to an organ in Chinese medicine is easy and does not require much time. The highest quality of this type of massage is that it adapts to the needs of the patient if it is necessary (sleep disorders, stress, pains in certain places) or more generally if the patient has no expectations or particular problem.

7) Shiatsu

As the name suggests, this is a Japanese technique based on the application of pressure on the body with the finger or the hand. It rebalances energy flows and facilitates them by lifting blockages. It is particularly recommended in case of low back pain, but it would also be suitable for those who lack tone, who have trouble sleeping or who suffer from various ailments (skull aches, insomnia, sinusitis, intestinal disorders, difficulties respiratory). You can also have this massage on a Japanese massage chair, because these chairs are designed to provide Shiatsu massage.

8) Swedish

It could perfectly echo our vision of the Scandinavian peoples: tonic and useful. This famous sports massage works on the muscle in depth and this, by mixing various techniques (kneading, friction, percussion). The massage is also divided into several phases that often start gently with the effleurage and then goes to kneading for work more and more in depth. It is excellent against stress and anxiety but also to warm and relax sore muscles. But in fact, this type of massage is as good for the body as for the mind.

9) Thai

It is not done on a massage table but instead on a futon and he takes care of the whole body. It is also preventive and therapeutic and allows to gain flexibility while getting rid of nervous tension and anxiety. Sometimes the massage is very energetic and vigorous and the massaged does not immediately feel the beneficial effects of massage but it provides a lot of tone and range of motion is improved after a session.
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