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Different Types of Massages for Different Types of Problems

There’s no denying it. Getting a massage does wonders for your well-being. It is the go-to, feel-good therapy that heals body as well as soul. And the good news is, there are many types of massages designed for your particular needs.

At Fen Holistic Therapies, we use the healing power of touch to improve circulation — bringing oxygen and other nutrients back into the body’s tissues. We are committed to your health and well-being by treating your whole person — using alternative, natural techniques that help the body heal itself. Fortunately, we are prepared to offer a variety of massage techniques specifically intended for your particular needs. Here, we mention just five.

The most commonly sought after is Swedish Massage, used most often at gyms, spas, and clinics. Generally, therapists start with broad strokes before going into specifics aimed at problem areas. Kneading and rolling, small circular movements, tapping and vibration care all aimed at full body relaxation as well as healing injuries. This technique can also be used in Aromatherapy Massage, using scented herbal oils (essential oils) to a Swedish massage and adding scented plant oils (known as essential oils). Extracted from floral and plant parts, their pleasing scent can have healing properties.

During a Hot Stone Massage, the massage therapist places warm, smooth stones on specific points on the body to relax muscles and relieve muscle tension quickly. Those with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease are cautioned to check with their doctor before planning on this type of treatment.

Deep tissue massage targets muscle knots (also known as "adhesions") and areas in the deeper layers of connective tissue. Using careful strokes focused on the grain of the muscle, deep tissue massage helps with painful muscles, ongoing strain, injuries and proper posture. Pain that limits mobility or repetitive stress injuries respond well with this treatment. In a form of Japanese bodywork called Shiatsu, a therapist uses his or her fingers, hands, or elbows, to apply rhythmic localized pressure along the body so that the body’s flow of energy is improved and balance is regained.

Better health can be restored through natural modalities that are safe and effective. At Fen Holistic Therapies, we offer a full complement of massage techniques and holistic services dedicated to creating a healthier, stronger, and happier you. Start your journey by giving us a call today!

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