Hope the Holidays treated you wonderfully towards to this New Year :)
As a member of The American Massage Therapy Association, I would like to kindly share this new information from all of the consumer articles available on http://www.amtamassage.org/ to read more if you are interested. To visit my website please go to http://modalities8therapy.googlepages.com/
On this I am writing a summary to share partially of my experience and how this can also help you and many others on benefits of receiving Massage Therapy on a regular basis.
According to consumer statistics, the demands for Massage Therapy is increasing every year for Medical and Health Reasons for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Burn Victims, Fibromyalgia, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Back Tension, Cancer, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Illnesses, Immune Function, Children, Pregnancy, Musculoskeletal, Sports and Stress Reduction.
It may be true that Swedish massage may not be for everyone. For instance, children and adults with Autism can benefit from Shiatsu. This type of work would involve acupressure/compression hands on points on the body with their clothes on a mat and joint stretches to help with mobility. Due to their sensory differentiation, they would find this method comfortable.
In other cases, Hot Stone massage helps many people with muscular relaxation and circulation of the body to reduce pain, also this heat therapy reduces tension and stiffness to allow deep tissue massage. Aromatherapy can be added to the oil along with Hot Stone for therapeutic effects. For orthopedic conditions, Treatment Techniques is usually the choice for deep tissue massage and often times it is combined with Swedish or Hot Stones. Reflexology work involves only hands and feet if full body massage is not desired. Paraffin Hand and Foot Spa Treatment can be combined with Reflexology to increase results. Reiki Energy is another form of hands on work on clients with their clothes on. Sports are mainly focused on fast-paced and slow-paced hands on massage for pre and post events. Pregnancy massage helps reduce the body stress within the mother and the baby, most commonly back and hip pain. Skincare Blend massage involves sugar and salt scrubs massage, combination of oil, lotion or cream to help improve skin conditions.
These are the modalities in my practice and hope this explains more of the type of massage that may benefit you. Often times clients asked questions about these modalities because they had never experienced them before and the best way is to try something different.
Years ago, I had chronic lower back pain, severe migraines, surgeries and accidents that left scars on my skin, high stress that lead to pre-cancer that pushed me to a point to get a massage regularly to heal myself. Amazing to this discovery, because of that regular massage basis, most symptoms disappeared and reduced my medication intake.
By listening to your body now will improve in the long run, because our mind, body and spirit truly depends on our ability to care for our bodies to function and be in alignment, like a vehicle, connection in a whole package.