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8 Popular Massage Theapy Techniques

Massage therapists combine both ancient and modern massage techniques to offer clients the best experience possible. Check out eight popular massage therapy techniques widely offered.

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8 Popular Massage Theapy Techniques

  1. 1. 8 Popular Massage Therapy Techniques
  2. 2. Swedish Massage Swedish massage involves massage therapists using a technique that relaxes the whole body. They accomplish this by rubbing muscles in the direction that blood flows to the heart.
  3. 3. Trigger Point Therapy Trigger point therapy allows massage therapists to relieve pain in clients through techniques that target trigger points in muscles. By applying pressure to these points, massage therapist are able to target specific pain in the body.
  4. 4. Deep Tissue Massage In deep tissue massage, massage therapists apply deeper pressure to muscles and connective tissue. The technique can be used to help clients who suffer from chronic stiffness of muscles.
  5. 5. Sports Massage Sports massage is personalized to the needs of the athlete. The technique focuses on areas of the body most affected by the athlete’s sport. For many athletes, these massages are part of their weekly routine.
  6. 6. Thai Massage In Thai massage, massage therapists use a combination of rhythmic compressions and yoga- like stretches that assist in reducing stress and improving flexibility.
  7. 7. Hot Stone Massage The hot stone massage process includes massage therapists applying smooth, warmed stones to their client’s body. The heat from the stones helps relax and loosen up muscles throughout the body.
  8. 8. Myofascial Release In myofascial release, massage therapists target the connective tissue in the body, stretching a client’s muscles. The stretches are guided by the client’s body reaction to the stretch.
  9. 9. Craniosacral Therapy Craniosacral therapy uses the body’s natural healing properties. Massage therapists utilize hand placement to induce stabilization of the body’s systems through gentle manipulations of the skull and sacrum.
  10. 10. Get More Information For information about massage therapy programs at Minnesota School of Business, call 1-877-655-7676 or click here. Information regarding program cost, graduate outcomes, and the occupations each program prepares students to enter can be accessed on the individual program web pages via links contained at