• The numerous massage techniques developed in East
and West can have the most diverse
purposes, benefiting the health and well-being. To
facilitate the choice of the type best suited for the
desired goals relate to some types of massage offered
and their benefits: ANMA Anma means to push (An)
and rub (Ma).
• It is one of the oldest forms of massage in the world.
ANMA therapy is based on the principle s of Oriental
medicine, using special techniques
(pressure, massage, kneading, stretching) to stimulate
key points, promoting a natural healing of the body.
When these points are stimulated, relieve muscle
tension which facilitates blood circulation and energy
(Ki), the main goal of this massage.
• ANMA uses no oils and can be done on the
clothing of the patient. Benefits: reduction of
tension and stress, promoting relaxation
huge, normalization and balance of bodily
functions, rejuvenation, combating different
diseases, such as pain-
decabeça, influenza, asthma, dizziness, abnormal
blood pressure, colic and menstrual
irregularity, lac k of sexual vitality and insomnia.
• Contra-indications: fever, infectious disease
s, skin infections and cancer, and after any
• This technique forms part of an ancient Indian
system called Ayurveda. The system
understands the human being in its
entirely, and state of health as a state of inner
harmony and external. Recognizing the man
as part of nature, as well as animals and
plants, which includes health and balance go
through a life in harmony with nature and its
• The Ayurvedic massage is important in any healing
process, acting not only in physical but also the
emotional, psychological and energetic. Uses
maneuvers throughout the body with the aid of oil,
which facilitate the movements, doing stretching and
twisting exercises similar to yoga. The therapist can use
both hands, such as elbows, knees, wrists and feet.
• The massage is done with the person closest in
costumes or bathing. Benefits: activation of the blood,
removing toxins and stress, is relaxing, promotes
stimulation of the immune system and opening the
chakras (energy points).
• This massage performed with gentle
manipulation promotes the drainage of
lymphatic vessels. Recommended: For people
suffering from fluid retention and bloating. In
the long run, using camphor-based creams
can reduce cellulite. It is also quite suitable for
pregnant women after the third month of
• A classic massage, developed in the
West, promotes relaxation of muscle
tension, relieving local pains. It can be done with
or without oil, with the patient in intimate attire
or bathing. Four Hands Massage Four Hands
Massage is applied by two therapists, combining
synchronized movements, pressure, manipulation
and stretching. Movements are used in
Shiatsu, Reflexology, Classical, and Thai massage
ESAL. Benefits - Improves circulation and
flexibility, promotes immediate relief of tension
points, and also deep relaxation.
• technique developed by the Americans, whose
maneuvers are utilized in the muscle groups most
affected by stress and the Dort (RSI). The areas
are massaged: spine, shoulders, neck and upper
limbs. A person sits comfortably in a special chair
getting a massage without the need for despirse.
Indications: Stress, physical and mental
fatigue, localized muscle tension.
Contraindications: Pregnancy in the first
three, high fever, bone fractures.
• This technique uses pressure and massage of the
feet on specific points that reflect in all parts of
the body. This technique, like all oriental
techniques, teaches that there is a vital energy
that circulates throughout the body organs and
their maneuvers are designed to dissipate energy
blockages in the body. Benefits: Encourages the
body to heal itself, stimulating the circulatory and
lymphatic system, causing the release of toxins.
• A Tantric Massage is the language of love
through touch and breath. It is the body
contact that creates intimacy through
touch, pressure, movement and caresses, the
tools that can lead to the discovery of the
double tracks of the paths of sensuality and
• SHIATSU (shi = finger - atsu = pressure) is an oriental
massage technique to maintain balance between body and
mind. The technique consists of a compression of several
points of the meridians (energy pathways throughout the
body) using the fingertips or hands.
• The tones stimulate or sedan accumulated
energy, improving the functioning of organs according to
the need of each. Benefits: muscle relaxation promoting
the relief of localized pain. Contraindications: People with
inflammation, anemia or weakened physically. For people
who suffer from osteoporosis, the ring tones should be
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