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What Kind of Massage Should You Get?

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Did you know that 90% of Americans agree that having a massage or a body rub can effectively reduce pain? A body rub is an effective way to rehabilitate after an injury or operation. Why, even Julius Caesar reportedly had massages to treat his epilepsy. In fact, people that had a deep-tissue massage saw their blood pressure drop by measurable readings, according to a study cited by the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The real question isn’t whether to get a body rub, but rather what kind of body rub do you want? There are several different kinds, each offering different comforts than others. Here are just a few of the different body rubs you can get!

Swedish Massage Therapy.

This is definitively the most popular kind you can get, and is the kind that most picture in their head when they hear the word massage. These therapists use long, smooth strokes, circular movements, and kneading on the superficial layers of muscle using either a lotion or oil. These are very relaxing, and gentle, making them the best kind to try if you’ve never had a massage before.

Deep Tissue Massage.

If you’re looking for something stronger than the Swedish massage, then consider a deep tissue massage. It targets deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue by using slower strokes or friction techniques across the various grains of muscle. It’s commonly used for chronically tight or painful muscles, postural problems, repetitive strain, or to help expedite a recovery from injury. Because of its intensity, it’s best for people who truly need it. In fact, people often feel sore for a couple days after a deep tissue massage.

Shiatsu.

Another one of the most popular kinds of massage, Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that utilizes localized finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians held for two to eight seconds. This is designed to improve the flow of energy, and help regain the body’s balance. The relaxing, but firm pressure leaves no soreness, which often surprises many recipients.

So why not find a masseur or a massage therapist today, and get one of these massages, or even other kinds, like a chair massage, body rub, or reiki healing, that you need? Both you and your body will be glad that you did. If you have any questions about body rubs, feel free to ask in the comments! Helpful research also found here.

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