How to Choose the Right Type of Massage

With over 160 different types of massage techniques, knowing which is best for you can be daunting. The following are some preferred therapies designed to heal and get you back on track:

Massage Therapy (Swedish Massage)

A gentle therapy, the Swedish massage uses long, smooth strokes, circular movements and kneading to help with circulation and relaxation. It?s the most common type of therapy and uses strokes that flow in line with blood circulation to the heart. The Swedish massage is great for the novice patient or those looking for a massage that focuses on the superficial layers of the muscle.

Deep Tissue

If you need something to delve a little deeper, the deep tissue massage is just your ticket. Using slow strokes and friction techniques, a deep tissue massage gets at the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. This type of massage is perfect for those whose muscles are painful and tight or are repetitively strained.

Sports Massage

Even if you’re not a professional athlete, a sports massage is well-suited for those engaged in some physical activity. Sports massage therapy uses different techniques that include stretching and flexibility improvement. The main purpose is to treat and prevent injury while helping to enhance performance.

Active Release Therapy (ART)

By using movement and tension to help loosen muscles and scar tissue, ART is perfect for those soft tissue injuries, both chronic and acute.

Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a type of art massage therapy used to ease energy tensions and promote harmony and balance through relaxation. By holding specific points on the body, blocked energy pathways open and the benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu massage are released.

Whichever type of massage you?re looking for, The Healing Joint has what you need. Our four Licensed Massage Therapists use varying modalities to address your needs. Call us today at 480-214-4970 to schedule your appointment.

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