A healing therapy that is done by a licensed massage therapist is referred to as a massage. A massage therapist takes about twelve months of training and is certified to diagnose certain things in order to help in healing of the body. Techniques involved in massage are commonly applied with hands, elbows, forearms, feet and fingers. The different types of massage include; acupressure, aquatic body work, ashiatsu, ayurvedic massage, bio-mechanical stimulation massage, foot massage among many others. A body rub is an alternative method to massage and is meant for relaxation of the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of a person. No training is required in order to perform a body rub.
The main aim of foot massage is recreation and relaxation which is performed on the sole of the feet. Foot massage is carried because there are some specific points of the feet that correlate to the various body organs. When foot massage is done stimulation of the different body organs can cause significant reduction in pain. In addition foot massage results to promotion of better sleep and reduced fatigue. The term used for the localized biomechanical oscillation methods in which the local muscle groups are stimulated directly through the associated tendons is biomechanical stimulation. The use of special hand held mechanical vibrations devices are involved in biomechanical stimulation. The following areas offer biomechanical stimulation; beauty centers, medical areas, competitive sports, fitness and rehabilitation centers.
Improving of muscle performance, coordination and balance is what biomechanical stimulation seeks to offer. Craniosacral therapy is a therapy that uses a gentle approach to release tension in the body by touch the skull, face and spine. When a diverse set of massage and body work is performed in water its referred to as aquatic bodywork. Flowing of energy throughout the body is a principle concept of acupressure.
Clearing of blockages is the main aim of acupressure which basically involves application of physical pressure to the points of acupuncture. The use of acupressure to manage various medical conditions include; nausea, vomiting, tension headaches and stomach ache. Techniques involved in active release type of massage is actually a form of deep tissue manipulation.
The other term for reflexology is zone therapy which is the application of pressure to the feet and hands. There are specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without necessarily using lotion or oil in zone therapy. On top of the types and methods of massage there are different facilities and equipment’s used. The equipment’s and facilities used include; dry-water massage tables, warm water therapy pools, massage tables and chairs, cremes, lotions, gels and oils, massage tools ad vichy showers. So as to carry out muscle massage to clients then water jets are used in dry-water massage tables.