Shiatsu uses finger pressure in a circular sequence. Shiatsu is a traditional hands–on healing body art. Each pressure point is detained for two to eight seconds to focus and improve the flow of energy to assist the body recover balance. This is the most requested therapy as it releases physical and mental stress. The body may recover from all sorts of pain and pressure that you feel anywhere of your body.
Many people prefer Shiatsu massage as this is relaxing while producing firm pressure to relieve muscle pain and generally no soreness is felt afterwards.
This includes compression and stretches however the pressure applied is the same with Shiatsu. It also parallels the energies of the body using gentle pressure on focal points.
This is quite popular as this will not require you to lie on the table because occasionally you will be moved and stretched in a sequenced posture by the therapist. If your work is of a very physical nature with lots of movement and using your strength then Thai massage is for you as it is the most energizing and it promotes more flexibility than any other forms of massage.
This is more than a foot spa as it involves applying pressure to the focal points of the foot that connects to organs and systems in the body. When your feet is painful and stressed then reflexology is right for you as this is very relaxing to your feet.
This is for people who are involved in physical activity, especially athletes. If you are physically tired, exhausted and have chronic pains in your body then ask for a sport massage.
The techniques and strokes are similar to Swedish massage however it is generally faster. Occasional stretching is performed to loosen the tightened muscles, improve blood flow and to improve the flow of oxygen. Once the muscles are relaxed, you regain your strength and energy.
This is also quite similar to Swedish massage however it targets the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Expect the massage therapist to apply more force on your body and more friction techniques across your muscles.
If you are injured or have muscle problems then this massage is the right one for you.
It is used for continuously tight or painful muscles, recurring strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. Some people especially the first timers can feel some sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage however it is normal as your muscles are returning to their normal operation.