A massage therapy consists of pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The method of massage therapy can vary from light strokes to deep pressure.
There are various types of massage therapy available and some of them are:
1. Swedish massage: This is a very gentle type of massage that includes long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping which helps you to feel relaxed and full of energy.
2. Deep massage: This massage is not a very gentle one and normally uses to help to heal muscle damage due to injuries. The technique use in this massage includes slower and forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.
3. Sports massage: As the name suggest this type of massage is for injuries received during various sports activities. The technique used in this massage is also gentle and very similar to Swedish massage.
Massage therapy is mainly used as complementary and alternative medicine for various medical conditions and situation. And according to various studies about benefit of massage shows that it is a very effective treatment which helps to reduce stress, pain and muscle tension.
Massage therapy also helps in the treatment of anxiety, digestive disorder, headaches, insomnia and various types of sports injuries and various types of pain and stress related problems.
Massage is very beneficial and you can enjoy it as a part of your treatment which also helps you to relax. But it might not be very appropriate for your body if you have some certain medical condition such as bleeding disorder, any kind of burns or healing wounds, fracture, deep vein thrombosis etc.
So before you thinking about to receive a massage then first consult with your doctor if you have the above body condition or if you have cancer or any kind of unexplainable pain. A normal massage therapy gives you peaceful, relaxed and comfortable feeling. So if you experience any kind of soreness or uncomfortable feeling after the massage, it is necessary that you speak up about it right away, because some serious problem originally comes from too much pressure during a massage.