By Terri
Me time isn’t it great!
Top most popular massages
I will disucuss each of these in it’s own turn over the next few  few bloggs.


 1.Swedish Massage therapyMassage_main[1]

 Smooth, long strokes,circular movements,and kneading are used on the superfical muscle layers, by using oils, creams, or lotions. This can be very gentle and relaxing, and would be a good first massage.

2. Aromatherapy MassagethumbnailCA4DE5GP

This is a massage where the therapist uses essential oils or plant oils to help with specific needs. Oils are good for energirizing, relxaing, stress-reducing,  balancing, and so on. The most common oil used is lavander.

3. Hot Stone MassagethumbnailCAM8C29S

Hot stone is where, heated smooth stones are used to help loosen and warm tight musles and balance the energy centers in the body. Most massage therapist will use gentle pressure applied with the stones during the massage. This type of massage is good for those who have very tense muscles and are looking to a light type of massage.

4.Deep tissue MassagethumbnailCA71H6I5

Deep tissue targets the deeper layers of muscles under the skin and the connective tissues as well. The use of friction techniques and slow strokes are use across the grain of the muscle. You may experience some soreness after this type of massage for a day or two.

5. ShiatsuthumbnailCAQYWHK2

The intent of shiatsu is to release energy blockages, rebalance  and stimulate energy flow. This method can be preformed on a mat, futon or massage table. This type of massage uses the fingers, thumbs and palm pressure along the energy channels of the body.


6. Thai MassagethumbnailCA33GUPO

Is performed on a floor mat. The client is fully clothed and no oils or lotions are used. Thai massage uses point pressue to open energy lines in the body. This type of work is combined with stretching techniques to open the clients body creating a relaxing and invigorating experience. This method uses the thumbs, hands, palms, fingers, elbows, feet, knees and heels to move, massage, and hold the body in a yogic and therapeutic postion.

7. Pregnancy MassagethumbnailCA62C5V2
This type of massage is known as a prenatal massage. This type of massage is used to decrease swelling, reduce depression and anxiety, reduce stress and relive aches and pains….this massage is customized to fit the mothers needs.

This has been called a foot massage, but it is so much more than that.This massage involves applying pressure to specific point’s on a persons foot that corresponds to organs as well as systems in the body.

9. Sports MassagethumbnailCAD8GS54
This type of massage is designed for those who are really physicaly active, who may over work their muscles.

10. Back MassagethumbnailCANUTP0I
A thirty minute back massages are offered by some spas and clinics…..ask your therapist about one if you don’t see it listed in their price list…this is a focus on the mucles of the back and can be very relaxing.

12.Trigger PointthumbnailCADRB7B1
Applies concentrated finger pressure to tender areas in the muscle in order to break the cycle of spasm and pain.

13. Face toningthumbnailCAA4OP4S
Massage begins with a cleanser and scrub applied to the face. Then the facial muscles are toned with specific techeniques to make the face firmer. Warm towels are applied to the face neck and shoulders to melt away the stress of the day. then a nice gentle hand and foot massage are added to top off the massage.

14. Cold stone for migrainesthumbnailCA1SYZ5S
This is a fusion of cold marble stones custom designed to contor along the key headache sites comfortably–and essential oil combinations that have been developed to specifically to counteract the top three headache causes.


10 Responses to “Massage Modalities”

  1. 1 Lynn
    October 22, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    okay then, i have decided to have the swedishmassage and definitely NOT the pregancy massage! now where did i leave my money? Aargh!!

  2. December 4, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I am studying reflexology and also taking a course on EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and feel there is such an “undiscovered” world out there that I have only just begun to take notice.

    thanks for you insight and I’m glad you liked the meditation description.

    Like your blog.

    michael j

  3. December 4, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Thank you Michael come by and visit often…would like to know more about this EFT…Chat with you soon.

  4. December 9, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I am no stranger to message… with migraines, allergies, fibromyalgia and an immune deficiency I embrace alternative avenues to healing and relief. I have never heard of the cold stone therapy for migraines. Thank you.. I will be looking into that further!

  5. December 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    You are very welcome I hope you find someone that does the cold stone because it really workes for me…have a blessed day!

  6. October 17, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Great post, thanks for this.

  7. October 21, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Revisiting this site massages the soul within me. Ahhh! I feel better all ready.

  8. January 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I always was interested in this topic and stock still am, regards for putting up.

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