WORLD WIDE MASSAGE

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THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MASSAGE AVAILABLE

MASSAGE REJUVENATES THE BODY

World Wide Massage Signature Massage Therapy combines the following techniques:

  

 
 
 
SWEDISH
 DEEP TISSUE
ACUPRESSURE
SPORTS THERAPY
REFLEXOLOGY
TRIGGER POINT
TANTRIC

 
 
      
This style of massage is generally attributed to the Swedish fencing master and gymnastics teacher Pehr Henrik Ling (1776-1839). Swedish Massage utilizes long, flowing strokes, often, but not necessarily, in the direction of the heart. Swedish massage is designed to increase circulation and blood flow. There are six basic strokes: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, compression, and vibration. Talcum powder, oil, cream, or lotion may be applied to the skin to reduce friction and allow smooth strokes. During my therapy we will likely use professional massage cream, but you can opt for oil.

Swedish massage combines long strokes and gentle kneading movements that primarily target surface muscle tissues. Swedish massage is what most people think of when massage is mentioned. It promotes deep relaxation, relieves muscle tension, and increases circulation.
 
  

THE DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep tissue therapy involves slow intensive strokes, deep pressure or friction to specific muscle groups and their surrounding tissues. This is mostly used to work out "knots" in the muscle Deep tissue massage aids in the restoration of range of motion and mobility to injured tissue.

This therapy helps alleviating stress and tension. It relieves muscle soreness built up in the body’s tissues during physical activity. By massaging the deeper layers of muscle tissues and often incorporating stretching, the therapist can maintain and improve range of motion and flexibility, bringing the client back to optimum performance. This technique is often used in combination with other massage procedures such as Sports Massage.

Deep Tissue Massage is suitable for most ages. It can bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, such as work related problems, repetitive strain injuries, whiplash, falls and postural (structural) alignment problems that sometimes go back to childhood and adolescence. 
 
 
Accupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine technique based on the same principles as acupuncture. It involves placing physical pressure by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices on different acupuncture points or accupoints on the surface of the body.
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There are several hundred accupoints or "Tsubos", the focus of acupuncture, distributed along the meridians connecting points across the body which affect a specific organ, gland, or the nervous system. In order to relieve as much tension as possible, the therapist will concnetrate on the "tsubos" located on your back and shoulders. 
 
  
Sports Massage is often based on Swedish massage and uses techniques involving deep tissue work, cross-fiber friction, trigger points and stretching. It enhances the removal of metabolic wastes and relieves muscle soreness caused from workouts or competition. It can enhance an athlete’s sport performance and extend their career.

The technique focuses on the deep layers of muscle tissue aiming to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscle, tendons, and fascia (connective tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and joints). By incorporating Friction and Trigger Response Techniques, it helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue.

- Maintenance: regular massage can help maintain and improve flexibility. 


- Pre-event: a supplement to an athlete’s warm-up to enhance circulation and reduce 
excess muscle and tension, prior competition.

- Post-event: used to reduce muscle spasms and metabolic build up that occur with rigorous exercise. 

- Rehabilitation: It can be used as rehabilitation; by speeding up the healing process on acute or chronic muscle, tendon and ligament injuries.

Anyone besides athlets can benefit as well from this massage therapeutic technique, from people in physically demanding jobs to those whose occupation demands sustained mental activity increasing the danger of emotional and postural stress. 
 

Reflexology is an ancient form of healing that can be traced to the Egyptians over 4,000 years ago. Although reflexology is sometimes called foot massage, it is more than a simple foot massage. 

This type of massage works the internal organs of the body through manipulation of accupoints or tsubos (reflex areas on the feet corresponding to all the parts of the body including the major organs -see chart) on the soles of your feet, applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. 


Reflexology is very relaxing and is especially healing for people who stand on their feet for a long time, walk long distances, or have sensitive feet.

Studies support that applying pressure to specific areas on the feet can affect internal organs and body systems, thus promoting good health.
  
 

THE TRIGGER POINT WORK

trigger point is an area of a muscle (about 50 cells) that may refer pain sensations to other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy applies manual pressure, or CO2 injections (injections not available), to these points. With the proper pressure, duration and location, immediate release of tension and improved muscular functioning may occur. This work is incorporated into other styles of massage therapy such Swedish and Sports Massage.

Sustained pressure is applied to areas of the body that due to stress or injury refer pain or tingling elsewhere in the body. This sustained pressure at specific points, along with proper breathing, relieves pain and enhances circulation in the affected area(s). This technique is related to accupressure.
 
 
 
A tantric session starts with a full body swedish massage followed by the tantric practices. Tantra is a means to achieving personal growth through pleasurable existence. Tantric massage will stimulate the flow of energy towards your root chakra. In the hindu tradition this is considered the source of all energy and arousal is a natural consequence. A tantric session does not involve penetrative sex. Tantric therapy concentrates the lower chakras and reproductive organs, which contributes to balancing body and mind.

When prana or energy flows to the lower chakras, a peaceful and relaxed arousal of the sexual energy occurs that permeates through all the cells of your body and mind as it flows through the body meridians. During a tantric session you can feel how the energy is generated in the lower chakras and enhances through lingam massage and recycles its flow towards the crown chakra. After the Prana flowing through the chakras reaches every cell in your body, it projects itself to astral heights through your crown chakra. The aim is that your experience starts with the subtle sensations of dim prana all the way to the powerful rush of energy through the entire body that accompanies this process in its ultimate stage.

A tantric massage will make you feel pampered, relaxed, and revitalized. Please feel free to ask any question.