Swedish MassageGenerally regarded as the most common form of massage - Swedish massage involves a combination of five basic strokes and concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for improved circulation, relaxation, pain relief, and overall health maintenance and well-being.
It became popular in the west during the 19th century through the influence of the Swede, Pir Henrik Ling.
It is one of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques.
Swedish massage is a system of treatment, designed to energise the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin.
The many benefits of Swedish massage may include relaxation, breakdown of scar tissue adhesions and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury. Swedish massage traditionally takes place on a massage couch.
Thai MassagePracticed in Thailand for over 2,000 years, Thai massage - works to clear energy blockages and restore balance and harmony to the body.
The practice combines typical Westernized massage therapy practices, including myofascial release and trigger point therapy, with light stretching similar to that of yoga.
It has even earned the name "lazy man's yoga." Like yoga, Thai massage helps to strengthen the body and increase flexibility, while allowing the client to benefit from the relaxation and healing properties of massage.
Lomi Lomi MassageLomi Lomi literally translated means "rub." It is a form of Hawaiian bodywork that developed out of the Hawaiian philosophy of Huna; that is, a belief in harmony and balance in all areas of physical and emotional health.
Practioners work intuitively with clients using their hands, elbows, and forearms to apply long, gliding strokes, rhythmic movements, and pressure. This technique is very nurturing; practitioners acknowledge that love and a pure heart is important to the process, and sometimes the session will begin with a chant or prayer.
Sometimes more than one practioner will work on different parts of a client at the same time to facilitate a feeling of wholeness -- a main component of the practice.
Indonesian Massageis a deep oil-based massage, and is an ancient system of healing, dating back more than 4000 years.
(It is similar to Ayurvedic massage).
In Indonesian massage, pushing techniques predominate, working very deeply to ease muscle and joint pain. Indonesian massage relies upon deep pressure massage to break down tensely knotted tissue using deep thumb pushing along each individual muscle is designed to give thorough stimulation to the soft tissues. All soft tissue work, intuitively follows the course of the Chinese energy meridians, and it is a highly effective treatment for injuries.
The oil used is strongly therapeutic, and has a beneficial effect on the body's circulation and lymphatic system by releasing its regenerative and self-healing powers.
A one hour session of this kind of is enough to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, rejuvenated and re-energized.
Taoist massageTaoist erotic massage - Essentially this is a healing massage where your sexual energy is built up and harnessed to re-energise you: body, mind and soul!
When we are feeling very stressed our Chi - our valuable life-force energy, is wasted on thoughts and emotions that steal our vitality and give us nothing in return.
When we breathe correctly and relax we free lost energy which returns to us to nourish our organs and cells. This is why we begin the massage with breathing and relaxation.
The benefits of having this done on a regular basis cannot be underestimated.
Subtle but powerful shifts in a persons energy can be experienced, as well as the ability to cope better with stress. Increased stamina and vitality may be noticed. There is no indication of being depleted or drained like one sometimes feels after a long massage.
The Taoist is an exquisite sensual, spiritual journey providing physical and mental relaxation and liberation from stress. This allows for an overall intense, heightened and blissful experience.
After completing this you feel centered, peaceful and filled with balanced, productive energy.
Taoist massage can lead to extended, full-body orgasm and an altered mind-state conducive to spiritual insights. Taoist massage is a spiritual, erotic practice that stimulates and spreads erotic energy throughout your body for the benefit of you as a whole.
It is undertaken with an attitude of harmony and gentleness. Everything is approached slowly and with awareness of what is taking place. All I ask is that you make a concerted effort to feel and sense the actuality of the energy and sensation, to be in the moment. Be fully present, fully aware. The more you surrender to the experience, the more you will benefit from it.
Erotic MassageErotic massage techniques are to achieve or enhance sexual arousal, with it's purposes also has a long history and today it is used by some couples on occasions as part of lovemaking, either as foreplay or as the final sex act.
Erotic massages typically feature massage in erogenous zones of the body to increase sexual arousal.