The Swedish massage is probably the most common massage out there. It involves massaging the tissues in the body in order to increase blood circulation, which leads to bodily relaxation.
The massages included in a Swedish massage are kneading, rubbing, vibration as well as stretching the joints. It was proven by the Canadian College of Massage and Therapy that this type of massage does increase blood circulation and relaxes your muscles very well.
Deep Tissue Massage
The deep tissue massage, as the name suggests, goes beyond what the Swedish massage targets. This type of massage targets the network of connective tissues that can be found surrounding, supporting, and inhabiting muscles, bones, organs as well as some nerves.
This kind of massage alleviates the pain you feel because of arthritis, as well as other chronic pain. These were all proven by the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario
Trigger Point Massage
The trigger point massage combines the Swedish and Deep Tissue massage in one as it targets the “trigger point” of the body. The main targets of this massage are the areas of muscle tightness or what other people call “knots”.
According to the Mayo Clinic, trigger points are areas around that body that cause discomfort to the person. A point triggers headaches and other symptoms that people might just brush off.
According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association, prenatal massages lower the possibility of a pregnant woman’s risk of premature birth. Since pregnant women experience pains from their lower back and such, it isn’t surprising for them to want to have a nice massage.
There have been pieces of evidence proving that massages help with women’s mental health, back pains, as well as labor pains. In addition, they feel pain in their lower back, legs, or hips and may suffer from swelling that can easily be solved by some massages.