Wellness Massage

From Massage Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

The Wellness Massage is a combination of massage techniques from Thai, Swedish, Acupressure, and Reflexology disciplines.

This massage is designed to enhance blood flow to the joints, tendons, and muscles. Stretching and Joint Rotation helps to realign the muscle strands, and skeletal joints, allowing crucial fluids to flow properly throughout.

Acupressure uses Pressure Points that stimulate corresponding Yin/Yang targets located throughout the meridians of the body to relieve pains and stiffness

Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction strokes and Tapotement work the muscles to relax and revitalize. These are the basic and most commonly used techniques for massage therapy.

WellnessMassage.jpg

Reflexology is administered by pressing on specific areas on the hands or feet and can have therapeutic effects in other parts of the body.

The Wellness Massage is a well rounded massage that employs these various techniques to provide an overall revitalizing tune up in one session.

Effleurage
a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue.
Petrissage
the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows Effleurage.
Friction
deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue.
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Overview
Massage Education and Career
Massage Accessory
Massage Guide by City
Toolbox