At Blissful Relaxation, our massage therapists offer a wide variety of massages. We have found that many people do not know about the different styles of massages available! Let us help you in understanding which massage would be best for you.
These are some of the most popular massages offered at Blissful Relaxation. Swedish, Relaxation, Deep Tissue and Prenatal.
What Is a Swedish Massage?
A Swedish massage is the most common type of relaxation massage. It is a gentle type of full-body massage that is perfect for people who are new to massages, have a lot of tension or are sensitive to touch. Swedish massages can help relieve muscle knots but are especially helpful when you just want to relax.
During a swedish massage, our massage therapist will use a variety of different motions. Such as kneading (massage or squeeze with hands), long flowing strokes in the direction of the heart, deep circular motions and passive joint movement techniques.
In summary, Swedish massages are perfect for people looking for a relaxing massage that can also help with managing minor pains. The Swedish massage is perfect for people new to massages.
What Is a Deep Tissue Massage?
A deep tissues massage uses more pressure than a Swedish massage. Deep tissue massages are used to relieve tight muscle and chronic muscle pain from deep within your muscles and connective tissues. It is common to feel a lingering soreness up to a few days after your massage.
During a deep tissue massage, our massage therapists can use their fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms in order to get deep into the muscles to provide the most relief.
Deep tissue massages are perfect for people looking for relief from a significant amount of muscle tension or chronic muscle pain. People who are sensitive to pressure should try other massage options before trying a deep tissue massage.
What Is a Prenatal Massage?
A prenatal massage is much like a regular massage, but the therapist will be careful to avoid putting pressure on certain areas and will use unique positions to keep the mother comfortable and safe.
Rather than spending the entire session lying face-down, you will be on your side. This avoids putting pressure on your abdomen and disrupting blood flow.
During your prenatal massage, our massage therapist will focus primarily on areas you are having most problems with. For example, many prenatal massages focus on the lower back since this is often the primary area of pain.
Prenatal massages are for women who are pregnant. The accommodations used during a prenatal massage allow for maximum comfort and relief without the risk of restricting blood flow.