Body massages are therapeutic treatments that provide many benefits. They can promote relaxation and help relieve pain and muscle tension. There are many different types, and we are proud to provide clients with options here at My Choice Spa & Wellness Lounge.
Swedish is the best-known and most popular type out of all the body massages. Unlike Eastern techniques that emphasize life energy, this type focuses on the Western concepts of physiology and anatomy. The therapist will use a variety of basic strokes during the treatment: effleurage (smooth and long strokes), friction (rubbing), petrissage (rolling or kneading), tapotement (tapping), and vibration (rocking).
Deep tissue is a technique derived from Swedish massages. While the Swedish type can simply be relaxing, deep tissue massage is intended to help relieve pain caused by injuries or knotted muscles. It can help people with conditions like tennis elbow or osteoarthritis, and it can improve a patient’s range of motion. The therapist will use many of the same techniques seen in Swedish massages, but they will exert a lot more pressure in order to reach the deeper muscles and connective tissues.
The mother-to-be or pregnancy massage is designed for pregnant women who are past their first trimester. It is designed to promote relaxation and ease the pain and discomfort that can accompany the physical changes caused by pregnancy.
Sports massage is designed for athletes who are either recovering from a sports-related injury or who want to prevent such injuries. The therapist will help the client improve their flexibility and range of motion, as well as soothe sore muscles.
If you are interested in body massages, simply get in touch with us at My Choice Spa & Wellness Lounge in DeSoto. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn about all of your options!