When it comes to variations of massage, bodywork and somatic therapies there are more than 250 that practitioners utilize. Four of the techniques that we practice here at South Bay Pain Doctors include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Massage and Shiatsu Massage. Below will share a little bit more about each type of massage and their benefits.
Swedish Massage – Swedish is a type of massage that uses old techniques that were used by ancient Greeks and Romans to enhance many physical benefits and can relax the entire body. Using long smooth strokes, kneading techniques on tense areas and friction strokes that help remove toxins from the body.
Deep Tissue Massage – Deep Tissue is a system of massage that is designed to pinpoint the connective tissue of the body, rather than just the surface muscles. Deep Tissue is a more intense form of massage that uses a variety of techniques to deeply penetrate the muscles and fascia, loosening them and releasing tension. It is used to help correct long term problems, relax the body and prevent injury.
Trigger Point Massage – Trigger Point Massage is a system of massage that focuses on the Trigger Points in muscles that are found that often will radiate pain to other areas of the body. By working on and massaging these trigger points; it will help to relieve this pain.
Shiatsu Massage – Shiatsu is a system of massage that incorporates application of pressure and stretching techniques that relieves muscle tension, eases joint stiffness and realigns the structure of the body. Shiatsu (also called Finger Massage), is a Japanese form of physiotherapy, dating back thousands of years.