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New York Chiropractor | New York chiropractic care | NY | Different Types of Massage Therapy

Roy H. Siegel, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics

8 West 65th Street, Suite 1C
New York, NY 10023
(212) 769-8911

Different Types of Massage Therapy

 

Relaxation Massage
The goal of a relaxation massage to is relax you. This type of massage is gentle and less intense that some of the other styles. The therapist gently works the upper layers of the muscle tissue to increase relaxation. Relaxation massage is a total experience as it is preformed in a dim setting, with candles and sometimes with scented oils. Read more about Relaxation Massage here.

 

Deep Tissue Massage
While many massage techniques induce relaxation with soothing and gentle kneading, deep tissue massage involves more intense muscle manipulation, but offers proven healing that can restore mobility and relieve chronic pain. Read more about Deep Tissue Massage here.

 

Sports Massage
Sports massage works on the connective tissue and deep muscle structures. The massage is applied using hard and deep strokes, combined with finger pressure. Sports massage is specifically designed to increase flexibility and prevent injuries. It is specifically designed for the types of injuries obtained during athletic activity. Read more about Sports Massage here.


Lymphatic Massage
The Lymphatic system’s job is to detoxify bodily fluids before they are circulated into the blood stream. The Lymphatic system moves the fluids through the body and then to the liver. Toxemia and swelling is a result of the Lymphatic system not working properly. Lymphatic massage reduces muscle swelling, which increases blood flow, which in turn supports proper Lymphatic system functioning.

 

Thai Massages
Heralded for centuries in the East for its energizing and restorative effects, Thai massage is gaining popularity in the West as people discover this unique and powerful form of massage.  Sometimes called “assisted yoga,” Thai massage involves easing the client into various assisted stretches to deepen muscle relaxation.  Vigorous and stimulating, Thai massage is as energizing as it is relaxing. Readmore about Thai Massage here.


Myofascial Release
Myofascial release involves applying gentle, sustained pressure to the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions. The massage relaxes the contracted muscles and increases venous and lymphatic drainage. Myofascial release treats somatic dysfunction and relieves the accompanying pain and limited range of motion.


Swedish massage
Swedish massage increases blood circulation to more than 4 times its normal rate. The massage releases the stagnant toxins stored in the muscle fibers. The result is fresh oxygenated blood flow into the muscles, that boosts energy levels. Read more about Swedish Massage here.


Youth Massage
For children of all ages, physical touch is enormously beneficial.  Lack of physical contact can lead babies to fail to thrive and cause depression and emotional disorders in growing children.  For so many reasons, youth massage is a beautiful gift to provide to any child. Read more about Youth Massage here.


Rehabilitative Massage
Rehabilitative massage is designed to support healing of injuries and restoring full range of motion. Active Release, Myofascial Release, and Neuromuscular Therapy are examples of rehabilitative massage techniques that locate the source of spasms and tension. The therapist focuses on these muscles to restore them to their natural state.

 
 
 
New York Chiropractor | Different Types of Massage Therapy. Dr. Roy Siegel is a New York Chiropractor.