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What are Massage Modalities?

Swedish massage is the most popular modality. Its benefits include relaxation, detoxification, and improved circulation and blood oxygenation. It also helps with joint injuries, anxiety, digestive issues, fibromyalgia, and a variety of other health related issues.

Shiatsu massage is a type of alternative medicine involving finger and palm pressure and stretches to energize pathways called meridians improving the flow of qi (pronounced “chee.”) Its benefits include relief of stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety and/or depression.

Reflexology is based on traditional Asian medicine focused on keeping life’s opposing forces, yin and yang, functioning in harmony. Specific pathways or energy channels called meridians are manipulated using pressure on specific points typically on the feet and hands. Its overall benefit is improved health and vitality.

Deep Tissue massage, compared to Swedish massage, uses deeper pressure which is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints). The fascia release provides increased muscle mobility.


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Chuck Einstein 8/27/18 © Cardinal Day Spas