9 types of massage that you did not know about
Thai, sports, anti-cellulite – we are sure that everyone is familiar with these massage techniques. At Daviani Beauty Center, the most sophisticated beautyigolics will be able to try other types – Egyptian massage with herbal bags or myofascinal technique, which will replace the facelift, and also bring the child to children’s massage.
BeautyHack asked Marina Belyaeva, an osteopath and chiropractor with 30 years of experience, which techniques are now gaining popularity and who they are suitable for.
Absolutely everyone needs a massage, but it’s important to choose the right technique. If you want to achieve a therapeutic effect in case of joint problems, it is recommended to choose oriental massage options, and relaxation is completely done without indications.
In any case, all species work as a prophylaxis of congestion in the body and are important for the movement of lymph and blood flow. It is on this that the general condition of the body, the immune system and metabolic processes depends.
I always advise doing a general massage of the whole body or combining several zones, rather than choosing individual ones – legs, neck and so on. Lymphatic blood flow is a single system, and all muscles are connected to each other. To massage one part of the body is the same as applying the cream to only half of the face. For the normal functioning of the body, it will be enough to conduct a session at least once or twice a month.
There are many indications for this technique: from cerebrovascular accidents and frequent headaches to spinal problems. Blood carries oxygen to our cells, and when it reaches its destination, metabolic processes occur. If blood flow is normalized, venous outflow will improve, sleep will normalize and migraines will go away.
At the same time, the head, neck and sacrum are worked out – a single craniosocral system. The brain and spinal cord are largely connected, and such a massage can normalize the whole organism as a whole. You can not be afraid of painful sensations: this is a soft technique without unnecessary pressures and frightening “clicks” of joints. Therefore, it can be used even when performing baby massage.
Egyptian massage with herbal bags
The oldest technique is ideal for muscle relaxation and warming. The process uses warm oil, and the technique itself is carried out through the channels: along the back and spine. They are also called “channels of three heaters”: they carry energy to the periphery and to the internal organs.
During the massage, both muscle and energy blocks are removed, and working through herbal sacs further improves blood flow. Inside is a medicinal herbal collection, and they work like a compress: they improve blood flow and help fight pain and clamps. I always recommend this technique to office workers (they’d better go massage every week) and especially in the cold season – it cheers up!
Myofascial facial massage
With the myosfacial technique, it is fascia that is deeply worked out, and not just skin. Due to this, there is drainage, and an improvement in skin tone (massage can even replace a circular face lift), and the normalization of capillary tissue microcirculation.
It is also interesting that the process does not use oil, so the technique is suitable for all skin types. Despite belonging to the anti-age category, myofascial massage has no age restrictions. The sooner you start doing it, the later the first signs of aging will appear. But to see the results, you need a minimum of 10-12 sessions. And if ptosis has already formed, the course should be even greater. It is important to understand that ligaments, tissues and the whole system need adaptation, but with the help of massage, surgical intervention can be easily avoided.
A very popular and relatively new type of massage that combines soft manual, myofascial and osteopathic techniques. Several problems are simultaneously solved at once: muscle pains, problems with the spine, irritability and just a bad mood.
Such a massage is performed for at least one and a half hours, and the master first decides which techniques to combine. Very often an additional visceral massage of the abdomen or kinesiology is performed – it allows you to examine the muscles, eliminating the root causes of pain and clamps.
Visceral massage of the abdomen
During a visceral massage, the master acts on the internal organs – in this case, the abdominal organs. Do not be afraid: there will be no acute pain in the absence of serious health problems. This technique copes with stagnation, for example, in the biliary tract, with poor intestinal motility, normalization of the stomach and liver. Despite the fact that the massage is performed in the abdomen, the result is displayed throughout the body as a whole and can even accelerate hair growth.
But like all types of massage, this technique has contraindications: any tumors, stones in the gall bladder or ducts, stones or sand in the kidneys.