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May 20, 2019

8 Different Types of Massage

8 Different Types of Massage

When was the last time you had a soul healing massage? You know, the kind where your entire body gets healing hands massage from a competent massage therapist. Or perhaps the healing service kind of massage that is now easily replicated by many state-of-the-art massage chairs. In short, when was the last time you gave your body, mind, and spirit, some good old TLC?

Now, before you start reminiscing (and longing for) the last shoulder massage or that hand and foot massage therapy you had many months ago, you need to know a little secret about massage therapy, in general. Are you prepared for this mind-blowing news?

It’s all about the type of massage. Really, if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Ever walked into a spa and booked a massage session only to find yourself having to coach your therapist on how to massage shoulders? How about getting a foot massage spa only to feel like you should have opted for a different massage session?

If these scenarios sound familiar to you (or if you simply want to avoid them), consider reading up on this list of different types of massage so you can assess which one best suits your needs.

Let’s get started.

Hot Stone Massage

Love heat therapy?

Then a warm and soothing hot stone massage is perfect for you. Here, your body gets the combined therapeutic benefits from applied massage techniques and from heated basalt stones.

Now, here's the catch. There are massage chairs in the market that can also provide you with a similar hot stone massage experience. Just check out models like Panasonic MAJ7 and Osaki Maestro massage chairs, if you’re eyeing to get your hot stone massage fix from one.

Swedish Massage

Got some light to moderate tension on your back or on your shoulders? Check this out.

Massage chair models like the Luraco i7 Plus offer this kind of massage therapy where long and gliding strokes (as well as kneads and circular motions) provide muscle tension relaxation and blood circulation.

Deep Tissue Massage

How about if you suffer from chronic pain and reduced range of motion? That one calls for deep tissue massage where the sustained and more intense pressure is targeted at the deeper layers of the muscle and its fascia.

Looking for a massage chair that can execute this? The Synca JP1000 is one good example.

Sports Massage

Here’s another (tension) kicker.

If you are an athlete or you have a very active lifestyle that involves sports and constant gym workouts, sports massage may be your thing. Just like how Osaki Ekon and Osaki Monarch massage chairs do it, sports massage gives your muscles relief from repetitive and aggressive sports motions. Similarly, this type of massage can help your body recover quickly from sports-related stress and injuries.

Shiatsu Massage

Got room for more mind-blowing information?

Hailing from ancient traditional medicine, Shiatsu massage applies rhythmic finger pressure towards specific body points. In turn, your body's "chi" is freed from blockages caused by stress. TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ MC-2100 is a great massage chair that is known for its incredible shiatsu massage execution.

Reflexology Massage

Still haven't found your match?

Consider reflexology massage which some massage chairs (like the Infinity Meridian) are known for. This kind of massage targets precise points at the bottom of your feet. These pressure points are believed to be connected to your bodily organs and system and thus can give you a boost on your overall health.

Thai Massage

You know how the Osaki OS-4000XT comes to mind when you hear the phrase Thai massage?

That's because this massage chair can make you feel like you are getting those intense stretches to finally get rid of your bodily pain.
Picture this: your body gets compressed, pulled, rocked and stretched in various yoga-like positions and directions to relieve muscle and joint pain, as well as give you that much-needed mood boost from increased oxytocin levels.

Foot Massage

Ready for another massage type? This one is specifically for your tired toes and overworked feet.

You’ve probably been in this situation a number of times. You come home from a long and tiring day of driving. And aside from putting your legs up and resting those aching soles, you crave for a foot massage to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

No doubt about it, a foot massage is a stress-reliever. And if you simply have no time to head on to the nearest spa to book this kind of massage session, massage chair models like the Titan Jupiter are readily available in the market for your massage pleasure.

So, what does this all mean?

Depending on your needs, there is a perfect massage type that can soothe your aching body and refresh your mind and spirit. All you need to do is to listen to your body and you’ll know exactly what it needs. Let us help you find the ideal massage chair for you. Contact us for a FREE personalized recommendation and ask us about our amazing deals!

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