Types of Massage

Massage therapists can specialize in over 80 different types of massage, called modalities. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, sports massage, and neuromuscular massage are just a few of the many approaches to massage therapy. Most massage therapists specialize in several modalities, which require different techniques. Some use exaggerated strokes ranging the length of a body part, while others use quick, percussion-like strokes with a cupped or closed hand.

Many modalities of massage therapy use massage oils, lotions, or creams to massage the client's muscles. Most modalities of massage require clients to be covered in a sheet or towel, and require clients to be undressed or to wear loose-fitting clothing. The therapist only exposes the body part on which he or she is currently massaging. Some types of massage are done without oils or lotions and are performed with the client fully-clothed.

Call the number above if you have any questions regarding massage modalities and/or to discuss which type of massage would be best for you.

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