Have you been considering getting a massage? Have you been wondering what type of massage would be the best choice for you? Read below about the different types of massage therapy in Idaho Falls, ID that Traditions of Health can offer you!
The Swedish Massage is a medium full pressure body massage that was founded in the 19th Century in Sweden, based on the concepts of anatomy and physiology of the West. It is one of the most commonly used types of therapeutic massage and exercise that manipulates the joints and muscles to help promote relaxation, increase range of motion, stimulate circulation and relief muscle tension. The Swedish Massage generally consists of kneading, friction, stretching, tapping, and effleurage massage strokes by the massage therapist. The Swedish Massage is known to be one of the most common forms of Classical Western Massage, and is highly recommended if it’s your first time getting a massage or if you don’t get massages often.
An Aromatherapy Massage is performed to promote physical and psychological well-being with the use of essential oils, by rubbing them into the skin. Once the oils are absorbed by the skin, they begin to travel through the body allowing their healing properties to spread to all the major body organs. The oils are applied to warm the skin and muscles with long sweeping strokes and feel deeply relaxing. An Aromatherapy Massage is a great choice to help rid the body of toxins.
Hot Stone Massage
A Hot Stone Massage is a full body massage that uses heated stones as a massage tool and for their heat alone. Basalt rocks are one of the most commonly used types of rocks because of their heat retention properties, and are used to help relax and massage sore muscles and to promote spiritual balance. The smooth, heated stones are placed on key points of the body to improve circulation and calm the nervous system. A Hot Stone Massage is best suited for people who tend to get cold easily, relaxation and for people with muscle tension but prefer a lighter style of massage.
A Reflexology Massage is performed to promote healing by massaging pressure points on the feet and hands to stimulate nerves in the body and encourage blood flow. Reflexology massages help to relieve pain and the source of any pain that the body may have.
On-Site Chair Massage
An On-Site Chair Massage is a shorter type of massage that is performed on a specially designed chair where you are seated in a forward position, and fully clothed. On-Site Chair Massages are most commonly done to promote relaxation in your neck, shoulders, back and arms.
If you’ve decided on massage therapy in Idaho Falls, make sure to call Traditions of Health Massage to schedule an appointment!