- Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue.
- Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows Effleurage.
- Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue.
Monday, July 4, 2016
The Wellness Massage is a combination of massage techniques from Thai, Swedish, Acupressure, and Reflexology disciplines.
This massage is designed to enhance blood flow to the joints, tendons, and muscles. Stretching and Joint Rotation helps to realign the muscle strands, and skeletal joints, allowing crucial fluids to flow properly throughout.
Acupressure uses Pressure Points that stimulate corresponding Yin/Yang targets located throughout the meridians of the body to relieve pains and stiffness
Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction strokes and Tapotement work the muscles to relax and revitalize. These are the basic and most commonly used techniques for massage therapy.
Reflexology is administered by pressing on specific areas on the hands or feet and can have therapeutic effects in other parts of the body.
The Wellness Massage is a well-rounded massage that employs these various techniques to provide an overall revitalizing tune up in one session.
Source: Massage Wiki