Aside from being a superb way to relax and unwind, massage is recognised as a legitimate therapeutic treatment by many medical practitioners and also by many insurance companies. Do you know what types of massage are covered by your medical insurance?
There are nearly as many different types of massage therapy available as there are reasons to need a massage. Whatever your reason is for wanting – or perhaps needing – a massage, there will be a type of massage to suit you.
Massage is a therapeutic and relaxation technique which involves the manipulation of both the superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Massage is a word that derives from many languages, and which means in all of them: to knead, or to touch or handle. The many types of massage technique involve varying degrees and types of pressure and kneading.
Massage is the manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function of those tissues and promote relaxation, health and well-being. The trained professionals who deliver these services are known as massage therapists or sometimes, colloquially, as masseuses; althought this term is not favoured amongst the professional massage therapist community.
There are a vast range of oils used in massage, each containing different properties to benefit particular skin types. In massage, there are two basic types of oil used - these are known as essential oils and carrier oils. The carrier oil makes up most of the massage blend, and generally has little scent of its own. Essential oils are often too strong to be applied undiluted, and are blended with the carrier oil to create a diluted substance which will not irritate the skin. The four most commonly used essential oils in massage are beneficial to your skin due to their alleged healing properties.
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