The most popular 6 types of massage therapy
Updated: Apr 1
Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) – our uniquely relaxing, therapeutic massage is flexible enough to accommodate your individual needs. Our massage combines a number of techniques designed to soothe and recharge you. Massage therapy is part of a healthy lifestyle and can help in a number of different areas including helping to relieve stress and anxiety, relax muscles, relieve tension headaches, enhance & maintain good health, stimulate circulation, and overall rejuvenation. All of our massages are performed by our Registered Massage Therapist and the cost of massage is often covered by your employee health benefits program (extended health insurance benefit/coverage).
Swedish Relaxation Massage is the most common and best known type of massage. It involves long, fluid strokes of muscles and tissues with pressure that varies from light to medium to firm. This type of massage is considered to be one of the most relaxing styles. Your Massage Therapists will adjust the pressure according to your sensitivity and preference.
2. Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage, is a deeper more intense massage. This technique uses slow, deep guided strokes and firm pressure designed to relieve severe tension and reach below the superficial muscles. Deep Tissue Massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain and soreness in both large and small muscle groups.
3. Sports Massage
A no-nonsense massage that aims to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue conditions. Sports Massage can enable you to move your body more freely with more flexibility and in time can improve your posture. As the name suggests it is popular with athletic individuals, as it enhances performance, assists recovery and prevents injury. These are benefits we can all enjoy, no matter it is preparation for a sports event or recovery from an intensive workout.
4. Trigger Point Massage
Trigger points are sore, painful spots that occur in a muscle. Most people refer to trigger points as knots. They are called trigger points because they “trigger” a painful response that often refers pain to different parts of your body. Trigger Point Massage uses concentrated finger pressure on each trigger point to prevent cycles of muscle pain and spasms. Trigger Point Massage provides benefits after just one session.
5. Prenatal Massage
Prenatal Massage is a nurturing massage that focuses on the special needs of mothers-to-be during pregnancy. Positioning, pillows and cushions are used to enhance support, decrease pressure and increase relaxation for both body and mind. Mother and baby share in the benefits as stress and tension melt away, leaving you feeling balanced and energized. Relief of stress on feet, ankles, low back and neck, as well as reducing swelling, are all benefits of a Prenatal Massage. It is advised that you consult with your doctor to see if Prenatal Massage is right for you. Additional restrictions may apply.
6. Hot Stone Massage
Our Signature Massage! Hot Stone Massage is a form of massage therapy that follows the same principles of Swedish Massage with the addition of heated stones, which helps lead to deep relaxation. Adding heat to specific areas on the body enhances the feelings of relaxation and peace. Recommended in particular for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis or other chronic pain. The penetrating effects of the heated stones allows the massage to be delivered without excessive pressure.