3 Types Massage Therapy Worth Trying
Massage therapy can be a great tool for relieving pain, treating soft-tissue injuries and maintaining fitness in athletes. Today’s blog post will feature three unique massage therapy treatments that you may not have heard of.
Thai Massage is a full-body massage that blends yogic stretching, fascial stretch therapy, acupressure, t’ai chi breath work and meditation. By resetting resting muscle length and relieving unhealthy tension, patients benefit from an increased range of motion, stimulated blood circulation and fatigue, swelling and headache relief. Thai Massage can either be performed on a floor mat or on a massage table and is ideal for patients looking for a full-body treatment that includes elements of stretching and deep tissue massage.
Warm Bamboo Massage
Warm Bamboo Massage is a unique therapy that utilizes heat, rolling and kneading motions to provide deep tissue massage to a patient. Heated bamboo sticks are manipulated by the massage therapist to roll and knead out muscle and fascia tension, while radiating heat increases relaxation and releases tension. The deep tissue application of bamboo massage produces long-lasting results and increases an overall sense of well-being for the patient.
Cupping therapies are one of the latest health trends to hit the market and have gained a following from high-profile athletes such as Michael Phelps. Bamboo Cupping is a version of cupping therapy which uses hollowed bamboo cups to create suction on localized area of the skin. Benefits can include treating pain, reducing scar tissue and increased blood flow, encouraging healing.
At Kinetic Edge HG we offer therapy in Thai Massage, Warm Bamboo Massage and Bamboo Cupping at our central Ottawa location. Massage Therapy appointments can be booked online at www.kineticedgehg.com or in-person by calling 613-680-7966.