Developed in the early twentieth century, reflexology was originally known as “zone therapy.” This type of massage focuses only on ones and hands feet. During a reflexology session, the massage therapist will focus on specific target points that will send signals to the brain and will balance the nervous system. This is done by moving and stretching the hands and feet while applying pressure to reflex areas and other parts of the body. These pressure areas correspond to specific organs of the body. The endorphins released during a reflexology session will reduce the amount of stress the client feels while returning the body back to its equilibrium. Reflexology provides pain relief to those who are suffering tension headaches, arthritis, digestive issues, and back pain.
Usually, when people think of massage, the type of massage that they visualize is a Swedish massage. Developed in Stockholm several centuries ago, this form of bodywork has become the most common type of massage that is performed
The massage therapists at Massage Envy will rub the muscles with long gliding strokes in the same direction of blood flowing back to the heart to get the client’s body to relax. Firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending, stretching, and applying pressure with their hands and palms are a few other techniques used to calm the muscles of the body down. The use of lotion will not only reduce friction, but stimulate the skin as well.
The benefits of a Swedish massage includes an increase of oxygen in the blood, a decline in muscle toxins, better circulation and flexibility, and less muscle tension.
A geriatric massage provides the recipient with basic relaxation and relief. This type of massage is a great way to fight many aging symptoms. There are many different types of geriatric massages, all of which are very popular among massage clients.
The geriatric techniques that Massage Envy professionals use help increase blood flow, fights depression, improves balance and flexibility, decrease arthritis pain, and improve posture.