OTHER MASSAGE TECHNIQUES


MASSAGE METHODS
NAME DESCRIPTION
Myofascial Release It is a massage that deals with the muscle (myo) and the connective tissue (fascia) interconnected to every other area of the body. During the Myofascial Release (MFR) session, practitioners find stuck zones called restrictions and use gentle sliding pressure in the direction of the restriction to stretch the tissues and "liberate" the fascia in order to return it to a state of normalcy.
The stretching of tissues and the heat provided by the therapist's hands aid to produce a softer consistency of fascia, which support musculoskeletal system and alleviate chronic pain, headaches, and stress-related ailments.
A very similar treatment is the Connective Tissue Massage. In this method, therapists "hook" their fingers into the fascia and employ pulling strokes to lengthen the effected area.
CranioSacral Therapy It is a gentle, hands-on technique of detection and correction that involves the craniosacral system integrated by membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and protects the spinal cord.
Practitioners of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) touch the hub of the central nervous system to treat imbalances and release the restrictions ("blockages") that origin sensory, motor or neurological disabilities.
The elimination of blockages encourages the functioning of the central nervous system and body as a whole. CST leaves a feeling of well-being and is useful with headaches, neck and back injuries, central nervous system disorders, traumas, stress, chronic fatigue and tension.
CST was created by American John Upledger in the 1980s.
Zero Balancing It is a simple, potent hands-on technique of aligning body energy with physical structure related to the skeletal system. The practice incorporates fundamental doctrine of Western knowledge with Eastern concepts of body, mind and spirit.
Zero Balancing (ZB) corrects imbalance, renovates vitality, and helps in stress relief and pain diminution. The ZB therapists ask the patient to the lie down face up on a table and then apply a series of gentle pressing, stretching and bending movements; which begins at the feet and moving up the whole body to the patientís head. Oils are not used in ZB techniques.
A session lasts around 30 minutes and is done through the client's clothing. ZB was created by Fritz Smith in 1973.
Orthopedic Massage This method combines many massage techniques to treat chronic pain and soft-tissue damage with emphasis on recognizing the underlying causes and pathology of each ailment in order to choice the proper modality to heal the injury.
The treatment consists on injury assessment and rehabilitation. Pain is relieved by merging myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, muscle energy, fractioning, stretching, neuromuscular re-education, structural balancing, etc. Orthopedic massage is mostly utilized in conjunction with sports massage practices.
Pregnancy Massage It is a popular, gentle massage for expectant mothers (prenatal) and women after giving birth (postpartum). The technique is applied to decrease stress, anxiety and depression; diminish swelling on hands and feet, alleviate lower back, neck and shoulder pain; joint tenderness; ease fatigue; and prepare muscles and cardio system for labor and delivery.
The method is based on Swedish massage, personalized to the necessities of each woman. Practitioners must be well-trained to provide safe and efficient care in every stage of the pregnancy. Furthermore, patients must consult their doctors before receiving this treatment.


Other Techniques Facial Massage, Back Massage, Self Massage, On-site (Chair) Massage, Infant Massage, Senior Massage, Couple Massage, Lypossage, Oncology Massage, Fibromyalgia Massage, Scalp Massage, Sensual (Tantric) Massage, Animal Massage.
Alexander Technique, Rolfing (Structural Integration), Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy, Trager Approach, Bowen Technique, Breema, Esalen Tissue Work, Feldenkrais, Hellerwork, Rosen Method, Reichian Massage, Petrissage, Pfrimmer Deep, Russian Massage, Californian Massage, Belavi Massage, Aston Patterning.
Kinesiology, Myomassology, Therapeutic Touch (TT), Visceral Manipulation, Ortho-bionomy, Joint Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique(MET), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Structural Integration.




    : It considers the human being as a whole rather than a set of conditions...
    : Based on warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy hubs in the body...
    : It involves scented plant oils with with relaxing and revitalizing properties...
    : It treats the deeper layers of muscle to alliviate chronic pain and injury...
    : Applied in a therapeutic pool to heal using its anti-gravity properties...
    : It uses ischemic compression at areas of hypersensitivity in muscles...
    : Centered on the enhancement of athletic performance...
    : It diminishes swelling and eliminates wastes trapped in the connective tissue...
    : Certain spots of the body are pressed to stimulate corresponding areas...
    : Used to balances the nervous system with the musculoskeletal system...