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Swedish massage consists of a specific set of massage movements: effleurage or sliding movements; petrissage or kneading movements; friction, or rubbing; vibration and percussion. It traditionally also includes passive and active joint movements, stretching and bending joints with the assistance of the massage therapist.
Deep Tissue Massage
The therapist uses manual techniques that target specific areas of tension in deep muscle tissues. Specifically, therapists work to release adhesions, which are rigid bands of tissue that can cause pain and chronic tension and restrict motion. Types of strokes that the therapist may use include: kneading, grabbing or rolling the muscles; effleurage or stroking, gliding strokes that use the entire hand surface; percussive movements, such as tapping or cupping; and friction, in which the superficial surfaces are moved over deeper tissue.
A sports massage is a type of therapy geared toward athletes and the particular stresses they place on their bodies. A sports massage therapist is trained in applying techniques to help athletes avoid injuries, cool down after exertion and enhance their overall performance. Proper sports should concentrate on increasing motion and flexibility, relieving muscle soreness, and promoting a quick recovery from muscle overuse.