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Which Form of Massage Therapy is Right for You?

Which Form of Massage Therapy is Right for You?

Therapeutic massage therapy is the hands-on practice of manipulating the muscles and other tissues in the body to reduce stress, relieve pain and promote relaxation and healing. There are various forms of massage therapy to choose from, each drawing on different physiological theories and touch techniques that vary in intensity.

Swedish massage: This massage uses oil or lotion to reduce friction between the therapist's hands and your body and is performed directly on the skin. Best known for increasing the flow of oxygen to the muscles and tissues, this form of massage employs long, broad strokes on the superficial layers of the muscles. It's also favored by those seeking deep relaxation or repair of overused or injured muscles.