The three most popular massage treatments

By Garden Retreat Spa

At nearly 4000 years old, massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing in the world. It is now starting to grow in popularity in the US. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapy is expected to grow by 23% from 2012-2022. Massage therapy techniques come from all over the world. Here are three of the most popular therapy techniques:

Swedish Massage

This is the most common massage therapy in the world. It is also referred to as Swedish massage. When a spa advertises massage therapy, it usually refers to Swedish massage. Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy Massage is done by adding one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs. These can be relaxing, energizing or stress-reducing. This is one of the many Asian massage in NYC techniques and is particularly well suited to stress and emotional conditions.

Hot Stone Massage

In this massage therapy, heated stones are placed on certain parts of the body to warm and loosen muscles. The therapists will also hold the stones and apply gentle pressure. This treatment is good for muscle tension where more a vigorous type of massage is unsuitable.

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