Stress is a normal part of everyday life, but often, our body’s coping mechanism may not be enough to handle all we throw at it. It is normal to need help coping with stress and massage should be one of the first options that come to mind. Massage therapy is relatively safe, non-invasive, and it could be a useful tool for taking charge of your health and wellness. At All About the Massage, we offer different types of massage in Acton, MA.
What is massage?
According to Mayo Clinic, “massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing, and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.” The technique may range from light stroking of these body parts to applying deep pressure. Overall, massage aims to relieve stress, help manage pain, and aid relaxation. When you book a session of massage in Acton, MA, you can rest assured you’ll get all these benefits and much more.
What are the types of massage?
There are different types of massage, some more common than others. Below are some of the most common types of massage:
Swedish massage: By far, the most common type of massage, the technique uses kneading, long strokes, tapping, vibration, and deep, circular movements to help relax your muscles and joints. It’s a great way to relieve stress, and you are sure to leave feeling energized.
Deep tissue massage: Deep massage strokes are slower and more forceful. The technique primarily targets deeper layers of tendons and muscles, and it could help with muscle damage and chronic pain.
Pregnancy or prenatal massage: This type of massage focuses on addressing the needs of pregnant or expecting women. At All about Massage, we use specially-designed massage cushions to provide maximum comfort during a session of massage in Acton, MA.
Himalayan Salt Stone massage: the salt stone massage is a combination of heat therapy and massage therapy. It is useful for soothing sore muscles, relaxing the body, improving sleep, and exfoliating the skin.
At All About the Massage, we offer a combination of deep Swedish and Deep tissue massage (therapeutic massage), prenatal massage, and Himalayan Salt Stone Massage.
Do massages work for pain?
Scientific evidence shows that massage could be a useful complementary therapy for people suffering from different types of pain. It relieves pain via several mechanisms, which may include relaxing muscles, tendons, and joints, reducing stress and anxiety, and possibly closing the pain gate by impeding pain messages transmitted to and from the nerves in the brain. According to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine, “60-minute therapeutic massage sessions two or three times a week for four weeks relieved chronic neck pain better than no massage or fewer or shorter massage sessions.”
Massage can be used for managing different types of pain, including:
- Low-back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
- Muscle cramps
- Headaches, etc.
Choose a licensed massage therapist
At All About the Massage, we have licensed therapists that offer the best massage in Acton, MA. Rest assured, our therapists are dignified professionals who would respect your boundaries. We would treat you to the most relaxing and refreshing massage session you’ve ever had.