Healthy Life: The Benefits of Massage
By Sabina Brownstein
Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. There are several different styles of massage to choose from, so here are some of the most popular ones.
Swedish Massage stimulates circulation using firm kneading strokes. Deep Tissue Massage is helpful for chronic muscular pain and is closely related to Sports Massage, which is designed to help loosen muscles and increase flexibility. Shiatsu Massage employs rhythmic finger pressure that centres on your energy meridians. Thai Massage also works to align the energies of the body, using gentle pressure on specific points.
Aromatherapy Massage adds one or more essentials oils to address specific needs, and ease stress. Prenatal Massage relieves the aches, pains and anxiety that can come with pregnancy. Reflexology is an interesting type of massage that uses pressure on the parts of your foot that correlate to different areas of your body. We are very fortunate to have many great massage therapists here on Ibiza, and you can experience taster sessions of different styles at the Ibiza Spirit Festival on Sunday October 7th at Atzaró. •