Massage Therapist or Masseuse

What is Massage?

‘’Massage is a process in which a therapist uses different techniques for the betterment of blood circulation and for the reduction of stress etc’’.

It is also known as the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues. Massage Therapy gives us comfort and relief from all the stresses and pains by providing us relaxation with the help of different techniques and tools.

Masseuse or  Massage Therapist?

‘’Massage Therapist is a person who uses different massage techniques and tools to heal a person’’.

Spa, beauty and massage are going beyond Swedish or Aromatherapy relaxing massage. Eg. Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Postnatal or pregnancy Massage, and Massage therapists found work in Physiotherapy and Chiropractor clinics.

Sports Massage is becoming so popular. It helps a sports enthusiast to improve performance, and it is especially important to speed up recovery from fitness workouts or any post exercise sores and stiffness.

There is a marathon every other week in Singapore. With the completion of Sports Hub, we can expect the bigger growth of holistic fitness in Singapore. Athletes train very hard every day. They train in high performance sports. Besides, the fitness enthusiasts constantly push themselves beyond their limits, stretching different sets of muscles in different fitness routines.

Expect many sports events in Singapore and gear up your skills! If you wish to specialise in Sports Massage, become a well known and in demand Sports Therapists, learn and upgrade your therapy today

Types of Massage

There are different kinds of message with different purposes.

Deep Tissue Massage

It is considered as the best message as its main focus is on various trouble spots in your body. Layers of muscles, tissues deep under skin and tendons are the center of attention for the message therapist. They do this with the help of slow strokes but these strokes are less rhythmic.

Shiatsu Massage 

Shiatsu is Japanese word which means Finger Pressure. Different points in body are under concern in this therapy which is important for the flow of energy in body.  These points are known as acupressure points.

Swedish Massage

It is considered as the most common type of message. It involves long but soft strokes and all these strokes are rhythmic. It gives relaxation and energy by relieving muscle tension. In case of injury, it is also helpful.

Strokes in Swedish massage are of different kinds.

  • Tapotement:Stroke with the help of cupped hand or with the edge of the hand.
  • Petri Sage :The rolling and squeezing strokes.
  • Effleurage:Gives relaxation for soft tissue
  • Friction:Rub hands in circular motion in order to rub layers of tissues against each other. Helps to increase blood flow.

Neuromascular Therapy Massage

It involves treatment of chronic pain. It is helpful in treatments for injuries caused by repetitive movements. It also has concern with biochemical problems.

Sports Massage

It is helpful in developing  muscle  systems which are used for particular sports. It uses a number of  approaches in order to help athletes during and after their training. It is helpful in healing sports injury.

Chair Massage

It involves a specially designed chair which is portable. Massage of hands, shoulders, arms, back and neck comes under the heading of this kind of massage. It usually takes 15-20 min.

Thai Massage

In this type of massage there is mobilisation of points and compression of muscles. During this kind of massage the therapist moves the client into various positions by using his/her body.

 Hot Stone Massage

Warmed stones are placed on different body parts and transmit heat into the body. These stones are used as massage tools by the therapists.

Reflexology

Therapist uses his/her fingers, thumb, or hand in order to stimulate different areas of feet. This kind of massage is very helpful for the promotion of good health.

Therapist uses his/her fingers, thumb, or hand in order to stimulate different areas of feet. This kind of massage is very helpful for the promotion of good health.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage helps you to overcome changes in your body due to pregnancy. It reduces stress and swelling from different parts of body. Specially designed pillows are used as tools in this therapy to give a comfortable position for the client.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

There are so many benefits of Massage Therapy.

  • Helpful in muscle tension reduction.
  • Relief of muscle spasms
  • Gives great flexibility
  • Enable the client with ease of movement
  • One can feel free from stress
  • Promotes deeper breathing.
  • Circulation of blood improves.
  • Heals injuries of soft tissues and reduces pain.
  • Gives nourishment to skin
  • Gives improvement in the posture.
  • Ensures good health.
  • Anxiety levels are reduced.
  • Gives good mental state for awareness.

Many families tend to lack activities that they can do together to spice up their lives as a family. Most people find themselves engaging in the same old activities that they are used to such as board games, drinking, movies etc. The core purpose of a family engaging in all these activities is to bond and have fun collectively as a lovely family. This activities are fun but they are not all-round engaging for a family and most of the times only seem to be effective when we are carrying them out with a bunch of friends. Most people anyway tend to forget about the most important activity that can bring them together as a family and is more engaging for the whole family, that is  –  BODY MASSAGE.

Body massage is a very important activity to engage as a family and the best thing about this practice is that apart from being a fun activity, it helps in many other areas of life to the family members. Body massage has the following pros.

Relieving Stress

Massage helps in relieving stress. Massage lowers the levels of body cortisol, a stress hormone, and increases the production of serotonin and dopamine, feel-good hormones. If any of your family members is undergoing hard times, massage, is therefore, a useful tool in helping them relieve their stress and clear their head. The soft touches of massage are very relaxing and will make you feel good mentally and treat all kinds of stress caused by either anxiety or depression.

 

Treating Back Pains, Shoulder Aches & Tired Legs

Massage is a very effective treatment for relieving back pains and research has pointed out that it even works better than other therapies such as spinal modification or acupuncture. Next time you have back pains or any other body aches try out body massage and you are rest assured of pain relieve in a short course. A research in the Annals of Internal Medicine proved that massage reduces the use of painkillers by 37%. So next time  you think of visiting a chemist to buy those painkillers think of a better option, body massage.

 

Increases Flexibility

Massage also increases flexibility by working out your body muscles, tendons, connective tissues and also trigger the production of natural lubricants between the connective tissue fibre. Staying flexible is a key factor to any person at any given age and therefore massage is the best way to bring your family together in an activity that will help all of you in keeping fit.

 

Lower Blood Pressure

People with prehypertension will also find body massage very helpful to them. Body massage lowers blood pressure according to several studies carried out across patients. IT is therefore important for your family to learn this important skill of muscle therapy. Apart from lowering the blood pressure, therapeutic massage also helps in improving stability.

 

Boosts Immunity

Massage gives body immune system a boost by aiding in increasing the level of activity of natural killer T cells, which fights tumors and viruses. Full body massage enhances immune function of women fighting breast cancer and also improves the immune system of unborn infants.

It is therefore very important that your family learns the skills of body massage. This way you will have something that will bring and bond you together for a good course.

Imagine each and every member of your family possessing this powerful and important skill. It’s like having doctors living together under the same roof taking care of each other.
Make it a duty to introduce all your family members and friends to the life spicing up activity that will bond you together as a family and you will not have to constant worry about all the problems listed above as you will have the solutions in your family’s magical hands. The best thing about this activity is that you can perform it either indoors or outdoors and you only need to be two to carry out this activity.

Getting massage can do you all those goods mentioned above, but getting it from a person who really care and love is a very sensational moment that everyone deserves to experience on a regular basis.

Acquiring this bodywork skill and massage will be your favourite activity to do any day, anytime. Good luck.