At The LifeCo centers with offer a large range of different types of massages for guests while on detox, some of which are mentioned below – from classics like Balinese to deep to aromatherapy massage and more exotic styles like Shiatsu. People have massages for all sorts of reasons not just as a form of relaxation but if they health a condition or injury – choosing the right kind of massage can be confusing if you are not quite sure what each kind of massage involves, so we thought we would give you some interesting info on some of the different kinds that are out there to make it easier for you to decide!
Aromatherapy Massage – is a soft massage which is both rejuvenating and relaxing at the same time with soothing aromatic oils applied to the whole body.
The soothing effects of aromatherapy massage can benefit a variety of conditions, including headaches, insomnia, certain digestive disorders, back pain, and even premenstrual symptoms. Before having this kind of massage, it is important to check you are not allergic to any of the plants used in the oils as this could cause an allergic skin reaction.
Hot Stone Massage This is a kind of Balinese massage using hot smooth stones – the therapist places them on specific points on the body. The warmth of the stones is relaxing and can loosen tight muscles so that the therapist can reach areas of muscle tension quickly. The heat from the stones infuses deep into the tissues so its great for releasing stiffness in the body and hardness in the tissues.
Shiatsu Massage Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork using pressure from the therapist’s fingers (or sometimes hands and elbows), applied in a rhythmic sequence along the body.
With roots in traditional Chinese medicine – shiatsu is used to stimulate acupressure points on the body to improve the flow of energy and help regain balance.
It’s a great massage for reducing stress and protecting against stress-related health issues such as depression and anxiety. Shiatsu is also supposed to be effective for treating conditions like arthritis, insomnia, back and neck pain, sciatica, and even sinus problems. It is even known to increase energy levels and stimulate the digestive system, so great if you are on detox.
Thai Massage Thai massage is offered referred to as ‘Lazy yoga’ as it’s a unique blend of assisted yoga, passive stretching, and pressing massage movements – without doing all the work of a yoga class, you’ll be happy to know. Thai massage is more energizing than other forms of massage as the therapist moves and stretches you in a sequence of postures, usually on a mat on the floor.
Thai massage aligns the energies of the body and it uses rhythmic compression along the body’s energy lines to reduce stress and improve flexibility. It’s also great for reducing muscle spasticity/back pain and has been shown to be useful in treating balance problems and migraine symptoms.
Reflexology massage If you like having your feet massaged, then this is for you! The therapist uses finger pressure and techniques such as kneading and rubbing to help with relaxation and healing in the body. Reflexology is based on “reflex areas” on the hands and feet – where energy is believed to be connected to all organs and other body parts. By applying pressure to the reflex points, the therapist can balance your nervous system and stimulate endorphins which reduces stress and discomfort.