Types of Massage

Most massage therapists use a variety of massage techniques in a massage therapy session to best address your health and wellness needs. 

Talk to your massage therapist about your health goals to customize your massage therapy session.

Four Common Types of Massage Therapy

  • Swedish: The most common type of massage, to relax and energize you.
  • Deep tissue: For muscle damage from an injury, such as whiplash or back strain.
  • Sports: To help prevent athletic injury, keep the body flexible and help recovery.
  • Chair: Massage of the upper body, while fully clothed and seated in a special portable chair.

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