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Understanding what a massage is all about

A good massage can be a very powerful tool especially when it comes to helping you take charge of your entire wellbeing and health. Nowadays, massages are not only done as a kind of luxury in many of the high-end health clubs and spas. Currently, there are a variety of  services that are offered in clinics, businesses, airports, and hospitals as well. If you have never thought of having a massage, learning about the health benefits that you are likely to experience from getting one will surely change your mind. 

So what is a massage?
A massage is said to be an overall general term that is used when rubbing, pressing and in the manipulation of your muscles, skin, ligaments, and tendons. Massages may range from deep pressure to very light stroking. There are many different types and variety of massages that are available in the market for you to choose from. Some of the most common types of massages have been mentioned below.

?    Deep tissue massage. This is the type of massage that makes use of strokes that are slower and more forceful so as to target the deep layers of connective tissues and muscles. This type of massage is mostly done so as to help with the most common types of muscle damage that many people tend to experience. 

?    The Swedish massage. This is one of the most common types of gentle massages that tends to make use of kneading, long strokes, tapping, vibration and movements that are deep and circular with the main aim of helping the client to be more energized and relaxed. 

?    The trigger point type of massage. This is the type of massage which mainly focuses on areas of the body where there are tight muscles that may form as a result of overuse or injuries. 

?    The sports type of massage. Even though this type of massage is more similar to the Swedish type, it is mostly focused on people who are mostly involved with different sports activities. It is mainly done so as to either treat or prevent any kind of injuries. 

Why it is important to consult before getting a massage. 
Even though most people tend to benefit from a massage, there are certain kinds of massage that may not be the most convenient for you if you are suffering from conditions like:
?    A healing wound or a bu
?    If you are under blood-thinning medication or if you are suffering from a bleeding disorder.
?    If you suffer from severe thrombocytopenia.
?    If you suffer from deep vein thrombosis
?    If you have a fracture
If you are suffering from any of the above, it would be a good idea to first consult with your doctor before you go ahead and get a massage.

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