For those of you who experienced it, there is nothing quite like having a massage to relax and increase the sense of well-being.
But the benefits of massages don’t end there. You can have a massage to help you sleep better, to relieve headaches; there are therapeutic massages to help you get rid of cellulite or loose weight.
Athletes particularly use massage to relieve pain in overworked muscles, or for injuries like frozen shoulder, tennis elbow or sore neck.
Not surprising there are many different types of massages using different parts of body to apply the pressure and different ointment to increase effect.
There are gentler ones: massage with hot stones or hot rocks, massages with essential oil, olive or coconut oil, aromatherapy or the latest trend amongst celebrities; massage with cupping.
If you are not sure, your massage therapist will be able to advise you on the best choice for you.
It usually involves lying on the therapy bed without clothes but covered with towels and with your head resting in the head rest. You will be able to ask for a different pressure depending on your personal preference.
Some of the most common types of massages are:
Thai massage – laying on the floor mat the therapist is stretching your body with a relatively strong pulls and pressure can be quite high, it helps improve flexibility and joint movement.
Swedish massage – most commonly used massage to help relieve pain especially with back problems, it is applied with different types of strokes from tapping to kneading.
Cupping massage - Bellabaci is a modified and simplified version of the ancient cupping therapy. Bellabaci cups are silicone and you hand squeeze the cups to create a vacuum suction on the bodies surface while moving it in a massage sequence it will result in excellent healing results.
The Bellabaci massage therapy will drain excess fluids and toxins, loosen adhesions, lift connective tissue and bring blood flow to stagnant muscle and skin. It can be used for numerous things from deep tissue massage relief to lymphatic drainage.