Massage therapy is different for everybody and it depends on what techniques are being used. Many therapists use a form of Swedish massage, which is very soothing and relaxing. In a Swedish massage, the therapist uses broad, flowing strokes to calm the nervous system and relax the muscles. As the body relaxes, pressure is gradually increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow the muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction. It also helps hydrate the skin. Some therapists may use deep tissue massage, which can be quite uncomfortable because firmer pressure and techniques like trigger point therapy are applied in this kind of therapy.
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