This week mark's the 16th Annual National Massage Therapy Awareness week. Massage therapists across Long Island are promoting the benefits of massage for health and wellness through massage demonstrations and special client promotions. Evidence shows that massage therapy is effective in treating conditions including ADHD, Autism, Burn victims, Fibromyalgia, HIV/AIDS, Seniors, Cancer patients, pain management and TMJ.
Massage therapists specialize in all of the most popular forms of massage therapy. Swedish massage therapy is often recommended for first time clients, and consists of soft circular strokes. Aromatherapy massages combine essential oils that soothe specific ailments and use sensory perception to relax the client. Hot stone massage targets specific muscle groups by placing heated smooth stones on the skin, which the therapist gently applies pressure to. Deep tissue massages employ slower strokes and friction techniques to target deeper layers of muscle. Shiatsu massage is a Japanese technique that uses finger tip pressure applied in rhythmic patterns to soften tense muscle. Sports massages are designed specifically for physically active people who experience a high level of pain. Discover the positive effect it can have on your body and your well-being.
Here are some great places to experience the rejuvenating benefits of massage therapy.