We are going to give you all the information you need to offer well-being massages adapted to your clients.
The different massage techniques and their benefits
We often stress the relaxing virtues of massages, which allow you to relax and eliminate stress. However, there are also energizing and toning massages. Certain techniques can be used for their slimming properties or as part of sports preparation.
Regardless of which massage technique you opt for, its benefits are multiple, which include:
- Promote the evacuation of tensions and toxins
- Improve blood and lymphatic circulation
- Help fight against sleep disorders and anxiety
- Strengthen the immune system
- Promote letting go
Which massage to choose according to the expectations of your customers?
Stress is, without a doubt, the evil of the century. Many people are under significant pressure in their professional and personal lives
If your clients are complaining of symptoms such as insomnia, irritability, or anxiety, you can suggest a technique that helps relax muscles quickly. The Californian wellness massage is ideal for relieving tension. It is based on kneading and effleurage movements.
The use of a lukewarm oil softens the skin and improves the fluidity of the movements. If your clients are in a hurry and do not have time for a complete treatment, foot reflexology is an excellent alternative. Stimulating acupressure points helps to relax the body and calm the mind. You can also opt for a wellness hot stone massage, appreciated for its soothing and relaxing properties.
To fight against fatigue and strengthen immunity, it is possible to choose tonic massages. They are particularly suitable for the winter season.
Swedish massage acts deeply on the muscles to tone them.
Very revitalizing, it is ideal as part of a warm-up. It is also recommended in case of lower back pain. Shiatsu can also be considered as a protocol aimed at awakening the tone, although it is also very relaxing.
It is based on controlled pressures at the meridians and reflex zones. Finally, Thai ground massage alternates stretching, kneading, and pressure to invigorate the body and erase fatigue.
Massages for athletes
Used alone or in addition to muscle recovery techniques after exercise, massages dedicated to athletes have several advantages. They help fight against aches and cramps, they prepare the muscles for sustained efforts, soften the joints and intensely regenerate the body.
It is possible to adapt the gestures according to different objectives. When you indulge in strenuous sports activities, certain areas of your body become highly stressed, such as calves, but you can bring relief to those body parts by undergoing effective massage therapy.
The slimming massages are the reference protocol to fight against cellulite, refine the silhouette and recover foolproof energy. In the presence of water retention and/or accumulation of toxins, you can offer lymphatic drainage, which will improve circulation and drain the body.
Certain massages should be adapted or avoided depending on the case. To massage a pregnant woman or a person with circulatory disorders, the wellness massage practitioner must adapt his gestures. In case of doubt, it is preferable to offer massages restricted to certain areas such as the skull or the feet (plantar reflexology).