Types of Massage Techniques
Types of Massage

Therapeutic needs don't only vary from person-to-person, but also from day-to-day. That's why Massage Envy offers a variety massage types to choose from. With variations in pressure, technique, areas of focus and desired outcome, every visit is a chance to find your new favorite massage.

Some of the most recognized 
types of massage therapy are:

 
Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.

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Swedish Massage

Our most popular therapeutic massage type, the light to medium pressure helps relieve stress, reduce pain, boost mood and promote relaxation.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue is similar to Swedish massage, but the technique focuses on the deepest layer of muscles to target knots and release chronic muscle tension.

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Sports Massage

For athletes of every kind, each therapeutic massage is specific to your sport of choice, with focus on a particular troublesome area like a knee or shoulder.

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Reflexology

Reflexology applies pressure to areas in the hands and feet called “reflex zones”, which relieves stress, addresses conditions of the feet and ankle and promotes overall relaxation.

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Cranial Sacral Therapy

Gentle techniques addressing the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum that offers effective relief for headaches, TMJD, back and neck pain.

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Prenatal Massage

An ideal therapeutic choice for prenatal care, each massage differs based on your individual needs and requests.

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Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage relieves anxiety and depression while helping maintain and improve overall health in elderly clients.

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Hot Stone Envy®

Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each 1 ½ -hour session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. Our professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones, for complete and lasting wellness.

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Who is Massage Therapy good for?

Massage Envy provides many different types of therapeutic massage techniques. Our experienced, licensed/certified/registered* Massage Therapists carefully customize the right therapeutic massage treatment to best fit your needs, all at the same affordable rate. Great care and special attention are given to everyone, particularly those with injuries, ailments, the elderly and pregnant women, to see to it that they are comfortable and cared for properly and safely.

A 1-hour massage therapy session at Massage Envy clinics nationwide consists of 5 minutes of therapist consultation, 50 minutes of hands-on massage, and 5 minutes of dressing.

For more information about the different types of massage therapy techniques offered by Massage Envy, please consult your local Massage Envy clinic.

*Massage Envy employs only professionally trained Massage Therapists who meet all state and local requirements. To protect both our clients and therapists, no inappropriate behavior will be tolerated. Massage Envy therapists are held to higher Standards of Practice than required by some state or local laws.

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Relieves stress
  • Encourages relaxation
  • Helps manage pain
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion

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