Understanding Massage Therapy: Types, Techniques and Health Benefits


Massage dates back thousands of years and continues to be integral to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Today, there are around 80 different types of massage techniques, each of which is designed to achieve a specific goal. The most common types of massage therapy in Toronto include:

• Aromatherapy massage: Essential oils are massaged into the skin to boost the healing effects of massage.
• Lymphatic massage: Light, rhythmic strokes are used to encourage the flow of lymph, a fluid that helps fight infection.
• Myofascial release: Gentle pressure is used to release tension that has built up in the muscles
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