Personal Health

Massage techniques, application and effect

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The Swedish Massage

The Swedish Massage is widely used in Germany at the widest and is in physical therapy as a Standard. It is used primarily to resolve stiffness and tension of the muscles and complaints of the musculoskeletal system. It consists of five steps. First, the Masseur is stroking with both hands in the direction of the heart, then he kneads the skin with s-shaped movements, and then he rubs ball with the hand, knocks it with loose hands and shattered crests at the end with the finger.

Swedish Massage is effective against:

  • Psycho-Physical Tensions,
  • Spring fatigue,
  • Stress,
  • Migraine,
  • Back pain, neck pain, and muscle pain,
  • Cramps,
  • High blood pressure,
  • slow cell metabolism,
  • Weakness of the connective tissue,
  • Water retention in the tissue,
  • Lymphatic congestion.

Swedish Massage – Application

Swedish Massage you can apply:

li>exercise with the palms of the hands and slight pressure and travel from the spine with both hands to the outside, to relax the lateral muscles. Then, return both hands to the spine and remove the pressure.

  • Now massage the back of the neck. Here you should be careful and a little pressure.
  • You have to knead with her hands together.
  • They do not go according to plan, but pay attention to what your Partner says: such A Massage can and must exert pressure, if it hurts, but seriously, and your Partner does that hurt says “me,” then you take the pressure off.

    Ayurveda Massage

    Ayurvedic medicine comprises in India a huge range of practices and there is also an Ayurvedic Massage, but a range of massage techniques that are part of this folk medicine, and to the specific needs of the patient are matched.

    With Padabhyanga, feet are massaged, Shirodhara forehead is covered with warm Oil, or in another variant, a gem on the forehead. Upanahasveda is a back massage with a special Oil and a special herbal paste stimulates the flow of Sweat. This should serve the purpose of detoxification. The Marma Massage puts pressure on the sensitive areas of the body.

    In Udvartana, the body is rubbed with Oil and then a herbal powder covered. Garshan means a whole body Massage with silk gloves. Ushnasnahna referred to a Massage with soap foam, Pinda Sweda stamping with hot Rice.

    The synchronised massage, two masseurs work at the same time, and perform the same Exercises, in contrast to the Swara Abhyanga, the Affected self-RUB with Oil.

    What is the effect of Ayurveda massages?

    In the Indian belief system, these massages are designed to improve the physical deterioration in old age, to counteract, reduce Stress, eyesight, skin care, the structure of the cells of the body to promote and insomnia help.

    Thai Massage

    In the West, in Thailand, in variations been known for centuries, is Nuat Phaen Boran “Massage according to the old law”. The Masseur uses his hands, fingers, knees, elbows and feet along the lines, the imagined, the Thai medicine “energy lines”. This goes hand-in-hand with scented massage oils, relieve Stress. Often is massaged then to the body with hot herbs. Here, the body relaxes in addition by the heat, and the vapors purify the skin.

    Thai massage stimulate the blood circulation, relieve migraines, back pain and fatigue, stimulate the circulatory system and reduce Stress.

    Massage with hot stones

    This massage technique takes the bonds to the practices of the American Natives. Here the skin and muscles with hot lava massage stones, as feet, hands and face. This Massage stimulates the circulation of the blood and helps to fight tension.

    Shiatsu Massage

    Shiatsu comes from Japan, and the Massage is performed by gentle pressure with the fingers. At the Namikoshi-variant, particularly the nerves are massaged, the Masunga technique to stimulate “energy lines” in the body.

    As with all massage it comes to solving stiffness, relax muscle tension, to promote blood circulation and improve the motor apparatus. In addition, the Shiatsu is to promote Massage to the digestive and the immune system.

    The Dorn-Breuss-Massage

    This is an invention of the naturopath Rudolf Breuss and Dieter Dorn. They stretched first the spine through Massage and rubbed in the then St. John’s wort Oil. So they said, back and spine surgeries can be avoided.Unlike other massages it’s not about muscle tension in General, but discomfort in the spine and back, as well as damage to the intervertebral discs.

    Pantai Luar

    Pantai Luar is a Massage for the whole body from the far East of Asia, in the case of the Massage with Oils and herbal stamps. The Masseur rubs the body and massaged him with quick movements of the hands with the herbal. In addition to the usual areas such as the promotion of blood circulation and the release of muscle tension, this Massage aims to inhibit inflammation and tightening the skin.

    Chocolate massage

    Here is the body with chocolate, Shea butter and sweet almond oil is rubbed. The chocolate of the massage therapist warmed in a water bath. If the clients are covered with the mass that covers the massage therapist you are in a film, so that the substances can be better absorbed in the body. After a certain period of time, washes the Masseur, the chocolate from the body and carries a cream, which contains, for example, almond oil, peanut oil or cocoa butter. This Massage is designed to counter inflammation, particularly of the joints and of the skin, skin aging, skin care and Shine.


    Tuina Massage is the Chinese counterpart to the Shiatsu. In Germany, it is more than acupressure. The basic idea is as in the case of acupuncture, that there are certain “lines of force” in the body, which can be activated or blocked.

    Historically, Chinese Doctors came to this idea because they were forbidden to open the body, and they were able to make diagnoses solely by external observations. As you saw, when and how the body reacted to the stitches (acupuncture) or pressure (acupressure), and designed a model, what could be for “energy lines” on the Inside of this body. Such “energy pathways” there are, however, acupressure for the same reason, acts like other types of massage: it relaxes muscles and promotes blood circulation. Which in turn relieves pain and promotes physical activity and nourishes the skin.

    Lomi Lomi Nui

    This massage technique originates from Hawaii and means “large Touch”. Here, a specific Oil is applied on the body and in the skin is kneaded. As a full-body, no-body massage is part ignored: the wrists, the knees and the inner sides of the feet massage the Hawaiians with the Oil. For the spine, the head and the joints, there are special handles.

    In Hawaii such massages are considered to be sacred act, and are accompanied by shamanic chants. An additional healing effect due to self-suggestion is not so excluded. This Massage aims to release tension, strengthen the immune system and, in addition, the self-healing of the body activate.

    Lingam Massage

    Some of the massage part of the focus on the body. The Lingam Massage comes from the Taoism. Here are the male genitals are massaged. In contrast to “normal” Masturbation in a special breathing technique is part of the program, the man should relax. The aim of this Massage is the Increase of sexual sensitivity and a positive attitude to the Libido.

    Foot reflex zone massage

    Here reflex zones of the sole of the foot are massaged. Originally, this Massage comes from the pre-modern idea that the individual parts of the foot relate to specific organs. So sheep was ignorance occasions this basic idea, so useful the Massage. It promotes the blood circulation, raising the awareness of the soles of the feet for stimuli when they Occur and is especially for hikers and runners makes sense. Also, she bends to a small extent joint inflammation in foot and ankle.

    Facial massage

    Face on the temples, the first remedy for headaches are massage often. These often occur due to a lack of blood flow, for example, if we sit all day with stiffened neck to the Laptop. A temple massage ensures that more blood flows into the scalp and stops the headaches often in minutes.
    Other massages include the whole head and the face from the shoulders to the scalp. Usual pressure, stroking, Kneading, Stretching and Pulling are easier. For example, we take an earlobe between two fingers, press and RUB it. A lot of people do that even without training, if you have trouble concentrating or under Stress suffer.

    A facial massage is not a secret science, and to massage our temples occasionally, or to press with the fingers of both hands at the same time, the upper jaw bone, to knock with the fist of the right Hand against the forehead, can be easily in everyday life. Such methods are not only simple, but also useful, to do something against tiredness, headache, or nervousness – insomnia help. Regular massage of the facial skin, prevents wrinkles.


    There are many other massages, but require training to be a physiotherapist and/or massage therapist. Masseurs can specify how long a treatment takes and how intense it is; you will learn the reflex zones in skin, connective tissue and muscles. They also deal with special massage therapies, including electrotherapy, light therapy and radiation therapy as well as treatments with heat and cold. The training modules on the cardiovascular System and the nervous apparatus, through the emergence and progression of diseases and diagnoses, Other psychological and educational aspects of the work. (Dr. Utz Anhalt)