Massaging, an originally ancient therapy which involves the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue (usually by hand) using various techniques, has always been used as an antidote to stress and muscle tension, promoting relaxation and well-being, since ancient times.
Here is another good reason. Once a therapist becomes seasoned and experienced, he or she does not want to just follow the routine which they learned in massage school. Massage is a creative, intuitive, graceful, flowing art, not a mechanical system of pressing or rubbing on predetermined points. Therefore it is natural that therapists express their creativity by developing their own styles.
The rollers – Some massage chairs have 10 rollers. Others have 8 while some have 16 or 12. If you want to get the best out of every massage, you should not automatically go for a 16-roller massage chair if it only has one motor. The truth is, the number of rollers does not matters. What matters most is the size, quality, and the type of material used to make the roller and the component of every gangnam roller being able to do the most efficient massage therapy.
There are many different forms of massage therapy. Some therapies use different exotic oils with fragrances that help you to relax. Some forms of massage therapies focus on a single part of your body, while others are performed on your whole body.
Remember the blindfold we mentioned earlier? Now is a good time to use it. When your partner is deprived of one of their senses, the sensations produced by your massage are only amplified.
Also western therapists have often started out learning massage, and mostly Swedish massage, on a table. Therefore many of them have adapted Thai Massage to the table which of course changes it somewhat, and many blend Thai Massage with Swedish massage.
The other reason of having one is because it’s actually a lot cheaper! Think about it. Three thousand hours of massage therapy the chair can give you in just one purchase. Compare it to a massage that runs $65 per hour plus tip from a therapist.
The bottom line is that a great massage starts with great communication. This is even more important when you live with chronic pain. Be sure your therapist is open to requests, and remember that you are the most important person in that treatment room. Your therapist really does want you to be clear about what you need, so never be worried about asking.