There are many different types of massage which aim at producing different physiological outcomes. Today we’re going to focus on both relaxation massage and sports massage. What are the differences between the two one might ask?
A relaxation massage will alleviate fatigue and tension, increase blood flow (which is characteristic of all type of yoga), and settle a stressed mind. Often relaxation massage is more generalist in the mode of touch and covers the entire body from head to toe.
Sports massage is directly aimed at alleviating tension in a particular area of the body, e.g. in the calves, arms or shoulders. Sports massage does address the body as a whole, but it is particularly for increasing the range of motion and speeding up the recovery of soft tissue after training or competition. Melbourne University Sports Centre offers great sports massage options, as do we.
Depending on your bodily issues, or your state of mind, try a relaxation massage or sports massage today.