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Massage Techniques Using Chair or Table

We'll be looking at some effective massage techniques.
Lianna Arakelyan Nov 11, 2019

A Simple Chair Massage

Chair massage uses massage chairs to relax your back, shoulders, and neck. It is a lot like an introductory if you are new to massage therapy. It is a simple massage technique that can alleviate your stress and make you feel relaxed using light to medium pressure. Don’t forget that a quality massage chair plays a big role here.

Doing a Chair Massage

Unlike what you possibly thought, you will be fully clothed when you have a massage. You will sit on the massage chair, often in a straddling position. This way, your chest will be pushed into the back of the chair. This way, your masseuse can access your back and perform the hand motions that will help you to de-stress and relieve pain.

What is a Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a massage technique that may be performed using a massage chair. It is also an excellent technique to help you feel relaxed, relieving pain, tension, and stress. This type of massage is good for alleviating headaches and reducing muscle tension. At the same time, it can help with depression and anxiety thanks to the physical calmness it provides.

How to do a Shiatsu?

It is a Japanese technique, also known as acupressure. It primarily uses the fingers, but can also use hands, elbows, knees, forearms, and feet. It is a lot similar to acupuncture where its diagnostic methods use the pulse, face, or tongue. It also uses meridians or energy channels and pressure points.

Swedish Massage

Another massage therapy technique that may use a massage chair is Swedish massage. It is a gentle full body massage technique that’s ideal if you haven’t tried massage therapy before. It can help people with a lot of tension and sensitive to touch as it is a gentle method. With Swedish massage, all your muscle knots will be released allowing you to relax.
Swedish massage uses a combination of different techniques such as:

Petrissage
kneading motion using thumbs or fingers and hands.

Effleuragegliding strokes that also use the thumbs or fingers, and hands.
Vibrationoscillatory movements intended to shake the body.

Frictioncirculator movements with the thumbs or fingers and hands providing pressure.

Percussiontapping and brisk hacking movements.

Massage Therapy Techniques with Massage Tables

Many different types of massage therapy use massage tables. Hot stone therapy, deep tissue therapy, reflexology, and even shiatsu, as well as Swedish massage, use these tables for a full-body therapy.
Of course, they each use varying techniques that make the most of the benefits that the table provides in terms of the client’s body mechanics and comfort.

Myofascial Release

It’s a manual massage technique designed to stretch the fascia to balance the body. Stress, trauma, injuries, and poor posture can restrict the fascia. Myofascial release is used to restore the fascia by releasing the restriction.

Compression Massage

It uses rhythmic compression applied to the muscles. With it, the body enjoys a softening effect as well as a deep hyperemia, which is an increase of blood supply in different parts of the body.

Trigger Point Therapy

It’s a bodywork technique that applies pressure on the tender muscle tissue. The pressure aims to alleviate pain and relieve the dysfunction of the different parts of the body.

Deep Transverse Friction

It’s a transverse connective tissue massage technique that uses fingers for direct application. It applies oscillating pressIt’s a transverse connective tissue massage techniqueure across tissue fibers in different directions, which helps in reducing lesions and breaking down scar tissue.