Swedish MassageUses five basic strokes, including soothing, tapping, rubbing, pummeling & kneading, to relieve sore muscles & joints.
AromatherapyFrench chemist Rene Gattefosse's experiments w/ pure essential oils derived from aromatic plants led him to coin the term "aromatherapy" to describe the physical & psychological benefits of the powerful scents given off by these oils. Today aromatherapy remains a specific & specialized branch of herbal medicine.
Russian MassageThis style of massage goes deeper than the standard Swedish massage, applying deep pressure to the actual muscle tissue itself to open & release tension. Russian massage techniques are primarily for treatment of sore muscles, aching joints, & to promote better circulation of blood & lymphs.
Medical MassagePerformed only on persons w/ diseases diagnosed by a doctor or chiropractor. The goal of medical massage is to apply therapeutic impact on parts, systems, & organs of the body using direct (local) & indirect (reflex) methods of treatment.
Sports MassageFocuses on athletic injuries caused by competition or participation in organized sports, but many of the techniques have been adapted to treat other types of physical injuries.