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Swedish style massage is typically a light to medium pressure massage using long smooth strokes known as effleurage and a “kneading” technique called petrissage. This is the most common type of massage in the United States and has origins back to 1770. Recent studies by the National Institutes of Health have also shown that just one Swedish massage can improve a person’s immune system. Swedish massage is usually performed using oil or lotion. This type of massage is gentle and appropriate for pregnant women, the elderly and those undergoing cancer treatment. Swedish massage is used to treat many conditions including depression, high blood pressure, anxiety and headaches. It is excellent for promoting stress reduction and improving circulation.
Deep tissue massage as a set of massage techniques used to penetrate the surface muscles of the body to reach deep connective tissues. Deep tissue massage has several health benefits for athletes and non-athletes alike. Discuss this type of massage with your health care provider to determine its suitability for your body. Deep tissue massage involves slow strokes with deep pressure. The massage therapist applies pressure in the opposite direction of muscles that cause pains and aches. This type of massage benefits people who experience muscle tension, chronic inflammation, muscle pain and physical stress.  
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger point therapy is also called myofascial trigger point therapy. Trigger points are areas of tenderness in a muscle. There are two basic types of trigger points: active and latent. Active trigger points cause muscular pain and will refer pain and tenderness to another area of the body when pressure is applied. Latent trigger points only exhibit pain when compressed, they do not refer pain to other areas of the body. Latent trigger points are believed to be one of the causes of stiff joints and restricted range of motion of old age. Trigger points are very common. They are also referred to as muscle knots.
Trigger Point Therapy
Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue