Types of Massage
Massage therapists may work in one or more of the following areas:
Therapeutic or relaxation massage to promote wellbeing, improve sleep, treat anxiety and tension, and enhance a range of systemic body functions.
Remedial Massage to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. A range of manual therapy techniques may be employed in treatment, such as deep connective tissue massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Direct and Indirect Myofascial Techniques, and Neuromuscular Facilitation.
Sports Massage to treat and prevent injuries, improve recovery, flexibility and endurance, and enhance the performance of athletes.
Structural bodywork to address postural and biomechanical patterns of strain.
Lymphatic drainage and lymphoedema management to support and enhance the primary care of patients whose lymphatic system has been compromised by a variety of chronic or acute illnesses.
Myotherapy to assess and treat myofascial pain and dysfunction.
Oncology, palliative care and geriatric massage to support the primary care of patients with chronic illness and a broad range of quality-of-life issues.
Pregnancy and pediatric massage to support the primary care of pregnant women and infants.
Oriental massage to enhance mental and physical wellbeing through the stimulation of specific pressure points. It includes Shiatsu, acupressure and Tui Na.