Types of Massage Therapy J-Z
Still looking for types of massage therapy? Well here's the rest of the alphabet. From Japanese massage to Zero balancing these massage types will help you relax and feel great.
Japanese massage has been practiced for many centuries. These types of massage therapy are still popular today. Find out more about the different styles of Japanese masssage.
Jin shin do is a type of bodywork that draws from many different types of Oriental massage techniques and somatic therapies. Find out more about jin shin do.
Joint mobilization is a gentle therapy that uses passive ranges of motion to relieve joint pain and stiffness. Find out more about joint mobilization
Kahuna massage is a luxurious massage that was traditional given to Hawaiian royality. Find out more about this Hawaiian massage.
Kalari massage is part of the training for fighters in the Indian martial art, Kalari. Find out more about kalari massage.
Kinesis Myofascial Integration is a bodywork technique that focuses on releasing bound fascia. Anatomy Trains is the popular book that lays out the theories behind the therapy. Find out more about Kinesis Myofascial Integration and Anatomy Trains.
Lomi lomi massage is a traditional Hawaiian healing art. It's one of the many types of massage therapy that was used in traditional medicial practices. Its history is not well known, but it has been practiced for generations. Find out more about lomi lomi massage.
LooyenWork is a gentle form of deep tissue massage. The created of this therapy believes that pain cannot be used to heal pain. Find out more about LooyenWork.
Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle form of massage used to treat lymphedema. Find out more about manual lymphatic drainage.
Marma therapy is an Ayurvedic type of massage used to treat all kinds of disesase and muscular dysfunction. Find out more about marma therapy.
Medical massage therapy is a type of therapeutic massage that is used to treat medical conditions. Find out more about medical massage therapy.
Mobile Massage can be done anywhere. Get massaged in your home or office with this convenient type of therapy. Find out more about mobile massage.
Myofascial Release Technique is a gentle massage technique used to loosen the restricted fascia. It can be used as a therapy on its own and can be combined with other therapies. Find out more about Myofasical Release Technique.
Myopractics is a gentle therapy that is based in the idea that the body is fluid. Find out more about myopractics.
Naprapathy is a form of gentle manpulation of the joints and connective tissue that is closely related to osteopathy and chiropractic. Find out more about naprapathy.
Neuromuscular therapy, also called trigger point myotherapy, was developed in Europe and The United States at about the same time. Find out more about neuromuscular.
No Hands Massage ® is a deep yet gentle therapy based on the principles of Swedish massage. Find out more about No Hands Massage ®.
Oriental massage therapy reflects a different philosophy than the styles of massage invented in the West. These therapies includes a wide variety of modalities from many different countries. Find out more about Oriental massage
Ortho-bionomy is a gentle bodywork that includes both hands on and hands off techniques to promote healing. Find out more about orthobionomy.
Orthopedic massage is a therapeutic type of massage used to treat a variety of medical conditions. This treatment is very specific to the injury and the therapist has extensive training. Find out more about orthopedic massage.
Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy ® is one of the deep types of massage therapy that loosens muslce tissue at a celluar level. Find out more about Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy ®.
Polarity therapy is a type of bodywork that incorporates gentle hands-on energy work with diet, exercise, and self-awareness techniques. Find out more about polarity massage therapy.
Pregnancy massage, also called prenatal massage, is a good way to relieve some of the aches and pains experienced during pregnancy. Find out more about pregnancy massage.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation is commonly used to treat sports injuries. It is a great way to increase flexibility. Find out more about proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
PUSH Therapy is one of the gentler types of massage therapy. Non-invasive techniques are used to treat chronically tense muscles. It is ideal for chronic pain relief. Find out more about PUSH therapy.
Reflexology has a long history. It has been practiced by the Chinese since 4,000 BC and was also practiced by ancient Egyptians. Find out more about reflexology.
Reiki massage is a gentle form of energy work. It has been used by Asian cultures for years, but was rediscovered in Japan in 1922. Find out more about reiki massage.
Relaxation massage is a gentle soothing massage that helps reduce stress. Find out more about the different types of massage therapy that are classified as relaxation massage.
Rolfing is a form of deep bodywork that releases fascia and adhered muscle tissue. It was created by Dr. Ida Pauline Rolf in the early 1950's. Find out about Rolfing.
Rosen Method is one of the types of massage therapy that falls into the somatic category. It is a very gentle form of bodywork that focuses on breath. Find out more about Rosen method massage.
Rubenfeld synergy method is a gentle form of bodywork that focuses on the emotional releases. The therapy talks you through your emotions while doing bodywork. Find out more about Rubenfeld Synergy Method.
Russian massage is used regularly in Russian hospitals. It's a form of therapeutic massage that addresses specific injuries. Find out about Russian massage.
SHEN therapy is a form of somatic therapy that focuses on helping you to experience an emotion release. Find out more about SHEN Therapy
Shiatsu literally translates as finger pressure. This form of massage originated in Japan, but is based on principles borrowed from Chinese acupuncture and anma. It's also known as acupressure. Find out more about shiatsu massage therapy.
Sports Massage Therapy is ideal when you have a specific injury you'd like to treat. Find out more about sports massage therapy.
Stress Relief Massage can be used to soothed the central nervous system and help you relax. Many types of massage therapy can be used to reduce stress. Find out more about stress relief massage.
Structural Energetic Therapy uses a combination of different types of massage therapy to treat muscular dysfunction. Find out more about structural energetic therapy.
Structural Muscular Balancing helps return balance to the musculoskeletal system to release tension and correct postural dysfunction. Find out more about structural muscular balancing.
Swedish Massage is one of the most common types of massage therapy in the West and is what most people think of when they think of massage. Find out more about Swedish massage therapy.
Thai Massage, sometimes called yoga massage, combines principles of Ayervedic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and yoga for a relaxing and therapeutic massage. Find out more about Thai massage.
Therapeutic massage can be used to treat ailments and pain. These therapies are practiced by therapist that have had specialized training. Find out more about therapuetic massage.
Therapeutic touch is a form of energy work that was developed in 1972. Ironically, it doesn't involve touching you at all. Find out more about therapeutic touch.
Tibetan Point Holding is a form of massage based on somatic and acupressure principles. Find out more about Tibetan point holding.
Touch for Health is a more systemized and simplified branch of applied kinesiology. Find out more about touch for health.
Trager Work is a form of body work that involve moving the client through passive ranges of motion in a gentle rocking manner. Find out more about Trager massage.
Tuina, also spelled Tui Na, is one of the Oriental types of massage therapy. There is evidence of the use of tuina in China as far back as 1,700 BC during the Shang Dynasty. Find out more about this type of Chinese massage therapy.
Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy (VHMT) is a gentle bodywork that teaches you to think of your body as fluid. Find out more about vibrational healing massage therapy.
Visceral manipulation is a deep types of massage therapy that is actually quite gentle. It can help treat everything from indigestion to erectile dysfunction. Find out more about visceral manipulation.
Watsu is a unique type of massage therapy because it is practiced in a warm pool or hot tub. Find out more about water massage.
The Wurn Technique ® is a relatively new type of massage therapy that treats fertility problems. Find out more about the Wurn technique ®.
Zen Shiatsu is an offshoot of traditional shiatsu. This gentle therapy helps you feel calm and relaxed. Find out more about Zen Shiatsu Massage.
Zero Balancing was developed in the 1970's. It combines Western and Eastern medicine to form a gentle,holistic therapy. Find out more about zero balancing.
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