You will encounter many different forms of massage depending where around the world you travel. However in this modern age, you can probably find all significant forms of massage within a close proximity.
Swedish massage breaks stress by applying long flowing strokes used to manipulate and relax muscles, relieve tension, improve blood flow and stimulate the lymphatic system.
Foot Reflexology Massage
Reflexology massage- with over 7,000 nerve endings, the foot is suited to this sensitive manipulation. It is generally a 30 minute massage which eases pain, reduces stress, promotes relaxation and improves circulation. A reflexology practitioner manipulates the feet of the patient. Different parts of the body can be treated by manipulating different parts of the foot.
Deep Tissue Massage
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature.