Before you can determine which type of massage is right for you you must ask yourself one question. Do you just need a massage to help with stress control and relaxation? Do you require symptom relief, or assistance with a medical condition? You should let the therapist understand your goals and inquire about the preferred style of massage. Many massage therapists may use multiple styles. You can request that your massage be customized by your therapist depending on your age, your condition, and any goals or special needs you may have.
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a method that gently manipulates the bones of the skull and spine to improve circulation of cerebrospinal Fluid in the central nervous. It can also have deeply relaxing effects.
In Japanese, shiatsu means "finger pressure." The therapist applies rhythmic pressure to specific points of the body for shiatsu massage. These points are called "acupressure points" and are thought to be vital for the flow of the body’s vital energy, chi. These points can be blocked by shiatsu massage, according to proponents.