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Relax With Massage

Updated on February 1, 2010

Why people liked massage. After massage, the body will be relaxed and comfortable. The  blood circulation becomes better and the joints become more flexible. We feel our body become lighter after  massage. Right now we can easily find massage techniques which offered.  Actually there are various of massage techniques.  I’ll show about those techniques in this hub.

Thai Massage

Thailand is a beautiful country. We know thai massage for a long time ago and this massage is very famous. This massage technique is an ancient remedy that comes from China and India. By using yoga movements are beneficial to increase the energy in the body. This massage is done by pressing the points all the energy channels in the body.  Start from leg to the head. And massage therapist will guide us in meditation, in accordance with the existing position in yoga. massage therapist will use thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet to massage the body.


We know this massage techniques comes from Japan. Actually this techniques was adopted from ancient China which covered the balance of vital energy for life or we know that as a Chi balance. By giving little pressure at points along the body line horizontally. The result is it believed help in healing and strengthen the body.

The massage therapist will observe our body first, they will ask about kind of disease we have of the history of our disease. To know where is right point to start the massage. After observation we will asked to wearing the thinner and loose cloths. Then we have to lie down on the table. Our body will knocked, rubbed and shaken gently by massage therapist start front to back. After massage we felt comfortable and have more energy and easy to concentrate.

Swedish Massage

Have you ever try the professional massage? And Swedish massage is good choice for us. The purpose of this massage is to relieve pain and aches in the body by rubbing the entire body so that our muscles become more relaxed. We will be taken to a room that is usually lit by candles, filled with the fragrance of aromatherapy and accompanied by soft music. By using the rub oil massage therapist will perform a variety of movements such as squeezing, brushing with the pressure, slapped and pulled the body gently. massage will be ended by massaging the face and scalp.

Reflection massage (Reflexology)

This massage is become famous right now, also in my country. This massage come from China.  This massage makes us shout loudly.  Bacause it hurt.  I had try the reflection massage, during the massage I also shout and shout. Bacause I can’t stop the pain while massage. Reflexology principles similar with acupuncture.  Every points in the leg is connected directly with associated with the nerves around organs and tissues. if the headache, not all foot massage but only one point which directly related to the nerves in the head.  After massage the pain will disappear soon.

Shirodara Massage

This massage technique originating from India and was made by ancient Indian tribes.  Ayurveda, maybe we are familiar with this word. For a variety of healing therapies and eliminate anxiety. Shirodara therapy begins with a drop of warm oil (made from plants) in the "third eye" between and above the eyebrows. According to the theory of this tribe, this area related to the nervous system. so that the oil droplets are believed to create a feeling of calm.

Before start massage therapist will put a cold compress over the eyes and put the container of oil on the head.  And the oil dropped around 15 or 20 minutes in the "third eye" which then will flow throughout the scalp and will be accommodated by a container under the head. massage on the head, neck and shoulder  to end this massage.

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This massage is different from other massage. Why I said so, because the massage therapist didn’t touch our body. The principle of this massage techniques is giving the engery for balancing the "chakras". This massage benefit to restore the body, mind and spirit of a person. Before that we have to take a deep breath. The massage therapist will pray for a while.

Then the massage therapis will put his hand on the head patient. When he feel something different he stop at this part of the body for three until five minutes to balancing the energy and throw the negative energy. Although our body don‘t touch by massage therapis. But patient felt the hot sensation from the massage therapist hand. And sometimes Reiki make the patient emotionally overwhelming. such as laughing, crying. and after that they feel comfortable and healthier.


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      gepeTooRs 2 years ago

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, restrelax for coming and this hub useful for you. Take care!

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      restrelax 6 years ago from Los angeles CA

      Wow very useful. I just love to read this hub.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Chiropractor Melbourne. I hope this information useful for us and we can relax with message. You can try one of these massages next time. Take care!


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      Chiropractor Melbourne 7 years ago

      This site is actually intriguing. You bring up several fantastic ideas regarding your post. It is my personal first time here within this kind of web-site so great job…

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Grace and C_Pinto for stopping by. You have to try some of those massage. I hope we can get healthy body after doing massage. nice comment.

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      C_Pinto 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the great info. Hopefully I can be as informative in my future articles!

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      graceth0mas 8 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Ending a long week with a massage always feel good. Thanks for sharing praetio30! =)

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Chris for dropping by. I hope you felt good and comfortable after massage. We have to try it sometimes. nice comment.

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      Chris Eddy111 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      prasetio30, I didn't know there were so many types of massage. I'd like to try them all but the Shirodara, most of all. Thanks for a good hub about massage.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Angela and Lita for giving your time to visit this hub. I am glad you liked this hub. But we can sure that all the massage useful for health.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 8 years ago from Philippines

      Massage is everybody's concern, especially as we come of age. But the above are done by experts. Good to know there are such procedures that make our muscles breathe a little from stress. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Angela Blair 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Again, you've widened my knowledge base -- and on a great subject. Thank you for explaining each kind of message as although I was aware of the different kinds I didn't know what they each meant or what was involved. Super Hub. Best, Sis

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I can't say anything....Thanks my friends. For us who concerned about healthy kind of this natural remedies could be tried. I hope enjoy all information here. Believe me, you felt comfortable and healthy than before after massage.

      There is a question from James. We can felt the energy from Reiki treatment. There are many different sensation was felt every patient. Most sensation is we felt hot in our body.

      I am glad you all liked this hub and get benefit for after reading this hub. Thank you for share your thought abut this topic.

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      Mystique1957 8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      As always , Mi amigo Prasetio, publishing

      interesting and helpful hubs!

      Nice information, my brother!

      I liked this hub very much!

      Warm greetings and blessings to you,


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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      I had no idea there were so many different types of massages. Thank you for the interesting hub and pics!

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      I love this Hub. And I love massage. I have never tried Reiki. Does that really work without touching?

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      screation 8 years ago

      great prasetio30 you described different types of massage. Massage can benefit everyone regardless of age, physical fitness or gender. This kind of simple relaxation can help us with many diseases and heal various types of injuries.

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      JannyC 8 years ago

      Awesome hub! I have studied massage so some of the ones you mentioned were familar with. I learned though as I did not know there were so many types and from other countries. This was informative. I felt guilty when I got my first massage but it was for therapy reasons and not just for pleasure like most thing massages are.

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      Dave 8 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      prasetio, I have been taught a lot I did not know through this hub. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      Prasetio, This is a great hub. I didn't know there was so many types of massage.

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      ananpanha 8 years ago

      wow, what a great message.


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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      This was a great read about information I would not have known otherwise. Thank you.

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      carolina muscle 8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Massage is great for aching muscles and for the attitude in general. Great post!

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      tal g mel 8 years ago

      For me:Pilates is a Massage for your self by yourself..

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      "Quill" 8 years ago

      Nothing like a great message to relax the days tired muscles...