by ITEC qualified Male Masseur, Professional Massage Experience since 2000
in Sandwich, Kent
What Are the Types of Massage?
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement/percussion (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fibre) and vibration/shaking.
Shiatsu is Japanese for "finger pressure"; it is a type of alternative medicine consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other massage techniques.
Developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on healing as a form of alternative medicine and uses systematised hand-placements.
Ayurveda is a natural health care system originating in India that incorporates massage, yoga, meditation and herbal remedies. Ayurvedic massage, also known as Abhyangha is usually performed by one or two therapists using a heated blend of herbal oils.
A massage technique drawing on modern interpretations of tantra, the name scholars give to a style of religious ritual and meditation that arose in medieval India no later than the fifth century AD.