Western massage

Western massage

A generic term for any form of massage based on a mainstream medical understanding of anatomy and physiology, and which uses various forms of manipulation; the Western massage extends beyond the physical aspects of traditional European and Swedish massages, and tries to balance the mind and body, and to release emotions.

Examples
Bindegeweb massage, Bonnie Prudden myotherapy, cross-fibre friction massage, deep tissue massage, Esalen/Swedish massage, manual lymph drainage, myofascial release therapy, neuromuscular massage, sports massage.
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Among 81 women with interstitial cystitis and moderate to severe pain or urgency, global response assessment (GRA) rates at 12 weeks were 59% with myofascial physical therapy versus 26% with global massage therapy consisting of full-body Western massage.
Similarly, a 2005 population based survey of CAM use in Australia (Xue et al 2007) reported western massage therapy as the second most popular form of CAM, with 27.
I spent a day in the designer spa, enjoying their eastern and western massage treatments, eating world-class food.
Its comprehensive 720-hour program emphasizes the professional and holistic aspects of Eastern and Western massage therapy methods including: massage theory and practice; anatomy and science; and professionalism and business.
She spends about 20 minutes with each person, using a combination of Japanese and Western massage techniques.
You can choose between restorative and rejuvenating therapies and western massages.
Traditional Western massages use light strokes on the face but the Japanese facial also includes deeper pressure massage.

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