Western massage

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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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