Top Five Massage Therapy
Relax and Rejuvenate with the Best Massages in Prague. Massages are a great way to relax, as well as give your tired muscles relief from the stresses of day-to-day life. They can also have wider implications and the best massages can help to improve circulation and muscle health, relieving symptoms of stress and fatigue. Your mind and body are inextricably linked and taking time out for a massage will help clear your head and heighten mental alertness.
The American Massage Therapy Association reports that almost 25% of American adults have experienced a massage at least once last year and more people are recognizing the health benefits of massage. The style you choose depends on what injuries you want to heal, health conditions you want to relieve, or maybe you just want to promote overall wellness.
Before deciding on what massage style is best for your condition, ask yourself, do you want a massage for relaxation and stress relief or help with specific health issues? When booking a massage, let the therapist know what you need. Our therapists at the best massage salon in Prague City will be able to customize a massage depending on your age, condition, or special needs.
Deep Tissue Massage
The best massage therapists in Dee Dee Massage Prague use deep tissue massage to give particular attention to painful, stiff, and troubled spots around your body. Massage therapists use slow and unhurried strokes that focus pressure on your tissues, muscles, or tendons or deep under your skin. Deep tissue massage is not as rhythmic as some types of massage, but it is therapeutic and releases continuing patterns of tension and injuries.
Manual Lymphatic Massage (MLD)
There are various techniques for MLD including the Vodder, Földi, Leduc, or Casley-Smith methods.
Often, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is recommended as a component of the treatment plan known as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), although it may be used in combination with other treatments. Research studies haven't clearly proven the effectiveness of MLD, but they have shown that CDT is effective - and CDT usually includes MLD.
It often takes many hours of training in MLD, combined with years of hands-on experience, for a lymphedema therapist to become truly skilled.
The most appropriate techniques, optimal frequency, and indications for MLD, as well as the benefits of treatment, all remain to be clarified, but the different methods have several aspects in common 
- Usually performed with the patient in the lying position
- Starts and ends with deep diaphragmatic breathing
- The unaffected lymph nodes and region of the body are treated first
- Moves proximal to distal to drain the affected areas
- Slow and rhythmical movements
- Uses gentle pressure
The most popular and common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. Swedish massage uses long, soft, and kneading strokes as well as rhythmic, light, and tapping strokes on the topmost layers of your muscles. Swedish massage also combines the movement of the joints. Swedish massage therapy is both relaxing and energizing.
Massage therapists who are experts in Swedish massage use strokes that include:
- Effleurage or smooth, gliding strokes that relax soft tissues.
- Petrissage is the squeezing, kneading, and rolling that follows effleurage.
- Friction brings on circular and deep movements that cause tissues to rub against each other. This movement breaks down scar tissue and increases blood flow.
- Tapotement employs short, alternating taps using cupped hands, the edge of your hand, or even your fingers.
Indian Head Massage
The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has built up in the tissues, muscles, and joints of the head, face, neck, and shoulders. The therapist may use a range of different movements including the use of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder, and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. Some of the conditions Indian Head Massage may assist with:
- Stress, tension, fatigue
- Headaches, migraine
- Joint mobility/flexibility in the neck and shoulders
Only a handful of small studies have focused on massage in pregnancy. No definite benefits have been established. But one study at the University of Miami School of Medicine suggests that massage therapy might have multiple positive effects, including:
- Lowered anxiety
- Decreased back and leg pain
- Improved sleep
- Decreased levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine
In another study of pregnancy massage in depressed women, researchers found:
- Increased levels of the "feel-good" hormones serotonin and dopamine
- Decreased levels of cortisol, an indicator of stress
- An overall improvement in mood
Research has shown that, for the general population, massage has other potential benefits. It may relieve pain, or it may boost the immune system's ability to fight off viruses and tumors.