Massage types

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What to expect from a Massage Créatif

A Massage Créatif is a full body massage, which combines soft strokes with deep massage, as well as stimulates pressure points, employ stretching and massage of the hands, feet and head. The entire body will be massaged during the hour or one and a half hour a massage lasts. You will come out from the … Continue reading »

Lomi Lomi

Lomi Lomi is the name for Hawaiian massage which primarily uses palms, forearms, knuckles, and elbows, though knees, feet and even sticks and stones can be used as tools. It is a holistic healing tradition which goes beyond simple massage and is almost as old as civilization on the islands. Each family would have their … Continue reading »

Massage books review

Some useful books for massage and wellness. This is my first aromatherapy book, or rather, booklet. Since it’s a quick overview of a number of essential oils and their physical and mental properties. A very useful book on aromatherapy focusing mostly on the psychological aspects of aromatherapy. It works from Chinese medicine point … Continue reading »

Californian Massage

Californian massage is a gentle massage technique, which aims to bring a physical and mental balance of the client through soft long strokes that connect the entire body. It is based upon Swedish (classical) massage, but instead of working in sections focusing on muscle groups one step at a time, Californian massage works on the … Continue reading »

Aromatherapy in massage

In many massages massage oils are used. The oil makes the massage more fluid and reduces the friction against the skin so the work on the muscles becomes deeper and better. The massage oil also nourishes and moisten the skin. Massage oils often use aromatherapy. The essential oils not only serves to help relax sore … Continue reading »


Aromatherapy isn’t a massage form as such, but rather a tool used with various massage techniques. The therapy can also be used with baths, inhaled, as room fragrance, compresses, skin care, and internally. Though massage is probably the most commonly used method to employ aromatherapy and use essential oils. In essence aromatherapy uses essential oils … Continue reading »

Swedish massage

Swedish Massage, also known as Classical Massage (especially in Scandinavia) or as Massage Therapy (mostly in the US), is the basic massage form that most Western world massage-types are based on. The massage consists of a series of basic movements which are all used to manipulate the soft tissue (muscles etc.) in order to relieve … Continue reading »


The Japanese word “shiatsu” means “finger pressure”, and as such describes precisely what the therapy is about. Shiatsu applies pressure to the skin with the aim of preventing and curing illness by stimulating the body’s own natural powers. Fingers, palms, elbows, knees and feet can be employed, though the majority is performed with fingers and … Continue reading »

Reflex zone therapy

Reflex zone therapy works out from the theory that the feet represents the seated human body, with the big toe being the head and the heel being the bottom. Via various pressure points on the feet the functioning of the body can be stimulated and treated. The body is divided into ten equal vertical zones, … Continue reading »

More about Massage Créatif

A Massage Créatif employs many different massage methods, but is based on classical massage (also called Swedish massage), Californian massage and Shiatsu. By merging the various massage forms and expanding upon the knowledge gained by each school, it has become possible to create an encompassing massage which takes the best elements from these massage forms. … Continue reading »