Different Types of Massage

“Many different types of massage are offered at places from health care facilities and fitness centers to resorts and spas. Here’s a sampling:

Swedish: Intended to relax and energize you, this is the most common type. Long strokes, kneading and friction techniques are used on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints.

Deep tissue: For muscle damage from an injury, such as whiplash or back strain. It’s designed to release chronic patterns of tension through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on contracted areas.

Injury: Uses the technique of deep tissue massage and targets areas specific to injury or illness, such as headaches, back pain, ankle sprains and joint disorders.

Hot stone: A technique used in conjunction with other modalities in which warmed stones are placed on specific spots, such as acupuncture points, and sometimes used as massage tools.

Sports: Aimed at enhancing athletic performance and recovery by helping to prevent and treat injuries and keep the body flexible.” ~ Source: CourierJournal.com

Please contact John Morgan, certified massage therapist, to learn more about massages!


NC Massage School offers individualized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage for an advanced-level professional career, continuing education and personal growth. We believe in a holistic approach that encourages students to explore personal development of mind, body and spirit in a small, supportive environment.


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