Deep tissue massage
Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.
Hot stone massage
Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles. If you really want to get the most out of this massage, I would recommend scheduling a session of 90 minutes or more.
If you have a medical condition, it is a good idea to check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions--including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure--are advised to avoid this type of therapy.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). As beneficial as massage can be during pregnancy, there can always be risk, so it is always a good idea to consult your physician piror to scheduling your prenatal massage.