Therapeutic massage: definition, types and techniques

Therapeutic Massage are an ancient practice with a holistic approach that considers the individual as a whole, recognizing the interconnectedness between the body, mind and spirit. Over the years, it has evolved and diversified, leading to a wide range of techniques and therapeutic approaches.

Would you like to know what they are? At Novo Spa, we’ll tell you all about them. Learn more about this through our blog!

What is therapeutic massage

This massage is a practice that combines manual techniques to relieve muscle tension, improve blood circulation and promote mental and physical well-being. Through gentle or firm and deep movements, it aims to release muscle knots, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. It can be applied to adapt to various needs, ranging from relaxation to injury rehabilitation.


The Registered Massage Therapist customizes the massage according to the needs to ensure maximum therapeutic benefits. 


There are many other therapeutic techniques, such as: 

1. Kneading: involves pressing and rubbing muscles with hands, thumbs or knuckles to release tension and improve blood circulation. 

2. Friction: performed with circular or linear movements on specific areas of the body, helping to break up tissue adhesions and alleviate pain. 

3. Petrissage: similar to kneading but with deeper and firmer movements, this technique helps release muscle knots and improve flexibility. 

4. Stretching: gentle movements are used to elongate muscles and increase flexibility, which can reduce stiffness and improve mobility. 

5. Deep pressure: with a firm and steady pressure on specific areas of the body, it relieves deep tensions and improves circulation.

Find therapeutic massages and more in Novo Spa


Therapeutic massage is a versatile and effective practice that offers a wide range of health benefits. Would you like to take advantage of them to relieve your muscle pains or reduce stress? At Novo Spa, we can help! With our services and packages, you can address these issues and improve your quality of life. 

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