1. Leg Massage
Leg massage stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph and even can prevent varicose veins. To relieve congestion in your legs, a masseuse will stroke upward from the ankle toward the lymph nodes located at the back of the knee and groin. He or she will massage the leg's larger muscles around the thighs to stimulate the lymphatic system. More gentle pressure will be applied around bony areas such as the shins and knees. If your legs are puffy or swollen, don't worry. A professional masseuse will be sure to use just the right amount of gentle pressure to relieve your discomfort.
2. Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage releases tension in muscles by applying slow strokes, direct pressure and friction across the grain of muscles. When you go in for a deep tissue massage, your masseuse will stroke your body to detect stiff or painful areas and determine the texture of the deep layers of your muscle. He or she then will work those areas with specific hand positions and strokes to provide you with the most relief. When you receive a deep tissue massage, cellular debris and toxins in the body are released, thus strengthening your immune system. This type of massage improves circulation by increasing oxygen flow throughout your body. In particular, deep tissue massage improves circulation to the feet.