Massage and bodywork therapies are often complex mixtures of holistic healing practices that involve physical, emotional, and spiritual components. Talking to your therapist about what it is you want from your massage will ensure you receive the best benefits possible. Many therapists use more than one form of massage and can customise your massage to suit your age, condition, or any special needs/goals you may have.

Relaxation or Swedish Massage

The Swedish – or any other relaxation type massage – is one of the most popular and effective methods.  Using pressure and friction, the therapist is able to loosen tight muscles and make clients feel more relaxed. The primary goal of a Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by using long strokes that return the blood to the heart. These form of massages target the upper layers of muscles, using techniques like:

  • Gentle strokes
  • Taps
  • Gentle muscle lifting
  • Chopping motions to help relieve stress in the muscles

But, besides complete relaxation, Swedish massages are beneficial to an individual’s well-being because it has the ability to:

  • Increase the level of oxygen in the blood
  • Decrease muscle toxins
  • Improve circulation and flexibility
  • Ease muscle tension
  • Decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which increases sugars in the bloodstream
  • Increase the number of lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that boost the immune system

Relaxation or Swedish Massage

A deep tissue massage targets the deep layers of the muscle, using deep, slow, and smooth strokes to ease tension beyond the reach of a relaxation massage. It’s particularly beneficial for releasing chronic muscle tension. With deep tissue massages, the therapist uses finger pressure and the stroking of deep layers to massage tissue areas where muscles are tight and knotted.

  • The deepest layers of muscle tissue
  • Tendons
  • Fascia

Individuals often seek deep tissue massages because this method eases chronic aches and pain found in the neck, upper back, lower back, legs, and shoulders. Individuals may visit a massage therapist to get a deep tissue massage because it can:

  • Break down scar tissue and eliminate “knots” or adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue)
  • Improve circulation and limited range of motion
  • Reduce inflammation of the muscles
  • Help individuals recover from injuries such as whiplash and falls
  • Relieve the pain of strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Improve postural problems
  • Alleviate osteoarthritis pain

Remedial Massage

One of the primary goals of remedial massage is to speed venous blood return from the extremities, shortening recovery time by flushing the tissue of lactic and uric acid and other metabolic wastes.

Remedial massage uses specific techniques that:

  • Stretch and lengthen connective tissue and muscles
  • Bring wellness
  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Promote relaxation and mobility.

Remedial massage is extremely beneficial and can help:

  • Relax tension in the muscles, Relax the nervous system and mind, and
  • Stimulate blood flow, Enhance oxygenation of the brain.
  • Break down and eliminate toxins.

The therapeutic effects it offers are based on a person’s individual needs rather than general therapy.

Sports Massage

This type of massage is specifically designed with athletes in mind. Athletes often need relief from pain caused by a repetitive motion associated with their chosen activity; this is why they will often seek treatment from a professional massage therapist that specializes in sports massage therapy. Just think of the number of times a tennis player swings his or her racquet – after a short while, that repetitive motion is going to take a toll on the player’s shoulder.  An active individual or athlete may need a sports massage because this type of treatment can help:

  • Quicken workout recovery times
  • Improve range of motion and flexibility
  • Enhance overall performance
  • Reduce muscle and joint pain caused by an athletic activity
  • Help prevent sport-related injuries
  • Promote tissue repair and muscle balance

Prenatal massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complement to prenatal care. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts endured by a pregnant woman, from back and neck pain to leg cramps, headaches, and inflammation. Additionally, it encourages blood and lymph circulation, helping to aid in better sleep.

  • Reduce anxiety,
  • Decrease symptoms of depression (often brought on by hormonal changes),
  • Relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and
  • Improve labour outcomes and newborn health.

Aromatherapy massage

Aromatherapy is a holistic method of treating the body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils are applied to the skin as part of aromatherapy massage, where they are then absorbed into the bloodstream and circulated around the body. Depending on the oils used, the blood vessels will either constrict or dilate, thereby raising or lowering blood pressure. Aromatherapy massage can also be used to:

  • Strengthen the immune system,
  • Help to encourage restful sleep.
  • Help to kill viruses, bacteria, and fungal infections.

Melina Healing Massage

is a traditional ayurvedic method of healing, that has been in use since ancient times to bring the mind, body and soul to a harmonious level. Touted as one of the most purifying and rejuvenating treatments, this therapy includes pouring oil, milk, buttermilk in a special rhythmic way especially on head or the whole body


  • exfoliating dead skin cells,
  • transporting lymphatic fluids,
  • mitigating stress,
  • expunging muscular tension,
  • obliterating toxins,
  • enhances the function of the central nervous system,
  • treats diseases like anxiety,
  • depression, and
  • mental fatigue and
  • bestows a whole new experience to the mind and body

Melina Unique Back Massage

gives the best solution for body massage for entire body of ayurvedic treatment for sciatica. It is very safe, non-invasive and green category procedure. We have the best therapist from Kerala for the betterment of slip disc, bulging disc and also for herniated disc. We have best solution for the lumbar spondylosis disorders.


  • Backache
  • Sciatica
  • Intervertebral disc protrusion
  • Lumbar spondylosis
  • Lumbar spondylitis
  • Slip disc
  • Degenerative disc disease

Melina Rejuvenating Massage

involves pooling of medicated oil over the knee. This specialized therapy relives pain and nourishes the lower back area and on knee by using herbal medicated oils. In this process after gentle oil therapy on the lower back and knee area specially prepared warm medicated oil is poured over the limbo sacral area and retained inside a dam made of dough.


  • Backache
  • Backache in women
  • Sciatica
  • Intervertebral disc protrusion
  • Lumbar spondylosis
  • Lumbar spondylitis (Inflammation of lumber joints characterized by stiffness, tenderness and pain)
  • Slip disc
  • Degenerative disc disease

Melina Bliss Massage

is an ancient oil massage therapy and is the most commonly used panchakarma, therapy for healthy and those with diseases (used oils depends on diseases).


  • It corrects ageing process and prevents early ageing.
  • It helps to overcome fatigue.
  • It helps in nourishment of the body.
  • It improves functions of vital organs and tissues of the body.
  • It is useful to overcome sleeplessness and other mental ailments.
  • Improves the colour of the skin and increases strength.
  • Increases blood flow to the skin and muscles.
  • It soothes and stimulates the nerves.
  • Decreases pain.

Herbal Steam bath

Steam bath also helps in cleaning of the respiratory system, clears the nasal passage and throat, and helps in breathing problems. This is best and ideal for removing the toxins from the body. In this way, it tones the skin. In addition, it improves the texture of skin and increases glow of skin. Therefore, it beautifies the person. It has a calming effect on the person so it helps in relaxing the person not only physically but also gives mental relaxation.

Moroccan bath

is popularly known as Hammam. Its main goal is to relax people while their skin is being cleansed and soften. It is also believed that this bath can whiten the skin and provide an even complexion to people. The Moroccan bath professional will thoroughly smear the soap on your body to ensure that your skin will receive complete exfoliation. After that, the cleansing ritual starts with steaming your body. The steaming lasts for 10-20 minutes. The goal of this is to fully open up the pores of your skin. This is very important to have the extraordinary soap work efficiently in revitalizing your skin. After the steam you will be lying on a massage bed, we provide to scrub your body with a Moroccan loofah. This will remove all your dead skin and will help to improve your blood circulation. After this your body will be thoroughly washed and a moisturizer will be applied on the body to keep your skin hydrated leaving you with a fresh-smelling, soft and young skin. Most bath experts say that the process of Moroccan bathing improves blood circulation in the veins. Plus, the joints are being relieved from all the pain and stress that they usually take in on a day-to-day basis. The Moroccan bath usually takes up to 45 to 60 minutes. It can go longer than that.

Some massage recommendations you might look for

Asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema

  • Deep friction
  • Kneading
  • Vibration
  • Ischemic compression
  • Percussion
  • Deep, gliding strokes


  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • Upper and lower back

Parkinson’s disease

  • A full body Swedish or relaxation massage

Multiple sclerosis

  • Alleviate pain
  • Improve circulation
  • Relieve muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis
  • Reduce anxiety


  • Releasing stress-reducing chemicals like serotonin
  • Blocking pain signals that go to the brain
  • Increasing blood flow
  • Flushing out toxic inflammatory substances that add to pain and swelling