The Benefits of Thigh Massage

Why would you need a thigh massage? Well, your legs are one of the body parts with the highest usage but are unfortunately taken for granted because they are constantly there when we need to use them. A good thigh massage will give your legs the much-needed attention and help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with overuse.

Massage in Cape Town is becoming a common practice and more and more masseuse are specializing in different forms of massage therapy. Any proficient therapists will have adequate training to give you a thigh massage that will give your legs and body support. It can help not only relax your muscles but strengthen them making walking and other activities much easier to perform.

A good thigh massage will alleviate circulation issues that you might have and if they are not serious, you might actually not need any medical attention after the massage. Massage in Cape Town for your thighs is performed by licensed therapists.

Thigh massage is made up of a sequence of strokes that are applied in a rhythmic manner all across the thighs and legs.  The techniques employed are categorized as petrissage, effleurage, and friction or medium, light and deep.

When massaging thighs, massage therapists will want to cover the outer thigh, inner thigh as well as hamstrings. A masseuse may also change stance so as to give a more effective massage.

The Strokes

Strokes used during a thigh massage in Cape Town should not be too light because then the tension is not released in the muscles adequately. Strokes that are too deep on the other hand will only leave you in pain.

The massage should begin with strokes that are light gliding and performed with flats of the hands. Hands should also be molded into the shape of the legs and swept up, down, and outside of the thighs. Pressure should be applied in varying degrees checking to ensure the individual is not in discomfort or pain.

Outer Thighs

Effleurage and petrissage techniques are employed in the out thigh massage. Medium strokes that include kneading are great for the fleshy large muscles in the outer thigh. A therapist is likely to press in their thumbs grabbing the muscles with their fingers and rolling the flesh towards the thumb. As the stroke ends with one hand a similar movement is started with the other. This establishes rhythm through alternating of the hands. Tender spots such as the back of the knee should be completely avoided.

Inner Thighs

For inner thighs, light strokes are applied using the hand’s heel, and in the direction of your pelvis. The massage Cape Town therapist will most likely bend their elbows to form circular position which will help in evening out the depth and pressure of strokes applied. Since the inner thigh is more sensitive than the outer one, you should avoid application of sudden or too much pressure. The therapist also reverses the stroke by changing positions.

Back Of Thighs

For inner thighs, light strokes are applied using the hand’s heel, and in the direction of your pelvis. The massage Cape Town therapist will most likely bend their elbows to form circular position which will help in evening out the depth and pressure of strokes applied. Since the inner thigh is more sensitive than the outer one, you should avoid application of sudden or too much pressure. The therapist also reverses the stroke by changing positions.

Finishing the Massage

As the massage comes to an end, you should expect pressure to reduce as well on the strokes that are applied. Your therapist will use strokes such as rocking and releasing strokes to aid in releasing residual tension that could be present in the thigh muscles. By rocking the upper leg muscles, the masseuse might place their hands on either side of the thighs and gently rock the legs.  They may alternate the rocking movement down your leg, all the way to the ankle. This is done to help relax your joints.

Benefits Of Thigh Massage

1. Reduction of muscle tension and relaxation
After you’ve been using your legs constantly, you don’t give them much time to relax. They can, therefore, remain strained and tight for a long time, causing you pains and aches constantly. A thigh massage in Cape Town will help get rid of the tension in the legs and thighs and relax the muscles making your body stress free and leaving you comfortable and relaxed.

2. Improving circulation
Our bodies require an adequate flow of blood to function properly. A thigh massage therapy helps improve one’s circulation in the areas that are massaged. These are the legs, feet and thigh muscles. The massage will also give support to other parts of the body during the massage.

3. Improved alignment
Massages applied to the lower back and leg can ensure that alignment in your body is maintained thus eliminating discomfort and chronic pain that you could be experiencing. Your body will get back in shape in no time giving you with all sorts of relief from common problems that you might have gotten accustomed to.

4. Support and relief from lymphedema
Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling in extremities. It occurs when lymphatic fluids are not able to circulate properly causing serious problems in one’s legs and thighs. A thigh massage helps in improving and helping the legs go back to normal. Please note that the massage does not cure the illness, but it provides support in managing the condition.

You can check out various therapists and book a massage in Cape Town for your thighs and legs and get first hand experience of the many benefits that are derived from it. If you have any pre-existing health conditions or injuries, you should consult your doctor before having the massage done.
Ensure when looking for an erotic massage in Cape Town, you find a trained and licensed massage therapist to perform it. That way the experience will not only be pleasant but the risk of injury or other issues is significantly reduced.