How do I know what massage type I need?

By February 22, 2023News

It’s hard to know what massage type you need, especially when there are so many choices to choose from! Navigate your way through the questions below to find the perfect massage treatment for you…

Olive green infographic with different questions listed. Each question provides two response options and lead to finding different massage types depending on answers.

Prenatal Massage

During pregnancy, it’s normal to feel anxious – particularly during first pregnancies. Prenatal Massages are excellent at reducing this anxiety by loosening muscles and relaxing the body. They reduce swelling around the joints, by improving blood circulation and help the Lymphatic system to function effectively. Depending on the stage of pregnancy different approaches may be more suitable, however your therapist will best advise on this.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

MLD is a specialist treatment, created to improve the flow of lymphatic fluid and clear any blockages. MLD is especially successful in reducing swelling and is also known to improve various skin conditions. This is achieved by smoothening the skin and fighting against harmful substances.

Swedish Massage

If you’re new to massage therapy, Swedish Massage is a fantastic place to start! This classic technique is used to release unwanted muscle tension and to help the body relax. Pressure is applied to ease muscular pain, but this massage type is much gentler than a Deep Tissue Massage.

Deep Tissue Massage

This is very similar to Swedish Massage therapy, but additional pressure is applied during a Deep Tissue Massage. As a result of this additional pressure, Deep Tissue Massages can effectively reduce knots and release built-up muscle tension. Clients can benefit both physically and mentally from a Deep Tissue Massage, making them an excellent choice of treatment!

Aromatherapy Massage

Essential oils can provide many wonderful benefits to both your physical health and well-being. The selection of oil depends on numerous factors and can be tailored to suit your specific needs. For example, lavender is often a very popular choice for those seeking relaxation! Aromatherapy Massages are becoming an increasingly popular choice and can be used on different pressure points.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massages use a combination of hot basalt and cool marble stones. The hot basalt stones allow muscles to relax even further and this enables more pressure to be applied. Whereas cool marble stones are used to regulate temperature and to calm any inflamed blood vessels. This type of treatment has been found to alleviate tension, reduce stress, promote better sleep, and boost the immune system.

Sports Massage

Although anybody can benefit from a Sports Massage, they are particularly effective for keen sportspeople. This is because not only treat injuries and aid recovery, but they can also prevent recurring injuries. Treatments can be booked pre-event or post-event and some people use Sports Massages just for rehabilitation purposes.

Hopefully, this provided you with a good point of reference, however, if you have any questions, please call 07711 633 512 to discuss further. Alternatively, you can book your preferred massage type online today.

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