If you have never gotten a massage before, you probably don’t know what massage is best for you. There are various types of massages meant for all the different issues that one might have in their life. Whether you’re an athlete, pregnant, or just want to relax, here is a guide for what type of massage you should be getting:
- Swedish Massage:
This massage is the most common, and usually what you will be treated with when asking for a normal massage. This massage helps with circulation by working your skin with long, gentle, and soothing strokes. This massage is great for overall relaxation and your body will thank you
- Deep Tissue Massage:
Unlike the Swedish Massage, this one requires more pressure from your masseuse. Instead of long, soothing, gentle strokes, the movement is like kneading bread. There may be some discomfort, but it should feel like a good sort of pain, like when you’re stretching. This massage tends to focus on a specific problem like chronic muscle pain and injury rehabilitation.
- Sports Massage:
Sports massages are not just for athletes, anyone can request this. The purpose of this particular massage is to alleviate stress and tension which builds up in your body’s tissue after physical activity. This helps to improve flexibility, increase blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and relieve pain. There are specific areas that are worked on for this massage instead of a full body massage.
- Heated Stone Massage:
This compelling massage requires smooth, heated cobblestones that are placed on your back. This will not only relieve any aches and pains you may have, but it allows the massage therapist to use special therapeutic techniques. This is a longer massage which should last between 80 to 110 minutes. Because of the stones warmth, the massage therapist does not have to use too much pressure while massaging other parts of the body or massaging parts of your body with the stones.
- Thai Massage:
Thai massages are the most unique out of the bunch because it requires a lot more movement from the recipient. You are required to wear loose and comfortable clothing that you can move around in, then letting the massage therapist guide you into different yoga-like positions. These positions help let the masseuse apply pressure to different areas of the body, reducing stress, improving range of motion, and increasing flexibility.
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