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What Style Of Massage Is Right For YOU?

August 16, 2017

What’s the Best Massage for Your Personal Needs?

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Massage
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Cranio-Sacral Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy

Sometimes it can be confusing – you know you’re stressed and everybody tells you that you need a good massage, but what type of massage should you get? There are so many options available, how do you know which one will suit you?

Our licensed massage and bodywork therapists customize every massage therapy session to your unique needs and preferences. At the beginning of each appointment, your therapist will ask what results you are looking for, such as relaxation or pain relief and will listen to you carefully in order to assess which treatments would be the most appropriate for your wellness goals. Integrating several different techniques and varied levels of pressure. Sessions may include:

Here’s an overview on some of the different types of massage and how they can benefit you.

Deep Tissue Massage 
This is more of a remedial massage than a relaxing one; ideal for anyone who does a lot of sport or has very tight muscles. It can feel uncomfortable as your therapist will work deeply into your muscles and connective tissues to release any tension in them. It can feel slightly painful although people tend to describe it as a ‘good hurt’ – and you may feel a bit of soreness afterwards, especially if it’s your first deep tissue massage. Most people agree that it’s worth it as you’ll feel amazing afterwards!

Hot Stone Massage 
This is a supremely relaxing massage where the therapist uses specially designed warmed stones to increase its effects. This one is designed for pure relaxation and is an indulgent treatment that’s also great for first-timers. While you’re enjoying your massage, we carefully place the smooth, heated stones on different areas of your body. Sometimes they are also used as part of the massage to help get deeper into any troublesome areas; the heat from the stones helps loosen the muscles even more. This one will leave you feeling calm and relaxed.

Swedish Massage 
This is one of the most popular massages – it’s sometimes called the ‘relaxation massage’ which is a clue; it’s absolutely great for getting rid of stress and anxiety. It’s also a good one to try if you’re new to massage as it doesn’t work too deeply into your muscles and the techniques we use are all designed to relax and de-stress.

So what can you expect? Your massage therapist will use long, flowing strokes all over your body, combined with kneading, tapping and circular motions. We’ll also use oils or lotions to make the massage smoother, and feel great for you. If you’ve got tight muscles, aches and pains, we can increase the pressure where you need it more. Swedish massage is helpful if you’re experiencing pain from conditions like sciatica and arthritis, and it can also give your circulation a boost as all the techniques are designed to help get blood pumping around your body.


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