Massage: Experience Pure Relaxation

Massage - Spafinder Wellness

Massage is not only a pure sensory treat for your body, it has also been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Whether you're craving a gentle touch or something stronger, like Deep Tissue, massage is a treat that your body will seriously thank you for! From Ayurvedic to aromatherapy to Thai massage, Spafinder® Wellness features thousands of locations for you to enjoy a massage. Book a massage today and feel the benefits for yourself!

 

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When most people think of massage, they think of Swedish. The style takes its name from a 19th-century Swedish physiologist, Per Henrik Ling, whose system of medical gymnastics included massage. Swedish massage is defined by four or five (somewhat familiar) techniques, which have French names: effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic choppings), and friction (rubbing). Some therapists now incorporate advanced techniques that have rehabilitating effects and stretches for improving your range of motion. But the ultimate goal is relaxation. Swedish massage relaxes the nervous system, aids circulation, and helps with detoxification.
A Couple's Massage allows partners to experience massage together in the same area as one therapist works on each person. Spas increasingly continue to cater to couple's and the couple's massage is just one treatment they take to heart. Some spas turn this into a romantic event that can leave guests starry-eyed, setting the treatment in a special room or suite large enough for two, beachside underneath the stars, or in the couple's guest room at a hotel or resort. For an extra-special touch, rooms reserved for side-by-side massage treatments may feature cosy spa fixtures such as fireplaces, shower facilities, Jacuzzis, and dual soaking tubs, and some spas offer irresistible amenities like champagne and strawberries as a sumptuous treat.
Like its name suggests, Deep-Tissue Massage targets your body's deepest layers of muscle and releases tension in overstressed areas. When your muscles are severely knotted, this therapeutic treatment is designed to break it up. Deep-tissue massage is a mix of slow, short, strokes and penetrating finger pressure focused on tight, contracted areas. The therapist employs her thumbs, forearms, and even elbows to work muscle tissue and relieve tension. Be warned, if it's your first massage or you don't get much exercise, steer clear of deep-tissue massage, €”you could end up very sore the next day. A deep-tissue massage can help heal injuries and release adhesions and knots caused by stress.