Like many people, you’re probably aware of the many benefits of massage and might even have tried one. But do you know your swedish from your deep tissue or sports and when to choose one style over another?
Whether you’re new to massage or are looking to broaden your horizons, you’re sure to find a style that’s right for you. A good massage can relieve stress and pain, and completely reset you. It also benefits your immunity and increases flexibility.
Massage therapists can specialize in over 80 different types of massage, called modalities, which range from everything from the Swedish massage, to deep-tissue massage, to reflexology, to acupressure.
While these means there are a lot of options, this can also be overwhelming. Below take a look at the several options you have so you can better choose from massage therapies and figure out which ones you’d like to see.
Spa-aficionados are more adventurous now and new massage styles merged- some centuries old and others brand new.
View the guides below to the various modalities with greater detail about each and how it may correspond to you.
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Shiatsu Massage guide including history and the benefits of this treatment and what to expect with a shiatsu massage. Read more | Find Shiatsu Massage
Enjoy a treat for the feet with this reflexology guide, and learn what to expect and what you need to know before you book this treatment. Read more | Find Reflexology
Rolfing is a soft-tissue manipulation used to structurally realign the body and enhance overall vitality. Read more
Myofascial release techniques are used to equalize muscle tension throughout the body. Unequal muscle tension can compress nerves and muscles causing pain. Progress is measured by a decrease in the patient’s pain and by an improvement in overall posture. Read more
Spa-goers can share a pampering experience with a significant other. A couple’s massage isn’t just for romantics, though—mother-daughter duos and best friends may also enjoy some spa-bonding time with side-by-side services. Read more | Find Couples Massage
Do you know your lomilomi from your tui na, and when to choose one style over another? SpaFinder goes back to the basics, offering a crash course on back massage, the most fundamental and popular of all spa services. Read more | Find Back Massage
Scalp massage guide including the benefits of this spa treatment as an add-on to another service or as an exclusive treatment. Read more | Find Scalp Massage
Everything you need to know about Thai Massage often called “lazy yoga,” including the history and what to expect when you get this treatment. Read more | Find Thai Massage
Ayurvedic Massage is based on ancient Indian principles designed to heal the body and create a balance between mind, body, and spirit. Learn about all of the elements, including the central concept, dosha, that encompass Ayurvedic Massage. Read more | Find Ayurveda Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep-Tissue Massage targets your body’s deepest layers of muscle and releases tension in overstressed areas. It’s perfect for athletes and those who desperately need to de-stress at the spa. Read more | Find Deep Tissue Massage
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