Different Kinds of Massages and What Would Work Best for You

Spa treatment. Woman enjoying massage in spa centre.A massage can help you wind down and release stressors and tension from your body. If you’ve never had one before, there is no better time to get one than now! Massages have many benefits and you can note a huge difference once you have one done. Your posture will improve, your skin will glow, and it can even cast a positive effect on your mood!

Winding down and giving your body the treatment it deserves; it’s one of the best things you can do to pamper yourself. We discuss several kinds of massage and what each one can do for you. 

Hot Stone Massage 

A hot stone massage is one of the most popular options available. This kind of massage is best if you suffer from muscle pain or tension, but it’s also an amazing choice if you’re just looking to relax! A massage therapist will use heated stones in addition to a hand massage. The therapist will apply the hot stones down across your body. With the intensity of the heat, muscle tension goes away due to the improved blood flow. 

Deep Tissue Massage 

Since deep tissue massage requires plenty of pressure, it can be one of the more painful options, but once it comes to an end, you’ll feel a vast difference in your body. The point of this massage is to relieve the tension that lies deep in the muscles. This is a considerable option if you have muscle problems or soreness, or if you have just suffered from an injury. It is also a great option if your muscles are tight and if you suffer from anxiety. 

Pregnancy Massage 

Mothers-to-be must cherish and take care of their bodies while they are expecting. A pregnancy massage is one of the best ways to do so. A therapist safely massages the body to reduce body aches, stress, and muscle tensions induced by pregnancy. It is important to consult with a doctor before getting a pregnancy massage to find out if it is okay to do so; it may depend on the trimester you are in. 

Sports Massage 

As the name says, there are specific methods of massage that are used for those who are typically active or participate in sports. This massage is not limited to those who are active, however. This is a good choice for those who are more susceptible to injuries as it can help to prevent them. By conducting a full-body treatment, your sports massage can improve and target the flexibility and performance of the muscles. 

Swedish Massage 

Some massages can be rough on the body, so if you want something more on the gentle side, then a Swedish massage is a good choice. Similar to trigger point therapy, this massage tackles muscle knots. A therapist will apply their hands as gently as possible so there won’t be too much pressure; it’ll be just enough to alleviate your body from knots and pressure points. Therapists typically use methods such as kneading, circular motions, vibration and tapping, as well as strokes that direct to the heart. 

Aromatherapy Massage 

Aromatherapy is a popular option in most salons as it can treat mental health and are quick to relieve stress and anxiety. A combination of hand massage and oils is used for relaxation. Some therapists will allow you to choose which oils you’d like. These oils are diluted before they are applied to the skin that way the aroma does not become overwhelming. Oftentimes, this massage is applied to the back, shoulders, and head. 

Tigger Point Therapy and Massage 

Similar to a sports massage, trigger point therapy is best for those who have injuries or conditions they’ve been dealing with for a long time. Trigger points, which are just tightness in the muscles, can cause additional pain by spreading to other parts of the body. Focusing on the trigger points can reduce the immense pain from traveling and put an end to it completely. 

Cupping Massage 

Cupping massage utilizes cups that act as a suction on the skin. These cups pull the blood flow to the skin that is cupped to relieve pain. These cups are usually placed wherever tightness and soreness are found on the body. The cups are applied for a few minutes and the therapist will move around the cups to further increase blood flow throughout the body. 

Treat Yourself to a Massage at Selah Salon & Spa! 

At Selah Salon & Spa, massage is only one of the many services we offer for relaxation and for body treatment. We also offer facials and hair care. Walk out of our salon feeling beautiful and confident, make an appointment today!

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