Finally, you are convinced that you should get a massage. You are excited and ready to schedule a massage, but you have heard that there are different types. What are you doing, what are you doing? What are the different massages you can get? Which one should you start with?
Types of massage
Get ready to decide what to try first. Let’s start with a hot stone massage. The treatment is exactly as it sounds, and the therapist is actually using heated smooth stones. He or she will place them on certain trigger points on your body to get them warm. This will help loosen your muscles and also balance the energy in your body.
Thinking of a deep tissue massage?
This is the one to get if you’re in pain because it’s most commonly used for chronically tight or extremely sore muscles. Or if you have repeated stress or are recovering from some kind of injury, This massage may cause soreness for a few days, but once it’s over, you’ll feel like a million bucks.
For the expectant mother, she can get a prenatal massage. You need to make sure that you get a massage therapist who specialises in pregnancy massage and that you know the correct postures, how to support a woman’s body during the massage, and how to adjust the techniques if necessary. Pregnancy massage is often used to reduce stress, help reduce swelling, and no doubt relieve aches and pains. Have I forgotten the anxiety and depression? Yes, it helps with that too.
What is shiatsu? Get ready to learn about Japanese bodywork. This form of bodywork focuses on targeted finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians. They hold it for two to eight seconds to improve energy flow and help regain body balance. Have you never heard of a shiatsu massage but are intrigued? You may want to consider this as there is usually no pain afterwards.
The most common form of massage in the United States is Swedish massage. This method requires long, smooth movements and kneading of the body with special attention to the muscles. They also use massage lotion or oil. This can put you to sleep very well as it is so relaxing.
Remember when it was all about aromatherapy?
There is such a massage as an aromatherapy massage. It uses one or more scented vegetable oils known as essential oils that cater to specific needs. There are many oils used in aromatherapy, and one of them is lavender.
Since you are new to the massage arena, you may have thought of a regular back massage. Well, you can get a back massage. There are some clinics that offer a 30-minute back massage. What will it be now
that you have an idea of the different types of massage?
Trying a shiatsu massage for the first time and maybe going back for a deep tissue massage next time? With such a variety, you can try a different one each time and then decide which one will be your regular type of massage based on how you feel afterward and even a few days after.
Sometimes it can be the massage therapist who makes the difference. You can get someone new and another time, someone more experienced and really work out the pressure points that need to be loosened. Whatever happens, enjoy your massage.