There are so many types of massage therapy that are available in 2021, that it really can be difficult to know which one to choose that will suit you. Here we look at some of the best massage therapies available:
This is a massage that you will see very widely advertised in gyms, spas, salons, etc. It is good therapy for general relaxation, and can also be good for minor sporting injuries. Five different main strokes are involved with the therapy which consists of effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, and vibration. A tried and tested go-to massage for those looking to start with a basic message format.
Another one that you will commonly advertise in the high street is the aromatherapy massage. This, many would say is a Swedish massage, but is combined with various oils that are used to aid in the relaxation and soothing process of body and mind. Depending on the essential oils that are used in the therapy, you can experience relaxation, help with sleep, increased energy, or a general uplifting feeling. Common oils include lavender and chamomile.
One that has taken the world by storm is tantric massage London. As the name suggests this is quite a risqué form of massage and is not for the faint-hearted. It is said to be all-encompassing – and combines mind, body, and spirit in one therapy. These massages are not typically available down the local high street, and you would need to seek out a registered tantric practitioner for this type of therapy. With tantric breathing techniques and tantric meditation combined with the massage, this can be a very good way to deal with some psychological problems as well such as stress, tension, anxiety, and depression.
Hot Stone Massage:
As you can probably guess, hot stones are used in this massage. They are placed on specific areas of one’s body to promote relaxation and healing. This is also certainly the type of massage that one would want to get a fully qualified masseuse due to the nature of the equipment used. However, this massage is not suitable for everyone, and therefore those with some medical conditions should seek out medical advice before booking a hot stone massage session.
Deep Tissue Massage:
This is said to be a much more intense version of the Swedish Massage, as it works deeply in the body to remove any muscle knots in specific areas. The pace of the massage is also slower as it focuses on certain areas in the body to remove stress, tension and to work on muscle issues. This is a good massage particularly for those with chronic muscle problems, or long-lasting sporting injuries, as it provides a different method to some of the more traditional massage techniques.
Here we have looked at some of the most popular massage therapies, but there are many more that could be right for you!