5 things you need to know before you book a massage!

Have you wanted a massage but couldn’t decide whether you needed a remedial massage or simply a refreshing and stress-reducing relaxation session?
Well here’s an explanation to help you decide exactly what you want!

What is a Relaxation Massage?

A relaxation massage helps de-stress and loosen up your body. The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles. It’s a pain-free way to relax both your muscles and your mind, and perfect for improving sleep and a general feeling of wellbeing that will last for days.

Relaxation massage is usually a full body or head, neck and shoulders treatment that uses long, flowing strokes which help the body and mind to relax. Happy hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins are released which give that after-massage glow. Relaxation massage has also been shown to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, which can contribute to sleep deprivation, anxiety and depression.

What is a Remedial Massage?

If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain, a remedial massage may be for you.The main aims of remedial massage are to reduce pain, increase range of motion and correct posture. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work for short periods of time, but the results are worth it.
In remedial massage there are multiple techniques used, including deep tissue, myofascial tensioning, cupping, trigger point, application of heat and stretching. Regular remedial massage can help to relieve pain caused by bad posture, exercise, sitting at a desk or computer, or chronic muscle tightness.
While relaxation treatments have many benefits and will help you to feel revitalised and renewed, if your muscles are not working correctly the effects aren’t just on your body but can affect your emotional wellbeing.

So before booking your massage think about why you are booking

If you have a specific area of pain that you’re concerned about then remedial is the best choice. If you want to relax, improve your energy flow and get that feeling of bliss and wellbeing then relaxation is for you!

Ask yourself these 5 questions before you book:

Do I have pain in a specific area? Remedial

Do I feel chronically tight and uncomfortable anywhere? Remedial

Am I feeling stressed or anxious? Relaxation

Do I want to sleep better? Relaxation

Do I want to feel relaxed and blissed out? Relaxation


What’s your favourite style of massage? Share in the comments below!


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