Browsing through websites and menus of services for different types of massage can often leave you with more questions than answers. It can be overwhelming and confusing to say the least, so let’s see if we can make it easier. Think of your massage therapist as a craftsman, with a toolbox. Based upon your specific needs, they will utilize the most effective tool for the job.
If you are looking for relaxation, a time to de-stress and just zone out – traditional Swedish massage is for you. If you are struggling with pain, soreness, muscle tightness and contraction or range of motion issues, you may benefit from a more focused technique such as Deep Tissue, NMT or Trigger Point Therapy. Are you a weekend warrior, or in training for a 5K or a marathon? Sports massage with additional stretching is your best option.
Specialized forms of massage include pre and post natal, for expectant moms and those in the first weeks post delivery. Lymphatic drainage is a great option for post surgical patients. Tui-Na and Shiatsu are modalities focused on the energetic channels of the body. Oncology massage is specifically designed for those during any stage, from early diagnosis to survivorship.
While massage is not a cure or guaranteed fix for any condition – it can and does provide temporary pain relief, an increase in endorphin release, improved circulation and general sense of well being for clients.
When you call for your appointment, your service provider can help guide you to the therapist most aligned with your needs and once at the studio, communicate with your therapist and they will customize your session.
Now you can navigate those websites like a pro, make the call, set up your appointment and enjoy your massage!!!