Which body massage is right for me?
The thought of a body massage has you relaxing already, but which one should you go with?
Is one body massage modality more appropriate for your body today than another day? Is there a difference between Therapeutic, and Deep Tissue massages? Do you feel like you should be the one to decide what type of massage is right for you, but you’re confused about the differences between the various modalities? The term “body massage” can be a little confusing. Choosing from a menu of massage techniques may sound like a heavenly dilemma (so many techniques, so little time …). But the choice you make is a weighty one — and it’s not just about your preferences for light or deep pressure, but also your health and physical condition right now.
So how do you know which massage therapy technique is best for your health concerns and priorities? Here’s how to know your options so you can get the greatest therapeutic benefit from your massage.
- You work at a computer all day and your shoulders, neck and upper back are chronically sore
Recommendations: Back & Body Therapy.
It is the combination of Potli with Deep Dissue massage .Potli massage addresses aching back, neck and shoulder. Following Deep Tissue oil massage helps as an icing on cake with reawakening of dulled senses.
- You play sports, but don’t cross-train and have specific trouble spots
Recommendations: Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue.
- You are so tense and stressed
Recommendations: Shirodhara with Abhyangam
Stress relief is one of the first benefits of any massage therapy.Combination of Shirodhara with Abhyangam is not only addresses muscular pain or stiffness but also addresses mental stress and helps to improve concentration, reduce sleep disorders, reduce anxiety etc.
- First spa experience / First massage
Recommendations: Swedish massage
This form of massage is typically very relaxing and is an ideal technique to experience if you’ve never had a massage before. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and wellbeing. Swedish massage was first performed to performance of athletes in Olympics. The team eventually went onto win 2 Gold medals.
- You are so tense that your back feels like concrete.
Recommendations : Balinese massage
Strongly recommended incase of body pains/stiffness and mental stress. One treatment addresses both relaxes body and rejuvenates mind. Balinese massage is a full body deep tissue holistic treatment that combines acupressure, reflexology, stretching and aromatherapy to stimulate circulation, ease muscular/ joint pain and help in sports injuries and migraine. It start with dry massage which is akin to yoga and is extremely helpful in removing body pain and stiffness. Dry stretching is followed by Oil massage to relax and rejuvenate the body.