Would you like to pamper yourself? Massage, or massage therapy for it's full title, is excellent for relieving muscular tension, reducing stress, improving circulation and joint mobility, combating mental fatigue, and helping to soothe the mind body and spirit.
Salons and day spas offer a range of massage therapy treatments that utilize various techniques for positive physical and psychological benefits.
Massage therapists work in a range from light to deep, and will work with you to determine your individual preferences and needs for the service to maximize your comfort.
The array of therapeutic massages on offer is vast, ranging from treatments that use reflexology focusing on isolated areas of the body, to pre-natal massage. The three treatments below are examples of some of the most widely offered massages :
- Swedish or deep tissue- incorporates acupressure, reflexology, and body stretching to achieve therapeutic effects.
- Hot stone therapy-deep warm and nurturing, applied with soft, round stones, to relieve sore, tired muscles
- Hip and thigh-stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems by concentrating on areas of body prone to blockages, cellulite, fluid retention and uneven skin texture
Should you have a preference for a male or female therapist, request so when booking your appointment. Wear what you feel comfortable in, bearing in mind that robes and towels should be provided for you to wear over your undergarments. You can expect to lie on a table, undressed, and draped in a towel for warmth and to preserve your modesty. Generally, the area of the body being worked on is the only one to be exposed during treatment. You will likely remain face up or down for the first part of the session and then be asked to roll onto your other side. Sessions generally last between a quarter of an hour to one hour, with prices varying accordingly.