Now that you know massage therapy is the cure to stress, it’s hard to resist setting up an appointment for a massage. You’ve decided you need a massage, but figuring out which massage you need is the next step. While a hot stone massage may sound good, if you’re experiencing muscle pain a deep tissue may be more suitable. Think about the right massage as you would a workout. If your goal is to loose fat, you will probably do more cardio. If your goal is to gain muscle and tone, you will do more strength training and conditioning. The right massage for you will depend on your goals and the results you are expecting. Below are some of the massages offered at Enhancing Massage and BodyWorks and how to know which one is right for you.
Chair Massage: Unlike other massages, this massage is performed while you are in a seated position. A chair massage is great if you want to focus on your upper body. Attention is given to the neck, upper and lower back which is ideal for people who have sedentary desk jobs. Because these massages are so convenient, some corporate companies are offering them to employees onsite. Chair massages reduce stress, relieves neck and back muscle aches, and increases circulation.
Sports/Deep Tissue: A sports/deep tissue massage focuses on loosening the muscles. This massage is designed for those who need to prevent or relieve injury. If you’re looking for a relaxing massage, this may not be your first choice. This massage is a little more uncomfortable than a classic massage, but it is great for athletes who have knots that need to be worked out. The sports/deep tissue massage promotes flexibility and alleviates pain.
Hot Stone Massage: What if you’re not experiencing any pain, and you just want an hour of relaxation? During a hot stone massage heated stones are placed on the body and used to massage. This feels even more amazing than it sounds. The hot stones are effective for relieving muscle tension, but it’s a more gentle method than the deep tissue massage.
Each massage offered at Enhancing Massage and Bodyworks has its purpose. If you have doubts about which massage is right for you, don’t hesitate to give the office a ring. Although each massage is performed differently, they all promote physical and mental healing. Read about all of our services here.