Getting a massage is one of the best things you can do for your body and has a number of benefits including recovery, relaxation, decrease stress and much more. With massages getting more and more popular, people are probably curious about what kind of massage does what for our bodies. While there are numerous different kinds of varieties of massages, we will take a look at three of the most common.
1. Swedish Massage
When most people say or think of a “massage”, this is usually the kind they are referring to and this is the kind you may give your spouse from time to time. A Swedish massage is a relaxation massage that is all about long sweeping motions, moderate pressure and is all about de-stressing and relaxing. This can also have some benefits for some small joint or muscle pain but is mainly just a great feeling way to wind down, and is a great intro to massage in general.
2. Deep Tissue Massage
As you could probably guess by the name of this style of massage, it is all about getting deep. This type of massage is when deep pressure being applied onto specific trouble points on the body. This one will likely sting pretty bad during the treatment, but you will feel amazing afterwards, though it may take a few days. If you have a serious injury or ache, this is likely the type you should get. This is a very specific and deliberate treatment that is all about treating stiff areas or long-time trouble areas.
3. Hot Stone Massage
This is a type of massage that is quickly gaining steam (get it?) as a really popular choice for people looking to get a massage. This is a relaxation style massage where the masseuse will put hot stones on your back, and also use those stones to massage you by moving them around. This can help release tension in your back and shoulders, and can also be more invigorating than a typical Swedish massage.