Massage is a treatment which aims to relax, revive and heal the body. There are many different styles of massage, used to treat a range of emotional and physical health problems. But with so many styles, how do you decide which type is best for you?
A massage can be quite daunting for a first-timer. If you’ve taken the first step to contact a therapist, the next thing is booking a treatment and well, turning up.
So, what exactly is a massage?
A massage is the stroking, kneading, rolling and pressing of the skin and muscles. While there are many different styles of massage, each with different origins and aims, they all have the same idea – in some way, they will make you feel good.
Some styles focus on soothing muscles and reducing pain; others on stress relief, relaxation and increasing energy levels, and some aim to improve specific physical conditions. To decide which one is for you, you will need to know what it is you...