5 benefits of mobile massage

Getting a massage can feel like the ultimate luxury, when in reality, it’s something many of us can benefit from having more regularly. Helping to ease tense muscles, improve circulation and support the body’s natural healing abilities, massage is known for promoting relaxation and easing pain.

For those of us sitting at a desk for hours on end for work, massage can counteract some of the damage being caused. Something that can put people off when it comes to booking a massage is visiting a clinic. It may not be convenient or even accessible for some, so we want to share an alternative – mobile massage.

Also referred to as at-home massage, this is when a masseuse comes to you with their table and equipment, to massage you in the comfort of your own home. Not sure if this sounds right for you? Here are some of the benefits of this approach. 

1. Convenience 

There are many reasons why attending a clinic to get a massage may not be convenient for you. Perhaps you don’t drive, can’t find a local clinic right for you, or simply don’t have the time to travel.

With mobile massage, this complication is removed. The masseuse will come to you at a pre-arranged time-slot, negating any need to travel. This may make it easier to slot into your schedule. 

2. Deeper relaxation

This will depend on your personal preferences, however, some people find the relaxing effects of relaxation don’t last as long as they’d like when visiting a clinic. This may be because they then need to travel home.

With mobile massage, you have the option of simply slipping into your pyjamas after your massage and totally switching off. Some people also find it stressful interacting with several people (a receptionist, people in the waiting area etc.) and may feel more relaxed being alone with the masseuse. 

3. More accessible

As well as being more convenient for some people, mobile massage is more accessible too. Those with a disability, chronic illness and older people may struggle to travel easily, and therefore may find it easier to have an at-home massage.

As you’ll be in your own environment, you can also ensure you have anything you need to help you feel as comfortable as possible.

4. More privacy

Some people may enjoy the extra layer of privacy of an at-home massage. The environment will be quiet and it’ll just be you and the massage therapist in the building, which may help you feel more comfortable.

5. Opportunity to customise the experience

Your massage therapist will bring along any equipment they need, including aromatherapy oils and music, however as you are having the treatment at home, you have the chance to customise the experience more. Perhaps you have a particular playlist you’d like to listen to, or a certain scent that always relaxes you.

Chat with your massage therapist about what customisations you can make and what they can offer, to get a truly tailored experience. 

Ready to try mobile massage? You can use our search tool to find a mobile massage therapist near you, just click ‘home visits’ under the type of session. When you’ve found a masseuse you can enquire about their services and arrange an appointment.

To prepare for your mobile massage, ensure you have a room with space for a massage bed and make it as relaxing as you’d like. This may mean dimming the lights, having a lovely scent in the room and, as discussed, perhaps playing your favourite music.

Your massage therapist should have everything they need, but do ask them if there’s anything you need available for them. Try not to plan anything strenuous after your massage, ideally, you’ll be able to switch off and relax in the comfort of your own home following the massage. Drinking plenty of water after your massage is also advised, so staying hydrated is a must as you snuggle down for the evening.

This article was updated on 17/01/23.

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Written by Kat Nicholls
Kat is a Content Producer for Memiah and writer for Therapy Directory and Happiful magazine.
Written by Kat Nicholls
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