Many people think of massage therapy as a way to relax and rejuvenate themselves. And they are absolutely right!
But what many people don’t realize about massage is that, in addition to those overall benefits, different massage techniques can help them manage different issues, treat different areas of the body and even help improve their mental and emotional wellbeing.
4 Types of Massage Therapy & Their Benefits
Before we look at some different forms of massage therapy, you will not get the full benefit of any of them unless they are delivered by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who is properly trained, qualified and experienced in the therapy you need.
Deep Tissue – Sports Massage
One of the best ways to relieve pain and injury due to athletics is to avoid them in the first place. Deep tissue sports massage helps relieve pain and stiffness and prevent muscle injuries by increasing your range of motion and flexibility and decreasing muscle tension.
First, rest assured that prenatal massage is designed to deliver all the benefits that massage can bring while ensuring the safety and comfort of both Mom and baby. In addition to promoting relaxation and pain relief in common problem areas during pregnancy, including the lower back, hips and shoulders, prenatal massage can also help you sleep better and be more prepared for labour and delivery.
The marriage between aromatherapy and massage therapy produces many remarkable benefits. With essences chosen by your therapist particularly for your needs, the combination helps reduce pain, improve blood flow and relax sore muscles, while simultaneously lifting your spirits.
Hot Stone Massage
The comforting and rejuvenating warmth of water-heated lava stones combined with the healing and relaxation that comes from a therapeutic massage helps to reduce tension, stress and anxiety. It has also been shown to improve sleep patterns and give your immune system a boost.
If you’d like to take advantage of any of these massage treatments, or even try a couples massage, call us here at Ashgrove Spa and book a private appointment today.