People get massages for different reasons, and there are many massages for different occasions. When deciding which massage is right for you, it’s best to know why you’re thinking of getting a massage. Perhaps you need an hour to switch off and relax, maybe your back is sore from sitting at a desk all day, or you’ve pulled your hamstring during a recent sporting event. All these reasons are perfect for getting a massage, but they each require drastically different massage techniques. Below are some reasons to get massaged, and the massage we recommend you book at our Crawley massage parlour.
A massage for relaxation
If you’ve had a long day at work and need some rest and relaxation, we recommend a classic Swedish massage. These are the massages you think of when you think of a massage; a relaxing, gentle massage that kneads the back, neck, and shoulders to release any pent-up tension. A Swedish massage is also great as a couple’s massage, so if you and your partner want a weekend treat away from the children, you can’t go wrong with a Swedish massage. If you want to amp up the relaxation you can opt for a full body massage, so that your body can unwind from head to toe.
A massage to deal with a sports injury
If you’ve been recently injured while working out at the gym or during a sports game, our aptly named sports massage is the right way to go. A sports massage targets specific muscles that may have been strained during a physical activity. Sports massage targets the soft tissue and aims to assist in correcting problems caused by sports.
A massage for migraines and headaches
A professional head massage is perfect for easing headaches caused by strain on the neck, the shoulders, and stress. Much like other massages, a head massage promotes relaxation and eases stress. We tend to hold tension in the base of our necks which can radiate into the head and cause headaches. Our professional head massages can help ease stress headaches, tension headaches and migraines by releasing the muscles around the neck and shoulders.
A massage for relieving deep tissue pain
Sometimes a Swedish massage just won’t cut it for releasing the knots and tension deep in our muscles. This is where a deep tissue massage can help. Deep tissue massage is a focalised form of massage therapy designed to relieve pain. Deep tissue massage can help in the healing process of a strain or tear, as it improves circulation in the affected area which can help in reducing inflammation.
We offer a large variety of massages at our Crawley massage centre. If you’re interested in one of the massages mentioned above, or another massage such as traditional Chinese massage, hand massage, foot massage and full body massage, please do not hesitate to contact us and book your appointment.