Know your Swedish from your Thai
Getting the best out of your treatments means you need to know what you’re getting. The initial options in a spa menu can be daunting, from thai, deep tissue to Swedish massage, do you really know what you’re opting for?
So here is the low down:
Swedish Massage: probably the most popular massage, using long smooth strokes, kneading the muscles in circular movements to soothe knots and tensions, often using a lotion to aid relaxation.
Hot Stone Massage: Uses smooth, heated stones, placed on trigger points on the body to loosen the muscles, the therapist often applies pressure using the stones to iron out knots. This can also be great for digestive issues.
Deep Tissue Massage: Just as the name implies, a deeper massage targets the deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissue, and is a favorite for those who have tensions from physical activities.
Thai Massage: applying pressure to certain points in the body, the therapist can release tension, and also physically stretches and moves your body to energize and increase flexibility. A great option post travel to lengthen and stretch out the body.