02 Feb, 2016

Which Kind of Massage Should I Get?

Massage is an ancient discipline with many schools and variations from around the world. Perhaps you have some muscle pain or you’re just feeling stressed out, but you’re not sure what kind of massage to get. With the help of this quick guide, you’ll know exactly what kind of massage suits your needs.

Swedish Massage

Unlike the more spiritual disciplines associated with Eastern types of massage, Swedish massage is based entirely on Western notions of anatomy and physiology. Swedish massage is the foundational technique on which many Western styles of massage are based, such as deep tissue muscle massage and aromatherapy massage. It’s all about relaxation and is really great for those who want a proper firm massage.

We Recommend

Spa Experience Back Massage
25mins £37
Localised on the back area, a combination of massage techniques are used to ease muscle tension and to alleviate aches and pains. Leaving your back relaxed, unknotted and tension free.

Sports Massage

If you’re an athlete or just a regular gym bunny with some stiff muscles, then this might be the one for you. Sports Massage has been scientifically proven to alleviate Delayed onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) by approximately 30% and reduce swelling too.

We Recommend

Elemis Deep Tissue Muscle Massage – Muscle Melt 50mins £65
Relax and repair a tired aching body with a deep rhythmic pressure massage that eases stress and aching muscles.

Thai Massage

Thai massage, influenced by Buddhist principles, is one of the oldest forms of massage in the world. Ours consists of compresses which alleviate pain, and relax stiff, sore or pulled  muscles and ligaments.

We Recommend

The Midas Touch – Gold Treatment
90mins £70
An exotic exfoliation ritual to leave the skin glowing and hydrated. A golden elixir cleansing foot ritual followed by a signature gold body scrub, then a Thai compress massage to revitalise your muscles and re-balance your main Sen Channels. Finally your body is applied with golden honey to leave the skin glowing, vibrant and flawless.

Bamboo Massage

Bamboo massage replaces the therapists hands with a smooth bamboo cane.which is rolled over tight muscles to relax them and soften out knots. This provides a deep, firm massage.

We Recommend

La Sultane de Saba Malaysian Bamboo Massage for Face and Body
90mins £85
A deep massage technique passed through generations of Lotud Dusuns, a tribe from Sabah. Known for its curative powers it creates a sense of warmth from within. The face and body are cleansed before a top-to-toe bamboo stick massage, combining firm pressures with stretching-rolling techniques.


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