The Most Popular Types Of Massage

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

You may have gotten a massage at one point in your life, but did you know which style of massage you received? There are many different styles to help certain areas of your body. In this article, we will explain the most common massage styles and what they can be used to treat. 

Swedish

This is one of the most popular massage styles. If you have never had a massage before, this one is recommended for your first time. During the massage, the therapist will use techniques such as

  • Stroking
  • Rubbing
  • Kneading
  • Chopping

These techniques will help you to have the most relaxing experience and help you relieve tension. 

Deep tissue

This massage is perfect for athletes and those who have tight muscles. This massage incorporates strong, slow strokes to release tension and eliminate possible knotted muscles. 

Hot stone

As basic as it sounds, this massage uses hot stones. The stones are used over the body to give a relaxing experience. The stones are known to release tight muscles which makes the process easier on the massage therapist. The stones are usually made from basalt, which is a volcanic rock that retains heat very well. 

Thai

This massage uses the technique of movement to give you an energizing experience. It is described as a form of yoga, except without you actually having to do the movement, the therapist does it for you. This is done to improves someone’s range of motion and helps to relieve back pain. 

Shiatsu

This massage includes localized pressure with the massage therapist’s fingers. This is used to stimulate acupressure points to help you relax and feel energized. The shiatsu massage has also been known to be effective for pain, insomnia, and also nausea. 

 

While there are also many other effect styles of massage therapy, these are what we have found to be the most popular. They can be used for all kinds of reasons and can be used to treat many issues that someone may face. 

 

Looking to get a great massage?

The massage therapists at Back to Basics specialize in all kinds of massage styles. If you are interested in getting a massage or any other service that we offer, call us today at 806.322.3706 or check out what we have to offer.