Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage, – it sounds like a menu. How do you know what type of massage is best for you. Here’s a secret – you don’t have to know in advance. You can go ahead and book a massage without specifying the type of massage you want.
Ultimately the “what type of massage” problem will be solved when you meet with the massage therapist. Tell her what is bothering you – sore tense muscles in your shoulders? Poor circulation? Exhausted? Back pain? She can suggest a massage customized to what your body needs.
Let the massage therapist know how deep or how much pressure you would like in your massage. A massage done with a light touch can relax and refresh you. Deep tissue massage can be therapeutic as the therapist works to unlock tensed muscles and adhesions.