If you want to treat your muscle pain and be able to relax and rejuvenate, there are numerous massage services that you can choose from. A massage should make you feel relieved and relaxed after your session.
Swedish Massage – This type of massage involves using various techniques such as tapping, kneading and stroking. It promotes relaxation and body rejuvenation. It also supports good health as well as improves circulation for faster recovery from injury and is also a good therapy for depression. The pressure applied during the session relieves tension and relaxes tight muscles and the skin stimulation is deeply relaxing.
Deep Tissue Massage – This type of massage concentrates on the fascia and deep layers of the muscles. It is used to treat various physical ailments. It also reduces chronic pain by increasing blood flow throughout the body. It improves blood pressure by easing stress and tension and rehabilitates injured muscles by facilitating movement of toxins in the muscles and by stretching tight, twisted muscle mass. It promotes healing and is often used for rehabilitation of sports injuries.
Neuromuscular Therapy – Is among the various massage services offered in spas. It focuses on the trigger or sensitive points of the muscles. It restores muscle strength, increases flexibility and relieves pain.
Pregnancy Massage – It uses a noninvasive, gentle approach to ease the discomfort caused by the changes brought about by pregnancy. It helps relieve common discomforts caused by pregnancy such as pain, headaches, stiffness, leg cramps, tension and knots, varicose veins, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain and constipation.
Hot Stone Therapy – One of the most common massage services offered in spas. It involves the use of heated basalt stones placed on specific parts of your body. This aids in the relaxation of deep muscles and tissues, relieves stress, improves circulation, releases toxins and calms the psyche.
Sports Massage – This would require more vigorous massage techniques to help athletes recover from sports related injuries. It improves the blood flow and delivery of nutrients to the muscles, efficiently clears harmful metabolic byproducts, reduces tension in the fascia, reduces scar tissue, improves elasticity of the tissue and its ability to absorb nutrients.
You can choose to add more massage services such as aromatherapy, reflexology and cupping for an additional price. Aromatherapy uses blended essential oils that restore physical and mental balance when massaged into the skin and released into the air. Reflexology applies manual pressure to specific points of your feet known as “reflex points” that corresponds to other parts of the body. It eases PMS, migraines, headaches, anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Cupping involves the use of glass cups held by negative pressure and suction to massage the body. It drains toxins, loosens adhesions, increases blood flow to skin and muscles and resolves muscle soreness, obstruction and pain.
The cost of a massage depends on the area and what type of spa you are going to. In Tampa, massage services starts at $40 for one hour to $130 for two hours depending on the massage type